Who can go?
Undergraduate students enrolled in the second year of their degree course (except for students in the School of Craft & Design, who will have the option to complete an International Year. Please speak to your Course Leader or Study Abroad Co-ordinator). Application details for 2017-18 will be available shortly.
Home, EU and International students are eligible*. Students from outside the EEA/EU or Switzerland will need to research their own visa requirements.
*International students in the school of Craft & Design should check eligibility for the International Year with your Course Leader and Study Abroad Co-ordinator.
When do I go?
Exchanges tend to take place in your second year, during spring term. Students from BA (Hons) Film Production can only go on exchange in the autumn term.
What academic requirements do I need to meet?
55% average grade in your first year. If during your first term of your second year you fail a unit your application might be cancelled.
Where can I go?
We have a range of partner institutions, but where you can study is dependent on the links your degree has with overseas institutions and is subject to approval from your Course Leader. The list for 2017-18 is not yet available. For the 2016-17 list of exchange partners click here. Please note the 2016-17 partner list is likely to change for 2017-18.
Will the exchange be recognised as part of my degree?
Yes, the credits earned abroad as part of your exchange programme will be transferred back to UCA (normally the equivalent to 60 UCA credits). However your exchange will only be awarded a "pass" or "fail" grade due to the difficulty of translating the grades used in different education systems. This means that the exchange will not count towards your final classification degree.
How do I apply?
Application details for 2017-18 will be available shortly.
Please see a provisional outline of the process below (please note this is provisional and is subject to change):
STAGE 1- Submit application to the Study Abroad Office
STAGE 2- Academic approval: The Study Abroad Office will check your final grades at the end of the academic year and you will receive an email notification stating whether you meet the academic criteria.
STAGE 3- Submit application to partner university: Once your application to the Study Abroad Office has been approved and your academic approval has been received, you will apply to the partner university you have been selected for. It is your responsibility to take ownership of the process and submit an application by the deadline to the relevant university. Typically the documents that most of the partner universities require are:
- Personal Statement
- Scanned copy of your passport photo page
- Learning Agreement
- International exchange only: Evidence of funds required specified by partner institution
STAGE 4- Notification of outcome by partner university: It takes normally up to 4 weeks for the partner universities to process applications so bear in mind that you will find out if you have been accepted within 4 weeks (approx.) after the application deadline of your selected university.
How do I find out more?
Help and advice about applying for an exchange is available, please contact the study abroad team for more information firstname.lastname@example.org
You can join our exchange programme if:
- There is a valid agreement between your university and the University for the Creative Arts, in your area of study. Please visit the to see our list of partner institutions. If your home institution does not have a formal partnership agreement with UCA, then unfortunately we cannot consider your application at this time.
- Your university officially nominates you to study at University for the Creative arts by the deadline.