Overview

University of Warwick

City: Coventry
Language of instruction: English
  • One of Britain's leading universities
  • Sited on the southern side of Coventry where the city meets the County of Warwickshire
  • 16 646 undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Committed to providing undergraduate and postgraduate teaching of the highest quality
  • Coventry is the ninth largest city in England and the eleventh largest in the United Kingdom
  • An ancient city, predating many of the large cities around it including Birmingham and Leicester

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Partner university's areas of study

ArtsCommerce (UBCV)EngineeringHealth SciencesScience

ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING

Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)

Who can go?

  • Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study
  • Students must have a minimum cumulative 70% GPA to attend this partnership
  • Please note that there is a new award to support UBC students studying History, Politics or English on exchange at the University of Warwick. UBC-University of Warwick International Learning Award
  • Please research applicable course restrictions on the University of Warwick's exchange website

Term dates

  • Semester 1: Late September to Late December
  • Semester 2: Early January to Late March
  • Semester 3: Early April to Early July
  • Commerce students may attend: UW Semester 1 only, OR UW Semester 1 & 2 only, OR UW Semester 2 & 3 only, OR UW Semester 1, 2 & 3
  • Engineering students may attend: UW Semester 1, 2, 3 OR UW Semester 2 & 3

Timing

  • Commerce: When applying to Go Global, UBC-V Commerce students must select 'University of Warwick-COMM' on their Go Global application
  • Engineering: When applying to Go Global, UBC-V Engineering students must select 'University of Warwick-Engineering' on their Go Global application
  • Arrangements can be made for students who wish to attend Term 1 only to be back to UBC in time for the January term
  • Commerce students going for Term 1 only: should take 60 CATS to earn 15 UBC credits
  • However, under these circumstances 12 CATS modules may be valued at 8 CATS, 9.6 CATS or 12 CATS (and it may not be possible to earn full credit for equivalent COMM courses)
  • For direct COMM transfer credit, courses must be worth at least 9.6 CATS
  • It is therefore recommended that students consider a full year or second semester exchange, or if going for term 1 be prepared to take commerce or non-commerce elective courses
Courses + Transfer Credits

Credits

Course equivalency formula

  • CATS divided by 4 = UBC credits

Passing grade

Undergraduate modules (levels C, I and H) = 40% Postgraduate modules (levels M and D) = 50%

Grading scheme

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline.  You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g., application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)

Course information and restrictions

  • Student can take courses in Engineering or Commerce (from the Warwick Business School)
  • Most of the modules you take at Warwick need to be within the Faculty that you will be accepted into (generally, you can only take one module outside of the admitting department)
  • See: School of Engineering
  • See: Warwick Business School
  • Business students should note that if going in Term 1 only, full credit for courses may not be available
  • Exams for business courses are held in May/June so Term 1 students will instead write a related assignment for the course and will receive 8 CATS (2 UBC) or 9.6 CATS (2.5 UBC) rather than the regular 12 CATS
  • 12 CATS will be earned for courses without a final exam
  • If taking equivalent Commerce courses to meet specific degree requirements, the WBS course must be worth at least 9.6 CATS
  • Elective courses can be worth varying credit values
  • Students are permitted to take 2 courses outside of the business school (more may be taken if permission from WBS is given)
  • You need to ensure that there is coursework that you could take at Warwick in the term of your attendance; however, you won't actually sign up for the modules until you arrive there
  • Base Department: at Warwick for students taking full degree courses it is unusual for them to study in more than one academic Department - however, for Exchange Students coming to us from a different academic system, we appreciate that in order to meet the requirements of their home institution they might need to take study modules (courses) in more than just their Base Dept - we recommend that you still select a base department wherein which most of your courses will be taken
  • Please note that Politics is not available for the Spring and Spring/Summer Semester(s)

Full course load information

The University of Warwick expects Study Abroad students to undertake the following amount of work:

  • 120 CATS points (60 ECTS) for a full academic year
  • 48 CATS (24 ECTS) for Autumn or Spring only
  • 96 CATS (48 ECTS) for Autumn & Spring
  • 72 CATS (36 ECTS) Spring & Summer

