Funding for Study Abroad

Funding for Study Abroad

 

Study Abroad Programmes

The University offers two Study Abroad programmes to its students:

  • ERASMUS European programmes are subject specific links which we have with around 50 partner European universities and are for 1 semester as part of a 3 year undergraduate degree programme, or for a Third Year abroad as part of a 4 year programme. Students continue to pay tuition fees to the University of Worcester in the normal way. You would need to consider the cost of subsistence abroad (including accommodation) and travel to and from the host university (including travel insurance). Students studying abroad as part of their course may apply for student finance from Student Finance England (SFE). There is an Erasmus grant available to contribute towards costs which is approximately 300 to 450 euros per month and you may also wish to apply to SFE for a Travel Grant. 
  • INTERNATIONAL non-European exchanges cover most subjects and offer study abroad opportunities in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA, Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. These are usually for 1 semester as part of a 3 year undergraduate degree programme, or for a Third Year abroad as part of a 4 year programme. Tuition fees continue to be paid to the University of Worcester in the normal way. You would need to think about the cost of subsistence abroad (including accommodation), a visa, travel to and from the host University (including travel insurance) and healthcare insurance. Students studying abroad as part of their course may apply for student finance and a Travel Grant from Student Finance England.

Travel Grant

The Travel Grant is available via Student Finance England and the amount of grant available to a student depends on their household income. Any Travel Grant you can get will be reduced by £1 for each £8.73 of household income over £39,796 and you must pay the first £303 of your travel costs yourself.

Students can apply for:

  • up to 3 return journeys between their home and the overseas institution during a full academic year abroad
  • help with essential expenses, medical insurance and travel visas

Students may also be able to apply for their children’s travel costs if they are a single parent.

See: https://www.gov.uk/travel-grants-students-england for full details.


For more information on studying abroad see:

https://www.worc.ac.uk/study/international-students/study-abroad/study-abroad-outgoing-students.aspx

or Email International Experience on: internationalexperience@worc.ac.uk