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  2. Eligibility & How to apply
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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. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your School's Exchange Team.

International and EU Students

Please note that all students are eligible to participate in an exchange programme, provided it is available within your School. This means that International and EU students can participate.

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 term 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, as it will depend on your degree.
Lottie Celani & Carly Disley:

cass-ug-outgoing@city.ac.uk

School of Arts and Social Sciences

Sandwich Year Only


City Law School

Replacement Term: 2nd & 3rd Year

Replacement Year: 3rd 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 contact your school's Exchange Team for further information.

Cass Business School

Lottie Celani & Carly Disley:

cass-ug-outgoing@city.ac.uk

School of Arts and Social Sciences

Eleanor Hannan and Roma Ivanauskaite

SASS.exchanges@city.ac.uk

City Law School

Jon Burton

Law.exchanges@city.ac.uk

Exchange Process Overview

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.