How to apply

The application form is posted on the main page of the exchange website in October each year when the application cycle opens. The application cycle closes in early December and the application form is taken off the website at that time.

You must read through the FAQ section of this site before applying to the exchange programme.  It is very important that you consider the associated costs, and make sure that the universities you would like to be considered for are compatible with your degree programme.  

  • You must complete the application form to be considered for the exchange programme.  You can apply for both ERASMUS and non-ERASMUS exchange places in the same application. Please note that we receive more applications than we have spaces available and incomplete or late forms will not be accepted.
  • All application forms must receive the signature of your personal tutor.
  • Please return forms to Student Recruitment, Admissions and International Affairs, Pathfoot Building C3.
  • The application includes a sample copy of the EX2 - Exchange Programme Participation Contract. This is for your information only and does not need to be returned with your application. If you are selected for the exchange programme, you will be sent an EX2 form to sign and return.

After the application deadline, all applications will be held until the marks for semester 3 examinations are confirmed in January. Exchange places will be assigned by the end of January and students will be informed by email whether on not they have been awarded a place. Students may be invited for a brief interview if we are not able to offer a place on the basis of the application alone. Please check your student email regularly as this is only method we will use to contact you.

There are three compulsory pre-departure orientation meetings that must be attended by all students participating in the exchange programme. It is part of the EX2 Exchange Programme Participation Contract that you attend all pre-departure meetings if selected.

Choosing your university

At the initial application stage, you are applying to the overall exchange programme and not to a specific exchange partner university. During your initial research, you should look at as many of our exchange partners as possible which are compatible with your degree programme.  From there, it is recommended that you narrow your choices down to 5 (where possible).  You will then rank these universities in order of preference on your application form.  If your application is successful, you will be offered a place at your highest possible choice of university.  You should not not list a university on your application form unless you would be happy to study there.


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