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Whether it’s working in Europe, studying in the USA or further afield in Australia or Japan, it’s easy to apply. So, if you want to see the world, experience different cultures and enhance your career prospects, apply now – in SIX easy steps

Students usually study abroad during their second year, so you’ll need to think about it and apply during your first year. Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis. We strongly advise you contact us once you have settled into university.

Students wishing to participate in the Study Abroad Exchange Programme must be able to provide a copy of their passport with at least six months validity following their expected return date.

Students who do go on a study abroad exchange will pay their home institution fees and not the fees of the university they go to study at.

UCLan tuition fees are currently set at £9250* but if you choose to go on exchange for the full academic year, tuition is reduced to £1385*. A semester-only placement will remain at £9250.

*As of 2019-2020 academic year

Do your research

Visit the Study Abroad website, find out where you want to go and what your options are. We suggest that you contact the SA team in November when you start university. The deadline for going overseas is the 31 January – 1st year of your degree

Talk to us

You must book an appointment to see the study abroad team. You can do this by emailing At this appointment we will discuss your overseas options, finance, modules etc.

Start your application

We will provide you with the application pack which you can complete electronically or by hand. ISEP applications are to be completed online

Check your modules

You will need to liaise with your course leader to agree your exchange programme modules to ensure they fit in with your studies (not applicable to Modern Language students).

Gather your documents

You will need to submit supporting documents along with your application pack by the deadline. Late applications will not be accepted.

Submit your application

Scan your full application pack and supporting documents and email them to us. You can hand in the originals to our office during drop in sessions.

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