Most of our undergraduate degrees come with an overseas study option, which means you can spend up to a year studying abroad at one of our partner universities in Europe or further afield.
How does it work?
You will usually go on an exchange on your third year of study, so you’ll begin planning and applying for your exchange in your first and second year.
Depending on the subject you are studying, you may be able to study abroad for a semester, or longer, depending on the partner university.
We have a dedicated exchange team at the Business School who can guide you through the entire process and help you explore your options. The exchange team run a series of events and workshops on campus to inform you of the various countries and universities available and the options that are most suitable for you.
Why consider overseas study?
Future employers will look favourably on the skills you have gained.
First-hand knowledge of other cultures and their customs can be crucial in the global business environment.
You can improve your foreign language skills.
You can demonstrate independence, a sense of responsibility and adaptiveness.
You can make international connections and take advantage of new travel opportunities as you make new friends from all over the world.
Where can you study abroad?
Study abroad (exchange) opportunities exist throughout Europe, through the Erasmus+ programme. We also offer global exchange opportunities in the USA, Asia and Australasia.
We are constantly growing our international exchange partnerships and have long-standing relationships with universities across the world who have welcomed our students as part of our exchange programme.
There are separate application processes for worldwide and Erasmus study abroad. For worldwide, apply directly to the International Office.
Please note that worldwide study abroad is very competitive. If you are applying for worldwide, you may also consider submitting an Erasmus (European) application in the event you are not offered a space at one of our worldwide partners.
Here are the 5 steps to begin your Erasmus Study Abroad journey:
Attend our Study Abroad talks, organised by the International Office and the Business School. These will be announced at lectures and on Moodle, and advertised throughout the Autumn term. You can also join our Study Abroad Facebook group or follow us on Twitter for information on the times and dates of talks.
Pick up an application form at any of the Study Abroad talks, or from the Student Hub, or Study Abroad Application Form. When completing your application, you must choose three partner institutions in order of preference, providing a rationale for each. Use the Guidance Notes attached to the application for help completing the form and for information on what makes a strong application.
Applications are open now until 10th February which is the final deadline. Applications will be considered on an on-going basis from 17th November, and places allocated from that date onwards. The number of places per university is limited, so early application is advised.
3. Submitting your application
Hand in your completed application to the Student Hub or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are not currently on the ‘Overseas Study’ route of your course, you must also submit a transfer request form at this time, with all signatures complete. Students who are not on the Overseas Study route will not have their applications considered.
4. Interview and outcome
You may be contacted for an interview with the Business School Study Abroad Team to further discuss your application for exchange. A decision on the outcome of your application will follow that interview, and you will be notified of the outcome via email.
5. Application to partner university
Successful students will be nominated to a partner university, who will then contact you to outline details of their application procedures. You will also receive information from both the Business School Study Abroad Team as well as the International Office on the next steps and requirements for exchange. You will be required to attend pre-departure meetings to receive important information and documents relating to your year abroad.