University of Bath

How architecture and civil engineering students can apply for an Erasmus+ exchange

If you're a BSc Architecture or MEng Civil Engineering student at Bath, you may want to consider applying for the Erasmus+ exchange programme.

Colourful houses flank the river in the Nyhavn, Copenhagen
The Erasmus+ scheme offers students the opportunity to live and study in a European institution for either a semester or a full academic year.

The application process

Whether you're an architecture or engineering student, the Erasmus+ exchange programme is competitive, as there are limited opportunities available in each city. Places on the scheme are offered on the basis of your personal interests and academic performance.

Architecture students study abroad during the third year of their degree and civil engineering students spend time abroad during the fourth year of their study.

When to apply

We'll tell you more about the scheme in the first semester of your second year when the updated programme of institutions is announced. Then in the third year of your degree you can decide whether to make an application.

Bath will make the nomination to your preferred host institution on your behalf, and the latter may ask you to submit a small design portfolio. It is the host institution who will decide whether to accept you on to the scheme.

How much does it cost?

You may qualify for a grant funded by the European Commission to help with your Erasmus+ expenses. If you spend a full academic year abroad (rather than one semester) while receiving a UK student support loan, you may also qualify for reduced fees at Bath for the year overseas.

Returning from Erasmus+

If you're successful and take up a place, we'll review your new portfolio of work when you return to Bath. The academic transcript from your host university will be added to your departmental student record. Assessment of this work will be used to determine your progression into the fourth year of your degree at Bath.