Studying abroad enhances your CV and broadens your horizons
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If you’re a current student interested in studying abroad, you should discuss your options with your International Mobility Coordinator (IMC) within your School and attend a Study Abroad Team information session to find out when you can study abroad and which partners are the best fit for your programme of study.
The Study Abroad Team will be holding information sessions on Wednesday 6 February 2019 at the following locations:
Redmonds Building, Lecture Theatre 1
Byrom Street Campus, Peter Jost Lower Lecture Theatre
You can also come see us at the Student Union Zones on the following dates:
Tuesday 5, 12 and 19 February, 1.00 - 3.00pm at the Redmonds Building
Thursday 7, 14 and 21 February, 1.00 - 3.00pm at the Byrom Street Campus
Applying to study abroad
LJMU offers students the chance to study abroad for a semester or a year in one of our partner universities in Europe or the USA. Students are encouraged to research potential locations and partners before applying and attend one of the information sessions led by the Go Abroad Team.
Please follow these steps to apply to study abroad with LJMU:
- Complete the online application form
- Ask your IMC to sign your application form, either digitally or by hand
- Submit your application form by email to GoAbroad@ljmu.ac.uk by Sunday 17 February 2019 (only electronic submissions will be accepted)
- Applications will not be accepted after the deadline unless there are mitigating circumstances as to why you could not complete the application on time
- Check your student email to see if you have been successful. If you have, submit an acceptance letter, committing to both the proposed study abroad opportunity and attendance at compulsory pre-departure sessions
All completed applications submitted by the deadline will be assessed by a committee comprising of academic and professional members of staff. The panel will allocate students to a host institution and confirm the student’s nomination and the host institution’s suitability with the student’s programme of study at LJMU. Students will then be informed of the outcome of their application by a specified date outlined in the application guidelines. Unsuccessful applicants will be offered general feedback, but individual feedback cannot be given due to the high number of applications expected. Host university spaces are allocated to the strongest applicants and these decisions cannot be appealed by students.
When selecting modules to study at your host institution, you must undertake the full credit load that will allow you to progress to the next level of your LJMU programme of study. Note that this may mean you take a different number of modules than at LJMU as some universities have different credit values. It is also important to consider the assessments you may take at your host institution, as some universities and countries have more assessments than you may be used to. If you would like to know more, speak to your IMC about the assessments at your host institution and how marks will be translated.
You can follow @LJMUGoAbroad for updates.
Who to contact about going abroad
If you’re a current student interested in going abroad, you should discuss your options with your International Mobility Coordinator (IMC) and/or Programme Leader within your School.
Arts, Professional and Social Studies
Art and Design: Emma Roberts
Liverpool Screen School: Paula Baines
Humanities and Social Science: Filippo Menozzi
Law: Alison Lui
LCAPS: Adrian James
Education, Health and Community
Education: Avril Rowley
Public Health Institute: Conan Leavy
Nursing: Analie Grimshaw
Allied Health (inc. midwifery and paramedics): Jane Rooney
Sport Studies, Leisure and Community: Nicholas Wise
Engineering and Technology
Applied Mathematics: Sandra Ortega Martorell
Built Environment: Vida Maliene
Civil Engineering: Iacopo Carnacina
Computer Science: Thar Baker Shamsa
Maritime and Mechanical Engineering: Dan Stancioiu