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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.

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 United States. 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.

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.

Your 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 for one of our schemes and learn how to apply.

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 United States.

International summer schools

There are a wide choice of summer schools available around the world. We would encourage you to explore the options available in your preferred destination country. Potential opportunities which may be of interest can be found on the Turing Scheme moodle page.

Volunteering abroad

Volunteering abroad can be a rewarding way to make an impact in communities overseas. See our Turing Scheme moodle page for information on potential volunteering opportunities with established organisations.

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 studying abroad, 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 will differ based on the country you are travelling to and the type of mobility.

Get advice and support

Our International Mobility team support with funding and partnerships to help facilitate study abroad opportunities.

We are here to talk to you and support you with information and guidance on international exchange programmes.

Search to see which courses have a study abroad option available

Find courses with study abroad opportunities

Contact us

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