Topic outline

  • General

  • Who can apply?

    The exchange programme is open to students from our partner universities:

    USA

    • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
    • University of Southern Maine
    • Southern Oregon University
    • Alfred University
    • Shenandoah University
    • Georgia College State University
    • Montana State University Billings
    • Lander University
    • Eastern Illinois University
    • Westminster College
    • High Point University


    Canada

    • King's University College, Ontario


    South Korea

    • Sungkonghoe University


    Japan

    • Seinan Gakuin University


    India

    • Pearl Academy


    The visiting programme is open to students from our partner universities and also any student registered on a recognised programme of study at an international university or higher education institution. Please note tuition fees are payable for this programme.

    The Erasmus exchange is open to students from European institutions with which we have a bilateral agreement.

     

    • How and when to apply

      Students must be nominated by their home university before they apply to Study Abroad.

      Nominated students who have not yet received their application forms should contact Studyabroad@winchester.ac.uk.


      Completed application forms should be emailed by the
      student or home university to Studyabroad@winchester.ac.uk. Application deadlines are provided below.  

      Please note: students from American partner universities (including visiting students from these universities) do not need to complete the Housing Request Form as a part of their application. All other students who require University Managed Housing will need to complete a Housing Request Form.

      Application deadlines: 

        • For Semester 1 2017/2018 - the deadline for nominated students to submit their application to Study Abroad is 19 May 17. Students who have not already been nominated should contact Studyabroad@winchester.ac.uk for further information, as places for semester 1 are now limited.

       

        • For Semester 2 2017/2018 - nominations and applications must be received by 25th October 2017

      All students must be 2.8 minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) or equivalent. 

      Students whose first language is not English must submit evidence of their English language competence with their application. A list of suitable evidence is provided below, students need only submit one of the following: 

        • IELTS: minimum overall score of 6, including 6 in academic writing or TOEF IBT 80 (19 in writing).
        • an overseas GCE O level in English language at Grade A – C or equivalent qualification 
        • an academic reference validating English language competence.

      • Semester dates

        Semester one

        Arrivals on site - Saturday 16 September 2017

        Enrolment / Orientation – week beginning Monday 18 September 2017        

        First day of teaching – Monday 25 September 2017

        Last day of teaching -  Friday 15 December 2017

        Move out day - Saturday 16 December 2017

        Semester two

        Arrivals on site -  Thursday 11 January 2018

        Enrolment / Orientation - Friday 12 January 2018  (new students only)

        First day of teaching - Monday 15 January 2018

        Last day of teaching -  Friday 6 April 2018

        Move out day - Saturday 7 April 2018*

        *UNLESS you have applied to stay on for spring break and the May 2018 assessment period.

        Please check with Studyabroad@winchester.ac.uk if you are unsure.

        • Modules for exchange, Erasmus and visiting students

          Please make sure that you read the guide prior to completing your module selection form.

        • Costs - Tuition and Housing

           

          Tuition Fees

           

          Table   2 Undergraduate fees

          Overseas  

          2017/18

              US Partner visiting students   (one semester)

              £4,625*

              US Partner visiting students   (two semesters)

              £9,250*

              Other US and O/S visiting (one semester)

              £5,800*

              Other US and O/S visiting (two semesters)

              £11,600*

              Students from HSN or NLA (two semesters)

              £10,450*

              EU Visiting student (one semester)

              £4,625*

          *Indicative Fees for 2017/18 are as shown. Whilst the inflationary fee increases in tuition fees have been announced by the Minister, they are still subject to formal parliamentary approval and the approval of The University of Winchester Board of Governors. International fees are still subject to approval from the University of Winchester Board of Governors.

          Students visiting for one semester: USA visiting students

          Please ensure payment is received before your arrival date. Payment can be paid in two instalments if this is helpful; the first instalment before you arrive and the second at enrolment.

          If your home university pays on your behalf, an invoice will be posted to them a few months before your arrival date.

          Students staying for one semester: Erasmus

          No tuition fees are payable.

          Students staying for one semester: EU or other overseas visiting students

          Please ensure payment is received before your arrival date. Payment can be paid in two instalments if this is helpful; the first instalment before you arrive and the second at enrolment.

          Students staying for whole academic year: EU, US and other overseas visiting students

          The payment deadline for full payment is 13 October 2017.

           If you wish to pay in three instalments by the University’s preferred payment method the three instalments are 13 October 2017, 19 January 2018 and 11 May 2018.

          Students who pay tuition fees will be emailed with further information regarding how to make payments. This information will be sent out shortly after you have received your acceptance letter.    

          Accommodation fees

           

          Students visiting for one semester

          An invoice will be sent to you a few months before your arrival. Please ensure payment is received before your arrival date. Payment can be paid in two instalments if this is helpful; the first instalment before you arrive and the second at enrolment.

          Students staying for whole academic year

          The payment deadline for full payment is 13 October 2017.

           If you wish to pay in three instalments by the University’s preferred payment method the three instalments are 13 October 2017, 19 January 2018 and 11 May 2018.

          Accommodation

          Students from our American partner universities are usually contracted to go into catered accommodation.

