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Applying to study at Bath as an Erasmus+ or exchange student

How to apply for an Erasmus+ or exchange programme, the deadlines you need to know, and your visa and English language requirements.

Exchange programmes for incoming students

You can apply for nomination to study at Bath for one semester or a full academic year if:

  • you are at a university outside the UK
  • your home institution has an exchange agreement with us in the appropriate subject area


The Erasmus+ programme is the European Union's funding programme for education, training, youth and sport. It governs study exchange agreements in European countries. Students who study abroad on this programme are known as Erasmus+ students.

The University of Bath has been awarded an Erasmus charter to take part in the programme.

To be eligible, there must be an Erasmus+ Inter-Institutional Agreement between your home institution and Bath. The agreements can change on a yearly basis. We recommend you to check the list of our Erasmus+ partners and ask the Erasmus+ co-ordinator at your university.

Exchange programme

You can also apply to Bath as an exchange student if you are from one of our international exchange partners.

Tuition fees

You continue to pay tuition fees to your home institution (if applicable) but do not pay tuition fees at Bath.

How to apply

  1. Check with your university if they have a valid Erasmus+ or exchange agreement with Bath.

  2. Your university needs to nominate you to Bath. Find out the process at your home institution.

  3. We will invite you to complete the application form after we receive your nomination.

  4. The academic department will assess your application. We will email you within eight weeks of the application deadline to tell you if your nomination has been successful or not.

  5. Your offer letter will tell you if you have been allocated a place in our University accommodation and, if so, how to apply for it. Remember that university accommodation is limited. You may be required to find private sector accommodation.

  6. We will send you information about how to apply for a study visa to the UK after you have accepted your offer of admission.

Application deadlines for students starting in 2020/21 academic year

  • 1st April for semester 1/full academic year
  • 15th October for semester 2

English language requirements

All of our programmes are taught in English. You will need to show that you have a satisfactory level of spoken and written English before you come here.

The usual minimum entry requirement for entry as an Erasmus, Exchange or Visiting student at undergraduate level is B2 level in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) in the four components – reading, writing, speaking and listening.

All non-native speakers are required to demonstrate that they have achieved this level.

We offer both pre-sessional and in-sessional courses for improving English language skills.

Visa requirements

All prospective international students coming to study in the UK for a course lasting more than 6 months, including those from the EU, EEA (except Ireland) and Switzerland who have not secured other immigration status on or after 1 January 2021, will need to apply for a Student visa and receive a decision, before they arrive. Students who are intending to enrol on a Pharmacy programme of any length that includes rotations must also apply for this visa.

Students intending to come to the UK to study a course lasting less than 6 months may be eligible for a Standard Visitor visa.

More information can be found on our Student Visa Page.


If you have any questions, please contact us.