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Study abroad opportunities

Study abroad opportunities

Travel, explore different cultures, develop skills and enhance your employability through our Study Abroad and Exchange Programme.

We offer opportunities for Buckinghamshire New University students to study at partner universities across the world, as well as for students from international universities to study abroad at Buckinghamshire New University. We also offer staff the opportunity to teach and/or train abroad. Find out more about our Study Abroad and Exchange programme using the sections below.

These placements provide chances for participants to:

  • Add an international dimension to their CV
  • Increase cultural awareness
  • Gain an international network of friends and peers
  • Improve their (international) language skills
  • Experience life in a different country
  • Grow as an individual by mastering new challenges
  • Stand out from the crowd.

Find out more about about the UK’s replacement – the Turing Scheme.

All student exchanges are coordinated by the Student Opportunities and Career Success team at Buckinghamshire New University, please email: StudyAbroad@bucks.ac.uk.

 

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How do I apply to study abroad?
Apply with Erasmus

This is your opportunity to study at one of our partner universities for a semester or a year. It is open to all programmes and courses pending nomination (approval) by your tutors.

Despite the UK having left the European Union, we have funding for students to study abroad with Erasmus until May 2023.

You can apply to study abroad here - Please note: you must use your student email address Study Abroad Application Form

Make sure to take a look at the Checklist of documents for Erasmus Student Mobility.

Erasmus checklist

Deadlines to apply:

Please note that all nominations must be submitted by:

31st May

For students commencing their exchange in the autumn semester.

28th September

For students commencing their exchange in the spring semester.

Please note: the nomination deadline cannot be extended.

Where can I study?

Buckinghamshire New University has partner universities around the world.

Explore this comprehensive list of our Study Abroad Opportunities.

Study-Abroad-Partners

What funding is available?

It is important that you plan how you will fund your Study Abroad experience. You will need to plan how you will meet the costs.

Think carefully about:

  • Travel to and from your host, including flight costs
  • Accommodation
  • Visa costs
  • Living costs
  • Course books.

Funding

There is funding available to support you in studying abroad. Take a look here at the grants that can help you: Full-time study grants

Costs

  • Tuition fees: Tuition fees are payable to your home institution.
  • Visas: Please make sure you have an up to date passport that expires no earlier than 6 months after you intend to return. Most destinations require you to have a visa. The cost and process of applying for a visa is your responsibility and varies depending on your destination. You will be provided with guidance from your host university once you are accepted onto the programme.
  • Accommodation: You will need to budget for accommodation costs when you are abroad. Accommodation options and costs abroad vary. Most institutions offer university accommodation or guidance on sourcing private accommodation. Your host university will be able to provide you with accommodation options once you are accepted onto the programme.
What is the impact of COVID-19?

At present, we are unable to send any students abroad due to the pandemic in line with the University's insurance.

Keep an eye on this area as updates will be made as soon as this changes.

Study at Buckinghamshire New University
Apply to study with us

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.

What are the language requirements?

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.

Can I study at Buckinghamshire New University?

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+.

What support is available at Buckinghamshire New University?

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
What is involved?

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 erasmus@bucks.ac.uk

What is expected?

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.