Want to spend a semester abroad as an exchange student?
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Studying overseas as part of a University of Hull History
As part of the undergraduate experience at Hull, History
students are able to spend one semester of their degree programme
overseas. Broadening the mind by living and studying in a different
culture better equips students to understand different societies in
the past as well as in the present. It is also a chance to explore
new places, pursue new interests and enhance you employability.
Living and studying in a foreign country will help increase your
confidence and demonstrate to potential employers your willingness
to take on new challenges and learn new skills.
Where can you go?
Attending one of our partner institutions in Europe, the United
States, Asia or Australia, students can spend the second semester
of their second year studying abroad. There you will be able to
enrich your historical experience by choosing from a range of
modules at the host institution that may not be available at Hull.
These modules once approved are then accredited to your degree.
At present, students are able to select from universities in the
- Hong Kong (agreement pending)
- United States
We are actively working to increase the number of reciprocal
agreements we have with overseas institutions and it may be
possible for students to arrange an exchange with an institution in
a country not on this list at present.
How much does it cost?
As these exchanges are reciprocal, there are no tuition fees at
the host institution. Students on an exchange pay the regular
annual fee for the year as they would here. You may also receive a
moderate maintenance grant for out-of-pocket expenses (contributing
to travel and accommodation) if you decide to go to a European
(ERASMUS) university. On the other hand, you will need to pay for
your own travel (the further you go, the more expensive that will
be) and for your accommodation and living expenses. Of course, you
have to pay for these at Hull too but you need to consider the cost
of living in the country you intend to study in.
What do you do next?
If you are interested in studying overseas for a semester, you
need to organise this during your first year. (It is too late to
arrange an exchange at the beginning of the second year!)
You will be advised about exchanges during Induction Week at the
beginning of your first semester at Hull and reminded about it in
second semester when a representative from the International Office
will hold a workshop on what to do. You can also approach the
International Officer (Greg
Bankoff) any time during your first year.
Exchanges are organised through the International Office and
more information is available
on their website.
In the first instance, you need to complete an Expression of
Interest Form (link below) and returned it either:
Open / Download an Expression of Interest Form here:
All students must research where they can or would like to go,
and the modules available to them. They must then fill out an
application form and course approval form which is signed off by a
member of the History faculty.
Members of the subject group who are able to approve
modules at overseas institutions:
Remember you need to choose comparable modules to complete your
degree programme at Hull. In most cases, this will mean including a
module on historiography among your selections.
The Departmental International
or check out the International
office's study abroad page.