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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Canada: HEC Montreal (management)
- USA: Illinois University (management) and Texas (management and pharmacy)
- Australia: University of Queensland (management and science)
- Singapore: Nanyang Technological University (science, management and economics)
- Chile: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PoLIS and management)