We have identified some of the key Frequently Asked Questions that appear throughout the process of Study Abroad opportunities. We would recommend that you take a look through the relevant sections below as you may find the answer to some of your questions are answered.
All applicants to the Study Abroad programmes must be enrolled on an undergraduate degree programme at an overseas university. We accept applications from students who have completed at least two years of study at their home institution. The minimum academic requirement differs depending on the category of Study Abroad.
Erasmus+ students nominated to the University of Warwick are expected to be working at a UK 2:1 level or above, equivalent to GPA 3.0 / 4.0. Your home university will make the selection based on your academic record and English language ability, and nominate you to us at the appropriate time.
Erasmus+ students are expected to meet the minimum English language requirement listed in the Inter-Institutional Agreement between our universities. This is minimum B2 CEFR in all four components of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking, unless stated otherwise in the Agreement. Your host university will advise you further on this.
Worldwide Exchange students nominated to the University of Warwick are expected to be working at a UK 2:1 level or above, equivalent to GPA 3.0 / 4.0. Your home university will make the selection based on your academic record and English language ability, and nominate you to us at the appropriate time.
Exchange students are expected to meet and evidence the University of Warwick's minimum departmental English language requirements.
Erasmus+ and Worldwide Exchange
If you are applying to Warwick under Erasmus+ or from an authorised worldwide exchange partner, then no tuition fees are payable to Warwick.
If you are applying to study with us as an Undergraduate Visiting student, then tuition fees are payable to Warwick. You can view the most recent tuition fee information on the Student Finance website."
For further advice on tuition fees, please contact the Study Abroad Team. Contact details can be found here.
This will depend on how long you have agreed with your home university. Depending on the department you wish to study in, it is possible to visit us for:
Autumn Term only
Autumn and Spring Terms
Spring Term only
Spring and Summer Terms
Many of our modules are run through the full academic year. If you are not staying for the full year please remember that you need to ensure that there are sufficient modules for you to complete.
Please see the departmental part-year availability to see when you could study.
When you apply, you should aim to select the majority of your modules in your main or base department. You may also be able to select one more in an additional department. Your base department will be responsible for allocating you a personal tutor who will be responsible for monitoring your academic progress. Please choose your base department carefully and remember that if you are coming through Erasmus+ or Worldwide Exchange, the base department must be the department that your home university has an agreement with. It will be difficult to change this after you have been accepted.
Further information on the modules available can be found in the module catalogue.
You must list modules you are interested in taking in your application form for review by your chosen academic department. Your module selection will be finalised after your arrival, in consultation with the various module tutors and with the personal tutor assigned to you in your base department.
Some academic departments pre-register students for modules, and in this case you will be contacted by them directly prior to arrival in the UK. This is likely for students taking the majority of their modules in Politics and International Studies (PaIS), English and Comparative Literary Studies or Warwick Business School (WBS). Bear in mind that modules listed in your application form are an indication of what you would like to study, and cannot be guaranteed. There could be unavoidable changes to modules available.
Remember that you must follow the officially approved assessment method for each module you take. These are the only methods which will allow credits to be awarded. You will be briefed by the Study Abroad Team on module selection and assessment methods immediately after your arrival, followed by a meeting with your Base Department Academic Co-ordinator.
For further advice on applying, please contact the Study Abroad Team. Contact details can be found here.
The application process is administered by the Study Abroad team. When they have received authorisation from the academic department that will be your 'base' department, you will receive an offer letter by email confirming very important information about your stay. If there are any concerns over your application the Study Abroad team will be in contact with you by email to discuss these concerns.
The Study Abroad team endeavour to reply promptly to all applicants, and, where possible, you should receive a response within four to six weeks from the date of application submission.
In order to apply to study at Warwick, you will need to have completed at least two years of study of a four year university or college degree and be officially registered at an overseas Higher Education institution. You must have at least one semester to one year left to complete at your home university after your intended Study Abroad Period at Warwick. As long as you have completed at least one year, we would send on your application to your chosen department for consideration.
