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Study Abroad

Image credit left to right: Cymroan Phadnis, Magdalena Breyer, Annastassia Schwan


Your options (choose one)

Year-long study abroad at a
Liberal Arts partner university

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.

Year-long study abroad at a
University of Warwick partner university

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.


Year-long study abroad year with a Liberal Arts partner university

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.

Set in a beautiful medieval town in northern Germany, Leuphana University provides some of Europe's best interdisciplinary teaching and learning

Find out more about Leuphana University by visiting their website.

UCF is based in the medieval heart of the University of Freiburg, right at the edge of the Black Forest. Its highly selective liberal education programmes on governance, sustainability, and culture produce some of Germany's top graduates.

Discover more about University College Freiburg here.

Jacobs is an American-style residential university formed as a collaboration between the University of Bremen, Rice University, and the city of Bremen. Students from over a hundred countries study and live together, forming life-long communities of interdisciplinary learners.

Visit the Jacobs University website, or look through their study abroad leaflet.

The Honours College of the University of Leiden, UCL: The Hague is a centre of global interdisciplinary excellence, especially in politics, governance, and social justice.

Find out more about University College Leiden.

Located in the bilingual city of Montreal, Concordia specialises in engaging with the Big Questions facing the world, searching for solutions to those challenges and making positive contributions to society.

Visit the Concordia University website for more details.

A collaboration between the two world-leading research universities of Amsterdam, AUC is one of Europe's best-regarded liberal education institutions. A diverse body of students focus on 'big questions' and work across disciplines in an award-winning campus.

Visit the Amseterdam University College website for more details.


Year-long study abroad at a University of Warwick partner university

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.

Find the full list of partner universities on the Study Abroad Website.


Study abroad briefings delivered by Student Mobility

During the Autumn Term, all students are invited to attend briefing sessions held by the Student Mobility team which cover the application process for study abroad and provides other critical information when considering studying abroad. Further briefing sessions are then held in the Spring Term for students who are going to be going out the following year. Attendance at briefings is strongly encouraged to ensure you are prepared and well informed.

For further information, please visit the Student Mobility website.


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 - Designed to assist you to travel overseas to study a language. This is a financial award ranging from £500 up to £2,000 towards living expenses and possible assistance with travel costs. Only British citizens to non-English speaking countries, applications open in September.
  • Schwarzkopf Foundation - travel grants to Europe, applications open 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.

Hear from our students

Sara, intercalated study abroad at Leiden University College

What was the biggest difference between Leiden University College and Warwick?

"The size. LUC is very small. All classes and student accommodation fit into one tall building in the centre of town, so it took some time to get used to! Due to its size, it was easy to meet new people and attend social events."

What was your favourite module at Leiden University College? 

"Vulnerability, Violence and the Ethics of Care – it was so good and unlike any other module I had taken. It definitely helped me choose my dissertation topic!"

What was a highlight of your year abroad?

"I spent a week camping around Texel, a tiny Dutch island in the North covered in brightly coloured tulip fields. I had never seen anything like it before - I definitely recommend a visit!"

How have you benefited from your year abroad?

"I have learnt how to manage loneliness and how to find/stay in contact with like minded people in a foreign city. I have also discovered new academic interests and challenged myself to take intimidating modules."

Do you have any travel tips for the Netherlands?

"The best part about studying in the Netherlands is how easy it is to travel around the country and its neighbouring countries. I spent most of my weekends travelling around Europe, from Rotterdam and Amsterdam to Brussels and Berlin! The Netherlands is also a great place if you are into outdoor activities and sports. My favourite experience was cycling from the Hague to Gouda and back again - it took over six hours and it rained the whole way, but I felt like a true Dutchie by the end of it!"

What advice would you give to students planning to study abroad?

"Find accommodation early and ask the Warwick LA department to help you if you need to. Arrive a week or two before term starts so you can explore the city/town/area and familiarise yourself with the customs, public transport, and supermarkets before classes start.

Cym, intercalated study abroad at Monash University

What was the biggest difference between Leiden University College and Warwick?

"I found Liberal Arts at Warwick to be more complex in terms of content and having an understanding of the Liberal Arts Problem-Based Learning process helped me do really well in Monash’s modules."

What were your favourite modules at Monash?
What was a highlight of your year abroad?

"My highlight was a road trip I took on the Great Ocean Road and the Grampians National Park. It resulted in many aesthetic photographs."

How have you benefited from your year abroad?

"I always thought of Australia as a ‘western’ country in the east, however, I was shocked to learn about Australia’s indigenous history and the enduring remnants of its colonial past. My perception of the country was challenged, and I was very glad to have the opportunity to learn about histories of other parts of the world. The lesson for me with this experience was to question my perceptions, learn to identify perceptions driven by the norm and challenge them."

What advice would you give to students planning to study abroad?

"Take the opportunity to learn about various histories and perspectives of other cultures. Take modules that teach indigenous history/politics; mainly ones that you wouldn’t have the opportunity to study at Warwick. These are the modules that will open your mind to the world!"