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UK Exchange: University of Chester (ISEP Exchange)
Chester, England (Outgoing Program)
|Partner Website:||Click to visit|
|Restrictions:||UK applicants only|
|Program Cost and Budget||
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring||2017||08/10/2016 **||Rolling Admission||01/11/2017||06/17/2017|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be notified of acceptance into this program and will then need to complete post-decision materials prior to departing for the program.
|Experience Type:||Study Abroad||Area of Study:||Biology, Business Law, Business Management, Chinese Language, Communication, Computer Science, Dance, Decision Science and Information Systems, Education, Elementary Education, English, Fine Arts, French Language, Geography, German Language, Graphic Design, History, Kinesiology, Law, Management, Mathematics, Music, Psychology, Religious Studies, Spanish Language|
|Course Language:||English||Housing Options:||Apartment(shared), Residence Hall|
|Eligibility:||2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior||Minimum GPA:||2.75|
|Student Type:||Undergraduate students only||Advisor:||Laurence Tuccori|
|UK Travel Medical Insurance:||Provided by program partner|
University of Chester
Chester, England, United Kingdom (pop. 120,000)Language of instruction: English
Student Enrollment: 11,000
Student Enrollment: 11,000
LocationChester is a small and beautiful city in the northwest of England, forty minutes from the large cities of Liverpool and Manchester. It is one of Britain's leading tourist centers; attractions include the Roman walls, a magnificent Cathedral, the world-famous Tudor 'Rows' (covered galleries of shops), and the River Dee. There is easy access to the famous beauty spots of the Lakes, North Wales.
Program TypeAcademic year or semester exchanges
ISEP-Direct academic year or semester programs
ISEP-Exchange for International students.
ISEP-Exchange for US students.
ISEP-Direct site for students from all member institutions.
Program DatesAcademic year: September to June; Semester 1: September to January; Semester 2: January to June. Students requesting a Semester 1 placement will be able to sit alternative assessments and return home December 19.
ProgramsSchools of Applied and Health Sciences (allied health professions, biological science, computer science & information systems, mathematics, sport & exercise sciences); Arts and Media (fine art, graphic design, media, performing arts); Business Management, and Law (business, law, management, work related studies); Education (initial primary teacher training, education studies, teaching assistants); Humanities (English, history, modern languages, theology & religious studies); Social Sciences (geography, psychology, social & communication studies).
Housing and MealsFull-board accommodation is mostly on-campus. The university also offers (on or near the campus) a range of self-catering flats and houses (single rooms with shared facilities).
ProfileFounded in 1839, and linked with the University of Liverpool for almost 100 years, the University of Chester offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree study to around 14,000 students. Chester has excellent teaching, study and recreational facilities, including a modern library, ample open access computer facilities, and a range of sports and fitness opportunities.
ISEP-Exchange programs allow students to participate in reciprocal exchanges with students at ISEP member institutions worldwide, while paying their home university tuition. Students attending US universities that are ISEP-Exchange members are eligible to apply for these programs at other international ISEP-Exchange member universities. Chances of placement vary by location.
ISEP-Direct programs allow students to enroll directly in a host institution abroad, instead of exchanging places with another student. Chances of placement are typically excellent for qualified applicants and some sites offer special academic programs and excursions. Students attending US universities that are either ISEP-Exchange members or ISEP-Direct members can participate in ISEP-Direct programs abroad.
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Students must be in possession of a valid passport at the time of application to this program.
Students will earn transfer credit from University of Chester. For all successfully completed courses, the credit hours, course title and course equivalency will be indicated on the UK transcript. Students must complete the coursework during this program according to the established guidelines by University of Chester. The grades earned will be important to progression in future academic endeavors, including graduate or professional school; however the grades earned will NOT be indicated on the UK transcript. For more information visit the UK Education Abroad Academic Credit website.
- PRIOR to participating on this program, students must complete an Academic Approval Form (AAF). The AAF indicates how the course will be used, or course equivalency, once they are transferred back to UK. Instructions on how to complete the AAF are included in application materials.
- Upon completion of the term abroad, the transcript should be sent to the UK Education Abroad office. Once received, Education Abroad staff will facilitate the transfer of credits to UK.
- All students will be enrolled in ISP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour) at UK during their term abroad.
Students must complete two applications to participate in this program - one to UK Education Abroad and one to ISEP. For the ISEP application, contact the UK EA advisor (see contact information below).
Scholarships & Financial Aid
Students are strongly encouraged to explore multiple funding opportunities for programs abroad. There are numerous opportunities available based on area of study, program type, length and country of destination. Smaller scholarships can often be "stacked" together to help fund education abroad.
- Usually, financial aid (scholarships, loans and grants) used for on-campus study can be applied to education abroad programs. Students who qualify for financial aid should consult with UK Financial Aid as soon as possible to identify possible financial aid opportunities.
- UK Education Abroad Scholarship - a campus wide selection committee awards needs-based scholarships to UK students in amounts of $750, $1,000 & $1,500. The deadline to apply is March 1 for Summer/Fall programs and October 1 for Spring/Winter programs.
Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please see the "Program Cost & Budget" information page (the link is in the program header at the top of this website). Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses.
Passport & Visa Requirements
Participants must have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the expected date of return to the U.S. The Wildcat Passport Acceptance Facility, in Room 106 of Bowman's Den, accepts U.S. passport applications. For more information about U.S. passport applications, please visit the U.S. Department of State website.
- U.S. Passport holders participating on this program for less than 6 months and not intending to do an internship or work of any kind are not required to obtain a visa for entry to the United Kingdom. U.S. Passport holders participating on the exchange for an academic year and/or intending to work or do an internship must obtain a visa for entry into the United Kingdom. Non-U.S. passport holders must investigate the visa regulations on the British Government website as well as the associated regulations for their current U.S. student visa. Students should pay careful attention to the amount of time required to obtain a visa. It is strongly suggested that students work with a visa expediting service, such as A Briggs or VisaHQ to obtain the visa.
All participants of this program will be enrolled in Travel Medical Insurance for the duration of the program. Participants wishing to travel before or after the official program dates are strongly encouraged to purchase additional coverage for the extended travel dates. Please see the UK Education Abroad Health & Safety website for more information.
In support of the University of Kentucky's compelling interest in the educational benefit of diversity within the UK Student body, UK Education Abroad encourages all students to apply for an education abroad program that best suits their academic and personal needs. For more information, please see our diversity abroad resources, here.
All students will participate in UK pre-departure orientation activities. Students will often participate in orientation activities upon arrival in the host country as well. In addition to pre-departure orientations, students will have access to on-going orientation resources during and after their program to maximize the intercultural and intellectual learning potential at each phase of the education abroad experience. Students are strongly encouraged to independently research their host country. Participants should consider the history, current politics, social media outlets, tourism boards, etc.
For More Information
For additional information about the program, please contact:
EA Peer Ambassadors, Education Abroad Resource Center, 315 Bradley Hall - Walk ins are welcome Monday-Friday 9am - 5pm
Mr. Laurence Tuccori, EA Exchanges Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
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