- Who is eligible to apply?
To be eligible for an exchange you must achieve an average of 3.00 GPA in stage 1 and stage 2 of your degree. Generally, for students going on exchange in stage 3, the average GPA is calculated as follows:(Stage 1 + Stage 1 + Stage 2 trimester 1) divided by 3.
If you are successful in your application, you will need to have completed 60 credits at Stage 1 including all cores, and at least 50 credits in Stage 2, to be eligible to take your exchange or Erasmus place. N.B. Please note that your progression to stage 4 might be affected if you don’t achieve 60 credits in Stage 2.
- When and for how long can I go abroad?
You can apply to study abroad in a host university for one trimester (either Trimester 1 or Trimester 2) in Stage 3 of your programme.
- How many modules do I need to take and what do I need to study while I am abroad?
You are required to complete a number of ECTS credits at your host university. The number of modules this equates to may differ from one partner university to another and some Universities may require students to take a minimum number of credits per trimester. The below indicates the requirements for students on your specific degree pathway.
You are required to pass a minimum of 20 ECTS credits at your host institution. However, it is recommended that you attempt up to 30 ECTS at your host institution. While studying at the host university you should study modules in some , at least two, or all of the subject areas covered in your programme (an equal balance of subjects is not required).
Note: If you take exchange outside of Europe, you will be required to take specific course workload relevant to each university, as outside of Europe institutions don’t normally use the ECTS system.