Year abroad | University of Oxford

Year abroad

If you are studying for a single or joint honours degree in Modern Languages, Oriental Studies, or Jurisprudence (Law with Law Studies in Europe) at undergraduate level, you may spend a year of your course studying or working abroad. The fee for this year abroad is reduced, and the level of the fee depends on your fee status.

Home/EU Undergraduates on their year abroad in 2014/15

Home/EU students will be required to pay a year abroad tuition fee of £1,350.

Home/EU students on their year abroad in 2014/15 will therefore not be eligible to be assessed for a tuition fee reduction from Oxford. All first degree Home/EU undergraduate students are eligible to access a tuition fee loan to cover the full amount of their tuition fee and do not need to pay any costs upfront.

Subject to parliamentary approval in summer 2013, students from Wales who spend the year studying at an institution abroad or completing an Erasmus work placement will be able to receive a tuition fee grant for £675 from Student Finance Wales and will be able to access a non means-tested tuition fee loan for the remaining £675. Please note that Student Finance Wales have not yet announced their tuition fee support arrangements for students undertaking work placements abroad outside of the Erasmus programme.

Home/EU Undergraduates on their year abroad in 2015/16

Home/EU students will be required to pay a year abroad tuition fee of 15% of the full tuition fee that applies in that year.

Home/EU students on their year abroad in 2015/16 will therefore not be eligible to be assessed for a tuition fee reduction from Oxford. All first degree Home/EU undergraduate students are eligible to access a tuition fee loan to cover the full amount of their tuition fee and do not need to pay any costs upfront.

Living Costs and Support

Students who study abroad at an overseas institution or who complete a full year Erasmus work placement are eligible to be financially assessed in their application for government maintenance support. These students will also be assessed for an Oxford Bursary during their year abroad and the University will use the household income figure which is calculated in their financial assessment to allocate this bursary.