How to apply for Study Abroad

This page explains and guides you through the application process. Please read all information carefully.

Prepare to Apply


Applications Open: 10am on Monday 16th October 2023.

Applications Close: 4pm on Monday 13th  November 2023.

Application Process for the 2024/25 Study Abroad Programme

Please note, we will not be processing applications on a first-come first-served basis. If you are a studying a language degree and are due to have a compulsory year abroad in 2024/25, please refer to your application process via the LCS Residence Abroad SharePoint Site

To submit a complete study abroad application, students must complete all the steps below in the following order:

Step 1: Check your Eligibility

Step 2: Attend the ‘Intro to the Study Abroad Year’ session as part of Global Opportunities Week (or watch the recording). Global Opportunities Week will take place from 16th - 20th October 2023, and all events and recordings will be available on the Global Opportunities SharePoint Site.

Step 3: Find out your Cohort Ranking

Step 4: Check the Popularity Index (and compare this with your Cohort Ranking)

Step 5: Research, Research, Research!

Step 6: Talk to your School Study Abroad Coordinator about your university choices.

Step 7:  Complete the Online Application Form and upload your Supporting Documents

A detailed explanation of the application process and all the tools you need to apply can be found on the ‘Apply to Study Abroad’ page of the Global Opportunities SharePoint Site.

Failure to complete all steps by the deadline means that your application will be treated as incomplete. We will not consider incomplete applications for selection in the first round of applications.

Selection Results

The Outgoing Study Abroad Team will send you notification on the outcome of your application by email in mid-late January 2024.

Student allocations to a particular institution cannot be changed once the selection process has ended. Due to the complex nature of the selection process, and the popularity of the study abroad programme, students may not change their placement once selected without demonstrating exceptional circumstances in writing.

If you were eligible to apply for the study abroad programme but your application was not successful you will be invited to re-apply. Not obtaining a placement at this stage is normally due to the competitiveness of destinations listed on your application. If you fall into this category, the Outgoing Study Abroad Team will contact you with a list of destinations and places still available and will invite you to submit a second application for the programme. Your will be notified by email about destinations on offer in this round of applications as well as deadlines to submit your new preferences.