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As a Leeds Trinity University student, we actively encourage you to spend time studying abroad.

You'll make new friends, develop new skills and have life-changing experiences.

Students who spend time abroad gain a maturity and outlook that prospective employers love.

You may also have the opportunity to learn or improve a second language.

And going abroad is really affordable.

​​​​​​​​​​​I have experienced a new culture, a completely different way of living which has allowed me to become more independent.

I have made some amazing friends from around the world who have helped me to create memories that I’ll never forget.​​​

- Ayesha Raje, BA (Hons) Business and Marketing - went to King's University College in Canada

What are my options?

Semester abroad

You will study one semester of your second year at one of our partner universities.

  • You will take modules which match with your LTU course
  • This semester counts as part of your degree, but results do not affect your degree classification
  • You will get to experience how your discipline is taught in another country
  • You will pay tuition fee to LTU as normal – no extra fee for participating in the programme other than travel and usual living expenses

Full year abroad

You will go abroad after second year of your course and study for a full academic year at one our partner universities. You will then return to Leeds Trinity to complete your final year and with all the extra knowledge and experience under your belt will graduate from a four-year course with ‘International’ added to your degree.

  • You can study at any partner university so will have a choice between 30+ destinations across the world
  • In this extra year you can go in depth in a particular aspect of your academic discipline or mix and match modules from any subject of your interest. You can even learn a new language!
  • Your tuition fee for the ‘sandwich-year’ is capped (currently £1,385*). More education at a fraction of the usual cost! And you can still receive student loans.
  • Get to the full experience of living in another culture and country and make friends for life.

Short programmes

Short programmes are normally two- to four-week summer or winter schools organised by our partner universities abroad. You’ll travel with other LTU students and will often have a chance to meet likeminded people from around the world.

Short programmes may focus on introducing a new language and culture or be specifically dedicated to one academic area. How about going to Malaysia to learn how to do business in Asia? Or why not spend two weeks in Japan learning Japanese.

Where can I go?

Australia

Notre Dame University of Australia

Located – Fremantle or Sydney campuses

Subject areas – Business, Sociology, Education, English, Health and Nutrition, Humanities, Journalism, Law, Media and Film, Photography, Psychology, Physical Education, Sport Science, Teacher Training

https://www.notredame.edu.au/international/inbound

Australian Catholic University

Located - MelbourneBrisbane or Sydney campuses

Subject areas - Business, Criminology, Education, English, Health and Nutrition, Humanities, Journalism, Law, Media and Film, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Sport Science, Teacher Training

http://www.acu.edu.au/

Canada

King's University College     

Located - London, Ontario

Subject areas – Business, Criminology, Education, English, Humanities, Physical Education, Sport Science, Education, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology

https://www.kings.uwo.ca/

St Francis Xavier University

Located - Antigonish, Nova Scotia

Subject areas – English, Health & Nutrition, Humanities, Sport Science, Sociology, Psychology

https://www.stfx.ca/

St Paul University   

Located - Ottawa​                            

Subject areas – Humanities, Journalism, Media and Film, Psychology

https://ustpaul.ca/

France

Ecole Superieure Ircom

Located – Angers

Subject area – Business, Humanities, Journalism - taught in French

https://www.ircom.fr/

EDC Paris Business School                                    

Loacted - Paris​

Subject area – Business

https://www.edcparis.edu/ ​

Sciences Po Grenoble

Located - Grenoble

Subject area – Social Sciences, Sport (open for all courses, subject to approval)

http://www.sciencespo-grenoble.fr/ang/admission/international-tracks/

Germany

Hamburg University of Applied Sciences      

Located - Hamburg

Subject areas – Business, Education, Health and Nutrition, Media and Film

https://www.haw-hamburg.de/english.html

Ruhr-Universität                                     

Located - Bochum

Subject areas – Business, English, Humanities, Media and Film, Sociology

http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/index_en.htm

Universitä​t Bremen                               

Located - Bremen

Subject area – Media and Film

https://www.uni-bremen.de/en.html

Hungary

Budapest Metropolitan University

Located - Budapest

Subject area – Business, Humanities, Journalism, Media and Film, Photography, Psychology, Sociology

https://www.metubudapest.hu/

Ireland

University College Cork                                

Located - Cork​                                 

Subject area – Business, Computer Science, Criminology, Education, English, Health and Nutrition, Humanities, Journalism, Media and Film, Sociology, Psychology

https://www.ucc.ie/

Italy

Università​ di Perugia

Located - Perugia​

Subject areas – Business, Computer Science, Education, English, Humanities, Journalism, Law, Sociology, Teacher Training – taught in Italian

https://www.unipg.it/en/

Japan

Yokohama City University

Located - Yokohama

Subject areas – Business, Japanese Language and Culture

https://www-user.yokohama-cu.ac.jp/~english/

Kanagawa University

Located – Hiratsuka or Yokohama campuses

Subject areas – Business, Languages

https://www.kanagawa-u.ac.jp/

Malaysia

​​Taylor's University

​Located​​ – Kuala Lumpur (Selangor)