          Accommodation rates: semester one

          Semester 1 Licence types

          Exchange and Visiting 13   weeks*

          Licence start

          Licence End

          Catered (KAC campus)

          £2,023.36

          16/09/2017

          16/12/2017

          West Downs standard

          £1,526.50

          16/09/2017

          16/12/2017

          West Downs ensuite

          £1,804.05

          16/09/2017

          16/12/2017

          Queens Road ensuite

          £1,804.05

          16/09/2017

          16/12/2017

          Queens Road Twin

          £1,062.40

          16/09/2017

          16/12/2017

          Burma Road ensuite

          £1,840.45

          16/09/2017

          16/12/2017

          *Including £25 bedding pack

          Accommodation rates: semester two

           

          Semester 2   Licence Types

          Incoming   exchange and visiting 12.2 weeks*

          Licence start /   End

           Students for 15.2 / 20.2 / 23.2 weeks

          Licence start /   End

          Catered (KAC campus)

          £1,913.56

          11/01/2018/   07/04/2018

          £2349.72

          11/01/2018   / 26/05/2018

          West Downs standard

          £1,444.00

          11/01/2018/   07/04/2018

          £2,343.00

          11/01/2018/   02/06/2018

          West Downs ensuite

          £1,706.30

          11/01/2018/   07/04/2018

          £2,776.10

          11/01/2018/   02/06/2018

          Queens Road ensuite

          £1,706.30

          11/01/2018/   07/04/2018

          £3,186.65

          11/01/2018/   23/06/2018

          Queens Road twin

          £1005.40

          11/01/2018/   07/04/2018

          £1,858.20

          11/01/2018/   23/06/2018

          Burma Road ensuite

          £1,740.70

          11/01/2018/   07/04/2018

          £3,251.85

          11/01/2018/   23/06/2018

          *Including £25 bedding pack

          Visit our accommodation pages for more information: Student Accommodation

          • Do you need a visa?

            Detailed information on the regulations around entry to the UK can be found on the UK Visas and Immigration website (part of the Home Office).

            You can check whether you need a visa by clicking on this link.

            Tier 4 Visa (Entry Clearance) for International students

            Students coming to the UK for six months or less and not intending to work (or do work experience) do not require a Tier 4 student visa. Instead they need a Short Term Study Visa.

            Non visa nationals  can apply at the airport upon arrival.  You will need to bring with you your acceptance letter from the University of Winchester, and tell the Immigration Officer that you wish to enter as a 'Student Visitor'. Please ensure the Immigration Officer gives you the Short Term Study Visa entry stamp. Without this endorsement your entry clearance will be that of a General Visitor.

            Visa nationals should apply at the British Embassy nearest to them for a Short Term Study Visa. 

            Student Visitors are a different immigration category to Tier 4 Visa Students and carry several restrictions:

            • You must be at least 18 years old
            • You cannot extend your time as a Student Visitor
            • You are entirely prohibited from working
            • You cannot 'switch' into the 'Student' category whilst here, e.g. to work
            • You cannot bring a dependant.

            Students can study part-time or full-time under the Short Term Study Visa route.

            Students who require visas are advised to travel directly to England and not via the CTA*, as it causes immigration complications.

            *The Common Travel Area (CTA) comprises the UK, the Republic of Ireland, the Bailiwick of Guernsey,

             the Bailiwick of Jersey and the Isle of Man

            American and other Non-EU nationals intending to work whilst they are here (including work experience), and/or considering the possibility of extending their stay beyond six months, MUST contact Studyabroad@winchester.ac.uk for further advice regarding visas. Non-EU students will normally be advised to contact us to obtain a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) form so that they may apply for a Tier 4 student visa from a British diplomatic mission in their home country, which must be done before arrival in the UK.

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            • Travelling from the airport to Winchester

              Please do not book your transport until you have received notification of your acceptance from The University of Winchester. For students who have been accepted to Study Abroad at Winchester, please refer to the travel information provided below. Airport booking forms and maps are available at the end of this section of information.

              University coach service from Heathrow airport - Arrivals day only

              Arrivals day for semester one is Saturday 16 September 2017

              Please note the university coach service picks up from Heathrow ONLY. There is a booking form

              Please ensure that you read the form before completing. Once you have read and completed the form, please return it international international.students@winchester.ac.uk  with AIRPORT BOOKING as the email title.   Please ensure that you return this form at least one week before you arrive. 

              Arrivals day for semester two is Thursday 11 January 2018. Please contact Studyabroad@winchester.ac.uk for further details.

              Arrivals to airports/ ferry terminals other than Heathrow

              If you are travelling via another airport/ ferry terminal, you can either make your way to Heathrow and join the University's coach service, or travel independently to the University.  You can use the following websites to plan your journey:

              National Rail is the website for all of the UK's train operating companies

              National Express is the UK's main coach company

              National Express also runs coaches between UK airports

              Arriving in Winchester city centre

              The University is a short walk from the railway station, and a slightly longer walk from the coach stop. You may want to consider taking a taxi; here are some taxi firms:

              Wintax cars

              Winchester Taxis

              Wessex Cars