Students who take part in a year abroad (study or work) are eligible for a reduced tuition fee, you will only pay the reduced tuition fee to Warwick and you will not pay any tuition fee to your host university (as you are part of a reciprocal exchange programme) though some host universities may require you to pay a fee to cover certain things like entry to the Students Union (this is usually approximately €200 but will be confirmed by your host university). The tuition fee for your year abroad in 23/24 is charged at 15% of the fee for a standard year (further details can be found on the following webpageLink opens in a new window).
If your circumstances change and you revert back to a degree with no year abroad, then the standard tuition fee will apply.
Please apply for your student loans (tuition fee and any maintenance loan) as you usually would, but make sure to let SFE know that you will be going on a year abroad. It's advised to apply for your standard tuition fee loan amount (eg £9,250) as the amount will be adjusted by SFE when you go on your year abroad. When applying for 23/24, the Student Finance application asks 'Have you been accepted onto the Turing Scheme or the Erasmus+ exchange programme?' Please select 'No' to this question.
If the term at your host university starts more than one month before the Warwick academic year, SFE will aim to pay your funds (tuition fee & any maintenance loan) at an earlier date, but please do not rely on this, as the payments may not be made until the start of Warwick’s term so there may be a gap between when you start your term and receive the maintenance loan funding so please plan for this in advance.
Apply as usual via Student Finance England, please see the 'Do I still apply for a loan from Student Finance England as usual?' FAQ above.
The Student Mobility team is delighted to confirm that students who are going overseas in the 2023/4 and 2024/5 academic years who are undertaking a study abroad programme either for either work or study will be eligible to receive a minimum of £600 towards their international experience. Further details and information on the process will be confirmed by the end of September. It is very likely that this funding will be allocated after you have already started your placement so please ensure you have a sufficient level of funds to support yourself without this funding until Christmas.