Study on exchange

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…


Study at a partner university in Europe for a year

International Exchange

Spend a year studying in North America or Asia


Most full-degree students at DMU, including international students can choose to study at a range of universities globally for a full academic year. Applications to participate on student exchange are submitted in your second year (Level 5) of undergraduate study. Accepted students are then required to complete final year (Level 6) upon returning from the year abroad. Please note, the year abroad does not replace a year of study.  

Application dates

The study on exchange application deadline for academic year 2021-22 has now passed. Applications for academic year 2022-2023 will open in October 2021.

Application Guidance

To help you make the best possible application to study on exchange we have prepared some hints and tips that will guide you through the process.


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.

Read our student exchange guide

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.”

Maria Bouazzouz
Maria Bouazzouz

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.”

Kajal Patel
Kajal Patel

EXCHANGE YEAR AT Francis Marion university, USA