May 04th, 2021

University of Warwick

UWarwick Feature
Semester Abroad
University of Warwick
Coventry, England
Born out of boldness, imagination, and collaboration, the University of Warwick is a world-leading university with the highest academic and research standards. The campus in Coventry, England, welcomes over 26,500 students from over 150 countries. Warwick is a constant presence in the rankings of the UK’s and the world’s greatest universities, and the 2014 Research Excellence Framework placed it 7th among UK research universities, meaning you’ll learn alongside academics at the cusp of new thinking. If you’re looking for a University that consistently tops UK league tables, was voted University of the Year 2015 by the Times and Sunday Times newspapers, and is the top targeted university nationally by the UK’s top 100 graduate employers, the University of Warwick is for you.

The University of Warwick is right in the center of England, easily connected to all parts of the UK and Europe. It sits on the border of the West Midlands and Warwickshire, providing easy access to the major cities of Coventry and Birmingham, and the beautiful historic towns of Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick, Kenilworth, and Royal Leamington Spa.

The campus is located three miles to the southwest of Coventry City center and is set in nearly 300 hectares of natural countryside with lakes, woods, and beautifully-tended gardens in which you can relax and escape from the buzz of campus. If you feel like a change of scene altogether there are a variety of interesting places nearby, from Birmingham's busy shopping and entertainment areas to the cultural heritage of Stratford, home to the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Warwick constantly invests in student services and campus facilities. You’ll benefit from excellent support from accommodation help to career advice, free counseling and health services. You’ll appreciate belonging to a truly cosmopolitan student community and having access to more than 300 student-run clubs and societies. Top sporting facilities, a major art center, outdoor spaces to relax and unwind, and a hugely active Students’ Union create an environment that helps students enjoy a full life outside of the lecture room.
Program Fees
Tuition & Academic Fees
Standard HPU rates to be paid to HPU.
University of Warwick rates to be paid to the University of Warwick.
Meals are self-catered.
Health & Safety Plan
At the time of publishing, the rate is estimated at $325 per semester, to be paid to HPU.
Additional Expenses
Students will be responsible for all travel, immigration, and personal and other expenses.
University of Warwick
Coventry, England
Applications are due during the spring semester prior to the study abroad term.
Fall Semester Study Abroad:
- September through December
- Application Deadline: March 1

Spring Semester Study Abroad:
- January through March
- Application Deadline: May 1
2.75 GPA & Sophomore Status
Office of Global Education, Cottrell Hall, Suite 142
Academic Information
Classes are called modules at the University of Warwick. When searching for modules, you'll want to be concerned with the module's dates and examination. In contrast to how classes are scheduled at HPU, the University of Warwick offers most modules over the course of a full academic year, with the examination period taking place in the summer after the Spring term commences. This is why you may see three terms listed on Warwick's website, appearing as a fall term, a spring term, and a summer term. Think of the summer term as more of a dedicated period for examinations.

Most of the students who study on exchange at the University of Warwick from the USA do so for one semester--namely, for the Fall semester. To accommodate this, Warwick offers a large catalog of modules available to students who choose to study for just one term. Students should plan to study at Warwick for the Fall term for the best offering of modules (it may be more difficult to fill a full schedule if you instead choose to study there during the Spring term).

Students who study on exchange to the University of Warwick for the full year will take year-long modules with standard examinations after the Spring term. Modules in the United Kingdom are valued using the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS), where 10 CATS are equivalent to 3 HPU credits, 15: 4, and 20:5, etc. Students enroll in a semester load of 50-60 CATS, which is equivalent to a semester's course load at HPU. In planning, look for at least twice as many available modules as you may intend to take, giving you options and alternate courses for enrollment. View the courses offered for one semester in the Student Mobility Part-Year Module Handbook.
Credits Information
For High Point University to recognize the credits you complete abroad, you must earn at least a grade equivalent to a C in the U.S. HPU will not accept credit for courses with grades of C– or below. Grades for all courses earned abroad are recorded on the international transcript. Credits are received by HPU as transfer credits, which means the credit is received but the grade is not. Your HPU grade point average will not be impacted positively or negatively by your study abroad courses.