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why study abroad? where to go? opportunities in Europe opportunities overseas when to apply? Studying Abroad Marialuisa Aliotta International Coordinator School of Physics and Astronomy - University of Edinburgh Academic Year 2010/11
International Office International Mobility European (ERASMUS) exchange International exchange 180 European partners 60 International partners The International Office The University of Edinburgh 57 George Square Edinburgh EH8 9JU Tel: +44 (0)131 650 4296 Fax: +44 (0)131 651 1236 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 2009/10 257 on European exchanges 178 on International exchanges 1200 incoming visiting students The International Office is responsible for managing the University’s international exchange and mobility programmes with our international partners.
Why study abroad? new friends from around the world the desire to do more travelling great personal experience "I consider my year in the United States to be the greatest gift my Edinburgh education gave me." Laura Kuenssberg political correspondent of BBC "Had I not been based abroad, I'm not sure if a national newspaper would have taken a chance on an inexperienced journalist like me." Helen Pidd Guardian Journalist “Participation in ERASMUS proved to be a turning point in my career and my life." David O’Leary Consultant Burson-Marsteller new social and academic opportunities and contacts valuable work experience increased potential to find jobs after graduation
http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/international-office/exchanges/student- experiences/overview Testimonials
http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/international-office/exchanges/ European and International destinations where to go?
ERASMUS exchange exchanges are for 3 to 12 months (typically students go for two semesters) for Physics students, exchanges possible only in Junior Honors year deadlines: January/February in your second year of study credits (not grades!) will count towards your final degree Edinburgh has Erasmus agreements in 180 universities in more than 20 countries. Exchange links are between departments, so where you go depends on what you study. http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/international-office/exchanges/erasmus/overview
the southernmost city in Germany and gateway to the Black Forest the northernmost Italian city and gateway to the Alps the largest campus in France ERASMUS Destinations - Physics
Application process selection criteria: academic performance (B-average generally required in Year 1) motivation and ambassadorial qualities linguistic suitability (minimum of one year’s university level study, as non-beginner, or equivalent) added value for the student once selected, follow your host university's instructions to apply for admission be aware to meet host institution’s deadline! http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/international-office/exchanges/erasmus/application on-line application through International Office, after agreement with DoS deadline: January/February in Year 2 options: three at present, but may increase in future
ERASMUS Grant http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/international-office/exchanges/erasmus/grant no tuition fees are paid at host university ERASMUS grant available to contribute to extra costs for students on a full-year exchange, grant is between €2000-3000 allocation varies depending on departure time and duration of exchange all participants eligible, provided they are registered on full-time degree programme application to be made via the International Office grants available (€500) to improve your language skills
Edinburgh has International agreements with more than 30 institutions in North or South America, Australasia, or Asia. Exchange links are between university, so you can apply at any institution provided subject of study is offered. for Physics students, exchange possible in Junior Honors application deadline: November of your second year of study only credits (not grades) will be transferred International Exchange
International Exchange Destinations http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/international-office/exchanges/international- exchange/destinations
Application process on-line application through International Office, after agreement with DoS deadline: mid-November in Year 2 options: may select up to six institutions in order of preference selection criteria: academic performance (B-average generally required in Year 1) motivation and ambassadorial qualities linguistic suitability (minimum of one year’s university level study, as non-beginner, or equivalent) added value for the student once selected, follow your host university's instructions to apply for admission be aware to meet host institution’s deadline! http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/international-office/exchanges/international- exchange/application
Fees Costs and Other Matters no tuition fees are paid at host university participants responsible to meet all other costs (travel, accommodation, insurance,…) students on loan or grant should apply to awarding body, indicating they will be studying abroad http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/international-office/exchanges/international- exchange/costs health and insurance cover are mandatory at some host institutions Visa as Exchange Student required for all international destinations
Other opportunities work placements summer schools volunteering http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/international-office/exchanges/other/work- placements
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