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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 FAQs on changes to the Erasmus+ Scheme and the new 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.


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.

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

The University of Bath secured Erasmus+ funding for the duration of the 2020 Erasmus+ project which was recently extended to May 2023. The UK officially left the European Union with a deal in place. Under the deal negotiated with the EU, the UK will no longer participate in the Erasmus+ scheme past the 2020 project. The UK government have announced a new scheme, the Turing Scheme, to support students to study and work abroad.

Read our Erasmus+ Outgoing Student Handbook

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.