Erasmus+ Student Mobility Grants - Inbound
Swansea University is offering 10 Erasmus+ awards of up to €5,070 each to students from selected Texas partner universities who participate in study abroad to Swansea University in the academic year 2017/18.
These are available to students from the following universities who undertake a semester of study abroad as part of the reciprocal student exchange with Swansea University:
- University of Houston
- University of Texas at Austin
- Texas A&M University
Recipient Case Study
Erasmus+ award recipient Lorelee Gonzalez from the University of Houston arrived in Swansea in September 2016:
“I was encouraged to do study abroad by my Mum who studied abroad herself. I wanted to study in the UK as I was going to have culture shock wherever I went, but I thought it would be easier to adapt somewhere that I spoke the language.
The classes I really wanted to study at Swansea were on Shakespeare and Dylan Thomas as I’m right here in Dylan Thomas’ home town. I am also taking modules in creative writing and contemporary women’s writing, which is my favourite as it’s so different from anything I’ve read before.
The Erasmus+ award has made a huge difference to me and has made study abroad much more affordable. Swansea is cheaper than Houston to live in, and it’s really easy to travel to other places on public transport.
My advice to students considering study abroad is that Swansea is a great choice! It has a great atmosphere and it’s similar enough to back home to feel very comfortable."
Payment of Grants
- Recipients will receive 80% of their grant after they have enrolled at Swansea University and signed the relevant documentation which will be provided at orientation.
- The remaining 20% of the grant will be paid at the end of the study abroad period following the completion, by the recipient, of final documentation and feedback.
Recipients will be required to open a UK bank account and the grant will be paid by Swansea University into that account.
Incoming exchange students may open a bank account with their preferred UK bank. There are two banks with branches at the University: Lloyds and Santander. Santander will allow students who are studying at Swansea University for just one semester to open an account, and it has branches on both the Singleton and Bay campus.