Erasmus+ and Study Abroad

Overview

Erasmus and Study AbroadStudying abroad provides an exciting opportunity to experience a new country and a different culture. You will forge new friendships and give yourself a distinct advantage in the graduate job market.

There are many benefits of spending time studying overseas. Our carefully selected exchanges, with partner universities around the world, enable you to broaden your horizons and add a unique dimension to your studies.

Whether you’re looking to spend a year or just a semester abroad as part of your studies,  we offer a range of activities to enhance your student experience. These include:

  • Erasmus+ – study or work abroad in Europe;
  • Study Abroad – study abroad at partner universities, outside of Europe, around the world.

Erasmus and Study AbroadErasmus+ and Study Abroad opportunities vary on a course-by-course basis so you should speak with your personal tutor, or other academic staff in your department, to clarify the specific opportunities that are currently available on your degree. The availability of Erasmus+ or Study Abroad activities cannot be guaranteed.

A variety of other global opportunities are also available which will enable you to take part in short trips overseas, some of which may be programme-based while others may be independent of your studies and take place over the summer.

You can contact our International Office if you have any queries by calling 01695 657689 or emailing international@edgehill.ac.uk.

Benefits

OverviewSpending time studying abroad during your degree can be a life-changing experience and significantly enrich your academic studies. With less than 5% of UK students studying abroad, it’s a great way to enhance your employability and make yourself stand out from the crowd.

Studying abroad, whether in Europe with Erasmus+ or further afield, provides a great opportunity to broaden your cultural and social horizons. You will be able to explore a new country, immerse yourself in the local culture, experience being part of an internationally diverse academic community, and build up your personal and professional networks while making new friends from a variety of countries.

You will gain life experience, boost your self-confidence, become truly independent and discover new strengths and abilities. Spending time studying overseas will demonstrate initiative, ambition and resourcefulness and show prospective employers that you can fit into different environments and are happy to embrace change.

Erasmus and Study AbroadAlthough classes at the vast majority of host institutions will typically be in English, meaning you do not need to speak a foreign language in order to study there, for many students spending time overseas represents an ideal opportunity to develop language and communication skills alongside their studies. You may also wish to consider our Language Learning opportunities, where relevant, in preparation for your time abroad.

Most students who have studied overseas will tell you that living away from your home country enables you to view it in a new light. You will almost certainly also find that you learn something new about yourself during what could be one of the most rewarding, stimulating and unforgettable experiences of your life.

Erasmus+

ErasmusErasmus+ is a European Commission programme that allows you to study or work in another European country as part of your degree.

You might want to study at a partner university in Europe, undertake a work placement, or experience a combination of the two.

We have partner institutions in a variety of European countries, from the Baltic States and Scandinavia, to France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Belgium and The Netherlands, as well as a variety of destinations in Eastern Europe, including Poland and the Czech Republic.

If you are studying an undergraduate degree or integrated Masters degree at Edge Hill University, you may have the opportunity to undertake an optional Erasmus+ placement. This is usually taken as an additional year studying abroad, upon completion of two years of your course.

Alternatively, it may be possible to spend a single semester abroad during the second year of your studies.

Cost

ErasmusIf you opt to spend a year abroad on an Erasmus placement, tuition fees are £1,385 for UK and EU students for academic year 2018/19. If you are spending a semester overseas as part of the second year of a 3-year degree or a 4-year integrated Masters degree, standard tuition fees will apply (as if you spent the full academic year based at Edge Hill University).

The University may administer a small inflationary rise in Erasmus+ tuition fees, in line with Government policy, in subsequent academic years as you progress through the course.

You will be able to borrow the full cost of your tuition fee from the Government in the form of a Tuition Fee Loan (subject to eligibility). Eligible students can also apply for a Maintenance Loan. The maximum Maintenance Loan you can receive from Student Finance England as an Erasmus+ student is £9,963 for academic year 2018/19, of which up to £4,816 is non-means-tested.

You can also expect to receive an Erasmus+ Grant (subject to confirmation of its availability for academic year 2018/19). This is currently worth €280-€430 per month for academic year 2017/18, with an additional monthly payment of up to €120 for eligible students from disadvantaged backgrounds. The grant is provided by the European Commisson and is paid through Edge Hill University. The amount you are entitled to receive is determined by the cost of living in the country you will be visiting and the type of activity (study or work) that you will be undertaking.

How To Apply

Erasmus+Erasmus+ opportunities are subject-specific with a competitive application process. You should enquire with your department to find out if there are any opportunities available on your programme. You can also email erasmus@edgehill.ac.uk for advice.

If you wish to spend a year studying or working abroad, you should apply during Year 2 of your degree or integrated Masters degree, while if you would like to spend a semester overseas during the second year of your course, you should apply for this in Year 1.

Further information about Erasmus+ can be found at www.edgehill.ac.uk/erasmus, while you can view a comprehensive list of our partner institutions at www.edgehill.ac.uk/erasmuspartners.

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

If you wish to spend time studying outside of Europe during your degree, we currently offer opportunities to study at partner universities in a variety of locations including North America, China, Japan and South Korea. We are also continually developing partnerships with other universities in new destinations.

If you are studying an undergraduate degree or integrated Masters degree at Edge Hill University, you may have the opportunity to spend an optional additional year studying abroad. This is usually undertaken upon completion of two years of your course.

Alternatively, it may be possible to spend a single semester abroad during the second year of your studies.

Cost

Study AbroadTuition fees for a year studying abroad are currently £1,385 for UK and EU students for academic year 2018/19.

Alternatively, if you are spending a semester overseas as part of the second year of a 3-year degree or a 4-year integrated Masters degree, standard tuition fees will apply (as if you spent the full academic year based at Edge Hill University).

The University may administer a small inflationary rise in Study Abroad tuition fees, in line with Government policy, in subsequent academic years as you progress through the course.

You will be able to borrow the full cost of your tuition fee from the Government in the form of a Tuition Fee Loan (subject to eligibility). Eligible students can also apply for a Maintenance Loan. The maximum Maintenance Loan you can receive from Student Finance England for a year studying abroad is £9,963 for academic year 2018/19, of which up to £4,816 is non-means-tested.

How to Apply

Study Abroad opportunities are mostly subject-specific with a competitive application process. You should enquire with your department to find out if there are any opportunities available on your programme. You can also email international@edgehill.ac.uk for advice.

If you are interested in studying abroad, you should start seeking and applying for opportunities from around twelve months in advance.

Further information about Study Abroad can be found at www.edgehill.ac.uk/studyabroad.

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