The Erasmus+ Exchange programme gives you the opportunity to spend part of your degree studying at a partner university in another European country. The study period lasts for a period of 3 to 12 months and is a recognised part of your degree.
Most students go on exchange during their second year, but you should check with your Faculty exchange co-ordinator. You cannot go during the first year of your course. You should start planning your trip six months to a year before you go to give you time to follow language courses, organise accommodation, and so on. Exchanges last between 3 and 12 months - the exact length will depend on the course and the partner institution's semester dates. Check with your co-ordinator for full details.
Students of any nationality can participate in the Erasmus+ programme and may be entitled to an Erasmus grant for the duration of their exchange, provided they have completed their first year of study.
Where can I go?
The countries participating in the Erasmus+ programme are:
EU member states: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.
Non-EU programme countries: Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey
Contact your Faculty exchange co-ordinator to find out if your course allows you to study abroad, where you can go and how long for.
International Exchange pre-departure online course
If you have already been approved for an international exchange you will need to complete this course, which contains important information and advice to help you prepare for your semester or year abroad.
The course is available via the International Exchange Blackboard site. Make sure you self-enrol (sign in to Blackboard before clicking the link) and complete it as soon as possible after you’ve been approved for your exchange abroad.
If you are going abroad as part of your course, you will not be able to go until you have completed the course.
- Download the Erasmus+ App from Google Play or iTunes - everything you need to know about opportunities abroad
- British Council (the UK National Agency for Erasmus+)
- Global Graduates
How to apply
Contact your Faculty exchange co-ordinator, who will advise you on the most appropriate courses and institutions, and whether there are places available. If a co-ordinator isn’t listed for your course/subject area please contact the Erasmus+ team at email@example.com.
Some institutions will require you to submit an application form and learning agreement by a specified deadline. Your co-ordinator will have all of this information.