Studying or working abroad is an exciting time of discovery. You’ll experience new cultures, make friends from all over the world and learn a huge amount about yourself.
It also looks great on your CV. Less than 5% of UK students study abroad as part of their degree, so this kind of experience puts you among an elite group of enterprising students.
Would a semester abroad suit you?
Our semester abroad scheme is open to current University of Worcester students who are interested in studying part of their degree in another country. You can spend a semester at one of our partner universities and the semester will serve as a replacement semester. You will take modules that fulfil and complement your usual degree requirements and you will pay your regular tuition fee to the University of Worcester.
Semester one or two may be more suitable for you, depending on your course. Your school’s International Coordinator, or the International Mobility Coordinator, can help you determine which semester will be the best fit for you. Contact firstpoint if you’d like to make an appointment with the International Mobility Coordinator. You can also visit the Study Abroad webpage for more information.
What about a whole year abroad?
You can switch your degree to a four-year degree and spend your third year abroad. For this option, you will spend years one, two and four in Worcester completing your degree requirements and year three abroad, either at one of our partner universities or completing a placement. This is an excellent way to expand your experience and skill set. You could learn a new language, achieve a certificate in a specialised area of your field, or gain work experience.
The exact opportunities available are unique to your course. In your application you need to make a proposal of what you intend to do on your third year abroad. It must be approved by both your course leader and/or tutor and the International Mobility Coordinator. Your third year abroad tuition fee will only cost you 15% of that year’s tuition fee. For example, if the yearly tuition fee is £9250, you will only pay £1387.50 for the full year of tuition.
For more information about how you can fund your study abroad, see the FAQs online. And to explore your options, make an appointment with the International Mobility Coordinator at firstpoint, to talk about your ideas and plan your adventure.
You can attend a summer school at one of our partner or endorsed universities. Summer schools usually run from between one to six weeks. Some focus on cultural experience, while others will focus on specific course related subjects.
If you attend a summer school at one of our partner universities, your tuition fee for the course will often be reduced or waived.
Summer schools may be credit bearing, but this will be counted as an additional credit, rather than credit towards your University of Worcester degree.
Our partners announce summer schools in the spring semester. If you want to know what’s on offer this year, get in touch with the International Experience team and they will keep you up-to-date.
How to apply for study abroad
For both a semester abroad and third year abroad, you will need to submit an application and have an interview.
Applications for first semester of year two should be completed in your first year of study and applications for the third year abroad must be completed in your second year of study. For both opportunities, applications open on 1st December 2020 and close on 31st January 2021.
Applications for second semester of year two must be completed in your first year of study. The application opens on 1st February 2021 and all applications close on 31st March 2021.
An electronic version of the study abroad application form is available to download.
Where can you go?
The list of destinations divided by School is downloadable from the Study Abroad webpage.
If you are unsure, do not hesitate to book an appointment with the International Mobility Coordinator at firstpoint to get tailored advise!