Study Abroad and Exchange for VIA University College students
As a student from VIA University College, you have a unique opportunity to go on exchange, stay abroad and semester abroads through the university's own agreements. But what if you could broaden your horizons even further as a freemover? With Uniclub, you can study abroad on your own terms.
Studying abroad as a student from VIA can seem overwhelming. That's why we're here to help you through the study abroad jungle.
Applying for an Exchange Spot via VIA University College
As a student at VIA, you have the chance to go on exchange as part of a semester abroad. Its essential to apply well in advance and research which universities your faculty at collaborates with. This involves selecting a host university, and preferably several, as there are limited spots available through exchange agreements.
You also have the option to pursue a study abroad program as a freemover. Or even better, apply both for an exchange spot and as a freemover, ensuring you a acceptance letter. You might wonder, what if you end up with multiple acceptance letters? Then you have the luxury of choice.
Not sure what a freemover is and how Uniclub can assist you in applying as one? Dont worry; we've summarized it below.
Benefits of Studying Abroad on Exchange with Uniclub:
- Greater Flexibility: As a freemover, youre not restricted to VIA's partner universities. Explore a wider range of universities and courses that align with your interests and field of study. Also, enjoy a much more flexible application deadline.
- Personal Guidance: Our advisors guide you through the entire process, from university selection to course pre-approval, application, financing, and preparation.
- Financial Support: Even though you finance the tuition fee as a freemover, Uniclub assists in applying for the udlandsstipendium, SU, and prepares you to apply for grants.
- Cultural Immersion: Experience student life as a full-time international student, delve deeper into local cultures and traditions, while enhancing your resume.
- Guaranteed Admission: Fancy the idea of securing a spot abroad, possibly with a group of friends or a partner? Then the freemover option is tailor-made for you.
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Understanding Freemover and Exchange Programs
At Uniclub, we recognize that the terminology surrounding study abroad can sometimes be confusing. Let's break it down:
- Exchange Programs: These are opportunities offered through VIA's partnerships with specific universities around the world. When you participate in an exchange program, you'll typically attend one of VIA's partner institutions for a semester or academic year. VIA will have agreements in place to facilitate your academic journey, ensuring a smooth transition and credit transfer.
- Freemover Programs: This option provides you with the freedom to choose a university of your liking, even if VIA doesn't have a direct partnership with that institution. As a freemover, you take charge of your study abroad experience by independently applying to universities that align with your goals and interests. While you may have more flexibility in your university selection, you'll also have greater responsibility in navigating the application process and ensuring credit transfer.
Where can I study abroad?
Uniclub collaborates with over 90 universities globally and assists many VIA students every year in realizing their dreams of a stay abroad. Our universities are carefully selected for their academic excellence, strong international communities, and exciting destinations. Many of our partner universities rank among the world's top 100, and we offer spots at universities that VIA doesn't have direct agreements with as well as universities VIA collaborates with. VIA students have particularly enjoyed securing spots at popular destinations such as:
Financing your semester abroad as a Student
Although a stay abroad abroad might seem expensive, there are many financing options. With Uniclub's help, you can find scholarships, grants, and other financing opportunities to make your stay affordable. Below are two different examples of how to finance a study abroad based on how much you receive in the udlandsstipendium. Even though the rates on overseas scholarships can vary based on what you study, all students are entitled to and to apply for grants from private foundations.
"Before Uniclub, the idea of studying abroad seemed daunting. But their team not only helped me find the perfect program to study in Barclona, but they also guided me through every step of the application and funding process. The experience was transformative, both academically and personally. I'm so grateful to Uniclub for making my dream of studying in Spain a reality." - Emma, Aarhus University Student
Contact us to learn more about your options
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