Study Abroad Programme

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Given the current COVID-19 pandemic and global health crisis, Study Abroad applications will be looked at on a case by case basis. Please contact

Would you like to stand out from the crowd and study on one of our exciting and industry-ready courses? With our Study Abroad Programme, you can study with us for either a semester or a full academic year and experience what it's like to be a student in the UK. You can choose from nearly 900 modules across a range of schools and receive credit back to your home institution.

We're also committed to supporting all students from a widening participation background and providing them with fair and equal access to their education.

    Study Abroad is a fee-paying programme for both European and international students and is an alternative option to our two exchange programmes: Erasmus+ and International Exchange.

    Students holding a European passport should note that immigration rules, as well as working and studying regulations, are expected to remain the same for the whole duration of the Brexit transition period (ending 31 December 2020). For further information, please visit askUS.


    Top three reasons to study with us


    When you arrive, you'll receive dedicated welcome and induction events, collection from the airport, support and guidance with finding accommodation, student mentoring and on-site support throughout your stay with us.


    We're just 10 minutes away from the lively multicultural city of Manchester, where you'll be joining a community of over 3,000 international students from more than 100 countries, allowing you to meet people from all different backgrounds.


    We're constantly investing in our students, and as a result have opened a tech-savvy campus at MediaCityUK, introduced a modern Arts and Media building to the heart of our main campus, and completed a £6.2m refurbishment to our main library.

    Experience student life at Salford

    Take part in our Study Abroad Programme and gain an authentic experience of what it’s like to study at one of the world’s most international universities (Times Higher Education).

    We also have great transport links, with Manchester airport serving as an international hub, connecting hundreds of countries to the city. London can be easily reached by train in just two hours, while the Scottish capital Edinburgh is a three hour train journey away. If you want to explore the local areas, we're just ten minutes away from Manchester city centre where you'll find restaurants, bars, clubs and high street stores to suit all tastes and styles.

    During your time as a student with us, you will study alongside our current students and receive the same teaching and support as your peers. You can also apply to live in our student accommodation, which is another great opportunity to make friends with students from the UK and across the world.

    How do I apply?

    Please get in touch with our International Opportunities team by emailing or phone +44 (0)161 295 4425 for further information. 

    We look forward to speaking with you and hope that we can welcome you to our campus soon. Please see below for our FAQs.


    How much does it cost?

    The tuition fee for the 2021/22 academic year is £9,600 for one semester or £16,500 for a full academic year. You can join us in either September or January and our semesters generally last 14 weeks. Fees for students from our International Exchange and Erasmus+ partner universities are £13,000 for a full year and £7,600 for one semester. Future year fees are to be confirmed and are subject to increase.

    What can I study?

    Modules are available in a range of subject areas across a number of our schools. Have a look.

    What does the Study Abroad Programme include?

    The Study Abroad Programme includes:

    • Dedicated welcome and induction events for incoming Study Abroad Programme students;

    • Taxi collections from the airport;

    • Individual welcome packs (including bedding packs);

    • Support and guidance in finding accommodation while you study with us;

    • On-site support to help with any queries and concerns you may have during and after your studies;

    • Student mentoring and buddying system;

    • Free membership of our Salford Alumni community with access to events all around the world and our online networking and mentoring platform.

    Discover what it's like to study with us and hear from current students on our Made in Salford blog.