Partner Course Information

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver

Arts
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Twentieth Century India: Colonialism, Democracy and Protest
Partner course code: HI 297
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-11
UBC course: ECON 326
Title: Applied Econometrics
Partner course code: EC 203
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-19
UBC course: ECON 345
Title: Economics of Money & Banking
Partner course code: EC 230
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-04-29
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Microeconomics 2
Partner course code: EC 202
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-21
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Industrial Economics 1: Market Structure
Partner course code: EC 208
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-21
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Making of Economic Policy
Partner course code: EC 304
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-12-08
UBC course: ECON 455
Title: Economics- International Trade
Partner course code: EC 336
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-29
UBC course: ECON 4th
Title: Industrial Economics 2: Market Economics, Competition and Regulation
Partner course code: EC 337
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-12-08
UBC course: FREN 101
Title: French 1
Partner course code: LL 113
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-03
UBC course: HIST 318
Title: Britain in the Twentieth Century: Narrating the Nation
Partner course code: HI 291
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-03-03
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: American Historical Cinema
Partner course code: AM 213
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-03-03
UBC course: HIST 3rd*
Title: The British Problem: Empire, Conflict and National Identities 1558-1714
Partner course code: HI 275
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-01-17
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Politics, Literature and Ideas in Stuart England: c.1600-c.1715
Partner course code: HI 271
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-03-03
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Urban Catastrophes: Disasters and Urban Reconstruction from 1906 to the Present
Partner course code: HI 2A6
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-03-03
UBC course: PHIL 240 (3)
Title: Issues In Philosophy
Partner course code: PH 141
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-01-15
UBC course: PHIL 339A
Title: Issues in Contemporary Aesthetics
Partner course code: PH 346
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-11
UBC course: PHIL 347
Title: Philosophy of Religion
Partner course code: PH 368
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-12-18
UBC course: POLI 341
Title: Issues In Political Theory
Partner course code: PO 301
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-11
UBC course: POLI 360
Title: International Security
Partner course code: PO 231
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-11
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Politics of International Development
Partner course code: PO 231
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-11
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Post-Kantian Social and Political Philosophy: Hegel and Marx
Partner course code: PH 356
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-13
UBC course: POLI 4th
Title: War in the Twenty-First Century
Partner course code: PO 3A2
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-11
UBC course: PSYC 2nd
Title: Sleep and Health
Partner course code: PS 362
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-05
UBC course: PSYC 307
Title: Psychology Across Cultures
Partner course code: PS 367
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-05
UBC course: PSYC 314
Title: Health Psychology
Partner course code: PS 343
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-05
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Individual Differences
Partner course code: PS 201
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-09
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Language and Cognition
Partner course code: PS 210
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-06-11
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Cognitive Science
Partner course code: PS 341
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-09
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Developmental Psychopathology
Partner course code: PS 353
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-05
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Developmental Psychopathology
Partner course code: PS 353
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-16
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Attention
Partner course code: PS 355
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-09
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Persuasion and Influence
Partner course code: PS 359
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-14
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Social Psychology
Partner course code: PS 220
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-12-15
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Behaviour Change
Partner course code: PS 359
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-07
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Nonverbal Behaviour
Partner course code: PS 360
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-07
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Human Sexuality
Partner course code: PS 364
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-16
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Animal Communication and Cognition
Partner course code: PS 365
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-07
UBC course: PSYC 418
Title: The Self in Social Psychology
Partner course code: PS 332
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-16
UBC course: SOCI 200
Title: Relationship and Family Change: Demographic and Sociological Perspectives
Partner course code: SO 247
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-12-15
UBC course: SOCI 2nd
Title: Life of Media: Past, Present and Future
Partner course code: SO 1180
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-12-15
UBC course: SOCI 2nd
Title: Comparative Sociology South Asia
Partner course code: SO 251
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-12-15
UBC course: SOCI 302
Title: Race, Resistance and Modernity
Partner course code: SO 342
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-02
UBC course: SOCI 3RD
Title: Sex, Power, Discourse
Partner course code: SO 323
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-09
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Race and the Making of the Modern World
Partner course code: SO 122
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-01-08
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Capitalism and Religion
Partner course code: SO 339
