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Erasmus Program

This page is for outgoing Warwick students interested in going abroad to study (mathematics) for a year. Here is information for incoming students coming to Warwick with the Erasmus program.

Studying abroad

The standard program is Erasmus+, that allows students from Warwick to spend a year at selected universities in Europe. To qualify to be an Erasmus+ student, you need to be an EU or an EEA national. For their year abroad, Erasmus+ students pay some tuition fees to the University of Warwick (currently £1,350) and no fees to the host institution, although some universities may charge for a student card which allows students to register and travel at student prices (around £200 per semester). Erasmus+ students remain registered at Warwick whilst they are abroad and, as such, continue to be eligible for student loans for the Erasmus+ year. In addition, they receive an Erasmus+ grant which contributes toward their travel and living expenses abroad.

In general teaching at the partner institutions is in the local language (see below). It is normally expected that students applying for an Erasmus+ placement will already have basic competence in the relevant language (for example from school, or by taking language modules as options since arriving at Warwick).

The Erasmus+ year is taken after two complete years of study in Warwick. There are three options:

  • BSc with Intercalated Year (G101): Open to students with at least a good 2.1 mark. The year abroad does not contribute to the final degree mark; you resume your studies in Warwick with the 3rd year, leading to the BSc degree (G101) from Warwick University.
  • MMath with Intercalated Year (G105): Open to students on the four-year MMath degree course with at least a good 2.1 mark. The year abroad does not contribute to the final mark; you resume your studies in Warwick with the 3rd year, receiving the MMath degree (G105) from Warwick University after two more years of study.
  • MMath with Study in Europe (G106): Open to students on the four-year MMath degree course with strong marks. The year abroad is instead of the 3rd year of studies in Warwick; the marks you obtain whilst abroad contribute to your final degree mark. You resume your studies in Warwick with the 4th year of the MMath. (The Finals Exam Board secretary will confirm how many of your year abroad modules can count towards the MA4 CATS requirement). This leads to an MMath degree (G106) from Warwick University.

Here are the relevant course regulations. The above programs are open to students enrolled in G100 and G103 only. There are further exchange programs open to other students, but they are run by the partner departments: Mathematics and Business Studies (with Intercalated Year) (G1N2), Mathematics and Economics (with Intercalated Year) (GL12), and Mathematics and Philosophy (with Intercalated Year) (GV18).

Erasmus+ exchanges are only possible with universities that have an official link with the Department of Mathematics, and there are strict restrictions on the number of students sent to each university. Universities with existing links with Warwick are:

Belgium: Université Libre de Bruxelles

France: Grenoble, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Paris VI, Paris VII, Strasbourg I. (Bruxelles and Geneva are also French speaking!)

Germany: Augsburg, TU Berlin, Bonn, Bremen, Göttingen, Kaiserslautern, München. (Bern is also German speaking!)

Italy: Padova

Malta: Malta

The Netherlands: Leiden

Portugal: Lisbon, Porto

Spain: Barcelona, Madrid Autonoma, Madrid UC, Sevilla

Switzerland: Bern, Geneva

NB: Teaching is in English in Malta, there are also several modules in English in Leiden (The Netherlands) and some at other universities. Please read the experiences of other students to see whether there are options in English at the university of your choice or visit the university web site.

Read about the experiences of former students
. There is also a facebook page for Erasmus+ mathematics students.

If you are interested in going abroad: please send a short email before 11 November 2016 to Anca Kranenborg. Mention your preferred university or country. You will be invited to the Erasmus party to be held in the middle of November.

Calendar

  • 17 November 2016: Erasmus party, 5 pm in the Mathematics Staff Common Room. Prospective Erasmus students will have a chance to meet returning Erasmus students and Erasmus students currently in Warwick. A good opportunity to ask many questions. (By invitation only.)
  • Friday 2 December 2016: first deadline for applications, for a leave in the academic year 2017-18. Applications are accepted afterwards, but the choice of destinations progressively decreases. Decisions to be announced before Christmas.
  • First two weeks of Term 2: decide the final course of study (you will have a chance to transfer at the end of your year abroad, eg. from G106 to G105).
  • Friday 13 January 2017: last deadline for applications for a leave in the academic year 17-18. Contact Anca Kranenborg in the Maths UG office for the list of remaining open links.

For further questions, please contact Anca Kranenborg in the Undergraduate Office or the Erasmus coordinator in the Department of Mathematics (currently Colin Sparrow).

Erasmus web page of the University.