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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.

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. 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.

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.

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

We fully support the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and currently 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.

Funding for activity in 2019/20 is under review pending the outcome of the Brexit negotiations. We recommend students apply for funding as usual and we will be in contact with them once the situation becomes clearer.

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.

Popular destinations

See some examples of overseas destinations our students have chosen.

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


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


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


The European Union's Erasmus+ programme is a funding scheme to support activities in the fields of education, training, youth and sport.

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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.