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School of Arts and Media

From Overseas to Salford

The University of Salford is home to a diverse and rich community from all backgrounds and we welcome many students every year from all over the world.

There are several schemes available to students from outside the UK to allow you to come and study with us at the School of Arts and Media. 


Erasmus+ is a European Union programme for education and is the primary scheme for studying and working abroad within the participating European countries. If you are based in one of these countries, it allows you to study at Salford for three to twelve months. 

To find out more about participating in the scheme, visit our dedicated Erasmus+ pages for further information.

International Exchanges

If you are currently studying at one of our partner institutions in the USA, Canada or Australia, you'll have the opportunity to study with us at the School of Arts and Media.

By undertaking an international exchange, you will study modules that complement your studies at your home institution. Credits accumulated while in the UK will be added to your records, and you'll get to spend time in Manchester, one of the UK's most exciting cities as you study.

Our partner institutions include:

Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee (USA)

Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois (USA)

Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (USA)

Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Virginia (USA) 

Thompson Rivers University, Kamploops, British Columbia (Canada)

RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria (Australia) 

Further information on undertaking an international exchange at the University of Salford can be found by contacting your home institution's international partnerships team.

Semester Study Abroad

This programme allows you to spend a semester in the UK studying with us at the University of Salford. There are more than 400 course modules to choose from, and you can select three related to your current degree. Options include:

  • Animation      
  • Photography      
  • Fine Art     
  • Journalism      
  • Media      

During your time with us, you will study alongside Salford students and receive the same teaching and support that they do. Plus you can apply to live in student accommodation, which is a great opportunity to make friends with students from the UK and across the world.

Interested? Visit our dedicated Study Semester Abroad pages to find out more.