Beyond your horizon - study abroad

You have a unique opportunity to spend a year studying in Europe, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan or the United States as a full part of your degree programme.

Spending a full year or a semester abroad in your third year is an opportunity which few people have in their lives and, for those who do, that time can be the most important one for them in terms of personal development and establishing their direction for the future.

Study Abroad for a Semester or a Year

We are now inviting applications from current second year students who would like to study abroad during the spring semester 2018 only.  Please note that we only have places available at a limited number of our exchange partners (ERASMUS and non-ERASMUS) and these are clearly indicated on the application form.

Applications must be handed in to the Student Hub no later than Friday 31st March.  Students are strongly encouraged to meet with a study abroad adviser during scheduled walk-in hours to ask questions and clarify information before submitting an application.  Politics students are required to meet with the Politics Study Abroad Co-ordinator (currently Dr Andrea Baumeister) before submitting an application.

Exchange Application Form - Spring 2018

Study abroad in China this summer!

We have four places available for students to spend four weeks studying in China this summer through our partner USAC (University Studies Abroad Consortium).  This is a great opportunity for students who are keen to experience study abroad, but whose degrees do not currently permit this.

Please refer to the Programme Flyer, and use this application form.  The application deadline has been extended and all applications must now be handed into the Student Hub by Friday 24th March.

Programme Flyer

Application Form - China - Summer 2017


If you are interested in spending one or both semesters of your third year at one of our exchange partners across the world, please read read through the information provided on these pages. We have provided an FAQ section, so please feel free to read about questions that are commonly asked before emailing.

Video! Check out our full 3 minute video about study abroad opportunities.

Watch our student Amy Lenathan talk about what it was like to study on exchange at the University of Kansas in the USA

Please use the links on the left to visit our partner universities. If you have any specific questions, check our FAQs or drop us an email to (non-European exchanges) or (European exchanges).

Please note - students must satisfy minimum grade requirements in order to apply for the exchange programme. These are outlined in the FAQs.



Study abroad advising - new location!

Have questions about how you can study abroad?  You can meet with an adviser during 'Walk-in Wednesdays'.  No appointment is required for this, simply walk in to the Student Hub (Cottrell 2A1) between 11am and 2pm during semester dates.

If you're not able to make those times, please email or

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