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Transfer to a university in another country

I'm a first year international student studying at uk university.

Currently, the situation in the country is poor and the difference in the value of the currency with the pound is very large.
Therefore, I am considering the possibility of transferring to a university in another country, where the difference in currency value is smaller.

The first grade is definitely above 70%, so it is at the level of a first class degree.
Original post by kiriboo
I'm a first year international student studying at uk university.
Currently, the situation in the country is poor and the difference in the value of the currency with the pound is very large.
Therefore, I am considering the possibility of transferring to a university in another country, where the difference in currency value is smaller.
The first grade is definitely above 70%, so it is at the level of a first class degree.

Hiya,
It is likely that you may be able to transfer but you are going to need to contact (phone, email) the Universities admission teams and explain your situation.
I'd imagine the scoring or credit systems are different from one country to another so it will be up to them to either accept your completed 1st year at the UK Uni or not.

All the best,
Al
(edited 1 month ago)
Reply 2
Original post by ThatguyAl
Hiya,
It is likely that you may be able to transfer but you are going to need to contact (phone, email) the Universities admission teams and explain your situation.
I'd imagine the scoring or credit systems are different from one country to another so it will be up to them to either accept your completed 1st year at the UK Uni or not.
All the best,
Al

Thank you so much!!🙏 It reallly helps me a lot!

I will contact universities in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Austria, Poland, Hungary, Germany and Italy as I have heard that tuition fees are low and can be taken in English.

I'm a bit worried that it's not too late😢
Do you know if anyone has transferred to another country in their second year?

Many thanks
(edited 1 month ago)
Some degrees in Germany are taught in English and outside of one region degrees in Germany don't charge tuition fees including for international students. You just pay a semester fee for the student union type thing access and student travel card as I understand. You do need to pay your own living costs and I gather finding a student rental can be tricky for international students as many German student groups prefer to rent with other Germans. There's also an incredible amount of bureaucracy involved in everything from what I've heard

That said even if you don't need C1 German for the degree you'll likely need a good level just to get by in day to day life.
Original post by kiriboo
Thank you so much!!🙏 It reallly helps me a lot!
I will contact universities in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Austria, Poland, Hungary, Germany and Italy as I have heard that tuition fees are low and can be taken in English.
I'm a bit worried that it's not too late😢
Do you know if anyone has transferred to another country in their second year?
Many thanks

Sorry I haven't personally met anyone who's done it, but I don't why it can't be done either.

As you mentioned it could be a little too late as it's already May, so when talking to the Universities abroad, also ask about if it's going to be possible to transfer to them after the 2nd year. You'll probably want to list your University course modules so they can make a better decision based on that.
Also, forgive my ignorance, but if you are on a Bachelor's degree, once you've completed your 2nd year, will it make that much of a difference if you were to transfer for your final year abroad compared to completing the final year in the UK? Surely there are costs associated with moving countries, I wonder if that's going to be worth the move?

Also, depending on your course, you should be able to find yourself a 12-month internship after your 2nd year, after which you'd return back to Uni to complete your final year. This is normally referred to as a "year in industry" and can be included in your degree as an integral part of your course (your visa will be extended if needed, supported by your University).
I can't speak for many degrees, as I did engineering, but STEM internships currently pay between £22k and £26k a year. I'd imagine that to be a good opportunity to save some money for your final year.
Reply 5
Original post by artful_lounger
Some degrees in Germany are taught in English and outside of one region degrees in Germany don't charge tuition fees including for international students. You just pay a semester fee for the student union type thing access and student travel card as I understand. You do need to pay your own living costs and I gather finding a student rental can be tricky for international students as many German student groups prefer to rent with other Germans. There's also an incredible amount of bureaucracy involved in everything from what I've heard
That said even if you don't need C1 German for the degree you'll likely need a good level just to get by in day to day life.

Wow, thanks!!
I will contact some German universities!

The anxiety caused by the cost has a much bigger impact on my studies than the language difference, so if that happens, I will make an effort and do my best with the language.👍
Reply 6
Original post by ThatguyAl
Sorry I haven't personally met anyone who's done it, but I don't why it can't be done either.
As you mentioned it could be a little too late as it's already May, so when talking to the Universities abroad, also ask about if it's going to be possible to transfer to them after the 2nd year. You'll probably want to list your University course modules so they can make a better decision based on that.
Also, forgive my ignorance, but if you are on a Bachelor's degree, once you've completed your 2nd year, will it make that much of a difference if you were to transfer for your final year abroad compared to completing the final year in the UK? Surely there are costs associated with moving countries, I wonder if that's going to be worth the move?
Also, depending on your course, you should be able to find yourself a 12-month internship after your 2nd year, after which you'd return back to Uni to complete your final year. This is normally referred to as a "year in industry" and can be included in your degree as an integral part of your course (your visa will be extended if needed, supported by your University).
I can't speak for many degrees, as I did engineering, but STEM internships currently pay between £22k and £26k a year. I'd imagine that to be a good opportunity to save some money for your final year.

Yeah, I'm bit anxious but I will contact several universities with some hope.

Wow, that's pretty nice! If transfer is not possible, internships will be considered! I think it would be a great appeal for my job.

Unfortunately, the difference in monetary value with the pound is almost double. That means I have to pay twice as much for everything, and even if I save money, it's quite painful.
So if I could transfer to another country, I would feel a lot less anxious, so I'm considering it now.😣

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