As part of your degree, you can also choose to experience a new culture and lifestyle with our study abroad opportunities. If you can picture yourself sipping an espresso in a French café or surfing at sunrise before class in Australia, then this is for you.
A year abroad gives you the chance to enhance your language skills, learn life-skills and is a great addition to your CV.
You will have plenty of opportunities during your first year to decide if studying abroad is the right option for you, and the School has a dedicated Study Abroad Coordinator to help you investigate your possibilities.
We currently offer two different exchange schemes:
The School has partnerships with a number of institutions in Europe:
- Belgium - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven
- Czech Republic - Charles University, Prague
- Denmark - Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen
- France - Universite Jean-Moulin, Lyon
- Germany - Westfalische Wilhelms-Universitat, Munster
- Italy - Universita Degli Studi di Milano, Milan
- Italy - Universita di Bologna, Bologna
- Spain - Universidad Loyola, Andalucia
- The Netherlands - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of VU University, Amsterdam
- The Netherlands - Universiteit Utretch, Utretch
The University has carefully chosen links with a number of partner institutions in countries such as Australia, Canada and the UAE to which School of Business students can apply to study. If you wish to follow the Study Abroad scheme you will need to seek guidance from one of the School’s Study Abroad Coordinator to ensure the course content of the institution is approved by the School of Business.
Whilst your year abroad won’t count towards your final degree classification, you do need to successfully complete this to be awarded with the degree BA/BSc with a Year in Europe or BA/BSc with a Year Abroad. The requirement for successful completion is viewed as completing the workload equivalent of a 120 Leicester credits.
Whilst the UK is currently an Erasmus+ programme country, it is not possible to know how and to what extent the Brexit negotiations will affect our status in the future. The University of Leicester, like other UK universities, is therefore unable to give any assurances to students that the agreements and destinations in place now under the Erasmus+ programme will remain available in or after 2019/20.