Plymouth University is friendly, dynamic and innovative with approximately 30,000 students on full and part-time programs of study including around 3,000 students from over 100 countries. The University’s academic year is structured around terms and not semesters. Plymouth is a world-class university with a global reputation:
- In the top 100 of the World’s Modern Universities
- Winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Education 2012.
- Awarded the most centers of excellence for teaching and learning of any UK University
- Amongst the top 40 out of 120 Universities in the UK
- The No. 1 Green University in 2010
Learn more about Plymouth University at their website: http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/
- Auburn University students with at least junior standing.
- Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.25
- Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.
*It's preferred that AU students study at Plymouth for a full academic year to account for the difference in term dates.
- 11 September 2017: International Orientation
- 18 September 2017: Welcome Week
- 25 September 2017: Date classes begin
- 26 January 2018: Date classes and examinations end
- 29 January 2018: Date classes begin
- 1 June 2018: Date classes and examinations end
Courses are taught in English. Terminology is somewhat different than in the U.S. Rather than referring to a 'major' the term 'course' is used, and their 'modules' are like our 'courses'. Students should contact the Auburn Faculty Director or see the host institution’s website for current majors (course) and course (module) offerings.
Choosing a Course at Plymouth University
Auburn students pay Auburn tuition and fees for a full time student equal to 12 hours (based on their residency status) for semester programs, 4 hours for summer programs. The student will be enrolled in the Auburn Exchange Course (UNIV 3000) while abroad. Students will not pay tuition to the host university but may pay other fees and are also responsible for their meals, books, housing, and airfare. Auburn students will also pay for the International Emergency Travel Self Insurance for the duration of their program abroad.
Plymouth University advises students to budget approximately £800 per month minimum to meet living expenses.
Students typically live in shared flats or houses in the surrounding area. For further information on housing availability and options visit accommodation information.
Plymouth, Devon, England, UK
Plymouth University benefits from its attractive location with a vibrant city life and culture, set in dramatic countryside and close to some of Britain's most beautiful beaches with excellent sailing and surfing opportunities. The city, Plymouth, is located between the mouths of the rivers Plym and Tamar in what is widely regarded as one of the world's most impressive natural harbors. Aside from the beautiful waterfronts, Plymouth has a large amount of historical heritages that can be explored. Plymouth Sound, the city’s natural deep water harbor, brought the Royal Navy in the 17th century, helping to create a bustling Georgian port from its medieval origins. World War II negatively affected Plymouth, but the aftermaths of the bombing saw the creation of the city center - lauded nationally as the finest and most complete body of 1950’s architecture in the United Kingdom. Plymouth has been home to pioneers and politicians across the centuries and is a city steeped in history with the spirit of discovery and spirit of beauty which is no question why nearly 12 million people visit Plymouth each year.
Independent Excursions: Students are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to travel during the semester as the course schedule allows. Plan on arriving a week before classes start in order to explore London for a couple of days and get settled into your housing accommodations. In addition, the British have a three week holiday during Easter allowing ample time to explore nearby countries.
Students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the community and culture of Plymouth. A great place to start looking for interesting organizations and activities is by visiting the Plymouth University Student Services webpage.
PASSPORT AND VISA REQUIREMENTS
If you do not have a PASSPORT: Please check www.travel.state.gov for the nearest local passport office and forms. Auburn Abroad recommends that you apply for a passport as soon as possible. If you already have a passport: Please check the expiration date. Passports should be valid for at least 6 months following your scheduled time abroad.
- For U.S. Citizens: It is recommended that students obtain a Tier 4 Student visa. For information on the application process, visit the Plymouth University website for Immigration and Visa Information.
- Non-U.S. Citizens should verify visa requirements for visits of any duration to the United Kingdom.
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