The Universitas 21/University-wide programme is a competitive programme that offers full time undergraduate students the opportunity to study at one of our 37 university-wide partner universities for one semester or one academic year, as part of their Nottingham degree programme. Applicants are required to have attained a 60% average in order to be considered.
Universitas 21 (U21) is an international network of leading research-intensive universities, of which The University of Nottingham is a founding member. We also have an increasing number of international exchange agreements with a number of internationally-renowned universities on a university-wide basis.
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Where can I study abroad?
We have U21/University-wide partner universities in the following countries:
Lund University in Sweden, the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands and University College Dublin are part of Universitas 21, so if you are interested in studying at any of these partners you should apply to the U21/University-wide programme. However accepted students will be eligible for funding (subject to availability) through the Erasmus programme.
For information on each of our U21/University-wide partner universities, please see our Partner University Factsheets.
For information on which partner universities are available for your school/department, please see Study Abroad Opportunities by School.
For the vast majority of schools/departments, the credits gained whilst studying abroad through this programme will count towards your Nottingham degree.
Each school/department participating in the U21/University-wide programme has a member of academic staff who acts as the school coordinator and is responsible for approving your academic study while abroad, and for providing advice and support on all academic matters. To find out the name of your school coordinator, please see Study Abroad Opportunities by School. These are correct for students going abroad during 2013/14.
Applying to the U21/University-wide programme
The application deadline to study abroad during 2013/14 passed on Friday 1 February 2013.
For students who wish to apply to study abroad during 2014/15, the online application will open in mid-November 2013 with an application deadline in early 2014.
How much will it cost?
Students who are accepted to study abroad through the U21/University-wide programme continue to pay tuition fees to The University of Nottingham; no fees are payable to the host university. Students who study abroad during 2013/14 will be eligible for a tuition fee reduction.
For general information on costs at each of our partner universities, please see our Partner University Factsheets.
There are a number of grants, bursaries and scholarships provided by the University of Nottingham for students studying abroad. For further information, download our Financing your Study Abroad period factsheet for students who are studying abroad during 2013/14.
For information on financial support from Student Finance England please download the relevant factsheet from Student Services.
Students who will be studying abroad at Lund University, the University of Amsterdam or University College Dublin should be eligible for an Erasmus grant. For further information please see our Study in Europe page.
Information for nominated students
Nominated students who are studying abroad during 2013/14 should log into Workspace for pre-departure information relating to immigration, finance, health and safety abroad, and advice from previous students.
If you have any questions about the U21/University-wide programme please contact the Study Abroad Team.
For academic questions please contact your school coordinator. To find out the name of your school coordinator, please see Study Abroad Opportunities by School.