What are the International Exchange programmes?

Find out more about our International Exchange programmes

We encourage our students to undertake a study exchange at one of our international partner institutions, not only so that they can benefit from a high quality international educational experience, but also so that they have the opportunity to live in a country with a different cultural perspective.

We have a selection of University-wide and School-only international exchange partners, although places can be competitive due to restrictions on numbers. 

School-only international exchange partners

A number of Schools have their own international exchange partners, for which the agreements are subject-specific.

You can use the search engine on the 'Find a Study Exchange' link below to explore the opportunities available to you.

For further guidance on the international agreements specific to your School, please contact the Exchange Co-ordinator for your School/Department.

When can I go on a study exchange?

You have the opportunity to study abroad for a semester or a year dependent on your programme regulations. 

How do I apply for an international School-only study exchange?

For details about how to apply for an international School-only study exchange, please contact the Exchange Co-ordinator for your School/Department.  Please note that there is a long lead-time for an international study exchange, therefore students wishing to undertake a study exchange in the academic year 2023/24 should submit an expression of interest to the respective Exchange Co-ordinator by the end of the Autumn Term 2022/23

Find your School Exchange Co-ordinator

Is there financial support available?

Information about Turing Scheme mobility grants for studying or working abroad can be found here.

If you have any queries regarding the Turing Scheme, please email Exchanges@lboro.ac.uk

University-wide International Exchanges

Loughborough University has a limited number of study exchange places with a selection of international institutions in Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore and the USA.

The exchanges are based on a reciprocal student mobility agreement between the two institutions and are offered on a University-wide basis. Competition for places is high, but we would encourage you to look at the international exchange opportunities and make an application through your School/Department early in the academic year. Please contact your School/Departmental Exchange Co-ordinator for further details on the international exchanges available to you and how to apply.

Please note that there is no guarantee that current agreements will still be in existence by the time that prospective students are ready to undertake their exchanges. It is, therefore, extremely important that you discuss your options with your School/Departmental Exchange Co-ordinator.

Follow the link below to discover the University-wide International Exchange partners which are open to all students at Loughborough University irrespective of which subject you are studying.

When can I go on a study exchange?

You have the opportunity to study abroad for a single semester or a full year dependent on your programme regulations. 

How do I apply for an international University-wide exchange?

How to apply for an international University-wide exchange

The application process for students wishing to undertake an international study exchange as part of Loughborough University’s institutional-level exchange programme in the academic year 2023/24 is now open.  The application form can be downloaded from the link below:

Outgoing Exchange Student Application Form 2023/24

It is recommended that students read the Guidance Notes carefully before completing their application forms and ensure that they have obtained the approval of their respective School Exchange Co-ordinators, including confirmation that the proposed study exchange is permitted under programme regulations.

 Completed application forms should be submitted to Exchanges@lboro.ac.uk no later than Wednesday 8 February 2023.  Please note that late and/or incomplete application forms will not be considered.

 Students will be advised as to whether or not their applications have been successful following a meeting of the International Exchanges Selection Committee on Wednesday 15 February 2023.  Successful candidates will then be provided with advice on how to apply to the partner institution.  Please note, however, that selection by Loughborough University does not guarantee that you will be accepted by the partner institution, as final approval is at their discretion.

Where can I find specific information on the University-wide Partners?

Is there financial support available?

Information about Turing Scheme mobility grants for studying or working abroad can be found here.

If you have any queries regarding the Turing Scheme, please email Exchanges@lboro.ac.uk