The Erasmus+ study exchange or traineeship is an approved and recognised part of your University of Glasgow studies. You are registered on a degree programme at University of Glasgow for the period that you will be abroad.

Who can go?

  • Most undergraduate students can go on exchange (except Dentistry, Medicine and Vet Medicine - these may have different international opportunities, contact your college or school office for details).
  • Most undergraduate students go in their 3rd year of their studies but in the Sciences the 2nd year may be more appropriate.
  • You need to meet any academic requirements from your school (for undergraduate students, this normally means you progress to Honours in your degree subject areas).
  • For Erasmus+ you do not exceed 12 months of Erasmus + activity during your current degree (undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught or Postgraduate Research)
  • Postgraduate taught and research students may also be able to study or work if this is recognised as part of your degree and an exchange agreement for your subject area and level is in place.
    Note: most 1 year Masters programmes do NOT support a study/ work abroad period. Please check this with the course convenor if you are not sure.

Erasmus+ specific criteria

  • The total duration of the Erasmus+ mobility period shall not exceed 12 months, including any zero grant period. 
  • Students may undertake up to 12 months mobility for each cycle of higher education: undergraduate (including short cycle), masters, doctorate. 
  • Students can undertake numerous mobilities.

Non-EU nationals 

We welcome applications from all University of Glasgow students. If you are non-EU national you should also ensure that you can comply both with UK visa requirements and visa requirements at the host institution. Note that study exchange is not normally available to return to your home country. 

Direct entry

If you entered directly into second year it may still be possible for you to apply for an International Exchange, though the process may be different depending on which School you study in.

E.g.  Students who have attended Glasgow International College (GIC) and are now Glasgow registered students are eligible to apply with subject coordinator's approval.

Widening participation and students with specific support needs

We support the participation of students with a diverse range of backgrounds and academic or other support needs. 

Mature students

Many mature students have successfully gone abroad through our programme.

Part-time students

We welcome applications from part-time students however you must study full time for the duration you are abroad.