Seize the opportunity to study abroad and gain credits toward your chosen programme of study in Plymouth. We offer student exchange opportunities with partner universities in Europe and North America.
The Erasmus+ programme also offers you the opportunity to undertake a work placement in Europe.
Erasmus+ European exchanges
As a student at Plymouth University, these exchanges allow you to study or work in one of the participating countries. Our European exchange schemes are offered with the support of the Commission of the European Community within the framework of Erasmus+.
The Erasmus+ European exchange programme offers both undergraduate and postgraduate students the opportunity to study in the following countries and overseas territories:
Austria, Azores, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guiana (South America), Guadeloupe (Caribbean), Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Madeira, Malta, Martinique (Caribbean), Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Reunion (Indian Ocean), Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.
We may not offer exchange opportunities in all of the above listed places. Please check current availability with Plymouth Global at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 knowledge of foreign languages.
North American exchanges
We also send and receive students on exchanges with North American universities. There are two different types of exchange to these institutions:
- direct/bilateral exchanges
- exchanges through the International Student Exchange Programme (ISEP).
Direct exchanges are available to our students through some courses that have special relationships with individual institutions in North America. To find out if your chosen course offers exchange opportunities use the contact details located on the webpage of your chosen course of study.
These bilateral exchanges are limited according to which overseas universities the faculty or department has a relationship with and the terms of the agreement. Contact the Student Support Office within your faculty, for information about your options and assistance with your application.
North American exchanges (ISEP)
ISEP offers our students the opportunity to study at any of the participating universities in their network. Under the ISEP scheme, you may spend your second year at one of over 300 universities worldwide that are ISEP members. The deadline for ISEP applications is the end of January. So if you're interested in studying in the USA under the ISEP scheme, you need to make sure you consider this in the first term of your first year.
If you're interested in pursuing this opportunity you can find full information on how the programme works from the ISEP website. You can then get your application forms from our international office, who are responsible for the administration of the ISEP programme for our outgoing students. The international office can also help with any questions you have and check that you meet the eligibility criteria for placements and exchanges.