Aberystwyth University Year Abroad
Outgoing International Exchange Students
You can apply to spend a semester or a full academic year at any of our partner universities as part of your degree. Although, it doesn’t add any time to your degree, it will replace a significant portion of your time at Aberystwyth. The time spent abroad will usually take place during your second year and all of the grades that you obtain at the partner university will be converted to the AU equivalent and will then contribute to your degree.
International Exchange Partners
Most of our partner universities are open to students from any department, although some of our partners may give priority to students from specific departments. Our current list of International Exchange Partners is available on our International Exchange Partners webpages.
You continue to pay tuition fees to Aberystwyth University and fees are waived at the host institution. If you receive Student Loan you can apply for it as normal and if you receive any bursaries or scholarships’ then you may be allowed to carry on receiving them (depending on the duration of your time abroad, please contact Student Fees Office for more details). You must consider budgeting for accommodation and other living costs – cost of living can vary by location. It is advised students refer to the Host Institution’s Webpages for detailed and up-to-date information on expected living expenses.
Additional costs include:
- Transatlantic and internal travel to and from the host institution
- Health Cover
- Visa costs
- Personal expenses
- Any costs for orientation activities run by the host institution
The Travel Insurance provided by Aberystwyth University does not cover Health Insurance / Cover as required by the Legislations, Policies and Regulations of the country you will be traveling to. To read more on how to apply for Travel Insurance, Insurable Limits and access the Travel Insurance Policy Details, please refer to the University’s Insurance webpages.
International Exchange Travel Grant
As part of Aberystwyth University’s commitment towards increasing the number of students taking part in the International Exchange Programme, we are pleased to confirm that all students offered a place in the programme will also receive a £300.00 International Exchange Travel Grant to cover a portion of the expenses associated with studying abroad.*
Funded by Aberystwyth University Alumni through:
*Subject to change on a yearly basis. The availability of the Travel Grant is based on the total number of places Aberystwyth University can offer to its students.