Why architecture and civil engineering students should study abroad on our Erasmus+ programme

Our Erasmus+ scheme is a great way to enhance your CV, develop your language skills and experience another culture while you study.

Broaden your horizons

Discover new ways of thinking and different approaches to your subject on our Erasmus+ exchange programme.


The Erasmus+ exchange programme is the European Union's flagship educational exchange programme for Higher Education. The scheme was introduced to give undergraduates the chance to study in Europe on cross-cultural exchanges, and initially formed part of the EU Lifelong Learning Programme. It's a reciprocal arrangement, so while you and other Bath students enjoy learning at an overseas host institution, their students will spend time here.

There are many reasons to apply for a foreign exchange. It allows you to:

  • experience another culture
  • develop relationships with students from different backgrounds
  • learn from different teaching methods
  • improve your foreign language skills

As importantly, working and living abroad demonstrates your independence, motivation and willingness to try something new. These are all qualitities that look great on your CV to potential employers.

Choose from a variety of different institutions

We have relationships with institutions across Europe.


Erasmus+ for architecture students

If you're studying for the BSc (Hons) Architecture, you can apply for a semester-long exchange or a whole year abroad during your third year of study. We offer 24 places at eight institutions in six countries. These include:

Erasmus+ for civil engineering students

We offer four students the chance of a semester-long Erasmus+ exchange, running from October until January in the first semester of your fourth year.

We can usually offer two places for MEng (Hons) Civil Engineering or MEng (Hons) Civil and Architectural Engineering students at each of the following institutions:

How to apply for the programme

Find out more about the scheme and when to apply

Whether you're an architecture or engineering student, the Erasmus+ exchange programme is competitive. Places on the scheme are neither automatic nor guaranteed, but will be offered on the basis of your personal interests and academic performance.

Funding for the Erasmus+ scheme is only guaranteed until the end of the 2018/19 academic cycle. However, we hope to still offer other exchange opportunities after this.