Undergraduate Visiting students applying to the University of Warwick are expected to be working at a UK 2:1 level or above, equivalent to GPA 3.0 / 4.0.
You are also expected to meet and evidence the University of Warwick's minimum departmental English language requirements.
For further advice on applying, please contact the Study Abroad Team.
Yes, you can come as a student to do research only. You would normally be working on a final project or dissertation, so we would have to make sure that there was a suitable supervisor available to mentor your stay with us.
You might also be able to visit us as an 'intern'. Again you would be be undertaking research in the department, normally one of the sciences. If you are successful in securing an Erasmus+ 'placement' grant this is how you would be able to spend time with us. You must approach an appropriate member of academic staff to establish someone to host your stay.
Warwick accommodation team manage both on and off-campus accommodation, for details on how to apply and the accommodation type available please see the Warwick Accommodation pages.
For guidance on insurance whilst living on campus accommodation please the refer to the Useful Information pages provided by the Accommodation Team.
You will only be able to make an application for accommodation once you have received an unconditional offer from the Study Abroad team.
Deadlines for Autumn starters is 31 JULY, applications will normally open in May.
Students starting in Spring (January) you are guaranteed a room on campus by the Accommodation team if you meet the following criteria:
- You submit your application as soon as possible – allocations work on a first come first basis.
- Information about accommodation will normally be released in December.
For further details please refer to Warwick Accommodation
It is important that you ensure you have an appropriate visa or immigration permission for studying in the UK. Your immigration permission should match your main purpose for being in the UK.
View Warwick's Immigration Service advice on what visa you may need."
View Warwick's Immigration Service advice for Erasmus+/Exchange/Visiting students.
Overseas students coming to the UK to study may need a visa. Please take a look at our ‘Visa Advice for Study Abroad/Erasmus+/Exchange/Visiting students’ webpage for initial guidance on whether you need a visa and on types of visas needed to come to the UK for study.
Warwick's Immigration Service provides free and confidential immigration advice to prospective and current students, recent graduates and their families. Contact the team via their online contact form.
If you require a visa, you can select the type required when you accept your offer on the Online Acceptance Form. They will then be in touch with you with the appropriate documentation in due course.
All students will be nominated directly by their home institution, once nominated the Study Abroad team will contact each student with their application requirements, for further details see our How to apply webpages
Generally most students will submit their application and may be asked to submit evidence of some of the following, except ERASMUS+ students who are NOT required to submit any supporting documents at the time of submitting study abroad application. If there will be a need to support your application at the later stage, Study Abroad team will be in touch with you.
- Photocopy of the passport photo page
- Academic Transcript
- Academic Reference
- English Language Qualification
We would recommend that you wait to receive communication from the Study Abroad team before submitting any documents.
Visitng students should request details of the application process via our bespoke Visiting Students Contact form from there we will contact you with details of the expected documentation we would require from you.
Do not submit your original documents to the Study Abroad Team. We only require scanned copies of documents for your application form.
Yes, the University of Warwick welcomes undergraduate visiting students, who can apply to spend the full academic year at Warwick, or a shorter period of a term or two. Warwick has a long standing reputation for providing high quality year abroad programmes. All the modules available to visiting and JYA students form part of the Honours Degree Programme at Warwick, and are taught by regular members of the University's academic staff. Student pay full fees to Warwick in this case.
The Department of Law and WBS (Business School) are unavailable to visiting students and you cannot take modules in these departments.In order to apply to study at Warwick, you will need to have completed at least two years of study of a four year university or college degree. So long as you have completed at least one year, we would send on your application to your chosen department for consideration.
The word “degree” means undergraduate level study or equivalent, so Bachelor is fine. You must also have at least one year of your degree programme to complete on your return after studying at Warwick. You will need to have taken courses in areas related to the subjects you wish to study at Warwick. In general, students will need to have a CGPA of at least 3.0 or equivalent and meet the minimum English Language requirement for your chosen department. You cannot spend the final year of your degree as a visiting student at the University of Warwick.
For more information on entry requirements and application, please see the Undergraduate Visiting category of the entry requirements section.
For information on tuition fees, please visit the Student Finance website.