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Study abroad for outgoing students

Study Abroad is a student mobility programme organised internally by Edge Hill University. The programme allows students to study at universities across the globe that we have an exchange partnership with. We currently have several partners in various subject areas. Read on for all the information you need to take part in the Study Abroad programme.

Why go on an exchange?

There are a number of reasons why students go on exchange. This includes:

  • the experience of living and studying in another country
  • the opportunity to learn another language
  • the opportunity to enhance CVs and employability
  • the opportunity to gain new skills
  • the opportunity to meet new people
  • the chance to open up new and exciting graduate employment markets

‘Graduates who were mobile during their degrees were 1.3 times less likely to be unemployed than their non-mobile peers (3.7% compared to 4.9%).’

‘Mobile students are more likely to achieve a First Class (1st) or Upper Second Class (2.1) in their degree (81% compared to 72%).’

Where can I study?

We have numerous partnerships with universities across the world. Have a look at our Global Opportunities page to see which partners are available to your chosen subject.

Global Opportunities

Who can go?

Most courses now have a Study Abroad option for a full year between your 2nd and 3rd year, some courses also offer a Semester only option in year 2 as well. Currently we do not offer a Study Abroad programme for Medical courses, PGCE or PG study.

In order to be considered for a place on a Study Abroad Programme you will need to:

  • Be of good academic standing – average of 2:2 or above (55% or higher)
  • Have good attendance and good engagement on your course
  • Have been signed off to go by your department – we contact your department directly for this after you have applied.

How to apply

Applications for Study Abroad Semester 1 or Full Year are now CLOSED. If you would like to apply for Semester 2 (Jan 2025) you can do via the application below.

Fill out the online application form through the link below using the guidance notes provided.

Please direct the academic providing your reference to the Academic Reference Form below to complete and send back to you, as you will need to include this in your application.

Please only list partner universities that have been advertised on our Global Opportunities page. We recommend speaking with your Personal Tutor or department International Coordinator before submitting an application.

DEADLINE for Semester 1 and Full Year applications: 26th January 2024 – NOW CLOSED
DEADLINE for Semester 2 applications: 24th May 2024

Please note: You will not be offered a place with one of our partners until after the deadline has passed and all applications have been assessed.

Please note, some subject areas may require an interview and additional application support. You will be made aware of this once you submit your application.

Current – Year 1 applicants
Current – Year 2 applicants


Who is eligible?
How will I fund my exchange?
What about tuition fees?
How much does studying abroad cost?
Will I need a visa to study abroad?
Will it count towards my degree?
Do I need to know a language?
What happens once I submit my Study Abroad Programme application?
Who arranges my travel?
Do I need to complete any paperwork?
What if I want to come home?

Want to know more?

Contact us at and we’ll get back to you.