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Study Abroad

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Your Options (Choose One)

  1. Intercalated Study Abroad with a Liberal Arts Partner University - Complete a year-long intercalated Study Abroad programme after 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, students will return to Warwick to complete their final year of studies.

  1. Intercalated Study Abroad - Complete a year-long intercalated Study Abroad programme after 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, students will return to Warwick to complete their final year of studies.

Intercalated Study Abroad Year with a Liberal Arts Partner University

We have formed a number of partnerships with Liberal Arts institutions, chosen because of their expertise and excellent reputation for Liberal Arts education in a specifically European context; all use sympathetic (but not identitcal) approaches to ours. 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.

Leuphana University (Lüneburg, Germany)


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.

University College Freiburg (Freiburg, Germany)


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 University (Bremen, Germany)


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 their website, or look through their study abroad leaflet.

University College Leiden (The Hague, The Netherlands)


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 here.

Concordia University (Montreal, Canada)


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 their website for more details.


Intercalated Study Abroad 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.

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


Study Abroad Information Sessions delivered by Warwick’s Study Abroad Team

During Terms 1 and 2, the International Office run 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.

For further information, please visit the Study Abroad 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.


Student Experience

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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 (St Petersburg State University, Russia) (Pathway: Social Justice)

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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 (University of Hong Kong) (Pathway: Economics)