With exchange opportunities in Africa, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and East Asia, increasing numbers of students are taking advantage of the opportunity to study abroad as part of their Nottingham degree.
The University of Nottingham is proud that in the 2011-12 academic year over 900 of our students will undertake a study abroad period as part of their degrees. This number is set to grow as we work towards our strategic target of 25% of undergraduate students having undertaken a study abroad period by 2015.
In order to increase the overall rates of participation and to support students in their international activity, the University is committed to continuing to reduce financial barriers for students undertaking a study abroad period.
A range of study abroad scholarships are offered to students, based on destination of study, financial need and academic merit. Currently over 80% of Nottingham students on an exchange programme receive some form of university scholarship or Erasmus grant towards the cost of their exchange. The Erasmus Exchange Programme grants are provided with the support of the Commission of the European Communities within the framework of the LLP Erasmus Programme.
The University is now also working with external sponsors and donors to offer new scholarships to students through collaboration with the University Development Office, and to increase the level of financial support that can be given. Find out more about supporting the University in its international activities.
As well as traditional exchange opportunities at universities all over the world, Nottingham students are also undertaking work placements overseas and are involved in supporting development activities in schools in Africa.
Launched by The University of Nottingham in 2001, Developing Solutions is a pioneering scholarship scheme that works in collaboration with external organisations and individuals to support students from developing countries in Africa, so that, through learning, they can make a real difference to the development and prosperity of their home country.
This is one of the largest scholarship schemes of any British university and it focuses on supporting Masters students and the programmes associated with the scheme have development and sustainability at their core. These priority subject areas relate to Environment, Food, Health and Technology. Developing Solutions was expanded last year to support Nottingham staff to undertake capacity development projects in Africa and to help provide opportunities for UK students to spend time at partner institutions in Africa.
More information on scholarships is available from the International Office.
Find out more about funding available for students studying in Europe with ERASMUS, or for students studying worldwide.