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Study abroad

Studying abroad is an incredible opportunity to experience a new country and culture while continuing your degree.

There are various options for studying in the EU under the Erasmus+ Student Mobility Programme, as well as for travelling further afield to one of our partner institutions in Asia or North America via the Turing Scheme.

All our study exchanges are faculty/school and, in some cases, course-specific, ensuring that you have suitable choices to match your academic pathway and receive credits for your study.

Courses are normally delivered in English, with local language courses also available, or in some cases required. Applications for study exchange places are competitive, and you will be selected based on your academic performance, a personal statement and ambassadorial qualities.

Funding options

Erasmus+ for study

If you go on a study exchange within the EU, Erasmus+ funding could help you meet some of the costs of studying overseas.

Turing Scheme Funding

Turing Scheme funding provides grants to students to help cover specific costs with undertaking a study exchange globally.

Everything you need to know

Hear about our students' experiences

Tazio Sciarrino

Tazio spent one semester on a student exchange in Germany, where he gained valuable European business experience. Find out more about his time.

Chelsea Symes

Chelsea chose to travel to Canada for a semester in her second year, where she studied at Memorial University in Newfoundland. Hear more about her experiences.

Clare Jarrad

Clare spent her year studying abroad in Madrid, where she learned Spanish as well as having time to explore Spain. Find out what she got up to.

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Erasmus+ for study

If you go on a study exchange within the EU, Erasmus+ funding could help you meet some of the costs of studying overseas.

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Turing Scheme

The Turing Scheme has been designed to help you undertake international opportunities as part of your studies at BU.

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Practical arrangements

There are various things you need to consider before you leave the UK to study overseas. Make sure you don't forget to arrange any details of your trip with our checklist.