Our Erasmus+ programme is open to students from our European exchange partners. If your university isn't one of our exchange partners, you could apply to our Study Abroad programme.
The Erasmus+ programme is best suited to undergraduate students in the third year of a four-year degree or second year of a three-year degree.
Check your eligibility
- Be currently enrolled in a European institution of higher education who we have an exchange agreement with. Check with your home university if you are unsure.
- Be nominated by your home university for the appropriate subject
- Have completed at least one year of study at University level by the start of your Bristol studies
- Have a good level of English sufficient to follow lectures (B2). If you are unsure about your English language ability, we recommend you take our pre-sessional course.
English language support during the semester
You can take a day course in academic development or choose English language units alongside your chosen subject area. Our English language support for current students can help you take part more effectively in your tutorials and seminars and improve your essay and assignment writing.
Find out more about our current student courses from the Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies.
What you can study
Find out what you can study while you are here.
- Complete the online application
- Refer to our Erasmus+ Study guides for help filling out your European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) Learning Agreement. Use the ECTS Learning Agreement from your home university.
- Your university’s Exchange Coordinator must sign, scan and email your ECTS Learning Agreement to firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you are not an EU citizen you must also complete and submit the Visa Request Form (Office document, 81kB) with your ECTS Learning Agreement.
Ensure you have followed all application procedures required by your home Erasmus office, and liaise closely with them throughout the process.
Unsigned ECTS Learning Agreements will not be accepted.
Check if you need a visa
The University’s Accommodation Office can help you find a place to live in Bristol. You are able to apply for University accommodation, but we cannot guarantee you a place in a halls of residence.
Renting in the private sector
If you’d like to share private accommodation with other Erasmus students, join the Bristol Erasmus Accommodation Facebook Group. Students use this group to post adverts when they are leaving rooms, and to find other students to share with.
You can also use Bristol SU Lettings, a lettings agency run by the Student’s Union.
If you’re planning to wait until you get to Bristol to start looking for accommodation, arrive early and give yourself plenty of time.
Further information on renting in the private sector is in the Erasmus accommodation factsheet (PDF, 354kB).
Prepare for your arrival in Bristol
Find information for new international students and details of our Welcome Lounge where you can meet other students and get practical advice.
In September you can use our arrivals service to make your journey to Bristol as easy as possible. Find out when and where we can meet you.
After you arrive
What happens once you arrive in Bristol, the support and services you can use.
If you arrive in September, your orientation will take place during Welcome Week. Your academic department will contact you with information about orientation and registration activities.
If you arrive in January, your orientation is run by the International Office.
Full details and a programme of events are in the Registration guide for Erasmus and Study Abroad Students (PDF, 362kB).
We will only consider your application after we have received your online application and Learning Agreement. by the following deadlines:
- 26 July for full year and Autumn semester (September entry)
- 22 November for Spring semester (January entry)
Getting your offer
We aim to make an offer within 4 weeks of receiving a completed application. We will send you an official letter of acceptance when your application form has been processed.