Exchange programmes for our students
We offer a number of exchange programmes to our students to help them continue their studies abroad, discover your options below.
Have you ever imagined living in the cosmopolitan city of Madrid? Always wanted to experience the Northern Lights? Or perhaps you’d prefer to spend your exchange sampling the diverse culture of France.
What is the Erasmus+ Scheme?
Erasmus+ is a European Mobility Programme that enables you to study in Europe. We have links with over 65 European partners, in 19 countries through the Erasmus+ scheme.
Our Erasmus Charter tells you more about how we provide support and guidance to students and staff wishing to take part in the mobility programme.
Erasmus+ provides students with the opportunity to study abroad in Europe as part of their degree. You can take part in study mobility at any time (apart from the first and final year) depending on the structure of your degree programme.
Students can also work abroad in Europe on a traineeship lasting 2-12 months. Read more about Erasmus Work Placements below.
The subjects you can choose from will depend on the agreement we have in place with the partner institution. If you are going for a semester, you will need the equivalent of 60 credits and 120 credits for the full year.
A grant of between €370 and €420 per month* is available to students participating in an Erasmus+ Study Placement. This funding is to help towards costs such as accommodation and is on top of any existing grant or loan that you may be eligible to receive from Student Finance England.
There is also an extra €100 a month available for students who already qualify for additional support for Higher Education. Further assistance is available for students with special needs.
* As of 2019/20 academic year. Subject to funding being available
Information for outgoing students
- Speak to your course leader to see when and where you can study abroad.
Research the partner institution to find out about the course and modules.
- Make an appointment to see the Study Abroad team to register your interest.
- For more information on Erasmus+, visit the British Council Erasmus website.
Information for incoming international students
- You must be officially nominated by your home institution to be considered for exchange.
- Complete the application paperwork that will be provided by the Study Abroad team.
- Choose your modules and complete the Erasmus+ Learning Agreement.
- For advice on studying abroad, visit the Global Graduates website.
Erasmus+ Work Placement Scheme
Erasmus+ provides a financial grant for students to carry out a traineeship (work placement) in countries across Europe. The restrictions on who you work for and where you work are fairly flexible – you can choose to work in most sectors, in private or public companies, schools or non-profit organisations.
If you are eligible for a grant then you may receive up to €470 - €520* a month, depending on the country you visit. There may be some additional funding available for students with special needs, which you will need to apply for before you leave.
* As of 2019-20 academic year, subject to funding being available. For more information, please contact the Study Abroad Team (link to email address)
What will I gain?
- A traineeship is an opportunity to get your “foot in the door” and find out more about the industry you are looking to enter
- It will make your CV stand out – you have experience of both working overseas and within the industry
- You can make professional contacts which may be useful for future employability
Above all, it’s the experience!
ISEP: International Student Exchange Programme
Develop your personal skills, gain international experience, improve employability and secure life skills. With over 300 member universities in the USA, and over 50 additional countries to choose from, ISEP really does open up the world.
What is ISEP and how does it work?
The International Student Exchange Programme (ISEP) is an international network that encourages student exchanges all around the world. These exchanges allow students to ‘swap’ places with other students at universities that are also members of ISEP. Exchanges can be for a semester or for the full academic year.
How much does it cost?
Students pay a fee to their home university based on the cost of tuition, fees, housing and a full meal plan (if applicable) at the home institution.
An application fee of $100* and a placement fee of $395* is paid directly to ISEP by the student.
Students that study through the ISEP programme may be eligible to receive £1000** bursary.
*as of August 2020 **as of August 2020 subject to funding being available
For more information, please contact the Study Abroad Team.
The ISEP website is a great source for information including Guides and Tips for your exchange.
Worldwide Exchange Partners
How would you like to spend part of your degree studying in sunny California? Maybe you would prefer to try surfing on Bondi Beach in Australia? Or what about skiing in Canada?
With many exchange partners around the globe, our Worldwide Exchange Programme allows international students to study at our institution and our students to experience life at an overseas university.
With new partnerships being developed all the time, please keep checking back here for new worldwide destinations!
For students that are studying for a full year, at one of our eligible Worldwide partners you could receive £1500* bursary.
*correct as of 2019/20 academic year, subject to funding being available.
Talk to a study abroad advisor about your options to study abroad (link to email address)
Below is a list of our current partners:
Our Japanese and Korean partners are specifically for Modern Language students. There may be options to study in Japan or Korea through the International Student Exchange Programme (ISEP).