The University-wide exchange programme is a competitive programme that offers full time undergraduate students the opportunity to study at one of our 36 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 and regions:
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 able to apply for funding (subject to availability) through the Erasmus programme.
For information on each of our University-wide partner universities, please see our country and region pages above.
For information on which partner universities are available for your school/department, please see Study Abroad Opportunities by School.
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 2019/20.
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.
The University-wide application for 2019/20 is now closed.
The University-wide application process:
Please be aware Concordia University, The University of British Columbia Vancouver campus and McGill University are available as 1st choice options only.
Check your school/department factsheet to see where and when you can study abroad. Attend the Global Opportunities Fair, relevant follow up presentations or drop in sessions, details can be found on the events page.
Read the University-wide programme FAQ's
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).
If you have a a physical disability, a long-term medical condition, a Specific Learning Difference (SpLD) e.g. dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, a sensory impairment or mental health issues then you should read the Study Abroad for Disabled Students guide and you may also wish to speak to your Disability Liason Officer in your School.
Speak to your school/department contact to discuss your options, a member of the Office of Global Engagement Study Abroad team or a Peer Adviser. You can also attend a drop-in session or a follow up presentation for more information.
Read the information prior to beginning your application, including the Conditions for applying section, the Data Protection statement and the University-wide FAQs webpage. 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 within the Conditions for applying section and FAQs before starting the online process.
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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 tuition fees are payable to the host university. Students who study abroad during 2019/20 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 can apply for funding through the Erasmus+ grant (subject to availability). For further information please see our Study in Europe page.
Information for nominated students
Nominated students who are studying abroad during 2019/20 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.
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.