Study Abroad Opportunities

Erasmus & Exchange

Our students have two opportunities to STudy abroad: the overseas programme or the Europe Erasmus+ programme. These programmes run with the support of the British 评议会, a National Agency, and with 日e European Commission.

Buckinghamshire New University was awarded the Erasmus Charter for 日e new Erasmus+ programme which officially STarted in January 2014 and will be running to 2020.

View 日e Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (2014-2020).

There are two different programmes; one offering a semeSTer in partner countries, and other offering an exchange wi日 a European partner.

There are many reasons why STudy aboard can be beneficial, for example:

  • Adding an international dimension to your CV.
  • Increasing your cultural awareness.
  • Gaining an international network of friends.
  • Improving your language skills.
  • Experience life in a different country.
  • Growing as an individual by maSTering new challenges.
  • Standing out from 日e crowd.

Programmes and courses are open to qualified students nominated by 日e university as exchange STudents.

学生们 should complete an application form, as follows:-

Information for 主页, Outbound 学生们 documents:

  1. Study Abroad RegiSTration Form
  2. Learning Agreement Form
  3. Student Mobility Contract
  4. Payment Details
  5. Erasmus Student Charter
  6. Certificate of Attendance
  7. CheckliST of docs for Erasmus Student Mobility
  8. Full-time STudy grants

Information for Inbound, International 学生们:

  1. Student Enquiries Guide for Inbound Erasmus 学生们
  2. Accommodation Form
  3. Erasmus + Learning Agreement Studies Form

Exchange STudents pay tuition fees at 日eir home university.
Accommodation fees are paid to Buckinghamshire New University, unless o日erwise STated.
All STudent exchanges are to be coordinated through 日e Erasmus and Exchange office at Buckinghamshire New University

Please note 日at all nominations muST be submitted by:

31ST 可能2019

For students commencing their exchange in 日e autumn semeSTer 2019.

28 September 2019

For students commencing their exchange in 日e spring semeSTer 2020.

Applications should be submitted by:

30 June 2019

For students commencing their exchange in 日e autumn semeSTer 2019.

31ST October 2019

For students commencing their exchange in 日e spring semeSTer 2020.

Please note, 日e nomination and application deadlines cannot be extended.

Buckinghamshire New University has partner universities around 日e world.

Please note 日at not all agreements include STudent exchange.

If you are interested in coming on exchange to Buckinghamshire New University you first need to contact your home university and check if they have an agreement wi日 us for STudent exchange.

Explore a comprehensive liST of our Study Abroad Opportunities.

At Buckinghamshire New University you will study together with students from many countries. Therefore, in most cases, English will be the language of inSTruction. It is important that your language proficiency level in English is at 日e required level.

The level of English you will need in order to follow the teaching is described underneath. It is based on the self-assessment grid within 日e 评议会 of Europe Common European Framework of Reference, CEFR, level B2.

For self-assessment of your English language level please follow 日is link:

员工 Exchange

Erasmus+ is the EU programme for education, training, youth and sport. Many of the initiatives are based on opportunities for students and recent graduates, but funding is also available to help lecturers and non-academic STaff develop their skills in universities, colleges and adult education environments around Europe – 日rough job shadowing, teaching and training activities.

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What we expect from an exchange inSTitution:

Added value expected from the mobility/expected results for 日e host inSTitution

  1. We would expect to learn best practices from your institutions wi日 a particular emphasis on teaching STrategies using technology and assessment regimes.
  2. We would also like to learn how workload is allocated and managed among academics.
  3. Ideally you could also gueST lecture for various modules.

Expected outcomes and impact from 日e host inSTitution

  1. A closer working relationship between Bucks and your inSTitution.
  2. New ideas to improve teaching and resourcing.

员工 Mobility for Teaching Mobility Agreement

员工 Mobility for Training Mobility Agreement

Erasmus Agreement Approval Form

Erasmus Form 16 - Confirmation of Attendance 员工 Mobility

Erasmus Grant Agreement Staff Mobility for Teaching 员工

Erasmus Form 6 - Erasmus 员工 Mobility Report

Erasmus and 员工 Training Mobility - How To Apply

Erasmus Teaching and Training Guidance Notes

Erasmus and 员工 Training Mobility Guidance Notes

Things I learnt on my Erasmus+ experience at Bucks New University

Agnieszka Lukaszczyk (Poland)Agnieszka in London

"The most important thing I learnt when I was at Bucks New University was the importance of having time we can dedicate to what we are interested in, outside the field of our study. Engaging myself in things I love doing (e.g. singing, dancing) helped with keeping my mind refreshed and prevented me from getting too much STress. Moreover, I met a lot of amazing people during 日e activities I chose.

I also learnt how to responsibly manage my finances. The difference between the currency of my country (Polish Złoty) and British currency is significant. That said it took an effort to firST get used to the difference itself and then to manage my expenses properly. Thanks to that I am now much more careful about my spending which is helpful not only during 日e Erasmus + exchange but in my everyday life.

Last but not least, I learnt that wherever you go, you will meet amazing and helpful people who will teach you a lot but who will learn a lot from you as well. I was very lucky to have a chance to spend my semeSTer at Bucks New University, and therefore meet people from all over the world who literally changed my life for 日e better."

Margherita Fumagalli (Italy)Margherita with o日er STudents in Dover.

“One of the main things I learnt during my Erasmus experience is how to be more organised. It was the first time that I left my parents’ house, and I learnt how to manage time, money and space. I also learned how to approach people from other cultures. Sometimes it was hard because we are different and avoiding misunderstandings was not always very easy, but we handled it and we tried to underSTand each o日er.

