Study abroad for outgoing students
Study Abroad is a student mobility programme organised internally by Edge Hill University. The programme allows students to study at universities across the globe that we have an exchange partnership with. We currently have several partners in various subject areas. Read on for all the information you need to take part in the Study Abroad programme.
Why go on an exchange?
There are a number of reasons why students go on exchange. This includes:
- the experience of living and studying in another country
- the opportunity to learn another language
- the opportunity to enhance CVs and employability
- the opportunity to gain new skills
- the opportunity to meet new people
- the chance to open up new and exciting graduate employment markets
‘Graduates who were mobile during their degrees were 1.3 times less likely to be unemployed than their non-mobile peers (3.7% compared to 4.9%).’
‘Mobile students are more likely to achieve a First Class (1st) or Upper Second Class (2.1) in their degree (81% compared to 72%).’
Where can I study?
We have numerous partnerships with universities across the world. Have a look at our Global Opportunities page to see which partners are available to your chosen subject.
How to apply
Fill out the online application form through the link below.Study Abroad application form Academic reference Guidance notes Pre-application handbook
Please only apply for opportunities that have been advertised. We recommend speaking with your Personal Tutor or department International Coordinator before submitting an application, as you will need an academic reference to go with your submission.
Please complete the study abroad application and provide an academic reference at time of submission.
All applications for the academic year 2023-24 must be submitted by 5pm on 3rd February 2023.
Please note, some subject areas may require an interview and additional application support. You will be made aware of this once you submit your application.
If you are a Year 1 student this year, you can:
- apply for a semester abroad during your second year, if available (students must discuss with their Department)
- wait to apply for a Study Abroad year in your second year. (Please talk to your Department International Co-ordinator to discuss how to change your degree into a four year ‘Study Abroad year’ programme, if you haven’t already).
- Complete the Study Abroad application and provide an academic reference.
If you are a second year student looking to take part in the Study Abroad programme in your second year of study:
- Please talk to your department International Co-ordinator to discuss how to change your degree into a four year Study Abroad programme
- Please complete the Study Abroad application and provide an academic reference.
Students who are presently in their first year of study on a full time three-year degree or sandwich/ Study Abroad four year programme are able to apply to go on exchange.
Most exchanges take place during Year 2 or in a Study Abroad year between Year 3 and 4.
All students undertaking a study abroad mobility are entitled to a non repayable grant. The grant amount is dependent on the country you are studying in, your length of stay, and your household income. Please speak to the study abroad team for more information.
Student finance Travel Grant
Student finance offers means tested travel grants for students studying abroad as part of their course. For full details, see the travel grants page. In summary, you can apply for funding for:
- up to three return flights from the UK to your Host Country
- visas, medical insurance and essential expenditure
You must pay the ﬁrst £303 of your travel costs, and your travel grant will be reduced by £1 for each £8.73 of household income over £39,796.
- You will still be eligible to apply for a maintenance loan/grant.
- For students studying abroad, the amount of loan available may be higher. sEe the Student Finance pages for the latest amounts.
Edge Hill University provides tuition fee support via the Student Opportunity Fund for students taking part in International mobility.
- Students on ERASMUS full year/year abroad – tuition fees = £1,385 (this will be covered by SOF).
- Students on ERASMUS+ or Study Abroad half year – tuition fees – £9,250 (half of this will be covered by SOF) – Therefore students will have to pay £4,625 and SOF will cover £4,625.
Once selected this will be adjusted with your fee provider.
This may change each year. However, applicants will be informed of any changes.
You will study approximately the same number of credits as you would if you had stayed at Edge Hill University (1 year = 120credits, 1 semester = 60credits). You will still be registered as an EHU student whilst at the Partner University. Once you have returned from studying abroad, your results won’t count towards your final degree classification but you will be required to successfully complete your modules at the partner university.
The majority of our host institutions deliver in English and will not require you to know another language. However, you may find it useful to learn some basics. You may also wish to consider EHU Language Learning opportunities, where relevant, in preparation for your time abroad. More information can be found online.
Want to know more?
Contact us using our Global Opportunities contact form and we’ll get back to you.