How to apply and next steps

First, check the Opportunities page and talk to your department's Academic Exchange Co-ordinator to see if your faculty has an exchange opportunity available that suits you and fits with your course.

To be selected for an exchange, you need to be up to date with your studies and you need to be in good academic standing.

After researching your options, the next stage of your application will depend on the type of international experience you want to pursue. See the information below for application and eligibility criteria for the different opportunities available.

If you need further assistance you should contact a member of the Outward Mobility Team, who will be more than happy to help.

Applying for an Erasmus+ or International Exchange

Before you apply you should: 

  1. Research the institution or country you are interested in
  2. Choose 2 institutions to apply to
  3. Complete your study plan for your chosen destinations from the list of approved modules
  4. Get in touch with your Academic Exchange Coordinator to discuss your study plan
  5. Prepare your personal statement

Required documents:

Study plan 

You need to complete a study plan for each semester at each host preference you have chosen (a total of 4 copies maximum) and attach these to your application form.

Download the study plan document (PDF) 

Personal statement

Your personal statement will explain why you should be selected for the exchange programme. It should be a Word document, no longer than 500 words and should demonstrate the following:

  • Why you want to go on an exchange programme
  • Why you selected your host preferences
  • What makes you a good Westminster Ambassador

Deadlines for Exchanges and Work Placements

  • The deadline for full-year and semester 1 Exchanges has now closed.
  • 10 June 2017 for those going on a semester two Exchange or Work Placement.

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Other applications 

Short–term opportunities 

If you have a short–term opportunity that you wish to apply for or you have already secured your opportunity you can you register your interest online.

Fill out the short-term form

For information about other opportunities please speak to your Outward Mobility Officer.

Students with additional needs

If you have additional needs and have found an exchange that fits with your degree, the first step is to discuss it with your course tutor or your academic exchange co-ordinator to find out what support they can give you.

You can also contact our Disability Learning Support team for confidential advice.

The Outward Mobility Team would be happy to meet with you and help you prepare for your exchange.

If you are going on an Erasmus+ exchange, you can apply for additional funding on top of the standard Erasmus+ grant to help with additional needs. Contact the Outward Mobility Team for more information.

Next steps

Once you have been confirmed to go abroad you should have a look at our pages on what to do before, during and after your trip. These pages will provide you with helpful checklists and tips to ensure that you are fully prepared for your experience.

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Erasmus+ – exchanges in Europe

Erasmus+ exchanges give Westminster students the chance to work or study in another European country.

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Types of opportunities

Find out what global opportunities are available.