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