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Studying at Bath as an exchange or visiting student

Study at the 2023 University of the Year and experience British culture and life in a World Heritage city.

Studying at Bath

You can join us for one semester in either Autumn or Spring or the full academic year. We welcome applications from students nominated through our partners, as well as applications from independent study abroad students.

Apply as an exchange student

You can study at Bath as an international student. If you are studying in one of our partner universities, you can be one of the 250 exchange students who come to study at Bath every year.

Find out how to apply as an exchange student

Apply as a visiting student

You can apply to Bath as a visiting student. Wherever in the world you are studying, you can apply to come to Bath as a fee-paying student. We do not need to have an exchange agreement with your home institution.

Find out how to apply as a visiting student

Support during your studies

We will help you get the most out of your time at Bath.

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Academic support

We will assign an exchange co-ordinator in your department to support you. You will meet your co-ordinator during the induction.

The co-ordinator is responsible for:

  • showing you how to enrol on your chosen units and get your unit timetable
  • your academic mentoring and general welfare during your time at Bath

International Mobility Team

The International Mobility Team will be your main point of contact before, during and after your time at Bath. You will meet with us during the induction before the start of your studies.

Student Support

Student Support provides students with support and guidance, including counselling and mental health, disability support, money management and international student advice.

Enjoy the campus experience

Study on our stunning campus overlooking the city of Bath.

We offer excellent campus facilities. You’ll find everything you need here to shape your university experience, from a resource-packed library open 24/7, to top sports and arts facilities.

We have a variety of affordable restaurants and cafés on campus. Grab some delicious vegetarian food at the Parade, try bubble tea at 4 West or eat some delicious pancakes at the Pitstop. You can also buy any essentials you need at our campus supermarket, Fresh.

Find out more about our facilities
Students chatting at Polden Cafe.

Experience life in a World Heritage city

The city of Bath is famous for its history and beautiful architecture.

As one of the safest cities in the UK, Bath is easy to explore and there are plenty of things for you to see and do.

As well as stunning architecture, Bath offers both high-street and independent shops, amazing restaurants, and a variety of cinemas, theatres, and bars and clubs.

Find out more about the city of Bath
A view of Pulteney Bridge

Study at a world-leading university

We're highly ranked in independent league tables for overall performance, student satisfaction and graduate employment.

Feedback from previous exchange students

Find out what exchange students have said about us.

I really enjoyed the campus and the opportunities to make friends from all around the world. The University of Bath made it very easy to find new friends and create memories with them!

Cecilia Way, Queen's University, Ontario (Semester 2, 2021/22)

I really liked everything at Bath. Having the opportunity to go to a university in which you had so many buildings, an amazing sports centre, multiple places to eat, a lake and so much space was one of the best things for me.

Beatrice Ettorre, Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi (Semester 2, 2021/22)

The best thing about my exchange was the city, I felt safe and secure at all times. Everything you might need is easy to find within the city centre.

Javiera Diaz, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Semester 2, 2021/22)

Finding accommodation

International students can stay in University accommodation.

We offer a limited number of places for exchange and visiting students in University accommodation.

Find out about applying for University accommodation
A bedroom in Polden accommodation

International Mobility

Find out information about our International Mobility team We support students and staff with Erasmus+, exchange programmes and study abroad activities.

Contact us

For further information and enquiries, you can phone or email us.