Information for students on exchanges to Plymouth University

Erasmus+ placements

Erasmus+ is the European Commission's programme for higher education students, teachers and institutions. It supports cooperation between universities in 31 countries. Our European exchange schemes are offered with the support of the Commission of the European Community within the framework of Erasmus+.

An Erasmus+ experience can be very beneficial, you'll:

  • broaden your mind - and your horizons
  • adapt to different cultures and work patterns
  • improve your job prospects (employers like multi-cultural employees)
  • improve your English language skills.

North American exchanges

The University also sends and receives students on exchanges with North American universities. There are two different types of exchange with these institutions:

  • direct/bilateral exchanges 
  • exchanges through the International Student Exchange Programme (ISEP).
Direct/bilateral exchanges

To find out if your university has a direct link with us please contact your study abroad office at your home university.

ISEP exchanges

ISEP offers exchange opportunities to all participating universities in their network.

If you're interested in applying for an exchange placement at Plymouth University through the ISEP programme you should contact the ISEP Coordinator at your home institution, to obtain application forms and advice. In most cases you won't be able to choose modules from more than one faculty or programme.

How to apply 


You can apply for this type of exchange with us via the Erasmus+ Coordinator at your home institution. Alternatively you can email Plymouth Global at for guidance and information on who to contact at Plymouth.

If you're successful you'll receive accommodation details, registration information and European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) information (if applicable), from our respective faculty or school. Modular and course information can be found on our website. 

Incoming Erasmus+ students to Plymouth University are not required to pay tuition fees.

The Plymouth University Erasmus code is: UK PLYMOUT01


Make sure you submit your applications for Plymouth University through both ISEP Exchange and ISEP Direct to your home institution ISEP Coordinators by the given deadline. Deadlines are set by individual institutions, so please check your deadline before applying.

Get in touch

The Plymouth Global team can help with your questions and queries about our exchange opportunities. Get in touch with them to start planning your exchange adventure at Plymouth University. They'll also check that you meet any eligibility criteria for your chosen exchange.

Tel: +44 1752 587586