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UK Exchange: University of Chester (ISEP Exchange)
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|Restrictions:||UK applicants only|
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|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.
Chance of PlacementISEP-Exchange chance of placement for US students is generally Good.
ISEP-Exchange chance of placement for I-to-I students is generally Fair.
For the most current chances of placement, see the Sites Open for Applications for US Students
ISEP-Direct chance of placement for US students and I-to-I students is Excellent.
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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In addition to the program featured above, UK students may petition to participate on any exchange program within the ISEP network. For more information on additional ISEP Direct programs, visit the ISEP Search for a Program or the Directory of International Universities.
This program is open to undergraduate students from all academic disciplines.
- Students will earn transfer credit from The 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 The 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 Education Abroad Academic Credit website.
- PRIOR to participating in this program, students must complete an Academic Approval Form (AAF). The AAF indicates how the courses will be used, or course equivalency, once they are transferred back to UK. Instructions on how to complete the AAF are included in the application materials.
- Upon completion of the term abroad, the transcript should be sent to the Education Abroad at UK office. Once received, the Education Abroad staff will coordinate the transfer of credits to UK.
- All students will be enrolled in ISP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour) during their term abroad.
Scholarships & Financial Aid
Students are strongly encouraged to explore all funding opportunities for programs abroad. There are numerous opportunities available based on the area of study, program type, length, and country of destination.
Many financial aid packages (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 their UK Financial Aid counselor as soon as possible to apply for funding.
The Education Abroad at UK Scholarship - The campus-wide Selection Committee awards need-based scholarships to UK students in the amounts of $750, $1,000 and $1,500. The deadline for application materials is March 1 for Summer/Fall programs and October 1 for Spring/Winter programs.
For more information about scholarship and funding opportunities, please visit the Education Abroad at UK Financial Aid & Scholarships resource page.
- Students must complete two applications to participate in this program - one to Education Abroad at UK and one to ISEP. For the ISEP application, visit: http://www.isep.org/students/Apply/how_to_apply.asp
- Costs and cancellation policies vary by program, so it is important to review this information very carefully. For more information on program costs, please see the "Fees and Policies" information page (the link is in the program header at the top of this website).
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 the UK Student Center, accepts U.S. Passport applications. For more information about U.S. Passport applications please visit the U.S. Department of State website.
- Participants holding a US passport are not required to obtain a student visa before entering England for stays of less than 90 days. For more information please visit the UK Border Agency website. Visa applications should be submitted well in advance of the program start date. Students should pay careful attention to the amount of time required to obtain the visa. It is strongly suggested that students work with a visa expediting service, such as A Briggs or VisaHQ to obtain the visa.
Travel Medical Insurance
All participants of this program will be enrolled in travel medical insurance via ISEP. For details on the coverage provided please visit the ISEP Health Insurance website.
Participants wishing to travel before or after the official program dates are strongly encouraged to purchase additional coverage for the extended dates via Education Abroad at UK. Please see the Education Abroad at UK Health & Safety webpage for more information. There is an option to purchase the extended coverage in the application.
For More Information
For additional information about this program, please contact:
- EA Peer Ambassadors, Education Abroad Resource Center, 315 Bradley Hall
- Mr. Laurence Tuccori, Education Abroad Advisor, email@example.com
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