If you take part in our Outgoing Exchange programme, this does not extend your time at university and you will still graduate with your year group. This means you will not have to fund an extra year at university.
One of the big advantages of going on exchange you won’t need to pay any tuition fees to the partner university, you only pay tuition fees to Liverpool Hope University as normal and Student Finance still provide the tuition fee loan.
Any student that goes on exchange for a whole academic year will be charged a reduced tuition fee (Please speak to the Finance Office to get more information on this).
When taking part in the Outgoing Exchange programme, you are responsible for the cost and organisation of accommodation, travel and all living expenses while you are there. However, there are a number of grants that can help to cover these costs. Depending on where you study will effect how much money you will actually need, so we advise you to do a little research before deciding which partner university you want to study at.
Students wanting to study in the USA need to have the fund available to them to cover the whole cost before their visa will be sponsored. We advise this amount to be around £6,000 per semester (£12,000 for a full year). This can be through student finance, personal savings, sponsorship from family members etc. Please speak to the International Hub for more information on this.
Taking part in the Outgoing Exchange programme at one of our partner universities in Europe means you will be eligible for a grant equating to between £200-£250 per month. This grant is to help cover your living costs whilst overseas. The amount you receive will depend on how long you are away for and which country you go to. If you are from a low income family, you are also eligible for an additional top up grant. This money is a grant and doesn't have to be paid back.
For information on ERASMUS+ in light of Brexit please see the ERASMUS+ Website for more information.
If you already receive student finance in the form of a maintenance loan, you may be eligible to receive additional funding while you study abroad. The Travel Grant is calculated on household income and is assessed the same way as your maintenance loan. It is available to help you cover some of the costs of flights, visas and insurance. However, you are always expected to fund the first £303 of your expenses. For more information and eligibility criteria, please visit the Student Finance website.
Some independent organisations offer a small number of grants and bursaries every year, such as the Rotary Club, BUTEX, BUNAC and the Singaporean DUO Fellowship Award. When we receive information about such schemes we will always pass it on to students nominated for exchange and would encourage them to apply. However we would caution against relying on receiving any additional funding as it is obviously not a guaranteed source of finance.