Exchange opportunities outside Europe

Our overseas exchange programme allows you to spend either a semester or an academic year studying your chosen specialism at universities in the Australia, Canada, Chile, Hong Kong, and the USA. Work placements outwith semester dates may also be possible, but please check with your Programme Leader. 

We strongly advise you to explore opportunities a year in advance of your departure.

Need further information?

Please enrol in our GCU Learn Community, Exchange and Study Abroad- Intermational Partnerships.  All up to date information and appliocation materials are posted here. 

Where can I go?

A list of all of our non Erasmus partners can be found here.

What do I pay?

Here are the costs you need to consider before applying for an Erasmus exchange:

  • Visa – travel to Embassy and application fee
  • Health insurance from partner institution
  • Travel
  • Accommodation & living expenses
  • You will need to show sufficient funds in your bank account to support your period abroad.

Do I pay a tuition fee?

No, exchange students do not pay tuition fees and you are entitled to any grant or loans you already receive. 

You must notify SAAS that you will be going on exchange and check with them to find out if you are eligible for more funding.

You also must register online with GCU at the beginning of term even when you are on exchange.

Is there any funding available?

Fashion Business Students can apply for the Gillian Purvis Travel Bursary.

At present there is no further funding to assist students going on exchange, but please check the GCU scholarships for possible general funding opportunities. 

Another useful website is the British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX).

What are the application deadlines for 2017/18?

Going out in  Deadline
Trimester 1  16th February 2018
Trimester 2  May 2018

How do I find out more about the Countries and Visas?

  • Contact GCU’S ‘Erasmus Student Network’ (ESN), they will put you in contact with students who have been on exchange or who are here on exchange. They will also tell you of any upcoming events.
  • Check out the ‘Rough Guide’ publications in the GCU Library.
  • Please visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office website
  • Visa information can be found on the website for the embassy of the country that you want to study in.

What are the next steps?

Please enrol in our GCU Learn Community, Exchange and Study Abroad- Intermational Partnerships

If you would like to make an enquiry in person please come along to H204 (2nd floor of the William Harley Building) between 9.30am - 4.30pm where the Enquiry Team and our interns will be happy to help. 

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