International connections

Working on research projects. Encouraging the sharing of knowledge and ideas between academics. Taking part in exchange programmes around the world. 

If you’re a student at Plymouth University, then why not expand your horizons by tapping into our network of institutions from the USA to China, and Brazil to Nepal?

If you study at one of our linked universities and colleges, then seize the opportunity to study at Plymouth in our beautiful waterfront city and gain access to expert staff on a wide range of graduate and postgraduate courses.

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Plymouth Business School and the School of Architecture, Design and Environment regularly collaborate on research projects with the Federal Universities of Santa Catarina and Paraiba. We also have a strong strategic relationship with the highly ranked Positivo University in Brazil, where you can take programmes that encompass the best of both locations. For students and academics, in the fields of architecture and business  there are shared research and exchange programmes. For more information see our Brazilian connections and Caribbean partners pages.


International Masters Programme (IMP)

We run flexible programmes for masters degrees in education and business subjects.

For further information including country connections, visit our Integrated Masters Programme (IMP) page.


Hochschule Darmstadt and Hochschule Furtwangen University of Applied Science (HFU)

Our School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics has research links with Hochschule Darmstadt and Hochschule Furtwangen University of Applied Science (HFU).

Contact us at for more details. 

University of Applied Science Munich (MUAS)

The Euroman and Euromaster programmes are two intensive courses at Plymouth University which are especially provided for MUAS students of the Department of Engineering and Management. Students have the opportunity to attend a specified selection of lectures in Plymouth for three weeks during the semester break. 


Business College Athens

BCA is delighted to announce its partnership with Plymouth University, for all its academic programmes starting September 2015. BCA Group is one of the largest educational institutions in Greece, offering bachelors and masters degrees in the fields of business management, maritime studies, hotel management and psychology.

Hellenic National Defence College

Based in Athens the Hellenic National Defence College delivers a Plymouth University validated programme in MA Applied Strategy and International Security. Contact us at for more details.

Attico College, Athens

We've collaborated with Attico College since 2011 to offer students a fully validated BSc (Hons) Physical Therapy degree. We’re also looking to extend the provision of our validated courses in the near future in similar areas of health care.

Hong Kong

We have a well established relationship with Hong Kong University School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE) and through our current collaboration in academic study programmes students can achieve Plymouth Honours Degree awards by studying in Hong Kong. Further details on the courses we offer can be found on on our international partners webpage

We also work with other institutions in Hong Kong offering students direct entry routes into a variety of programmes at Plymouth University.  

Find out more about our international connections with Hong Kong.


Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIM-K)

The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIM-K) is one of the leading postgraduate management institutes in India, located in the pristine greenery of Kerala. It’s one of the country's most sought after institutes with a strong international reputation for excellence in academia and entrepreneurship.

We have an agreement with IIM-K that covers the sharing of information, student and staff exchanges, and collaborative research projects between our academic staff.

School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics Semester Abroad Scheme

Students from our partners at Saveetha, VIT, SASTRA, B.S.Abdur Rahman University and SRM are eligible to apply to our Semester Abroad Scheme within our School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics. Further details regarding project proposals and application information can be found on our Semester Abroad Scheme webpage. You will also find profiles of students who have previously taken part in this scheme.

Middle East 

We provide education and training to countries in the region including the UAE through the Higher Colleges of Technology, INTI International University for robotics and engineering courses.


St Lawrence College, Tribhuvan University, Katmandu

Located in the heart of Chabahil Pipabot, Kathmandu, St Lawrence College offers courses in science, management and humanities.

If you’re a student at St Lawrence College, you can choose to come to the UK to study an undergraduate degree in business administration.


Fontys University of Applied Sciences, Venlo

With over 40,000 students Fontys University offers courses at 22 locations within Holland.

Our connection with the School of Business, Engineering and Logistics means that as a student at Fontys, you can study part of your MSc Business and ManagementMSc International Logistics and Supply Chain Management or MSc International Procurement and Supply Chain Management with us in the UK. 

Contact us at for more details.


Find out more about our international connections with Nigeria including Aptech (worldwide) - computing courses, Bridge House College - foundation courses and Delta State University - non-specified courses. Our Plymouth Business School has worked with the Nigerian government to develop entrepreneurialism.

Sri Lanka

National School of Business Management (NSBM)

Located in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo, National School of Business Management (NSBM) is a subsidiary of the National Institute of Business Management (NIBM) and has recently developed an impressive new campus.

We’re delighted to partner with NSBM, which is also affiliated with many other globally ranked universities. 


International University in Geneva (IUG)

An accredited academic institution specialising in business education, the International University in Geneva (IUG) is ranked by Eduniversal among the top ten universities in Switzerland.

We’re working in partnership with IUG to offer a Doctor of Public Administration (DPA) and a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) . The DPA and DBA will be delivered in Switzerland and taught by international experts in diverse fields of management, leadership, business, banking and finance.