Why stay within your comfort zone, when venturing out of it could transform the way you see the world? We offer all our current first year students the chance to apply for a study placement abroad.

Read our international opportunities guide online

Why study abroad?

  • Experience a new culture
  • Make friends from all over the world
  • Develop personally, professionally and academically
  • Boost your employability
  • Gain knowledge in new subjects or teaching methods
  • Improve and gain new language skills

“Studying abroad in China has completely changed me as a person ... I believe now that everything is possible.”
– Gabriela Tejeiro, BA (Hons) Business & Management, International Exchange

What's on offer?


The Erasmus+ programme allows you to spend one semester during your second year at one of our partner universities in Europe.

International Exchange

If you’re looking to study further afield than Europe, the International Exchange programme is for you. We have more than fifteen partner universities in China, Australia, Japan, the USA and more. You can apply to spend one semester during your second year at one of these universities.

Other opportunities

  • Global Academy of Liberal Arts (GALA)
    The Global Academy of Liberal Arts (GALA) is a global network of creativity spanning national and cultural boundaries to broaden the experience of students and staff. There are 10 awards of £1,000 each to support staff and students to undertake study or research at one a GALA partners in a country within the Santander scheme under the GALA Mobility fund.

  • Certificate in Global Citizenship
    Our Certificate in Global Citizenship is an extracurricular course that runs alongside your undergraduate degree. Along with other fantastic elements, one key aspect of the certificate is that Home and EU students undertake a work or study placement abroad. To join the certificate you must apply in your first year.

  • Bath Sparks
    Got enterprenuerial spirit? Bath Sparks is a great way to get involved at the university and enter competitions – some of which have prizes of a placement abroad.

  • Santander Scholarships
    Santander, through its Santander Universities Global Division, is in partnership with Bath Spa University, offering students and staff a series of academic opportunities. This includes mobility scholarships for staff and students to study or conduct research overseas.
  • Summer schools
    Many of our international partners give you the opportunity to apply to study abroad during the summer.

Current students can find out more information about the international opportunities available, and how to apply for them, on the intranet (you'll need to sign in to access this content).

"Don't worry about funding, don't worry about your loved ones back home, don't worry about anything. And don't let anything stop you from taking this opportunity by the horns. Just go for it!"
- Cody Moir, BA (Hons) Creative Writing, Erasmus+

Contact us

Erasmus+ enquiries: erasmus@bathspa.ac.uk 
International Exchange enquiries: bsuexchange@bathspa.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1225 875777

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