Internationalise your DMU degree! As part of your undergraduate degree, you can spend a year studying abroad at one of DMU’s partner universities across the globe, in Europe, North America and Asia. As well as experiencing a new culture and enhancing your studies, receiving formal recognition as part of your degree title will help you stand out in the job market. We offer two unique opportunities to study abroad, and you can find out more by clicking the boxes below:
Most full-degree students at DMU, including international students are eligible to participate on student exchange. Student exchange takes place after the completion of the second year, and depending on your programme of study you can choose to study at a range of universities globally for a full academic year.
Current second year students looking to study on exchange in the 2021-2022 academic year can apply between the following dates:
- Application launch: Monday 5 October 2020
- Application deadline: Monday 18 January 2021 at 9am
All participants that successfully pass their year abroad receive formal recognition and will graduate with the degree award ‘BA/BSc [degree programme] with year abroad’. For further details, students can refer to the Student Exchange Year Abroad Recognition Guidance.
To study abroad, you do not pay tuition fees to the host university; instead you pay a small fee to DMU. This fee includes the ongoing support from the Student Exchange Team, and all other services offered by DMU such as the Library, DSU, Student Services, Counselling and Welfare. The current fees for 2020-21 are:
Any loans, grants or scholarships you are entitled to are not affected by taking part in International Exchange or the Erasmus+ programme. This includes the Tuition Fee Loan, Maintenance Loan, and Maintenance Grants. Further grants are available for International Exchange and Erasmus+, therefore please visit those pages to find out more.
Visas and Insurance
All students will require a visa for International Exchange. EU nationals will not require a visa to travel or study in another EU country; however non-EU nationals will require a visa to study in Europe and are responsible for obtaining this. Once accepted, should you require visa advice, please contact the Student Exchange team.
All students are recommended to purchase travel insurance for the duration of time overseas to cover personal possessions and healthcare. EU nationals can apply for a special European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), prior to leaving the UK. Please see here for the validity of EHIC cards post-Brexit.
Why study abroad?
Studying overseas is an unforgettable experience that can offer you a wide range of benefits. Students that spend time abroad report personal growth, cultural learning and language skill development as some of the positive outcomes. Research conducted by various bodies such as UUKi also indicates that…
Students who go abroad are 9% more likely to gain a 1st or 2:1 degree
Students who go abroad are 20% less likely to be unemployed, compared to those who didn’t go abroad
Those in work six months after graduation are 10% more likely to be in a ‘graduate’ job earning on average a 7% wage premium
What DMU students have said about studying on exchange…
“ Taking part in this programme changed me for the better. I live at home while I am studying at DMU so it was a big step for me to travel overseas. It helped me become more confident, independent and gain a better understanding of cultural differences.”
EXCHANGE YEAR AT Charles university, prague
“Studying in the US was a life changing experience! I enhanced my knowledge, learnt new concepts and developed my passion for Psychology. Aside from my studies, I became more confident, made friends for life and learnt more about myself.”
EXCHANGE YEAR AT Francis Marion university, USA