Year abroad

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 two dedicated Erasmus and Study Abroad Coordinators to help you investigate your possibilities.

We currently offer two different exchange schemes:

Erasmus

The School has partnerships with a number of institutions in Europe:

Economics programmes

Accounting and finance, and management programmes

Study Abroad

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 Erasmus and Study Abroad Coordinators 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 2018/19.

"Choosing to study abroad was one of the best decisions I made at university. Living, studying and travelling with students from across the world is such an invaluable experience that it can really make you stand out from the crowd."

Benjamina, BSc Economics graduate who studied at the University of Windsor, Canada