The BU Study Exchange Programme is a fantastic opportunity to experience a new country and culture during your BU degree.
If you are interested in studying abroad for a semester at one of our selected partner universities during your second year of undergraduate study, our second call for applications is now open. Applications must be submitted by 15 May 2022 and you can read more about the programme and available funding below.
If you wish to study abroad during your placement year, final year or at Master’s level, arrangements can be made on a case-by-case basis. Speak to your Programme Leader or Global Engagement Lead/Study Abroad Academic Coordinator to discuss your options.
Opportunities at BU are available through:
- Erasmus+ exchanges – study at a partner university in Europe
- International exchanges – study at a partner university outside of Europe
As part of the application process you’ll need to tell us why this experience will benefit you and why you’d be a great ambassador for Bournemouth University. We will also need evidence of your current academic performance.
How to apply
To apply for a study exchange in the 2022/2023 academic year, you will need to submit this application form by midnight on 15 May 2022.
You can find more information about the study exchange programme, including the available destinations for your course on the study abroad webpage.
If you are interested in studying at a European partner university, you will be eligible to receive Erasmus+ funding to support you during your study exchange. BU has Erasmus+ funding for opportunities in Erasmus+ programme countries until May 2023. Find out more about the Erasmus+ programme on our Erasmus+ webpage.
To replace the Erasmus+ programme, which ends in May 2023, the UK Government has implemented its own national mobility programme. The Turing Scheme supports study and work overseas opportunities in Europe and beyond. BU will apply for Turing Scheme funding for the 22/23 academic year to support international opportunities.
Thinking about volunteering, work experience or a placement abroad?
Erasmus+ funding is also available to support work experience, volunteering or placement opportunities in European Economic Areas (EEA) between now and 31 May 2023. Find out more on our work overseas webpage.
A call is also now open for BU students to apply for Turing Scheme funding to support global traineeships. This is open to all BU students (from any programme or level) and can include a placement undertaken as part of a placement year, voluntary work-based learning, short-term study, or a placement undertaken shortly after graduating. Funding is available to support BU students with the costs associated wth undertaking a placement overseaes. You can find more information about the Turing Scheme open call on the BU website.
Covid-19 and travel implications in 2022/2023 academic year
The current global situation is uncertain and can change rapidly. Although BU expects 2022/2023 exchanges to go ahead as planned there could be sudden changes that can affect travel plans. Students applying to the programme will be supported and decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis dependent on the situation closer to the start of the exchange and could include the option to study at the partner university remotely. Our students’ health and safety are BU’s utmost priority and therefore, the situation will be constantly reviewed to be able to guide and advise students accordingly.
The Global Engagement Mobility Team will be in regular contact with applicants and will communicate any possible changes to the programme and academic support will be given by your dedicated Study Abroad Academic Coordinator.
To find out more, come and meet the Global Engagement Mobility Team at our drop in sessions held every Monday and Wednesday during term time:
- Mondays during term time between 1pm and 5pm in the Mobility Hub by Poole House Reception
- Wednesdays during term time between 1pm and 5pm online via Microsoft Teams (MS Teams), search “BU Study and Work Overseas Drop in” in MS Teams or access the session in MS Teams.
- Alternatively, you can email the team.