University-wide exchange programme

   
   

The University of Nottingham offers opportunities for full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students to spend part of their degree in a number of overseas countries outside Europe. These opportunities are offered by the following programmes:

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University-wide exchange

 
 

University-wide programme

The University-wide exchange programme is a competitive programme that offers full time undergraduate students the opportunity to study at one of our 39 university-wide partner universities for one semester or one academic year, as part of their Nottingham degree programme. Some of our partner universities are part of the Universitas 21 consortium, an international network of leading research-intensive universities, of which the University of Nottingham is a founding member.

In order to be considered for the programme, applicants are required to have attained at least a 60% average at the time of application, to have a good academic reference and a good personal statement provided as part of the application process.  

Our Study Abroad Peer Advisers, who are all current students who studied abroad last academic year can offer assistance and guidance with the application process.  

Where can I study abroad?

We have University-wide partner universities in the following countries:

 

 

 

Please note that some partners may not be available for exchange for a particular academic year, if this is the case it is stated in the country page, next to the University's name.

Lund University in Sweden, the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands and University College Dublin are university-wide partners, so if you are interested in studying here, you should apply to the University-wide programme. However accepted students will be eligible for funding (subject to availability) through the Erasmus programme.

For information on each of our University-wide partner universities, please see our country pages above.

For information on which partner universities are available for your school/department, please see Study Abroad Opportunities by School

Further information 

Academic information 

For the vast majority of schools/departments, the credits gained whilst studying abroad through this programme will count towards your Nottingham degree.

Each school/department participating in the University-wide programme has a member of academic staff who acts as the Study Abroad Academic Adviser and is responsible for approving your academic study while abroad, and for providing advice and support on all academic matters. To find out the name of your academic adviser, please see Study Abroad Opportunities by School. These are correct for students going abroad during 2018/19.

Students wishing to submit an application for the University-wide programme will need to have their proposed modules at their chosen partners checked by their Study Abroad Academic Adviser before submitting their application.

 

 
How to apply

The University-wide application for 2018/19 is now open and closes on Friday 12 January at 5pm.

Please note you should preview the application first by clicking on the preview button, under Useful Documents below.

The University-wide application process:

Please be aware Melbourne University, The University of British Columbia Vancouver campus and McGill University are available as 1st choice options only.

Step 1

Check your school/department factsheet to see where and when you can study abroad. Attend the Study Abroad Fair or relevant follow up presentations, details can be found on the events page.

Step 2

Check your modules are available at the universities you are interested in, this is particularly important for students who have compulsary modules. Please get in contact with your study abroad academic adviser for help determining what modules you should be choosing (to find the contact details of your adviser please see your School Factsheet).

Step 3

Speak to your school/department contact to discuss your options or a member of the Office of Global Engagement Study Abroad team. You can also attend a drop-in session or a follow up presentation for more information or speak to a peer adviser.

Appointments with academic advisers cannot be guaranteed after Friday 15 December. It is strongly recommended that you contact your academic adviser prior to Friday 15 December.

Step 4

Preview the application by downloading the PDF version of the application form and reviewing the questions. When you are ready begin the online application which takes about 30mins. There is no save option so it is important you check what information is required on the PDF before starting the online process

Step 5

Submit your application by 5pm Friday 12 January 2018

Step 6

You will receive notification from the Office of Global Engagement if you have been successful by the end of February 2018.

Apply to the University-wide programme 2018-19

Useful documents

Application FAQs

Preview the University-wide application 2018-19

 
How much will it cost?

 

For a comprehensive summary of tuition fees, loans, scholarships and bursaries visit the study abroad finance page.

Students who are accepted to study abroad through the University-wide programme continue to pay tuition fees to the University of Nottingham; no fees are payable to the host university. Students who study abroad during 2018/19 will be eligible for a tuition fee reduction.

For general information on costs at each of our partner universities, please see our country pages.

There are a number of grants, bursaries and scholarships provided by the University of Nottingham for students studying abroad, depending on study abroad destination and household income.

For information on financial support from Student Finance England, Northern Ireland or Wales please download the relevant factsheet from Student Services.

Students who will be studying abroad at Lund University, the University of Amsterdam or University College Dublin should be eligible for an Erasmus grant. For further information please see our Study in Europe page.

 
Information for nominated students

Nominated students who are studying abroad during 2018/19 will be enrolled into the Moodle page Study Abroad Outgoing Students University-wide for pre-departure information relating to immigration, finance, health and safety abroad, and advice from previous students.

 

 

Any questions?

If you have any questions about the University-wide programme please contact the Office of Global Engagement.

For academic questions please contact your Academic Adviser. To find out the name of your Academic Adviser, please see Study Abroad Opportunities by School

 

School Exchange programme

The School Exchange programme offers a limited number of full-time undergraduate students the opportunity to study at a partner university in another country. These exchanges are based on a small number of school-specific exchange agreements and are coordinated by the relevant school/department. School Exchanges are organised outside of the Erasmus and University-wide exchange programmes.

The study abroad period is normally for the full academic year as part of a four-year degree programme.

Where can I study abroad?

At present school exchanges are offered by a small number of schools in the following countries:

  • USA
  • Canada 
  • Latin America
  • Russia
  • Australia 
 

School exchanges are offered by the following schools/departments: Spanish and Latin American Studies, Architecture and Built Environment, American and Canadian Studies, Business, Biosciences, Economics, Law,  Pharmacy, Politics and Russian and Slavonic Studies.

Further information

Academic information

Each school/department participating in the programme has a member of academic staff who acts as the Academic Adviser. The Academic Adviser is responsible for the exchange agreement with the partner university, agreeing your academic study while abroad and for providing advice and support on all academic matters. For some schools the credits gained while studying abroad will count back towards your Nottingham degree.

 
How to apply

The school exchange programme is run by individual schools/departments. Students are advised to speak to their Academic Adviser for information on the selection process and internal deadlines. If you are selected to study abroad your name will be forwarded to your host university by your academic school. Your allocated host university will then send application information in due course.

 
How much will it cost?

Students who are accepted to study abroad continue to pay tuition fees to the University of Nottingham; no fees are payable to the host university. Students who study abroad for the full academic year should be eligible for a tuition fee reduction.

Scholarships

  • BUNAC Educational Scholarship Trust (BEST) awards from British Universities North America Club (BUNAC): BEST awards are open to UK passport holders who are currently in full time tertiary education at a UK university and who are planning to undertake postgraduate study in either the USA or Canada. Please see the BUNAC website for further information.
  • British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX) scholarships: BUTEX award eight scholarships to UK students who will be studying abroad. Please see the BUTEX website for further information.
 
 

Any questions?

If you have any questions about the School Exchange programme please contact your academic adviser. To find out the name of your school coordinator, please see Study Abroad Opportunities by School

 

 

 

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