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Year/Semester abroad and industry placements

This information is relating to new students domiciled in England and Wales enrolling in the 2021/22 academic year. For information on what is available if you are from outside of England or Wales or are a continuing student, please contact the Money@CampusLife team.

What is a Year/Semester Abroad?
Students may have the opportunity to spend a period of time working/studying abroad at a partner University.  Students on 4 year degree programmes normally spend the whole of the third year abroad.

Students on a 3 year degree programme may be able to spend one semester abroad on a study placement. Students interested in this option will need to discuss it with their department as the planned study abroad will need to be fully approved in advance of the placement.

What is a Year in Industry?
Also known as a ‘Sandwich Year’, students on certain courses may have the opportunity to spend a year working with a partner organisation as a way of gaining valuable experience and skills.

Placements are usually undertaken as part of a 4 year course and may be paid or unpaid.

Swansea University Tuition Fee Charges 2021/22

Scheme

          Welsh Domiciled Students                             English Domiciled Students


Year Abroad: Study


15% of full fee i.e. £1350

Tuition Fee Loan Available


15% of full fee i.e. £1350.

Tuition Fee Loan Available


Year Abroad: Work


15% of full fee i.e. £1350

Tuition Fee Loan Available


15% of full fee i.e. £1350.

Tuition Fee Loan Available


Year in Industry


20 % of full fee i.e. £1,800

Tuition Fee Loan Available


20% of full fee i.e. £1,800

Tuition Fee Loan Available


Eligibly for Tuition Fee Loans and Grants is subject to the usual eligibility criteria. See our Undergraduate Student Funding Guide for more information.


Tuition Fees
The cost of the Tuition Fees for a year abroad/ placement depend on the scheme under which it is accessed. Any fees due are payable to Swansea University.

Maintenance Funding
Always check with your funding provider regarding eligibility for Means Tested Maintenance Funding and Supplementary Grants as the criteria for receiving these varies depending on individual circumstances and the type of placement you are undertaking.

Access to Maintenance Funding for Welsh and English Domiciled Students

 

Scheme

Maintenance Loan

Means Tested Maintenance Grant (SFW Only)

Erasmus

Mobility Grant

Additional Travel Grant

Supplementary Grants

Year Abroad: Study

Yes

Yes

No

Yes**

Check with funding provider

Year Abroad:

Work

Yes

Reduced Rate

No

No

Yes**

Check with funding provider

Year In Industry

Paid

Yes

Reduced Rate

No

No

No

Check with funding provider

Year In Industry

Un-paid

^

Yes

Reduced Rate

No

No

No

Check with funding provider

** Students can’t get the Travel Grant if they are on a work placement abroad, unless they’re on the Erasmus+ scheme.

^There are some exceptions to this for those students undertaking an unpaid placement with specific public institutions/voluntary organisations/research placements, etc. Please contact the Money@CampusLife Team for more information

 

Swansea University’s Go Global Team can provide more information about working and studying abroad.

Tel: 01792 606850 | Email: studyabroad@swansea.ac.uk

For information about studying or working abroad whilst on an NHS funded course please contact the department with whom you intend to study.

If you’re living in Scotland, Northern Ireland or are an EU or International student, please contact us to discuss the funding available.