Manchester Metropolitan University

Study abroad

Take advantage of our global partnerships and experience life in another country by studying abroad.

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. 

Are you an overseas student who wants to come to Manchester Met on exchange? Find Out More >>

“I arrived for my year abroad with no local friends, almost no German speaking skills and only Google Maps to show me where I was going. Yet taking that leap of faith and stepping on that plane on my own was the single best decision I have ever. I left with friends from every continent in the world and almost at least one from every country in the EU.”

What is Study Abroad?

MMU students have the opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner institutions during their third year of study. Students then return to MMU for the final year of their course. We have a range of exchange partnerships and long-standing relationships with Universities across the world.

We offer two routes: Erasmus (European Universities) or Worldwide

Why should I consider studying abroad?

There are endless reasons why studying abroad could be a huge plus for you both personally and professionally!


Interested students are encouraged to attend one of our Study Abroad talks delivered bv the Faculty Study Abroad team. The final talk is scheduled to take place on:

Wednesday 22nd January, 1pm – 2pm, Business School, Room 3.02

This is an opportunity to find out more about what is involved, how to get involved, the costs associated with the programme, what is expected of students and why we think you should do it!

Application process

The first step is to research, research, research your preferred University choices.

You can access the application form here:

Erasmus (European Universities) - deadline 5th February 2020


Worldwide – The deadline for this route has now passed for 2019-20.

When completing your application form, please read through the guidance notes carefully and follow the instructions set out by the Exchanges Team. You will have the opportunity to indicate your preferred Universities on your application form.

What happens next?

Recruitment is managed centrally by the Study Abroad and Exchanges Team in the International Office.

Should your initial application be successful, the Exchanges Team will nominate you to a partner University and contact you to confirm your allocated University. You will then be invited to a 'What Next' session, so that you can apply to your Host University and prepare for your Study Abroad placement.


Support is provided during the recruitment process, as well as during your Study Abroad year, by the Faculty of Business and Law Study Abroad team -  -

We are able to offer one –to-one sessions to help ensure you choose the right partner University for you, to point you in the right direction to help gain further information depending on your circumstances and to answer any questions about the process.

During your placement, you will be supported by an Exchange Tutor from the Business School, who will be available to provide academic guidance and pastoral support.

Our Erasmus+ (European) partners

Czech Republic









Our Worldwide partners




China and Hong Kong SAR



Taylor’s University, Selangor - Erasmus+ funding available