Study abroad

What is international exchange? 

The School of Social Sciences provides those students on eligible courses with the opportunity to visit and study in another country through its range of international opportunities such as the Erasmus+ scheme and the International Student Exchange Programme (ISEP). 

Depending on the course you are studying on you may be able to study at one of our partner universities for either an academic year or the second half of your second year.

Why study abroad?

  • Enhance your CV
  • Develop your independence
  • Experience a new culture
  • Opportunity to travel
  • Add value to your degree
  • Learn a new language
  • Build your professional networks
  • Broaden your perspective
  • Differentiate yourself

Will I study in English?

All of our exchange partners offer modules taught in English, including European partners.

What other costs are involved?

Tuition fees will vary depending on the study abroad scheme that you join. You can contact us to find out more about this.

You will be required to pay for your flight, accommodation, medical and travel insurance, any visa fees and living costs while on
international exchange.

Students who take part in the international exchange semester are eligible to receive their maintenance loan / grant from their national student finance service as usual, and may also be eligible for a travel grant. In addition, students studying within the European Union may be supported by an Erasmus+ mobility grant to subsidise their living costs while on exchange.


This opportunity will allow you to study for half a year at one of a range of foreign institutions. You will complete your first year as normal and then progress to the second year where you will study at NTU for the first term. Then in January or February you will travel abroad to a European university until May or June. Your final year would then be completed at NTU. Most students taking part in an Erasmus study period are eligible to receive an Erasmus+ grant to assist with the additional expenditure incurred through living abroad.

Find out where you can study abroad. 

Dual degrees 

For some of our courses starting in September 2016, you may also have the opportunity to achieve a dual degree at one of our partner institutions. In terms of the course structure, you will spend the first year at NTU, the second year at the partner institution, before returning to complete the third year at NTU. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a BA (Hons) degree from NTU and a BA degree from the partner institution at which you studied.

Find out where you can study a dual degree. 

Study abroad opportunities in Psychology

Students studying on a full-time, three year undergraduate Psychology course may have the opportunity to study abroad between Year Two and the final year of the course. This would involve studying at one of our partner institutions for a full year, therefore extending the course length to four years.

Find out more. 

International Student Exchange Programme (ISEP)

Whether it is for one year, one term or over the summer, ISEP offers you the chance to study abroad in a range of countries around the globe. The ISEP network includes a wide range of partner institutions, including some in the United States. ISEP fees are based on the cost of living and tuition at NTU and cover tuition, housing, food, pre-departure orientation, arrival orientation, and general student services.

Visit the ISEP website to find out more.

Summer School opportunities at NTU partner universities

Summer School opportunities at NTU partner universities' summer schools are a great way to study a specialised subject area with a very diverse group of students, allowing you to gain an edge within your discipline and stand out from others. These programmes have a solid cultural agenda that will enable you to discover and understand a new culture. Our summer schools are held in a
variety of locations and available on most of our courses.

Find out more ab out Summer School opportunities

Go Global blog

Take a look at our Go Global blog which showcases our international activities. 

Study abroad in a European City
Study abroad in a European City
Study abroad in a European City