Experience a new country and culture during your BU degree by applying to the BU Study Exchange Programme for the 2023/24 academic year.
The BU Study Exchange Programme provides a fantastic opportunity to study abroad for a semester at one of our selected partner institutions during your second year of undergraduate study.
Our second call for applications is now open and applications can be submitted between 15 May and 20 August 2023. You can read more about the programme and available funding below.
Although study exchange usually takes place during your second year of undergraduate study, 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 or Study Abroad Academic Coordinator to discuss your options.
As part of the application process, you must tell us why this experience will benefit you and why you’d be a great ambassador for Bournemouth University. We will also ask for evidence of your current academic performance.
Applications open on 15 May and close at midnight on 20 August 2023 for study exchange opportunities taking place in semester two of the 2023/2024 academic year.
Turing Scheme funding for study exchange
Subject to the bid for Turing Scheme 2023/24 funding being successful, if you are accepted onto a BU Study Exchange Programme will be able to apply for Turing Scheme funding to support your study exchange opportunity overseas. More information about Turing Scheme funding for 2023/24 will be released on our web pages between June and July 2023. If you are a successful study exchange applicant, you will be notified once this information is released. You can find out more about the Turing Scheme on our Turing Scheme webpage.
Considering volunteering, work experience or placement abroad?
Funding is also available to support work experience, volunteering or placement overseas in Europe and beyond. Find out more on our work overseas webpage.
Find out more information about global opportunities
The Global Engagement Mobility Team run drop-in sessions to discuss the global opportunities available to you alongside your studies and answer any questions you might have:
- Mondays and Wednesdays until 30 June – Join the drop-in virtually between 1pm and 5pm on MS Teams until 30 June. Either search ''BU Study and Work Overseas Drop in'' in MS Teams or use this link to access the sessions in MS Teams.
- Outside term time after 30 June – You can also arrange a meeting with the Global Engagement Mobility Team during the summer by emailing [email protected].
If you have any questions about global opportunities, please get in touch with the Global Engagement Mobility Team via email at [email protected].