Britain has some of the world's oldest universities and attract students from all over the world. Here, all courses are taught in English, so there is plenty to choose from.
After Brexit - what applies now?
Since the UK has left the EU, you will not be able to receive an Erasmus grant when you go on an exchange there. However, by going to the UK under an exchange agreement, you can avoid paying tuition fees at the host university.
You can also apply for other scholarships to facilitate your exchange studies.
GU-wide exchange spots
The University of Gothenburg has a joint interdisciplinary agreement with University of Warwick through the EUTOPIA network. Most of the university's students can apply for an exchange place there, but the possibility to go on GU-wide agreements differs between the different faculties. You need to check with your faculty, and that University of Warwick offers courses in your study field.
The University of Warwick is located just outside Coventry in central England, a city with many students, student societies and student activities. The university was founded in 1965 as part of the government's work to make higher education available to a larger number of students and currently has around 10,000 students. The Times Higher Education's World University Rankings 2022 has named the University of Warwick as one of the UK's top 10 and the world's top 80 universities.
University of Warwick offers a wide range of courses for exchange students. More information about courses can be found here. Your current degree subject/major must be related to the academic department that you intend to study in at Warwick. It is therefore important that you choose courses (so called “modules” at Warwick) where you have some prior knowledge. Exchange students are rarely accepted onto first year courses, and it is therefore recommended to choose second or third year courses (“level 2” or “level 3”).
Please note that it is NOT possible to study courses in the following disciplines:
Courses within IT
Medicin and health
Any courses taught at Warwick Business School
Great Britain is not part of the Erasmusprogramme – which means that you cannot receive an Erasmus+grant if you do an exchange period at University of Warwick.
Full Time Studies
60 UK credits per semester are equivalent to 30 hec.
Fall semester: September-December (autumn term)
Spring semester: January-March (spring term), April-June (summer term)
An English language certificate is not required when going for a semester exchange at Warwick, and they are happy to accept a letter confirming your language proficiency signed by your international coordinator.
Students who wish to go on a full year exchange at Warwick must provide proof of English through one of the following language tests:
TOEFL minimum 72 (IBT) overall score
IELTS minimum 5.5 overall score and on each component
Duolingo English minimum 90 overall score
Cambridge English Advanced (C1 or C2 Advanced) 170 overall score