How Does It Work?
UWS is an international university that aims to prepare all our students to contribute as a global citizen by giving students the opportunity to gain international experience.
One of the major ways this is done is by allowing you, as a UWS student, to complete part of your degree in another country.
UWS has many partner universities from all around the world, if you choose to grasp this opportunity you would have the chance to study your degree at one of UWS’ partner universities based all over the world.
In level 8 (year 2) students have the opportunity to have a short trip to an international destination to study or to do a work or volunteer placement.
While in level 9 (year 3) a semester swap is available. The modals will be mapped out and will contribute to your degree. This opportunity will not affect your potential degree classification.
The length of time and universities available are largely determined by which program you wish to use to study abroad.
There are two student mobility programmes, these are Erasmus + and The Turing Scheme.
Erasmus+ is a European Union programme for education, youth, and sport. Around 5 million higher education students have benefitted from the programme by studying, working, or volunteering abroad as part of their studies. There is financial help for up to one year available for students to undertake their Erasmus+ mobility. Under the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement negotiated with the EU, the UK will continue to participate in the Erasmus+ programme until May 2023 at the latest. UWS will be delighted to continue to welcome students from our Erasmus partners as well as offering UWS students the opportunity to study for one term or one academic year.
The Turing Scheme
The Turing Scheme is a British Government scheme to provide funding for international opportunities in education and training across the world. This scheme provides the opportunity for UWS to offer our students life-changing experiences studying or working abroad, in several different countries.
UWS has forty-one part funded outward mobility opportunities for students. There are twenty-five places for trimester two (2021-2022) and sixteen for a two week study trips at the end of trimester two (2021-2022).
Twenty-one of these places are set up for students from disadvantaged backgrounds who receive enhanced funding and contribution towards their travel costs. However, all students receive a cost-of-living conditions.
To help you decide which program would be best for you, each school has a Global Opportunities Coordinator who will be able to provide details of all outward mobility opportunities available to you and the potential funding to help support your outward mobility.
If this opportunity sounds like it is something you would be interested in, please apply here: