Warwick is committed to supporting you to engage in international experiences during your time at university. During the pandemic, there have been obvious challenges to students being able to travel overseas. However, some student been able to continue with their year abroad and many students have already been allocated their international study placements for next year.
The Erasmus+ scheme has not been renewed following the Brexit negotiations, however we now welcome the Turing Scheme which will provide similar opportunities for you to study and work abroad as the Erasmus+ programme.
The Turing scheme will seek to widen participation in international mobility opportunities, including students from disadvantaged backgrounds and areas which did not previously have many students benefiting from Erasmus+. The new scheme will be offering grant rates to outbound students only, which are broadly similar to the levels under the Erasmus+ programme and individual support grants aligned with the cost of living in the destination country, as well as providing additional support for disadvantaged and SEND students.
Short term mobility
There are also Short Term Mobility opportunities that mean you can have a short international experience outside term time that doesn’t add time on to the length of your degree. Lots of universities, employers and volunteering organisations across the world are keen to engage with students outside of term time to provide an international experience. You can study a topic completely unrelated to your degree for a couple of weeks, undertake work experience or a collaborative research project.
With the Short Term Mobility Bursary you can apply for up to £500 towards an international study, work or research opportunity and this has launched again for this year with the next funding round due to open in late February 2021. Find out more.