How Do Students Take Part?
We want to give as many students as possible the opportunity to study abroad, but the reality is that we have a finite number of places so selection is competitive. Erasmus+ exchanges are subject specific and not University wide. Students can only apply to an exchange partner which is approved for their particular degree programme. Please refer to the course approval listings in the FAQ section of the website to see what agreements are available for your degree programme.
Students apply by December of their second year to study abroad in the autumn or spring of their third year. If you are studying a languages degree, you will likely have a compulsory semester abroad during the spring semester of your third year. You do not have to submit an application to study abroad in this case, your place is guaranteed. All other exchanges are non-compulsory, and students must go through the formal application process. Please refer to the FAQ section of the website for more information on the application process.
Students will be selected on the basis of their academic profile, strength of their overall application, and in some cases a study abroad interview.
Each exchange has a named Adviser of Studies in the relevant academic area who publicises the exchangr and advises on academic matters such as identifying comparable modules at the partner university.
The adviser will also ensure that a programme of study is agreed for each exchange student so that permission can be given prior to any departure abroad. The relevant form is a Learning Agreement.
Once students are selected for an Erasmus+ exchange, the Erasmus Coordinator will work with the student to complete the necessary Erasmus+ Grant paperwork, and relevant British Council paperwork. All academic issues are the responsibility of the Adviser of Studies.