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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.

Read our update on the Turing Scheme

Experience a different culture and study environment

Studying abroad can offer you a once-in-a-lifetime experience.


While studying at Bath, there are opportunities within most courses to undertake a study period abroad. The university has excellent partners in a variety of countries across the globe including Europe, Australia, Asia, Latin America, Canada, and the USA. Taking semesters abroad means you'll get an understanding of what it’s like to study at another university. It's also a great opportunity for you to travel and embrace a new culture while studying for your degree.

Improve your career opportunities


Living and studying in a different country can make you more employable.

As well as developing your language skills, studying in a different environment can help you improve your problem solving and communication skills, and give you a better understanding of the world. Having this kind of experience and developing these skills can make you more appealing to employers in increasingly globalised industries.

You're also 9% more likely to achieve a First or 2:1 in your degree1 if you're a UK student and study abroad.

An MA Interpreting and Translating student.

Improve your language skills and make new friends


There's no better way to learn a new language than in a place where it's spoken.

You can take language courses provided by the partner university where you choose to study and have the chance to make new friends from different backgrounds and cultures.

A student in a seminar.

Popular destinations

See some examples of overseas destinations our students have chosen.


Europe

Students often study at institutions in European cities such as:

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

Worldwide

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

Please note your actual options will depend on the course and individual circumstances.

Explore your options

We have exchange agreements with partner institutions in a number of countries in Europe and worldwide.


When you start studying at Bath, contact your departmental exchange coordinator to find out if you are eligible and how to apply.

Europe and the Erasmus+ Programme

Please be aware that the call for 2021-22 Erasmus+ applications is now closed.

Under the terms of the UK’s withdrawal agreement from the European Union, the Erasmus+ programme will come to an end. The current project is ongoing and runs to 2023, however following this, UK Universities will no longer be able to participate in the scheme.

As the scheme draws to an end, the funding available for grants has become more and more limited and the grant awards have had to be prioritised.

Though the funding is limited, and some students may not be able to receive the Erasmus+ grants, students are still able to participate in the programme until 2023. We have a number of Erasmus+ partners who are still welcoming our students to study across Europe. The students who will not receive Erasmus+ grants but still participate in the programme are referred to as Zero Grant Participants.

Zero grant participants must fulfil all Erasmus+ criteria but they will not receive any Erasmus+ mobility grants. This means that the students will still benefit from access to the OLS language platform and a reduced tuition fee at Bath and will not be required to pay any tuition fees at their host university.

The UK government have announced a new scheme, the Turing Scheme, to support students to study and work abroad. The University of Bath has been successfully awarded Turing Scheme funding. We are awaiting our grant agreement from the British Council which outlines the funding parameters and eligibility of awards for students. We encourage all students to check back to this page and our mobility funding sources page in the coming days when further information on eligibility will be released.

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, and USA.

Get advice and support

Our International Mobility team can support you in finding a place to study abroad.


We are here to talk to you and support you with information and guidance on finding a place to study abroad and international exchange programmes. We will also be able to advise you on changes and updates to Bath's study abroad progammes due to the COVID19 pandemic and Brexit.

Mobility Funding Sources

Find out where you could access funding for your study abroad or international work placement.


We understand that there are many factors to think about when considering a mobility, one of which is money. There are a number of organisations that provide funding for students travelling abroad for study or work placements. Each funding opportunity will have its own eligibility criteria and differs based on the country you are travelling to and the type of mobility.

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Contact us

If you have any questions about studying abroad as part of your undergraduate degree, please contact us via email or telephone.