University of Bath

Studying abroad as part of your undergraduate degree

Take the option to study at one of our partner universities for one or two semesters and get valuable international experience.

Students studying abroad
Students on exchange abroad

Why study abroad

Experience a different culture and study environment

Studying abroad can offer you a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You'll get an understanding of what it’s like to study at another university and experience a new way of teaching. It is also a great opportunity for you to travel and embrace a new culture while studying your degree.

Improve your language skills and make new friends

You can take language courses provided by the partner university. There's no better way to learn a new language than in a place where it's spoken.

You will also make new friends from different backgrounds and cultures.

Enhance your career opportunities

Studying and living in a new environment helps improve your problem solving and communication skills. Alongside your language skills, such experience can make you more marketable to future employers.

UK students who have studied abroad are more likely to achieve a First or 2:1 and have a higher salary when they graduate.

Find out study abroad opportunities your chosen course provides

Explore your options

You need to contact your departmental exchange coordinator to find out if you are eligible and how to apply.

Europe and the Erasmus+ Programme

We have exchange agreements with partner institutions in a number of European countries.

We fully support the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and have the same credit system in operation for our programmes. This means your qualifications will be understood both at Bath and in other European countries.

Bath has been awarded an Erasmus charter to take part in the Erasmus+ Programme which enables you to apply for funding to support your study abroad.

The UK government has confirmed that UK students will be able to continue to participate in the Erasmus student exchange programme until 2020.

Worldwide exchange programmes

We have exchange agreements with partner institutions in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Hong Kong, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, USA and Uruguay.

Contact your departmental exchange coordinator for more details

Example Destinations

Here are some popular overseas destinations for University of Bath students. Please note your actual options will depend on the course and individual circumstances.


Students often study at institutions in these European cities:

  • France: Paris, Grenoble and Lyon
  • Italy: Siena, Rome and Trento
  • Spain: Madrid and Zaragoza
  • Germany: Munich and Berlin
  • Denmark: Copenhagen


Here are some of the popular institutions around the world and the courses they specialise in.

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