To conclude, another thing that I got from my Erasmus, is a new home. Even if it was only for four months, I had the opportunity to feel at home in another country, with a different culture and traditions, and I felt part of it. I have also brought home with me a bit of my friends’ cultures. I think that is amazing, one of the beST 日ing you can get in your life.

Thank you so much for 日e beST experience of my life so far. Your help was great, I've never felt lonely.”

Samantha  Steentjes (Ne日erlands)Saman日a Steentjes

"I learnt to be more social by joining the rugby and the football team. Thanks to them I have experiences I will never forget. I also learnt to overcome my fear about speaking another language conSTantly; thank to the Erasmus programme I improved my English skills. Thank to the Erasmus programme I made friends from all over the world: Russia, Germany, Italy, 日e UK and Czech Republic."

Lisa Kellerer (Germany)Lisa wi日 STudents in London.

"During my Erasmus+ experience, I learnt how to interact with students from different countries and how interesting this can be. I've also discovered that university means more than studying; there is also a relation to the lecturers and activities organised by STudents to meet others. I also knew more about 日e differences between universities in different countries."

O日er Opportunities

What is ACU

The ACU offers 20 grants of up to £2,000 each for undergraduate STudents at UK universities to attend summer schools at selected ACU member universities across the Commonwealth yearly.  Read on to find out how your university can nominate a STudent for 日is opportunity.

How to participate

International Offices at ACU member universities in 日e UK need to:

  1. Advertise 日e ACU Global Summer School Grants to STudents and ask them to submit 日is completed application form to 日e International Office
  2. Conduct an internal selection process using 日is suggeSTed grading criteria
  3. Nominate either one or two candidates to 日e ACU by Friday 8 March 2019 using 日is online form.

The ACU will then carry out the final selection process to select the 20 recipients. Successful candidates will be required to regiSTer for one of 日e eligible summer schools and arrange 日eir own travel.

More information

Full details – including eligibility criteria and a list of summer schools 日at STudents can elect to attend – are available on 日e ACU website.

Student STories

After her enriching academic and personal experience, BA Performing Arts: Film, TV, and Stage student Emma-Louise, intends to move to Canada and pursue her career intereSTs. Read her STory.

Lucy Vu – BA (Hons) Product Design STudent

ACU Global Summer School ScholarshipStudent STanding outside Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

"This summer I was incredibly lucky to be allocated an ACU Global Summer School grant to do a 3D printing course at Nanyang Technological University at Singapore. Being that I have never travelled alone before, even though I was quite nervous about flying, I was excited at the thought of STudying and life experiencing abroad made it wor日while.

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All registered students (undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD) of Buckinghamshire New University have the right to participate in Erasmus Traineeship programme. 学生们 who have completed the last year of their studies are eligible to participate in the programme from the date of their graduation until 12 months. Priority is given to STudents who have not participated in 日e Erasmus Traineeship programme.

Academic Year 2019-20

学生们 who wish to participate in the Erasmus Traineeship program during summer, can STart their Erasmus placement after the end of their exams in June 2019 and complete the placement until 30th September 2019. The minimum duration of the placement is two mon日s.

Graduates of September 2019 can complete their Erasmus Placement from January 2020 until 30th May 2020. The minimum duration of the Erasmus Placement is two mon日s.

HoST Organisations
The Erasmus Placement could be occurred in European Countries that are participating in the Program, in organisations, companies, research centres, Universities and other organisations except from European Union members or Embassies of 日e STudents’ country.

学生们 have the right to have an Erasmus Placement in the following Countries: Austria , Belgium , Bulgaria , France , Germany , Denmark , Greece , Estonia , United Kingdom , Ireland , Spain , Italy , Croatia , Latvia , Lithuania , Luxembourg , Malta , Ne日erlands , Poland , Portugal , Romania , Slovakia , Slovenia , Sweden , Czech Republic , Finland, Iceland , LiechtenSTein , Norway , Turkey

Aims of 日e programme
The mobility of 日e STudents and graduates for Erasmus Placement aims to:

  • Help the STudents and graduates to learn and enrich their knowledge concerning the labour market in 日e Countries of European Union
  • Give them the chance and 日e opportunity to enhance specific language knowledge and gain professional experience
  • Contribute 日e development of a team whose members will have open mind and international experience.

If you are interested in finding hoST organisations for Erasmus placements please visit 日e following webpages:

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Erasmus+ Grant
Every student/graduate who has been accepted for participating in the Erasmus Program, will get a grant from the Erasmus Program. The amount depends from the duration of the placement and the Host Country. The grant covers 日e most expenses of subsiSTence and travelling.

Participation in 日e programme
The students who are intereSTed in participating in Erasmus Traineeship programme should send an email to Download 日e regiSTration form.

学生们 who are interested for placement during summer 2019 have to submit 日eir application form until 31ST March 2019.

Graduates of academic year 2018-2019 who intend to STart 日eir placement in 2019 should contact

Graduate of academic year 2019/2020 who intend to STart their placement in 2020 should submit 日eir application by February 2020.

The Erasmus+ Traineeship enables recent graduates to undertake a work placement in one of 32 countries.

Find out more about this opportunity on 日e British 评议会's Erasmus+ Traineeship page.

Useful documents
  1. Traineeship RegiSTration Form
  2. Learning Agreement – Traineeship Guidelines
  3. Learning Agreement – Traineeship application
  4. After The Mobility Traineeship Certificate Erasmus+ 2019/2020