Incoming exchange students

We welcome incoming exchange students from our partner institutions under the Erasmus+ programme and also through our international exchange partnerships with universities outside of Europe. Read our guide below to find out more about studying on exchange at DMU:


How to apply

In the first instance, please contact your home institution for details of how to apply to study on exchange at DMU.

  • To apply for Erasmus+ or international exchange study with us, an active exchange agreement with your home institution must be in place prior to your application.

  • If we do not currently have an exchange agreement with your home institution, you may be able to apply as a fee-paying student on the Study Abroad programme.

Your home institution will nominate you to study at DMU, and will send your details to us. This is usually around February to March, in the year prior to you starting your exchange at DMU. Once you have been nominated, DMU will be email details about the application.

The student application deadline for autumn semester and year-long exchange is Monday 7 May 2018. Unfortunately we are unable to accept students for the spring semester only.

Study options

As an exchange student at De Montfort University (DMU) you will belong to one of our four faculties, depending on your programme of study. Please choose the relevant Faculty for more information about study options and module choices:

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English language requirements

All modules are delivered in English. Applicants should be at 6.0 IELTS standard Arts, Design and Technology subjects and 6.5 for Business and Law, Social Sciences and Humanities subjects. We require a proof of any qualification demonstrating a minimum of level B2 according to the Common European Framework.

In the absence of the above requirements, participants will be asked to send us their supervisor statement indicating participant English language proficiency according to the Common European Framework. Please note students requiring a visa for a full year study at DMU will need to show formal language qualifications. A list of the approved language tests will be sent to students at application stage.

We offer free English language support while you are studying – two hours per week for undergraduate and research students, and three hours per week for postgraduate students. Classes are usually optional, but we may ask you to attend if we feel you would benefit.

Visa information

Non-EU/EEA students who will be applying for a Tier 4 visa in order to enter the UK will have to provide proof of their English language proficiency to UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) as part of the process. For further information, see the UKVI website.


All exchange students at DMU are guaranteed accommodation at our Liberty Court halls of residence (close to campus) if they complete their application before the given deadline. All of our halls are self-catered and fully furnished, offering shared kitchens, laundry facilities and internet access. With on-site or on-call security, halls also have on-site managers, CCTV and/or electronic door entry systems. The price of accommodation is likely to range from £118 to £130 per week for an en suite room.

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