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Inbound students

​Wherever in the world you are, find out all you need to know about doing a UK study exchange with us

If you're studying abroad and want to do an exchange trip in the UK as part of your degree, Portsmouth could be the perfect place for you. We're a truly international institution in a proudly multicultural city, and each year, we welcome exchange and study abroad students from all around the world.

It’s the same story with our full-time students too, who come to Portsmouth from more than 120 different countries. The city itself is just one of the many reasons our students choose us – like the University, it's a friendly, inclusive, and inspiring place, and you can find out more at our Why Portsmouth pages.

Types of exchange

There are 2 types of exchange options – Erasmus+ and International Exchange. Which one you’ll apply for depends on where you’re living and studying.

Erasmus+

The Erasmus+ programme, funded by the European Commission, allows students from Europe to complete a study or work placement here in the UK. Taking part in the programme helps you to develop personally and professionally by gaining valuable international experience, broadening your horizons, experiencing new cultures and discovering new ways of working.

If you're from Europe, and you're studying at an institution where there is an Erasmus+ partnership in your subject area, then you can apply to join us as an Erasmus+ exchange student. You can join us for either 1 term or full academic year and take the academic credits you earn back to your home institution.

You'll study in classes, attend lectures and take part in seminars and tutorial classes alongside our full-time students, gaining invaluable experience of a different country, a different way of teaching, and much more.

International Exchange

We have international exchange links with countries around the world, including the USA, China, Japan and Canada.

As with our Erasmus+ placements, you'll study in classes, attend lectures and take part in seminars and tutorial classes alongside our full-time students, and get the chance to experience life in a new country, studying with people from all around the world.

You can see a list of the current exchange links we have with European and International universities below, but please note that these are subject to change. You can also find out whether your home institution has an agreement with us by emailing studyabroad@port.ac.uk

You can also read our full terms and conditions for incoming exchange students. 

