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

If you missed the November deadline for study abroad applications, or narrowly missed the academic requirements, we are now running a second round of applications.  Current second year students who would like to study abroad during the spring 2019 semester are welcome to apply.

Application Form 2018 - Second Round

Please read through the FAQ section of this website before applying.  The application deadline is Monday 19th March.  We recommend that you speak with a member of the Study Abroad Team before you apply so that you can clarify any questions that you may have.  Please come and see us during our Study Abroad walk-in advising sessions (see below).



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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