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-22
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Sociology of Knowledge, Science and Intellectuals
Partner course code: SO 344
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-02
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Politics of Asylum
Partner course code: SO 351
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-02
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Decolonising Music: Popular, World and Folk Forms
Partner course code: SO 352
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-17
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Bodies, Property, and Politics (SO239-15)
Partner course code: SO 239
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-22
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Racism and Xenophobia
Partner course code: S0 337
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-22
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Ethnography and the Anthropological Tradition
Partner course code: SO 338
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-17
UBC course: SOCI 464
Title: Social Movements and Political Action
Partner course code: SO 336
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-02
UBC course: SOCI 470
Title: Punishment, Justice and Control
Partner course code: SO 350
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-02
Commerce
UBC course: COHR 3rd
Title: Comparative European Employment Relations
Partner course code: IB3E00
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-01-21
UBC course: COHR 3rd
Title: International & European Employment Relations
Partner course code: IB3E1
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-01-27
UBC course: COHR 3rd
Title: Organisational Analysis
Partner course code: IB 2380
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-11-02
UBC course: COMM 296
Title: Marketing Management
Partner course code: IB 3A50
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2014-10-20
UBC course: COMM 362
Title: Consumer Behavior
Partner course code: IB 3260
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-02-25
UBC course: COMM 363
Title: Marketing Strategy
Partner course code: IB 3870
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-10-15
UBC course: COMM 370
Title: Principles of Finance 2
Partner course code: IB 2540
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-01-23
UBC course: COMM 371
Title: Principle of Finance 1
Partner course code: IB 2530
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-01-08
UBC course: COMM 377
Title: International Financial Management
Partner course code: IB394
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-10-26
UBC course: COMM 377
Title: International Financial Management
Partner course code: IB 394
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-26
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Entrepreneurship and New Business
Partner course code: IB2550
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2016-01-13
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Banks and Financial Systems
Partner course code: IB3J80
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2016-01-26
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Project Management
Partner course code: IB3820
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-01-21
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Simulation
Partner course code: IB320
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2016-01-13
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Service Marketing
Partner course code: IB 2650
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-01-25
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Equality and Diversity
Partner course code: IB 3610
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-01
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Strategic Information Management
Partner course code: IB 3700
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-30
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: International and European Employment Relations
Partner course code: IB 3E10
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-01-30
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Understanding Enterprise
Partner course code: IB 3F60
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-30
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Understanding the Entrepreneur
Partner course code: IB 3F70
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-12-11
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Service Excellence
Partner course code: 2450 IB
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-01-15
UBC course: COMM 449
Title: Supply Chain Management
Partner course code: IB 3840
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-09-17
UBC course: COMM 469
Title: International Marketing
Partner course code: IB 3880
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-06
UBC course: COMM 471
Title: Mergers and Acquisitions
Partner course code: IB 3H7
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-01-15
UBC course: COMM 47X
Title: Finance in New Ventures
Partner course code: IB 3950
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-10-01
UBC course: COMM 491
Title: Corporate Strategy Part A
Partner course code: IB3D8
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2016-10-03
UBC course: COMM 491
Title: Corporate Strategy Part B
Partner course code: IB3D9
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2016-01-19
Science
UBC course: MATH 426
Title: Introduction to Topology
Partner course code: MATH MA3F1
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-29

UBC Okanagan

Applied Science
UBC course: POLI 4th
Title: Critical Security Studies
Partner course code: PO 381
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-19
Arts and Sciences
UBC course: POLI 336
Title: United States Foreign Policy
Partner course code: PO 379
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-19
UBC course: POLI 391E
Title: The Politics of Religion
Partner course code: PO 383
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-19
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Britain & the War on Terror
Partner course code: PO 380
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-19
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
  • For the summer semester at Warwick fees are paid to Warwick directly
  • Some exceptions may apply

Scholarships + awards

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ forFederal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.
Housing

Types of accommodation available

Off-campusOn-campus

Housing notes

  • On-campus housing is not guaranteed but students can apply once they have received an unconditional offer from Warwick
  • While every effort will be made to accommodate Exchange Students on campus if they apply by the deadline of 31 July each year, students must be prepared to live off campus if necessary, in University-managed accommodation in the nearby towns of Coventry, Kenilworth or Leamington Spa
  • All are served by frequent bus services to the campus

Information on Accommodation

How to applyBack to UBCO