Some students are able to go in their second year, replacing a semester or year of studies. Others go in their third year as part of their professional training.
Physics, Maths, Biosciences, Economics, Tourism & Hospitality, Business School students, Engineering and Sociology (only to Maryland) can go in the second year.
Languages, English Literature, Liberal Arts, Sociology, Criminology, Media, Politics, Theatre, Dance and Digital Media, Major/Minors go in their placement year to study.
Applications are made once a year with a deadline of 4th February.
Student Visas and passports
Students who are going on an international exchange will generally need to obtain a visa. It is your responsibility to find out what visa you need and how you apply.
Visa rules vary from country to country and you should check the embassy website to see what visa you will need. Talks on applying for visas takes place in March each year. Watch out for dates here and via your Department/School. The following is for guidance only.
Ensure your passport is valid for a minimum of 6 months longer than your intended stay, for example if you are going for a full year you will need 18 months validity on your passport. If you are even close to these figures you should apply for a new passport as soon as possible.
You may need a biometric passport, and so if you have an older non-biometric passport you should check the requirements of the country you are visiting.
- Visa for USA
- Visa for Australia
- Visa for New Zealand
- Visa Canada
- Visa for Japan
- Visa for Signapore
- Visa for Hong Kong
Further information about visas can be found on the online 'Tick off to Take off' tutorial once you have been selected for an exchange.