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Eligibility & How to apply

We offer exchange opportunities to current students at partner institutions around the world. To take part in an exchange, start by reading through the information.

Eligibility

The general eligibility requirements for exchanges include (please confirm with your department and your school's Exchange Team):

  • Complete at least one year of University level studies
  • Good Academic Standing and passed modules
  • Approval of Department/department at City
  • Meet the standard Admissions requirements of Host Institution

You must maintain a full credit load for each term you are on exchange. This is dependent on your host University and must be approved by your department or school exchange coordinator at City before confirming.

Study in non-English speaking countries

Many partner institutions located in non-English speaking countries deliver courses in English and therefore speaking a secondary language is not essential, although can be an advantage in some countries.  In some cases students can take an additional module of the new language alongside their studies.

Support available for students with disabilities

Most partner institutions will have support available for students with disabilities. We advise you to research the partner institution thoroughly before making a commitment to take an exchange.

Student exchange durations

The duration of an exchange can vary depending on your School or department. Please see below the definitions for the exchange routes available to students:

Replacement Year Route

The Replacement Year Route allows students to participate in a period of study abroad whilst still completing their degree within three years. The second year will be spent at an overseas university where lectures are conducted in English. As the modules taken in the host institution are to be replaced by those required at City, there is less freedom of choice in module selection.

Your department and exchange team must be satisfied that every exchange module is comparable to a second year module of your programme at City, as it is essential that you have sufficient knowledge and understanding of the required courses before you embark on your final year at City. Please check with your school's exchange team regarding the eligible institutions for this route, as some may be restricted. 

Replacement Term Route

The Replacement Term Route allows students to participate in a period of study abroad whist still completing their degree within three years. The 1st or 2nd term of the second year will be spent at an overseas university where lectures are conducted in English. As the modules taken in the host institution are to be replaced by those required at City, there is less freedom of choice in module selection.

Your department and exchange team must be satisfied that every exchange module is comparable to a second year module of your programme at City, as it is essential that you have sufficient knowledge and understanding of the required courses before you embark on your final year at City. Please check with your school's exchange team regarding the eligible institutions for this route, as some may be restricted.

Sandwich Route Year Abroad

The Sandwich Year Abroad allows you to extend their degree to four years. The additional year usually takes place during the third year of study. After the sandwich year, you would be required to complete your final (fourth) year at City in order to be awarded your degree. Although no grade conversion or credit transfer takes place, you must pass all modules in order to be regarded as successfully completing the programme and have your participation recognised on your degree certificate. As an additional year of study, the content of the modules taken should not replicate areas studied within the degree but complement them. This route provides more freedom in your module choice.However, your module selection still requires approval by your department and school's exchange team and the host institution, as there may be specific modular admissions or language requirements.

Exchange routes available for each school

Cass Business School

Please contact the School directly for more information
Lottie Celani & Carly Disley:

cass-ug-outgoing@city.ac.uk

School of Arts and Social Sciences

Cultural & Creative IndustriesSandwich Year  
Music Replacement TermReplacement Year
JournalismSandwich Year  
EconomicsSandwich YearReplacement TermReplacement Year
International PoliticsSandwich Year Replacement Year
SociologySandwich YearReplacement Term 
PsychologySandwich Year  

City Law School

City Law SchoolReplacement Term
(Final Year only)
Replacement Year
(Final Year only)

School of Health placements

Contact the International Office for the latest information.

Application Process

The application process varies dependent on the school you are applying from. Please see below the application procedure for each school:

Cass Business School

Please contact the School directly for more information
Lottie Celani & Carly Disley:

cass-ug-outgoing@city.ac.uk

School of Arts and Social Sciences

Please complete an online application via Moodle and upload the following application documents:

  • Application Form
  • Learning Agreement
  • Academic Reference
  • Personal Statement
  • Statement of Results
  • Copy of Passport

For further enquiries, please contact: SASS.exchanges@city.ac.uk

City Law School

Please contact the International Office to obtain the following application forms:

  • Copy of Passport
  • Application Form
  • Learning Agreement
  • Academic Reference
  • Personal Statement
  • Statement of Results
  • For further enquiries, please contact: Law.exchanges@city.ac.uk

Application Deadlines

CASS

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Term 1; Term 2; Full Year9th January 2017

SASS

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Law

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How to apply

City, University of London offers exchange opportunities at partner institutions around the world. To take part in an exchange at one of City's partner institutions, please follow the steps below:

Step 1: Eligibility &  Application Procedure

The first place to start if you're considering studying on an exchange programme at an overseas university, is to familiarise yourself with the eligibility criteria and the application procedure. Please contact your school's exchange team:

SASS: SASS.exchanges@city.ac.uk

CASS: CASS-ug-outgoing@city.ac.uk

Law: Law.exchanges@city.ac.uk

Step 2: Research possible destinations

Start looking at possible exchange destinations. If available, it's also a good idea to research which modules are offered at the partner institutions.

Step 3: Research costs and possible funding

Plan your budget and research which grants and scholarships are available to support your exchange. If you are planning to study within Europe, you may be eligible to receive an Erasmus+ Grant.

Step 4: Complete your application

Follow the procedure and deadlines as explained by your school's exchange team. (email addresses above)

Step 5: Attend the Pre-Departure Briefing

Attend the information session to find out useful information about insurance, flights, visas and your confirmation of arrival. The dates and location of these briefings will come from your school's exchange team.

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