Student Exchange Team Allison Handley – International Exchange Co- ordinator Kate Kenyon – ERASMUS Exchange Co-ordinator Karen Robley – Exchanges Assistant Recruitment and International Office (RIO) Graham Hills Building Level 4
International Exchange Programme Spend 1 or 2 semesters of your undergraduate degree at a partner university. Take classes which are compatible with your Strathclyde classes. Take your exams at the partner university Receive academic credit for the exams you pass. Credit is transferred to your Strathclyde degree. Return to Strathclyde to complete your degree. Not intended to affect duration of your degree.
Eligibility Criteria Each Department/Faculty/School has its own minimum academic standard for provisional/final approval to study abroad. HASS – average of 55% or above ENG – average of around 60% or above CPE looking for average of 70% or above SCI – average of 60% or above This does not guarantee you a place. Very competitive programme. Provisional academic approval at application stage. Final academic approval after May 2015 exams.
Estimate Costs Tuition fees continue to be paid to Strathclyde. You do not pay tuition at the host University. Estimate costs £6,000/semester – Visa application and fee – Flights – Accommodation and meals – Medical/Health Insurance – Books
Career Benefits – Add international dimension to your degree – Study your subject from a different cultural perspective. – Enhance your CV – Make useful contacts – Good talking point at interview – Increases your employability – More likely to consider working overseas
Personal Benefits –Increases self-confidence and resourcefulness –Appreciate different cultures, values and people. –Visit new places –Make new friends –Broaden your horizons
2015/16 options Handout - University-wide agreements Limited places available at each University Places assigned according to availability, demand, current academic standing, course requirements, curriculum match and if study abroad is a compulsory requirement of your Strathclyde degree. Competition is likely to be fierce. Which universities have students from your course studied at previously? (handout) Potentially you can apply to any of the Universities listed provided they offer classes to suit you. List 3 Universities at application stage.
Duration of Exchange USA, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore – 1 or 2 semesters – S1 may begin as early as mid August – Dec – S2 begins early January – Students going for one semester would go in S1.
Australia / New Zealand Semesters back to front with Strathclyde – Limited to one semester (Feb to May semester) – Find out if your classes at Strathclyde are run on a semester/full year basis to determine your flexibility.
Accommodation arrangements USA/Canada Campus accommodation fairly common but not guaranteed. Sometimes shared room in a student residence. Australia/New Zealand Campus accommodation less popular. Private flat more common.
continued Singapore Limited campus accommodation available at NTU. Private accommodation more costly than campus accommodation but still cheaper than UK. Hong Kong Limited campus accommodation available at CityU. Consider this issue at the application stage and budget accordingly!
Follow-up Session Wednesday 3 December Room McC 3.01 at 2pm Includes a presentation on NTU Details of the Application Process
To Follow 2.45pmStudent Presentations 3.10pmERASMUS Exchange Presentation Make sure we have scanned your Student Card before you leave today!