Our partner institutions

Partner institutions

Country University Level Programme
Austria  FH Johanneum University of Applied Sciences  Undergraduate   Erasmus+  
Austria Technical University of Vienna (TU Wien) Postgraduate Taught (Master's) Erasmus+ 
Belgium  Ghent University  Undergraduate   Erasmus+  
Belgium  University Colleges Leuven-Limburg   Undergraduate   Erasmus+  
Belgium  Université libre de Bruxelles  Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught (Master's) and Postgraduate Research (Phd)  Erasmus+  
Belgium University of Mons Undergraduate  Erasmus+ 
Belgium VIVES University of Applied Sciences Undergraduate   Erasmus+  
Bulgaria Technical University of Sofia Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught (Master's) and Postgraduate Research (PhD) Erasmus+  
Cyprus  Frederick University Cyprus  Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught (Master's) and Postgraduate Research (PhD)  Erasmus+ 
Czech Republic  Charles University Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught (Master's) Erasmus+ 
Czech Republic  University of Economics, Prague  Undergraduate  Erasmus+ 
Czech Republic University of Ostrava Postgraduate Taught (Master's) and Postgraduate Research (PhD)  Erasmus+ 
Czech Republic  Palacky University Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught (Master's)  Erasmus+ 
Denmark Aalborg University Postgraduate Taught (Master's) Erasmus+ 
Denmark University of Southern Denmark Undergraduate Erasmus+ 
Finland Satakunta University of Applied Sciences Undergraduate  Erasmus+ 
Finland Tampere University of Applied Sciences  Undergraduate  Erasmus+ 
Finland Turku University of Applied Sciences Undergraduate  Erasmus+ 
France Cergy-Pontoise University Undergraduate Erasmus+ 
France Ecole Nationale D'ingenieurs de St-Etienne (ENISE) Postgraduate Taught (Master's) Erasmus+ 
France EDC Paris Business School  Undergraduate  Erasmus+  
France EDHEC Business School Undergraduate   Erasmus+   
France EM Normandy Business School Undergraduate   Erasmus+ 
France ESC Rennes School of Business Undergraduate   Erasmus+ 
France François Rabelais University Undergraduate  Erasmus+ 
France IDRAC Business School, Lyon  Undergraduate   Erasmus+  
France Lumière University Lyon 2  Undergraduate    Erasmus+   
France Paris Dauphine University Postgraduate Research (PhD)  Erasmus+ 
France Université Clermont Auvergne Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught (Master's) Erasmus+ 
France Université Grenoble Alpes Undergraduate  Erasmus+ 
France University of Burgundy Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught (Master's)  Erasmus+  
France University of Caen Normandy  Undergraduate  Erasmus+  
France University of Limoges Undergraduate Erasmus+ 
France University of Montpellier Undergraduate Erasmus+ 
France University of Rennes 2 – Upper Brittany Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught (Master's)  Erasmus+ 
France University of Rouen  Postgraduate Research (PhD)   Erasmus+  
France University of Strasbourg  Undergraduate  Erasmus+  
France University of Toulouse-Jean Jaurès Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught (Master's)  Erasmus+ 
Germany Berlin School of Economics and Law Undergraduate Erasmus+ 
Germany Catholic University of Applied Sciences (KHSB) Undergraduate  Erasmus+ 
Germany Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences  Undergraduate  Erasmus+ 
Germany Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts  Undergraduate  Erasmus+ 
Germany EBS University of Business and Law Undergraduate Erasmus+ 
Germany Flensburg University of Applied Sciences Undergraduate Erasmus+ 
Germany International University of Applied Sciences Bad Honnef · Bonn Undergraduate  Erasmus+ 
Germany Münster University of Applied Sciences  Undergraduate  Erasmus+ 
Germany RWTH Aachen University   Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught (Master's)  Erasmus+ 
Germany University of Applied Art, Design and Media, Stuttgart Undergraduate Erasmus+ 
Germany University of Bremen Undergraduate Erasmus+ 
Germany University of Erfurt Undergraduate Erasmus+ 
Germany University of Kiel  Undergraduate Erasmus+ 
Germany University of Mannheim Undergraduate  Erasmus+  
Germany University of Marburg Undergraduate Erasmus+ 
Germany University of Siegen Undergraduate Erasmus+ 
Germany University of Würzburg Undergraduate  Erasmus+ 
Greece University of Crete Postgraduate Taught (Master's) and Postgraduate Research (PhD)  Erasmus+ 
Greece National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Postgraduate Research (PhD)  Erasmus+ 
Greece University of Patras  Postgraduate Research (PhD)  Erasmus+ 
Hungary University of Szeged  Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught (Master's) and Postgraduate Research (PhD)  Erasmus+ 
Hungary International Business School, Budapest  Undergraduate  Erasmus+ 
Iceland University of Iceland  Undergraduate  Erasmus+ 
Ireland Dublin City University  Undergraduate  Erasmus+ 
Italy Politecnico Di Milano  Undergraduate  Erasmus+  
Italy Sapienza University of Rome  Postgraduate Research (PhD)  Erasmus+ 
Italy Univeristy of Sassari  Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught (Master's) and Postgraduate Research (PhD)  Erasmus+  
Italy University of Catania  Postgraduate Taught (Master's) and Postgraduate Research (PhD)  Erasmus+  
Italy University of Milano-Bicocca  Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught (Master's) and Postgraduate Research (PhD)  Erasmus+  
Italy University of Modena and Reggio Emilia  Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught (Master's)  Erasmus+  
Italy University of Padua  Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught (Master's) and Postgraduate Research (PhD)  Erasmus+  
Italy University of Palermo  Undergraduate  Erasmus+  
Italy University of Perugia  Postgraduate Taught (Master's) and Postgraduate Research (PhD)  Erasmus+  
Italy University of Pisa  Undergraduate and Postgraduate Research (PhD)  Erasmus+  
Italy University of Reggio Calabria  Postgraduate Research (PhD)  Erasmus+  
Italy University of Rome Tor Vergata  Undergraduate  Erasmus+  
Italy University of Salerno  Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught (Master's)  Erasmus+  
Italy University of Trento  Postgraduate Taught (Master's) and Postgraduate Research (PhD)  Erasmus+  
Luxembourg University of Luxembourg  Undergraduate  Erasmus+  
Malta University of Malta  Undergraduate  Erasmus+  
The Netherlands Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences  Undergraduate  Erasmus+  
The Netherlands Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen  Undergraduate  Erasmus+  
The Netherlands HU University of Applied Sciences  Undergraduate  Erasmus+  
The Netherlands Leiden University Medical Centrer (LUMC)  Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught (Master's)  Erasmus+  
The Netherlands Maastricht University  Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught (Master's)  Erasmus+  
The Netherlands NHTV Breda University of Applied Science  Undergraduate  Erasmus+  
The Netherlands The Hague University of Applied Sciences  Undergraduate  Erasmus+  
The Netherlands Zuyd University of Applied Sciences  Undergraduate  Erasmus+  
Norway Oslo Metropolitan University  Undergraduate  Erasmus+  
Norway University of Oslo  Undergraduate  Erasmus+  
Norway Norwegian University of Science and Technology  Postgraduate Taught (Master's)  Erasmus+  
Poland Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan  Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught (Master's)  Erasmus+  
Poland Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology  Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught (Master's) and Postgraduate Research (PhD)  Erasmus+  
Poland Poznań University of Economics and Business  Undergraduate  Erasmus+  
Poland University of Gdansk   Undergraduate   Erasmus+  
Poland University of Wroclaw  Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught (Master's) and Postgraduate Research (PhD)  Erasmus+  
Poland University of Zielona Gora  Undergraduate    Erasmus+  
Poland Wrocław University of Economics  Undergraduate and Postgraduate Research (PhD)  Erasmus+  
Romania Iuliu Hațieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught (Master's) and Postgraduate Research (PhD)  Erasmus+  
Slovakia Comenius University of Bratislava  Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught (Master's) and Postgraduate Research (PhD)  Erasmus+  
Slovenia Ljubljana University  Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught (Master's)  Erasmus+  
Spain Autonomous University of Barcelona  Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught (Master's)  Erasmus+  
Spain CEU San Pablo University  Undergraduate   Erasmus+  
Spain Complutense University of Madrid  Undergraduate    Erasmus+  
Spain European University of Madrid  Undergraduate     Erasmus+  
Spain Loyola University Andalusia  Undergraduate   Erasmus+  
Spain Nebrija University  Undergraduate    Erasmus+  
Spain Public University of Navarra  Postgraduate Taught (Master's) and Postgraduate Research (PhD)  Erasmus+  
Spain Ramon Llull University  Undergraduate  Erasmus+  
Spain University of Alcalà  Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught (Master's) and Postgraduate Research (PhD)  Erasmus+  
Spain University of Granada  Undergraduate  Erasmus+  
Spain University of La Laguna  Postgraduate Research (PhD)  Erasmus+  
Spain University of Malaga  Undergraduate  Erasmus+  
Spain University of Navarra  Undergraduate   Erasmus+  
Spain University of Murcia  Undergraduate   Erasmus+  
Spain University of Salamanca  Undergraduate  Erasmus+  
Spain University of Zaragoza  Undergraduate   Erasmus+  
Sweden Dalarna University  Undergraduate  Erasmus+  
Sweden Jönköping International Business School  Undergraduate   Erasmus+  
Sweden Karlstad University  Undergraduate  Erasmus+  
Sweden Kristianstad University Sweden  Undergraduate  Erasmus+  
Sweden Linköping University  Undergraduate   Erasmus+  
Sweden Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, GIH  Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught (Master's) and Postgraduate Research (PhD)  Erasmus+  
Sweden University of Gothenburg  Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught (Master's)  Erasmus+  
Sweden University of Stockholm  Undergraduate  Erasmus+  
Switzerland ZHAW School of Management and Law  Undergraduate  Erasmus+  
Turkey Middle East Technical University (METU)  Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught (Master's) and Postgraduate Research (PhD)  Erasmus+  
Turkey Istanbul University  Postgraduate Research (PhD)  Erasmus+  

