Your options (choose one)
Complete a year-long intercalated study abroad programme after your second year at a specifically selected Liberal Arts partner university. This year is not accredited and does not contribute to your overall degree classification. Following the completion of this year, you will return to Warwick to complete your final year of studies.
Complete a year-long intercalated study abroad programme after your second year with a University of Warwick partner university. Again, this is not accredited and does not contribute to your overall degree classification. Following the completion of this year, you will return to Warwick to complete your final year of studies.
We’ve partnered with elite institutions in Europe and Canada, allowing our students to study Liberal Arts programmes which share our passion for rigorous interdisciplinarity and critical thinking. The particular approach and ethos of the teaching and learning environments at these partnerships will allow you to build on the toolkit which you will have started putting together during your first and second years at Warwick.
This year is not credit-bearing and would take place in your third year, for the whole year.
As a Warwick student, you have the opportunity to do an intercalated study abroad year with one of Warwick's many partner universities. This year is not credit bearing, and would take place in your third year, for the whole year. There are a range of options for locations you could visit, but please be aware that the Monash Malaysia and Melbourne campuses are the only campuses without caps on the number of students who can visit.
Study abroad information sessions delivered by Student Mobility
During Terms 1 and 2, the Student Mobility team run drop-in sessions which are designed to prepare students who have formally elected to take a year abroad.
Please ensure that you attend at least one of the Term 1 sessions.
Scholarships and grants
Several grant schemes and scholarship programmes are available external to Warwick to support you financially for your time abroad. You must take full responsibility when applying for grants, which are often highly competitive, however, Liberal Arts will provide guidance where necessary. Awards are typically based on various criteria depending upon the institution you apply to, so research carefully to find out if you are eligible.
- John Speak Languages Scholarship - £1,870, only British citizens to non-English speaking countries, applications in September
- Schwarzkopf Foundation - travel grants to Europe, applications in Spring.
- UK Government - travel subsidy, based on household income; your permanent address must be in England.
- Monash Scholarships - variety of scholarships, particularly for travel grants.
"I’ll be studying purely language courses for four months"
Through the Language Centre I’ve been taking Russian classes, and they have a partnership with the university I will be going to. I liked the idea of going to Russia, to live in a country that I wouldn’t otherwise be able to see so easily, and to continue learning the language. I’m hoping that my time there will mean that I can have a proper conversation in Russian, as I’ll be studying purely language courses for four months.
Saskia, study abroad placement at St Petersburg State University, Russia
"I have always liked travelling and discovering new cultures"
I have always liked travelling and discovering new cultures but it can be hard to really immerse yourself in a different environment for a long period of time when you have to go back to your regular life after a few weeks. I have chosen to do a study abroad placement because I think it is a great opportunity to discover a new culture, meet new people and get out of my comfort zone. People don't always get the opportunity to live abroad for an extended period of time and I believe that when the opportunity presents itself, it's best to seize it.
I have chosen to spend my year abroad in Hong Kong because Asia is the fastest growing economic region and I believe that it is and will be important in the future to have an understanding of how this region operates."
Francois, intercalated study abroad year at the University of Hong Kong