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Study at the School of Management on our International Exchange programme

If you are studying at one of our partner universities, you can spend a semester with us enjoying great teaching and a beautiful city.

The Bath experience

What you can expect when you come to Bath.

View of University of Bath campus from the lake

We are one of the UK’s leading business schools. We rank highly worldwide for student satisfaction, teaching and research. Read more about our rankings.

Our graduates enjoy excellent employment prospects. We have close links with businesses worldwide, giving our students valuable insights into the working world.

Coming to Bath on exchange will:

  • improve your knowledge of UK and international business
  • enhance your CV
  • strengthen your personal and professional skills

The University of Bath is home to modern study and leisure facilities. The campus includes:

What it's like being an International Exchange student at Bath

International Exchange students talk about Bath and what it's like being an Exchange student at the School of Management.

Life in Bath

Find out more about the city of Bath.

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The city of Bath

Bath is a beautiful city with a rich history, surrounded by rolling green hills. Students enjoy a vibrant life here. It is England’s only city to have World Heritage status. It might be small, but there’s plenty to see and do.

Our campus

We’ve invested over £450 million in our campus over the last decade, building new accommodation, academic buildings, and sports facilities. Take a tour of our buildings and facilities.

Safety

Bath has some of the lowest crime rates in the country, making it one of the safest cities in England and Wales. We work hard to make our campus a safe place for students.

Connections

The city has great transport links. Bristol International Airport, serving over 100 destinations, is easy to get to and less than 20 miles away. Bath Spa train station provides direct routes to London (90 minutes) and Bristol (15 minutes). Bath also gives you easy access to explore the rest of the South West of England.

The School of Management's new home

Ambition has a new home. Read more about our new building and how it will transform your student experience.

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Our new building opened in June 2022. The latest technology gives you a flexible learning and research environment to inspire you to do great things.

The building design focuses on working together. The space lets you engage with other students, academics, support staff and employers.

More information

Courses you can study

When you apply for our exchange programme, you will need to tell us what courses you want to study. View a complete list of 2022-23 courses.

Each course is worth six ECTS credits. You can study four or five courses each semester.

We also offer British Studies courses for our exchange students.

How to apply

To take part in the exchange programme, your university must nominate you. Your university must also be one of our international exchange partners.

After we receive your university's nomination, we will invite you to apply.

If English is not your first language, you must have the following grade from either of these English language tests:

  • 6.5 overall in IELTS
  • C1 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR)

Once you’re here

We want all our students to feel at home. At the start of each semester, we organise a variety of orientation sessions and activities. We also run lots of events throughout the semester.

Accommodation

Where you'll be able to live during your exchange.

There are several accommodation options for exchange students. The University has two halls of residence in the city centre, Pulteney Court and Thornbank Gardens.

The Student Accommodation Team can give you advice about renting private accommodation. Frequent bus services link the campus, city and major student residential areas.

Student experience


Some of our students have written about their experiences whilst on exchange.

My academic exchange year at Bath: a completely new experience Making BUCS sport part of my exchange year

Students on exchange

The student view


'Bath is a beautiful city. It is now my second home. The student atmosphere makes this city very happy and full of life. There are always things to do: walking around, having picnic in front of the crescent, watching a rugby match…Bath has excellent transport connections, so it is easy to visit London for the weekend or travel around the UK or Europe during Easter Break. The months of exchange will fly by so fast; you will want to stay for longer. '

Blanca Gasset Cortejarena, ICADE Business School, Spain

Portrait of Blanca Gasset Cortejarana

The student view


'I enjoyed the whole exchange experience! Bath is such a beautiful city. It’s the first time that I had lived in student accommodation, so I enjoyed the independence, but also felt that I could turn to the accommodations team or the international relations team if I needed something. I made loads of new friends who are from all over the world and had the chance to travel to places such as London, Oxford, Scotland, and Italy. There were also amazing events organised for us including an evening party at the Roman Baths and a Farewell Cream Tea event.'

Ralph Aro, HEC Montréal, Canada

A portrait of Ralph Oro

Find out how to apply


Contact us

If you have any questions about the international exchange programme, please email us.