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Study abroad opportunities

Study abroad opportunities

The university is very excited to explore Study Abroad Opportunities for our students and we hope to offer the Turing Scheme as a replacement for the Erasmus Programme.

We are waiting for further information on joining the Turing Scheme and we look forward to continuing our existing partnerships with universities across the world as well as growing our programme. We will update this page accordingly in due course. Please note that for now we are unable to accept applications to study abroad from BNU students or from students wishing to study with us under Erasmus.

In the meantime you can find out more about the Turing Scheme at the official website.

All student exchanges are coordinated by the Career Success team at Buckinghamshire New University, please email:


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Study at Buckinghamshire New University

It begins with BNU!

Study at our university, on one of our 3 campuses, the main campus located in High Wycombe, England, just 40 minutes from London.

Deadline to apply:

Applications should be submitted by:

30th June

For students commencing their exchange in the autumn semester.

31st October

For students commencing their exchange in the spring semester.

Please note, application deadlines cannot be extended.

At Buckinghamshire New University you will study together with students from many countries. Therefore, in most cases, English will be the language of instruction. It is important that your language proficiency level in English is at the required level.

The level of English you will need in order to follow the teaching is described underneath. It is based on the self-assessment grid within the Council of Europe Common European Framework of Reference, CEFR, level B2.

Find out more about your self-assessment of your English language level.

Buckinghamshire New University has a variety of agreements with universities; check with your current host university to see if they have an agreement with us, so you can join us through Erasmus+.

We offer a compulsory module on 'English for Academic Purposes' for all our Erasmus+ students. This course will support you with writing your assignments throughout your time with us, and will appear on your transcript if you complete the course. Your institution may agree to have this module as part of your Learning Agreement (it is worth 7.5 ECTs), but some choose not to. Either way, it will appear on your academic transcript, so you will have evidence of completing it.

We also have a great Learning and Development Unit to support you with completing your assignments and the Student Opportunities and Careers Success team can help you to discover your career path after university.

Staff Exchange

Erasmus+ is the EU programme for education, training, youth and sport. Many of the initiatives are based on opportunities for students and recent graduates, but funding is also available to help lecturers and non-academic staff develop their skills in universities, colleges and adult education environments around Europe – through job shadowing, teaching and training activities.

It’s not only a great way to pick up new ideas and practices from a different education system, but it gives you the chance to build a relationship with that institution. Whether it’s two days or two months, Erasmus+ can help provide funding for the trip by contributing towards the cost of your travel and expenses.

For more information please contact

What we expect from an exchange institution:

Added value expected from the mobility/expected results for the host institution

  1. We would expect to learn best practices from your institutions with a particular emphasis on teaching strategies using technology and assessment regimes.
  2. We would also like to learn how workload is allocated and managed among academics.
  3. Ideally you could also guest lecture for various modules.

Expected outcomes and impact from the host institution

  1. A closer working relationship between BNU and your institution.
  2. New ideas to improve teaching and resourcing.