Costs vary by university, location, country, and personal lifestyle choices. Each student pays tuition costs (currently 1/2 tuition for the Year Abroad) to UEA. Please note that for students starting their degree from September 2012 the year abroad tuition fee to UEA will be £1,350. All exchanges cover tuition at the host university, although some agreements do include room and board as well. For more detailed estimated costs please refer to the Estimated Costs of the Year Abroad section of the Guide to the Year Abroad here: https://www.uea.ac.uk/study/study-abroad/UEAabroad/infohum/hum/ams-ftv+docs
Each student must generally provide destination university preferences in October of Year 2 of study at the University. The Study Abroad Office goes through an extensive allocation process in conjunction with your School Year Abroad Academic Coordinator, with most students being notified of their allocation by December; allocations are decided upon based on academic performance in Year 1 as well as on slots available at preference universities.
Applications to allocated universities are generally made from the Christmas holiday onwards -- students are required to regularly check Blackboard notifications when applications to specific universities are due to the Study Abroad Office.
Students are advised during briefing meetings at the beginning of Year 2 which universities are approved and available for the following academic year. These briefing meetings are mandatory.
Each student should research available partner universities to ensure that appropriate modules are offered at the host university/ies; it is also advisable that students investigate and carefully consider the culture of each university, the location, the size and the cost of living. Top preferences are to be provided to the Study Abroad via the online Preference Form available on Blackboard. Every effort is made to provide students a slot at one of their top preferences, but placement is not guaranteed.
The Study Abroad Office (ARTS 0.71) has a resource of promotional materials available for consultation, as well as reports from previous returning students regarding their experiences. All outgoing students are advised to visit this office during their selection process.
Students on certain 3-year programmes may choose to spend a single semester abroad. Students enrolled in 4-year programmes are not eligible to spend only one semester abroad.
Accommodation will vary from location to location. Some exchange agreements may include accommodation and some require students to find their own off-campus residences. Some agreements may also include food (in the form of a meal plan -- this is common in the United States). Many US university residences will not have self-catering facilities and students eat in a dining hall or other concession. If accommodation (and/or meals) is included in the exchange, students will be required to cover costs at UEA for the incoming exchange student who has paid for their accommodation at the host university. Details for arranging this are provided.
Yes! All students participating in exchange outside the EU will require a student visa. Guidance is provided by the Study Abroad Team throughout Year 2, and by the host university after your application has been accepted. Additionally, a pre-departure session is held each Spring for students participating in Study Abroad during the next academic year. However, students must take responsibility to check governmental websites of their host country for the most up-to-date advice and regulations.
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