OSU Lancaster/Nottingham/Wales Application Checklist

All OSU students are required to complete the OSU Online Study Abroad Application. By completing this online application, a non-refundable, $50 application fee will be charged to your OSU student account.


OSU Lancaster/Nottingham/Wales Application Deadline

February 15 for the following academic year.

Application Fee: 

All study abroad and internship applicants are required to pay an application fee. See the Application Fee page for details.


Submit an official OSU transcript to the Program Coordinator along with the rest of the application materials. Please also submit an official transcript from each institution you have attended and earned 15 credits or more.

Program Provider Application: 

Each of these exchange partner providers has a unique process for applying, with which you should familiarize yourself.

University of Nottingham has an online application, which you do not fill out until recommended by the Program Coordinator to participate in the exchange. At that time you will be invited to fill out an online application form (and you will make course selections at that time).

For Lancaster University, the application materials for exchange students may be found at the following web page, and should be downloaded prior to your appointment for your interview. 

Students applying to Bangor University, Wales: Nominations are sent from OSU to Bangor, after which you will be sent information on applying to the host University.

For each of the above, you should carefully review your coursework options (often called 'modules') prior to submitting an application or prior to your interview.  See the Academic Planning form section for useful information for sorting through course options and applying those credits toward your degree program at OSU.  

Modules for each program may be found online here:


A passport valid for six months beyond your program is required. Apply for a passport immediately if you have not done so already. Visit travel.state.gov for an application.

Required Essays: 

Complete the following essays and submit them to the Program Coordinator before scheduling an interview.

1. Please write a brief autobiographical sketch that includes your personal history, family background, work experience, travel experience and other factors which have influenced your personal development. (approximately 1-2 pages)

2. Please state how your participation in this international program will contribute to your educational, career and personal goals. (approximately 1/2 page)

3. All participants have personal strengths and weaknesses. Please give yours and describe how they are relevant to your participation in this international program. (approximately 1/2 page)

Essays should be turned in directly to the Program Coordinator, along with the rest of the application materials.

Letters of Reference: 

Two reference forms are required, or references may submit a letter. Please read about references and download the form here: http://oregonstate.edu/international/studyabroad/apply/reference

References should be sent directly to your study abroad advisor at our IDEA Office address.

The Program Coordinator will contact you about setting up a 30 minute interview once your application materials have been received.
Health Disclosure: 

All students are required to return this form. See the Health Disclosure Form page for details.

Academic Planning Form: 

All study abroad students are required to submit the Academic Planning Form prior to departure. This form assists the student, academic advisors, and IDEA staff in understanding how the credits will be applied to the student's OSU degree upon completion of study abroad.

Students should retain a copy, provide the Program Coordinator with a copy, and submit the original to the IDEA Office.

Attend General Orientation: 

All students are required to attend general pre-departure orientation. View orientation dates and registration.

Attend Site-Specific Orientation: 

There will be a required UK orientation in mid-May. Date and time are to be announced.

Your program enrolls you in insurance for the duration of your participation. Review the insurance policy and carry additional claim forms and your insurance card with you abroad.

You are required to obtain a student visa for the United Kingdom if you are studying there for more than 6 months or if you intend to work.

Instructions will be given at the UK orientation. Students may also refer to the UK Border Agency website or the Visa4UK website for updated information.

There are several steps to the application, including travel to a regional center to be fingerprinted.

Travel Clinic: 

All students are encouraged to visit their primary care provider before going abroad. Information about immunizations and travel health can be obtained from the Travel Medicine Clinic at Student Health Services.

File FAFSA and apply for financial aid for the term(s) of your program.

IDEA will submit a financial aid budget with your estimated cost of attendance to the Office of Financial Aid the term prior to your departure so that your aid award may be adjusted.

Your program's cost sheet is available here: Program Cost Sheet.

All study abroad students will need to register for general Overseas Studies credits using the OSU online registration system and a PIN from their academic advisor. IDEA will send students an e-mail from abroad.registration@oregonstate.edu with the instructions and CRN, and students are responsible for registering for these credits for the term(s) they are abroad. You will not receive financial aid for the program unless you are registered. To be registered, your account must be free of any hold, and your OSU bill balance must be below $2,200.
Grades and Credits: 
This program earns resident credit at OSU. Each course you take must be assessed for how the credit will be applied to your degree program. Save all coursework and syllabi while you are abroad and work with your study abroad advisor to establish your course equivalencies when you return.

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