Study exchange

Employers are increasingly looking for graduates who have enhanced their employability by undertaking a work placement, or have a global perspective gained from their study exchanges. One of the many benefits of undergraduate study in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities is that you have the option to extend your degree to include a year-long professional work placement, a study exchange or a combination of both (6+6).

Why do a study exchange?

  • Get ahead in the job market
  • A different and new study outlook
  • Meet an international network of friends
  • Improve your ability to establish relations with people from different cultural backgrounds
  • Gain an international perspective
  • Additional qualification – Diploma in International Studies

Where do our students go on study exchange?

There are many Erasmus+ study exchange opportunities with European universities and present University-wide international exchanges include Australia, Japan, Singapore, and the USA. Check here for the most up-to-date list of our partner universities and which School/study areas they partner with.

A few recent examples are below:

What does it cost?

Students on Erasmus+ and international exchanges currently pay reduced fees to Loughborough University and are not liable for tuition fees at their chosen overseas university. The tuition fee for (full year) overseas exchanges for the academic year 2020/21 have not yet been agreed, however, fees for 2018/19 were £1,385 for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

If you take part in an Erasmus+ study you are eligible to apply for an Erasmus+ Mobility Grant which acts as a financial contribution towards living costs abroad.