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Opportunities abroad

The Study Abroad programme splits students into two categories: those wanting to study within eligible European destinations and those interested in studying further afield outside Europe.  There are also opportunities to prepare or further develop language skills with the Language Centre.

The Erasmus+ scheme is an education exchange programme allowing students and staff to work and study in other eligible European destinations as an integral part of their degree programmes.  Erasmus+ is funded by the European Commission and provides grants to support study and work mobilities within the EU and EEA. Please be aware the Erasmus+ will end for UK HEIs on 31st May 2023.

Although the Erasmus+ scheme is no longer an option for Exeter students looking to travel to Europe. Current students are still able to work or study within Europe and may even be eligible for funding from the Turing Scheme. 

If you are interested in studying further afield the option to spend a period of study outside Europe is available on many degree programmes. There are some degree courses that allow one academic year abroad, usually the third year of a four-year programme. The exception to this is the three-year BA in English with Study in North America, where the second year of a three-year programme is spent in the USA or Canada. 

To help you prepare for a period of study abroad, or to further develop a language when you return, there are many possibilities open to you during your time at university. 

You can choose to take an Undergraduate module for credits towards your main degree with the Language Centre, with modules available at many levels in French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese and Spanish.  You can also opt to have the language you study named in your degree title as, '...with proficiency in [language]'.

Alternatively, you can choose from more than a dozen languages on the certified Evening Language Programme, which offers all the above languages, plus Arabic, Greek, Latin, Russian and Turkish.  Some of these courses can be taken towards the Exeter Award.

For details of all language courses available visit the Language Centre.