Country University Level Programme
Australia  University of Southern Queensland Undergraduate   International 
Brazil  University of São Paulo Undergraduate  International 
Canada  Brock University Undergraduate  International 
Canada  Carleton University Undergraduate  International 
Canada  Justice Institute of British Columbia Undergraduate  International 
Canada  Memorial University of Newfoundland Undergraduate  International 
Canada  University of Prince Edward Island Undergraduate  International 
Canada  University of Western Ontario Undergraduate  International 
Chile  University Diego Portales Undergraduate  International 
China  Beijing International Studies University Undergraduate  International 
China  Beijing Technology and Business University Undergraduate  International 
China  Tianjin University of Finance and Economics Undergraduate  International 
China  Three Gorges University Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught (Master's) International 
Japan  Nagasaki University Undergraduate  International 
Japan  Nagoya University of Foreign Studies Undergraduate  International 
South Korea  Solbridge International School of Business Undergraduate  International 
South Korea  Korean National Police University Undergraduate  International 
South Korea  Korean National Police University Undergraduate  International 
USA  San José State University Undergraduate  International 
USA  Southeast Missouri State University Undergraduate  International 
USA  State University of New York Undergraduate  International 
USA  University of Nebraska Omaha Undergraduate  International 
USA  Western Carolina University Undergraduate  International 

I want to study in Portsmouth – what are my next steps?

To find out more about what an exchange involves, how to apply, our entry requirements, our application deadlines and more, you can visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

You can also email our Exchanges and Study Abroad team at studyabroad@port.ac.uk – they'll get back to you, and together you can begin planning your overseas adventure.

You can also take a look at what modules you could study as part of your course in Portsmouth, at our Choose what you'll study page.

The Study Abroad programme 

Can't find your home university in our list of partner institutions? The Study Abroad programme is for international and EU students studying at a University outside the UK that does not have an exchange agreement with the University of Portsmouth. Unlike our other exchanges, it's a fee-paying programme. To find out more, visit our Study Abroad programme page.

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