Study exchange

Explore and apply for study exchanges at partner universities around the world.

When you can go

Opportunities to study abroad are open to most full-time undergraduate students. This depends on what course you're doing. You may be able to go for one semester, or for a full year that combines work and study abroad.

Eligibility criteria 

You can usually study or work abroad during:

  • the second year of a three-year course, or
  • the third year of a four-year sandwich course.

Some postgraduate students will also have the opportunity to study and work abroad. This will again depend on your course.

There are also short-term opportunities to go abroad every year. Many of these take place in the summer. We'll announce these as applications open across the year, so please keep an eye on our web pages.

If you have questions about the options available to you, contact:

What you can do

While you're at NTU, there will be opportunities for you to study abroad. If this is something that interests you, there are three main options available:

  • study abroad at one of NTU's partner universities through the Turing Scheme
  • study abroad through the International Student Exchange Programme (ISEP) network.

Turing Scheme

The new Turing Scheme began in September 2021. It allows students to do a period of study or work abroad. This period is four weeks or more, and can be anywhere in the world, including Europe. Find out more about the Turing Scheme and the funding available to you as a NTU student.

We'll be holding information sessions and virtual drop-ins about the Turing Scheme. These will take place throughout 2021/22. Visit the Study Abroad channel in the Virtual Global Lounge for announcements.

International Student Exchange Programme (ISEP)

ISEP is a study abroad provider. It's a consortium of colleges and universities from many different countries. This exchange option offers a lot of geographical destinations. You can study at one of the over 140 member universities in the United States and across the world.

NTU belongs to the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) network. Find out more about ISEP and the exciting places you can go with this programme.

You can also find out more about the ISEP programme in the latest programme guide.


The Erasmus+ programme promotes student mobility to Europe for study and work. The programme includes over 250 partner institutions in 26 European countries. View the Erasmus charter.

In 2020, the government confirmed the UK will not be part of the 2021 to 2027 Erasmus+ programme. Despite this, NTU will maintain our European partnerships. We'll continue to offer exchange opportunities for our students in Europe.

Find out more about the Erasmus+ programme and the funding available to you as a NTU student.

Where you can go

Students can take part in an exchange programme at one of our partner universities. We currently have over 250 exchange opportunities in over 40 countries. You can study in a wide variety of fields.

You can search for single-semester or year-long study abroad opportunities. Partner listings update often according to availability.

Application windows

When you need to apply depends on when you wish to study abroad, and for how long.

Studying abroad for a full year, or in Semester One, through NTU partners and ISEP

For most students, excluding NBS students:

  • applications open on 31 October 2022
  • applications close 22 January 2023 at 11 pm.

For NBS students only:

  • applications open on 31 October 2022
  • applications close again on 14 December 2022 at 11 pm.

Studying abroad for Semester Two through NTU partners and ISEP

Applications open on 17 April 2023 and close again on 18 June 2023 at 11 pm.

Study abroad via partner destinations

If you have any issues with the portal, email the support helpdesk.

Study abroad via ISEP destinations

You can also undertake a study exchange through ISEP. It offers affordable study programmes in more than 50 countries. Find out more about ISEP, including the opportunities and destinations available to you.

To apply to one of our partner institutions worldwide To apply for the ISEP program

If you're a Nottingham Business School student, the process may be different. What route you're taking will affect where you can go. See the presentations on the study abroad page on NOW first to avoid disappointment.

Once you've applied, you can track the progress of your application through Mobility Online.

Download the Mobility Online student guidance. It explains to use your Mobility Online account.

If you have any issues with the online application system, email the support helpdesk.

Contact us

Email NTU Global if you have any further questions.

  • Last updated: 05/12/2022