Apply to Study Abroad in a foreign language
If you plan to study abroad in a foreign language at a partner university, find out how to register and apply.
There are two stages to the application process for EU universities.
1. Apply at the University of Bristol
In the autumn term of the year before you want to study abroad you will need to:
- Look at our list of partner instutitions to see what study abroad options are availble to you.
- Check that you meet the language requirements.
- Speak to your Study Abroad Academic Director (SAAD) about your preferred partner institution(s) by 31 October. If you meet their requirements, they will then allocate you a space.
- Register with the Global Opportunities team from 2 - 12 November 2020.
- After you have completed your registration, you will get an email confirming that your study abroad destination has been approved by Global Opportunities.
If you are unsure whether this applies to universities you are interested in, check with the Global Opportunities team or your Study Abroad Academic Director.
Once your Study Abroad Academic Director has confirmed where you will study, you will need to complete the Global Opportunities registration form to register your allocated university with us. The form is available from 2 - 12 November 2020 here.
2. Apply directly to your host university
All students need to apply to their host university; Global Opportunities will contact you with details of how to do this.
It is your responsibility to ensure that your application and any supporting documents are submitted in full and on time.
Each university has different application forms, procedures and deadlines. Your application may also need signatures from members of staff.
Modern Languages students
- Submit your placement choices to your department via Blackboard as per instructions from your Language Director in TB1 Year 2.
- Your Language Director(s) will then confirm your placement(s).
- In January 2021 you will be able to register your intended year abroad placement(s) with Global Opportunities via our online registration form.
- Apply directly to your host institution for admission as above.
Liberal Arts students
Liberal Arts students on a language pathway who wish to study in the EU must complete a secondary application to the European Liberal Arts Network (ELAN).
The Liberal Arts Study Abroad Academic Director can provide further information on this process.
Find out key dates, including information sessions and application deadlines.
For more information about going abroad you can:
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If an international placement during term is not right for you, there are still plenty of overseas options.