How do I apply?

The International Exchange programme and Erasmus Exchange programmes are available to current students at the University of Birmingham where this is permitted as part of your University degree programme and where you meet the criteria set out by your department. 

For both the international and Erasmus+ exchange programmes you should have enough prior knowledge of the overseas institution's language of instruction to be able to fully engage with university level study.

The study abroad and exchanges application is available online.

This form should be completed by you, and approved by the exchange tutor in your School, who will then notify the Study Abroad and Exchanges office.

If you are studying abroad in 2017/18, the deadlines are as follows:

Erasmus Exchange application deadline – 13 January 2017. 

(Please note that individual departments will set their own deadlines in the Autumn Term 2016); once you have been allocated an Erasmus placement by your department you can complete the online application form. Your application will not be processed until you have completed the online form.

International Exchange application deadline – 25 November 2016.

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Information for disabled students

The University is committed to producing global citizens and providing students with as many opportunities as possible to internationalise their degrees. The International Office and academic departments work with partner institutions to try and ensure that the study abroad programme is accessible to everybody. However, due to both cultural and legal differences abroad we cannot guarantee that disabled students will receive the same degree/type of support or adjustments that they have experienced at the University of Birmingham.

Your academic department, International Office, and Student Support Services will endeavour to provide you with the most accurate information possible about the host institutions available, what support you can expect there, and about any funding implications.

We advise you to:

  • Plan ahead!  Any extra support or adjustments you need are likely to take some time to arrange, even in the most accessible of institutions.
  • Research the country and institution of your choice to try and find out if the placement will be suitable for you.
  • Review your support requirements in discussion with both your academic department and Student Support Services, taking into account the fact that you will be away from usual support given by friends and family.

If you have not already disclosed your disability to the University, or registered with Student Support Services (Disability and Learning Support Teams, Mental Health Advisory Service), please go to our website for more information.