WWU Direct Exchange:
University of Plymouth
Consistently ranked one of the top modern universities in the UK, the University of Plymouth has a strong record of excellence, enterprise and innovation across its teaching and research activities. The university has an excellent reputation for its teaching quality, having performed very well in all teaching reviews carried out by external bodies since 1996. The total University of Plymouth enrollment is 30,000, including 3,000 international students from 100 different countries.
The city of Plymouth is on the coast, near the many small fishing villages of Cornwall. Plymouth is the major city of the southwest and offers cultural attractions such as museums and professional theater. It is a three-hour rail trip from London and also offers a ferry link to mainland Europe. A natural harbor, Plymouth was the port from which the Pilgrims sailed in 1620. Some of the oldest remnants of civilization still exist in the Southwest, including standing stone circles of which Stonehenge is the best known. Area sporting facilities include sailing, windsurfing, and horseback riding in Dartmoor National Park.
Academic Program and Courses
The University of Plymouth has two terms:
- Autumn term: late September to late January
- Spring term: Late January to end of June
Participants are accepted for study by a relevant faculty. Students are usually only able to take a combination of courses currently available on recognized pathways. Cross-registration for modules taught in different courses (programs) is sometimes possible, but combinations cannot be guaranteed due to the potential for timetable clashes. Students may be required to select all modules from one particular course. Full-time students take 120 credits per year: typically six classes per year at 20 credits each, or three in a semester. Students sign up for classes on-site, during orientation. Students are given the option of having a tutor assist in course selection upon arrival in Plymouth. . The online prospectus of undergraduate courses
lists the available courses by topic.
There is a mixture of University allocated Halls, Student Accommodation Agencies and University approved private houses available. Halls tend to be slightly more expensive than private accommodation, however may be more convenient as students can secure accommodation before they arrive in Plymouth
Exchange program participants will pay WWU in-state tuition and mandatory fees. All other costs associated with participation in the program (including transportation, room and board, personal expenses) are the responsibility of the individual student. Check the budget sheet for information on any additional estimated expenses.
The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-program activities.
There are two applications for exchange students to complete. The first application is the International Programs & Exchanges (IPE) application. After students are selected for nomination, they must complete the University of Plymouth application.
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