How to apply
Read the step-by-step guidelines on how to apply to go on exchange, and once you are ready, complete your online application from this page. Applications for exchanges taking place in the academic year 2020/21 are now closed.
Exchanges application process
Before submitting an application to go on exchange you must first complete the following steps:
Step 1: Attend a pre-application information session
All pre-application information sessions have now taken place.
Step 2: Research partner institutions
You should research prospective partners thoroughly before submitting your application. You can do this via the partner university's website. You should find out about course offerings, assessment, accommodation, and semester dates.
Guidance notes for many of our University-Wide Exchange partner universities are also available here:
Step 3: Read the relevant Exchange Application Policy
Read the Exchange Application Policy that relates to your application, in full.
This document will guide you through all the procedures and policies relating to your exchange programme. You will be asked to confirm that you have read and understood it before submitting your application.
There are two types of application:
The University-Wide application enables you to apply for exchanges which are open to students from Schools and Subject Areas across the University. These exchange places are managed centrally by the Study and Work Away Service.
The Subject-Specific application enables you to apply for exchanges which are only open to students in a particular School or Subject Area. These exchange places are managed at School level.
Step 4: Complete online application
You may submit a University-Wide and/or a Subject-Specific application.
Applications for exchanges taking place in the academic year 2020/21 are now closed.
Step 5: Peer marking (University-Wide applications only)
Students applying via the University-Wide application route will be required to undertake a peer marking exercise, following application deadline. Applicants will receive 5 randomly assigned personal statements via Learn.
|October||Go Abroad Fair and pre-application Information Sessions|
|4 November (12 noon)||Online application opens|
|25 November (12 noon)||Application closes|
|December - January||Offers issued to successful applicants|
|24 January||Deadline to accept or decline offer (7 January for University of California)|
|Late January - June||
|June - October||Depart on exchange|