University of Southampton

Exchanges and studying abroad

Spending a semester or a year abroad will enhance your university experience and boost your career opportunities. Our current students can choose to spend time at a range of partner institutions in many different countries. We also welcome many exchange students from overseas institutions each year. Find out about the best option for you below.

Study abroad

Study abroad

Study abroad with Erasmus

The Erasmus programme covers study exchanges of 3-12 months at one of our partner institutions in Europe. As a student on the Erasmus programme you are entitled to Erasmus funding.

Find out more about how you can study or work abroad as part of your degree.

Countries covered by the Erasmus programme are:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the UK

Summer schools

Summer School programmes give you the chance to complete a shorter period of study abroad, normally 4 weeks over the summer break. As one of our students, on some of these programmes you will be entitled to a full or partial fee waiver under our international agreements.

Find out more about summer school opportunities.

Other exchange opportunities

We also offer exchanges at partner institutions outside Europe. Most of our partnerships are specific to particular subjects, but we also have a number of university-wide partners. They are:


  • University of Adelaide
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Western Australia

South Korea


Hong Kong

  • Chinese University of Hong Kong

For more information, please email us at

Come to Southampton on exchange

As a student at an overseas institution, coming to the University of Southampton as an exchange or study abroad student gives you the chance to enjoy the educational, social and cultural opportunities of life and study in the UK for a semester or a year.

Find out about more about studying at Southampton on exchange.

Are you eligible?

To study abroad as an exchange student you must:

  • be registered at the University as an undergraduate, postgraduate or doctoral student
  • have successfully completed your first year of undergraduate study
  • study in an Academic Unit which has a link with an international partner institution
  • have the academic and linguistic ability to benefit from a study period abroad
  • be nominated by your Academic Unit to take part in the scheme

Participating institutions

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