Many of our courses offer the option to study abroad in countries including Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, the USA and Europe.
Have you ever considered studying abroad as part of your academic programme at Manchester Metropolitan University?
Travelling and experiencing life in another country can be a life changing experience as you discover a new learning environment, make lifelong friends and broaden your horizons.
Research into the benefits of studying or working abroad reports a positive impact on academic and career outcomes.
Many of our courses offer an option to study abroad for three, six or ten months, at partner universities in countries including Australia, Argentina, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico and the USA plus over 20 countries across Europe. The University participates in the Erasmus+ programme and awards grants to students studying abroad in Europe and beyond. Depending on your course of study, this could be integrated into Year 2 or as an additional year abroad in Year 3 of a four-year degree programme.
There are also short programmes abroad, often 1-4 weeks in duration that are open to students of any discipline.
Opportunities to study abroad are competitive. You will need to apply for a place and, to be eligible to go, you must have successfully completed your first year of study, meet all academic requirements set by your department and have the support of your academic department.
Various events and promotional talks will be running throughout the Autumn term as part of the Discover the World Festival. These events and talks will inform you about the opportunities on offer and the benefits of studying and working abroad.
Listen to Michelle's study abroad story to hear what impact the study abroad experience has had on her personal life, education and future plans.
Further details about the festival will be posted on the Events page so that you can pick and choose which events to attend. Please also look out for Moodle announcements and attend departmental sessions during the Autumn term to find out more.
We encourage you to join our facebook group to become a part of the outbound community and see what our current outbound students are getting up to.
Don’t forget – if you have specific questions you can come to the Study Abroad & Exchanges drop-in every Wednesday during term time 1–3pm. Just check in at the Business School Hub.
‘Overall, there is no denying that my exchange has been the best experience of my life. I have learnt so many skills, both general and academic, and I have made friends that will last a lifetime. The opportunity to see and experience another country is one that simply cannot be missed’
Bridgewater State University, USA
‘What I enjoyed best about the exchange was meeting some incredible people and getting to spend a year with my amazing roommate!’
East Carolina University, USA
‘My Erasmus experience is a year of my life I would like to re-live again and again’
University of Innsbruck, Austria / Heidelberg University, Germany
‘The exchange programme provided an opportunity for me to expand my knowledge base and to experience another culture. This opportunity has prepared me for the future and has broadened my perspective on international careers’
Hong Kong Baptist University
‘The Erasmus exchange to Murcia was the best year of my life. I learnt a lot about myself, it boosted my confidence massively in speaking the language and living abroad. It’s showed me I can do a lot of things I thought I couldn’t. I would definitely do it again if I had the opportunity’
University of Murcia, Spain