Manchester Metropolitan University has 34 student exchange arrangements with partner universities in Australia, Argentina, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico and the USA.

Every year we send approximately 100 students across the world to study in one of our partner universities for either one term or one year through the worldwide exchange programme.

You can read more about our worldwide exchange partners in our Discover the World Brochure 2019

Places on our worldwide exchange programme are highly sought after and there is a competitive application process in place. To be considered for worldwide exchange you will need to demonstrate commitment to your studies, an understanding of how you will benefit from the study abroad experience and your suitability as an ambassador for Manchester Met. We will also be liaising with your department to assess your engagement in class, attendance record as well as progression.

Please consult the Worldwide Exchange Places 2019-20 document to confirm the number of places that are available at your chosen destination this year.  

Worldwide Exchange: How to Apply

If you are interested in spending one term or the full year on the worldwide exchange, you need to apply via the Study Abroad & Exchanges Team.


  1. Join the Discover the World Festival and attend a departmental exchange talk and find out where you can go
  2. Do plenty of research into different destinations and the costs involved
  3. Speak to your department about your options and the academic impact of studying abroad. Please also refer to the Institutional Code of Practice for International Student Exchange
  4. Read through the Worldwide Exchange Application Guidance Notes 2019-20, follow the instructions set by the Exchanges Team and submit your application before 12 noon on Monday 10th December 2018
  5. If you are successful, the Exchanges Team will contact you about the next steps and details on how to apply to the overseas university!

If you plan to study abroad at Taylor's University, you can apply for a grant under the Erasmus+ International mobility programme. Further information can be found in our cost of studying abroad section.

The deadline for Worldwide exchange application 2019-20 will close at 12 noon on Monday 10th December 2018. Applications received after this will unfortunately not be considered. 

Submit an application

emailEmail the exchanges team