Subject areas – Business, Computer Science, English, Journalism, Media and Film, Photography, Psychology

https://www.taylors.edu.my/

Netherlands

​​Tilburg University                                   

Located - Tilburg​

Subject areas – Business, Criminology, Humanities, Journalism, Law, Sociology

https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/

South Korea

Sogang University 

Located - Seoul​

Subject areas – Business, Computer Science, English, Humanities, Journalism, Media and Film, Sociology, Psychology

http://wwwe.sogang.ac.kr/ ​

Spain

​​​Universidad CEU San Pablo                         

Located - Madrid

Subject areas – Business, Health and Nutrition, Journalism, Law, Media and Film,

http://www.uspceu.com/

Universidad Cató​lica de Murcia

Located - Murcia​

Subject areas – Business, English, Humanities, Physical Education, Sport Science, Teacher Training

http://www.um.es/ ​

Sweden

Göteborg University

Located - Gothenburg

Subject area – Journalism, Sociology, Psychology

https://www.gu.se/en/social-sciences

USA

Bellarmine University

Located - Louisville, Kentucky 

Subject areas – Business, Computer Science, Criminology, English, Health and Nutrition, Humanities, Media and Film, Physical Education, Sociology, Sport Science, Teacher Training

https://www.bellarmine.edu/

High Point University

Located - High Point, North Carolina     

Subject areas – Business, Computer Science, Criminology, Education, English, Health and Nutrition, Humanities, Journalism, Media and Film, Photography, Physical Education, Sociology, Sport Science, Teacher Training

http://www.highpoint.edu/​ ​

Lock Haven University 

Located - Lock Haven, Pennsylvania     

Subject areas – Business, Computer Science, Criminology, Education, English, Journalism, Media and Film, Photography, Physical Education, Sociology, Sport Science, Teacher Training

https://www.lockhaven.edu/

University of the Incarnate Word

Located - San Antonio;

Subject areas – Business, Computer Science, Humanities, Journalism, Law, Media and Film, Photography, Physical Education, Sociology, Sport Science, Teacher Training

http://www.uiw.edu/

Upper Iowa University

Located - Fayette, Iowa​

Subject areas – Business, Computer Science, Criminology, Education, English, Journalism, Physical Education, Sociology, Sport Science, Teacher Training

https://uiu.edu/ 

Fees and Funding

Leeds Trinity is committed to making studying abroad affordable for every student. Study Abroad team will work with you on an individual basis, advising on suitable destinations and funding schemes. The sections below could be accordion

Tuition fees

Students participating in the study abroad will pay tuition fees the same way as any other student, directly to Leeds Trinity University. Tuition fee for ‘sandwich year’ abroad is capped at 15% of the normal fee. You will not pay any tuition fees to the partner institution. Some universities may however charge for additional things such as books, Student Union membership and International Student Orientation Programme.

Student grants and loans

UK students can usually apply for a Maintenance Loan to help pay for living costs while studying abroad and a Tuition Fee Loan. You may be entitled to a travel grant to help with some extra costs like. 

Erasmus+

Erasmus+ grants are available to students studying at one of LTU's Erasmus+ partners in Europe. Eligible students receive a grant of ca £350/month which helps you pay for your living costs abroad. Extra funding is available for students with special needs and for those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Our current Erasmus programme is running until May 2022.

Inspiring Futures

Leeds Trinity University's Inspiring Futures Programme can offer financial support for undergraduate students who study abroad at our partner universities outside of Europe and are not eligible for Erasmus+ funding. Find out more here.

Any students who study abroad and do not receive either the Inspiring Futures or Erasmus+ funding are eligible to receive a Leeds Trinity University Travel Award of £250. ​

Partner University Scholarships

Some of our partner institutions offer merit-based scholarships for incoming exchange students. We help you to apply for these alongside any other funding.

Accommodation

​In many cases, your host university will provide you with accommodation options once you are accepted onto the course programme.

This is arranged and paid for directly between you and your host university.

In some instances, you will have to find your own private accommodation where the host is unable to offer university accommodation to incoming exchange students.

If you're considering a semester abroad, we advise against signing a year's contract for privately rented accommodation in Leeds, which avoids you having to pay double-rent for your semester abroad.

Instead, you can stay in our halls for the semester you're here.

When do I apply?

Depending on when you would like to go abroad following deadlines apply:

First year 31 January – for Semester 1
Second year 30 September – for Semester 2
Second year 31 January – for Academic Year

Short study abroad programmes have different application deadlines announced at the time.

Want to find out more?

Contact our Study Abroad team: studyabroad@leedstrinity.ac.uk

How to Apply

​​Here is our simple 5-step guide to get you from Trinity to anywhere in the world:

1. Research

Start by researching potential study abroad destinations. Attend study abroad info sessions, application workshops and get one-to-one support from Study Abroad Officer at myFuture office. Consider available modules, cost of living and support available.

2. Talk to your Academic Department

Consult your Study Abroad Co-ordinator to prepare a proposed study package. They can help with selection of modules abroad and ensure that you are academically well-equipped. Start by researching potential study abroad destinations. Attend study abroad info sessions, application workshops and get one-to-one support from Study Abroad Officer at myFuture office. Consider available modules, cost of living and support available.

3. Apply

Complete Study Abroad Application Form and submit it by relevant deadline to myFuture.

Your application must be signed by Study Abroad Co-ordinator in your department.

Deadlines:

January 31 – Year Abroad and Semester 1

September 30 – Semester 2

4. Apply to Partner University

Your application will be approved by LTU Study Abroad Panel within 2 weeks. Now it is time to submit all relevant documentation to Partner University. Study Abroad team will assist you to make sure nothing is missed.

5. Prepare to Travel

When Partner University has admitted you, it is time to arrange all practical elements like visa (if required), flights and accommodation abroad. We are here to support you every step of the way and will help you prepare for the experience of a lifetime.