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 incoming students from overseas institutions each year. Find out about the best option for you below.

Study abroad

Study abroad

Study and work abroad with Erasmus+

The Erasmus programme covers placements of 3-12 months at an European institution. As a student on the Erasmus+ programme you are entitled to Erasmus+ funding.

Find out more about how you can study or work abroad with Erasmus+ as part of your degree if your are a Southampton Student.

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.

If you are an incoming student our Faculty of Humanities offers an International Summer School experience.

Study Abroad outside Europe

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.

Find out more about how you can study or work abroad outside Europe as part of your degree if your are a Southampton Student.

Come to Southampton on an exchange or Study Abroad Programme

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 how to apply as an exchange or study abroad student.