Frequently asked questions
For University of Leicester students wishing to take part in a Study Abroad exchange.
Q. Can anyone study abroad?
A. It will depend on the degree programme that you are on. Please check with your department.
Q. Will the courses I take abroad count towards my Leicester degree?
A. In general, yes, but you will need to check with your department.
Q. Where can I go?
A. We have over 60 exchange agreements with Universities overseas. Please see, Where can I go? for more information. Please note that some universities have department-specific exchanges.
Q. When can I go?
A. This depends on your degree programme and again you will need to check with your department. Most students will need to extend their degree programme to four years of study (with the year abroad during the third year). A small number of departments offer a semester abroad option in which case the semester abroad is during the second year of your degree programme.
Q. How much will it cost?
A. You will not pay any tuition fees to the host university. You will continue to pay your fees to the University of Leicester.
Full year abroad: you will pay £1,250
One Semester abroad: You will continue to pay your full tuition fees
International Students who are studying away from the University for a full year, you will pay 25% of your University of Leicester's full tuition fee.
You will still have access to your student loan for the year abroad. Please visit the Student Finance England website at: www.gov.uk/student-finance
All other expenses including flights and accommodation will be your responsibility.
See the Costs section for more information.
Q. Is there any financial support available?
A. You may be eligible to apply for the following scholarships:
BUTEX scholarship: details available at: www.butex.ac.uk
Country scholarships for Japan & Korea. For further details email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Q. Will I need a visa?
A. It is extremely likely that you will need a visa or study permit. You should check specific visa requirements on the country's Embassy/consulate website.
See the Visas section for more information.
Q. Will I need any vaccinations before travelling?
A. All students going abroad should make an appointment with their GP to check health requirements. Please do this as soon as you know you will be studying abroad. Some vaccinations need to be given many weeks in advance.
Q. How can I find out more about the Study Abroad Programme?
A. Email the Study Abroad office at email@example.com
Q. What do I do next?
A. You will need to get departmental approval to Study Abroad. For a step by step application process see: How to apply.