Case study - Study abroad
Study abroad for either semester of your second year. This is an excellent opportunity to travel and to gain a fresh perspective on your course through the experience of a different academic system.
Why study abroad?
Participating in the programme will broaden your horizons, enhance your personal development and can dramatically improve your career prospects. You’re likely to come back a more mature, focused and confident individual.
Who is eligible for study abroad?
You need a good attendance record and a minimum average of 55% from your first year university results. Study Abroad is available for students studying subjects with a flexible curriculum: Biology, Biochemistry, Zoology, Plant Sciences and Biomedical Sciences. Pharmacology and Physiology Students can study abroad at Stony Brook University.
Where could you go?
We have partnerships, through the Erasmus exchange scheme, with universities all over Europe in countries including: Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
There are also many opportunities to study throughout Asia, in Australia, New Zealand and the Americas. See a full list of destinations at:
What do our students think?
Michael Natt – Studied abroad at University of Queensland
Will you need to speak a foreign language?
Foreign language skills are not essential for study in Europe, as many of our partners (particularly those in the Netherlands and Sweden) lecture in English. There are also opportunities to study in English speaking countries outside Europe.
What will it cost?
At present, tuition fees are no higher for your spell abroad; additionally, you are eligible for a non-repayable grant from the Erasmus council (if you study in Europe) to help cover living costs, and some funding is available for pre-study intensive language training.
For more information see:
How to apply
You apply in your first year to study abroad during a semester of your second year. Application forms are available at the November Study Abroad information fairs.
For further information, please contact the Study Abroad Unit:
Study Abroad Unit
The Rutherford Building
The University of Manchester
Tel: +44 (0) 161 275 3053