Is it even possible to study abroad after you've finished your A Levels and want to do a BA? Or is it only for Masters students?
How does it work with the financial support? Do you still get a loan in the UK? Or is it depending on the country you want to study in?
Thank You and looking forward to your replies.
Some universities offer students to take an entire year abroad (so your degree stays at the length of 3 years, your 2nd year spent abroad), whilst others will make your degree length 4 years - 2 at your university, 1 abroad, 1 to finish up. Some universities only allow students to take a year abroad if they applied for a course that has a year abroad segment to it - for instance, Oxford's Languages degrees. If a course you apply for has 'with Study Abroad' in the title, I think you're guaranteed a year abroad if accepted for the course.
Some places also offer things like summer internships or work experience abroad, or just one semester/term abroad.
I think it's reduced fees for your year abroad + you get travel grants from the government. You may also be eligible for support from your university.
I think if you study in Europe for your whole degree there may be some financial support from the government, but if you beyond the EU then definitely not. If you do a year/ semester abroad in the EU you can do it through the Erasmus programme and get some funding that way too. Many universities charge reduced fees for the year you spend abroad if you do it as part of an integrated year abroad programme.
I've also heard about the Erasmus scheme. I already got into University of Greenwich and just wanted to see how it works as I could still change things if I wanted to. Thanks for the replies.
Does anyone have some more information about Spain and/or Italy in particular? Studying, finances and all that.
Thank You in advance
This is on top of you usual SFE loan and grant, the erasmus grant only needs to be paid back if you do not complete your studies (i.e pass you courses and get the required ECTS)
When I did Erasmus I was told if you do a full Erasmus year you are not required to pay tuition fees for that year, but that may just be university policy and differ from institution to institution.
The best thing to do would be to go and see your international office for advice, however you need to contact the universities you wish to attend and ensure you can study the subjects that are both relievant to your studies and taught in a language you are profitient in.
You will also be responsible for transport and acommodation during your exchange, though erasmus do offer a one time single grant payment to help towards transport, but there are certain qualifying conditions.