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Worcester is the perfect place to experience British life

The city is big enough for you to encounter a range of cultures, people and environments - but small enough for you to become part of the community.

Many people choose the University of Worcester for our excellent teaching record and small class sizes. Others come to use our state-of-the-art facilities. Some come here to experience our idyllic, yet exciting city or our beautiful parkland campus.

Whatever your reason for choosing Worcester, we offer an excellent environment in which to study and the high quality teaching you need to get the most from your studies. You’ll be a part of a truly international student and staff community in a traditional British setting.

The River Severn aerial view - see it at a University Open Day

Study abroad in Worcester

Overseas students from our partner universities are eligible to study abroad in Worcester for a semester or full year. You can apply for either a study abroad or student exchange as part of your degree.

You can claim academic credits for the modules that you study here, so your study abroad will contribute to your degree at your home university.

The application processes are similar for both study abroad placements and student exchanges. The key difference between these two programmes is the payment of tuition fees. 

N.B. For Study Abroad students from partner universities, there will be a 15% discount on the published tuition fee. 

Study abroad

Who can apply

Our inbound study abroad programme is open to students from partner universities who are studying a recognised course. Tuition fees apply, which you will pay directly to the University of Worcester.

Your programme includes:

  • Transfer from Birmingham International Airport
  • 3 day induction
  • Optional weekend trips and social events
  • English Language and study skills support
  • Personal tutor scheme
  • Academic credit for your time studying abroad

Tuition fees

 Length of study  Type of student Fee 2022/23 

 Full time for full year



 Full time for one semester



 Full time for full year



 Full time for one semester



How to apply

Students who wish to apply need to be officially nominated by their home university. If you wish to receive further information on the application process please contact If you are accepted for Study Abroad you will be able to register for your modules online either in advance or as soon as you arrive.

Download the study abroad guide [PDF].


For the range of modules available see our exchanges and study abroad modules.

Study exchange

Who can apply

Our exchange programmes are open to overseas students from our partner universities across Europe and worldwide. No additional tuition fees apply. You can continue to pay fees at your home country while studying your degree modules in Worcester.

Your programme includes:

  • Academic credit for your time studying abroad
  • No additional tuition fees
  • An opportunity to learn English as a Foreign Language

Our European Partnerships are part of the Erasmus Plus programme and use the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). This will enable European students to gain full credit transfer for their time in the UK. Our non-European partners also offer credit transfer.

English as a Foreign Language

Our Centre for Academic English and Skills offers one-to-one drop-in EFL and English for Academic Purposes support and opportunities. Visit our Centre for Academic English and Skills webpages for more information about our English Language or Foreign Language modules.

Module list

For the range of modules available to study abroad and exchange students see our exchanges and study abroad modules.

How to Apply

Incoming exchange students should first contact the International Exchange Coordinator at your current university to be nominated. Once you are nominated, our International Mobility Coordinator will send you the application pack with all the instructions on the paperwork you must submit. The application deadline for semester 1 is 30 April and for semester 2 it is 31 October. 

For more information, please email the International Mobility Coordinator.

Get in touch

Call: +44 (0)1905 855146

International Experience
University of Worcester
Henwick Grove
Worcester, WR2 6AJ

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