International Exchange for outgoing students

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Funding is available via the Turing Scheme for study placements in the USA, Canada and South Korea. Please see here for details of our partners.

For Level 4 and 5 students, nominations for full-year and semester only study in 2022-23 will be due on the 4th March 2022. You can apply via our SharePoint website, for further information is available from the International Opportunities team.

The International Opportunities Team is unable to approve or manage any overseas mobilities if the UK government has not lifted travel restrictions. Your health and safety is our top priority. Please contact the International Opportunities team for details about nomination processes.

Studying or working abroad is a life-changing experience that will give you the opportunity to take on new challenges and increase your self-confidence, independence and ambition. You’ll also learn about different cultures and acquire new skills that will enhance your employability once you graduate.

To find out how to apply, please see below.

Where can I go?

We have many international partners and agreements with institutions across the globe, so browse our list of universities and consider the location, university and subject area available for study. If you are interested in studying at an institution not listed, get in touch with us. We cannot guarantee that you can study with a non-partner university, but we are constantly reviewing and expanding our offering.

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Fees and funding

>As a student on the International Exchange programme, you will not receive any extra funding from our University. However, you will not be required to pay any additional tuition fees to your chosen university, and will instead continue paying your fees to Salford as normal. UK/EU students undertaking a full-year study placement may be eligible for an 85% reduction of their tuition fees for the year if confirmed by the UK government for 2021-22 academic year.

There may also be registration fees that you will be required to pay.

We recommend that you consider the financial side of your trip, such as flights, a visa (where required), accommodation and living costs.

You are still entitled to your regular Student Finance loan if you currently receive it and you may also be able to claim back some of your travel expenses through the Travel Grant.

Various scholarships may be available and crowdfunding is also an option. 

Before you apply


Do your research: attend the events organised by your school and the International Opportunities Team throughout the year, and do as much research as possible to make your experience the best it can be while you’re away.


Talk to your school: your programme leader and exchange coordinator will be able to tell you if you’re eligible to study abroad, where you could go and for how long. You’ll need to get confirmation from your school before you apply.


Decide where you want to go: thoroughly research your options and make sure it’s the right choice for you. We must have an agreement already set up with your chosen institution in order for you to study there.

How do I apply?

You can raise your interest by submitting an enquiry form. We will follow up within 5 working days.

In the meantime, do your research and decide, together with your Exchange Coordinator, on a country and a partner institution where you'd like to study.

  1. Once you have submitted your enquiry and spoken with your Exchange Coordinator, please submit your application 
  2. We will nominate you to your chosen institution. This cannot be done by you. The deadlines for this are set by our partner universities: usually, students due to go abroad in September are nominated around April, and those going abroad in the second trimester of their second year are nominated around October.
  3. Once we receive all of the documentation we need, you will be ready to go.

Need more information?

If you have any questions or queries about the International Exchange programme, you can email us at

You may also want to read our 'Things to know before you go' and have a look at the Outgoing Student Handbook.