Incoming exchange students


We welcome incoming students through our exchange partnerships with universities across the world.


Study on exchange at DMU

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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 to study on exchange with us, an active exchange agreement with your home institution must be in place prior to your application.

Your home institution will nominate you to study at DMU, and will send your details to us in the year prior to you starting your exchange at DMU. Once you have been nominated, you will receive instructions regarding the application process via email.

  • University nomination dates: Monday 12 February - Monday 18 March 2024 (online nomination form will be provided to partner universities via email). 
  • Student application deadline: Monday 22 April 2024
  • Academic calendar 2023/24

Application process

Nominated students will be required to submit the following documents to us via Zend, our secure file transfer service. Further information regarding this will be provided to all applicants via email. 

  • Online Application form 
  • Module choice form 
  • Proof of English-language proficiency 
  • Transcript of current studies 
  • Copy of passport 
  • Portfolio (if required, see application form) 
  • Supporting Statement 

Module offer

As an exchange student at DMU you will belong to one of our four faculties, depending on your programme of study. Click the name of the faculty below to see the programmes and modules available in each area. 

Please note, modules/blocks must be selected from one programme area and from one faculty only. All modules listed below are subject to change. Study options can also be limited depending on the exchange agreement. Please contact your exchange or study abroad office for specific details about the programmes of study available for you.

Each block is worth 30 credits at DMU (equivalent to 15 ECTS) unless stated otherwise.

  1. Art, Design and Humanities

    Students can select blocks from year two of the programme they would like to study. It is not possible to choose blocks from different years or programmes.

    • Autumn semester only: Block 1 and Block 2
    • Spring semester only: Block 3 and Block 4
    • Full year: Block 1, 2, 3 and 4

    School of Art, Design and Architecture

    School of Fashion and Textiles

    School of Humanities and Performing Arts

  2. Business and Law

    Students can select blocks from either year two or year three of the programme they would like to study. It is not possible to choose blocks from different years or programmes.

    • Autumn semester only: Block 1 and Block 2
    • Spring semester only: Block 3 and Block 4
    • Full year: Block 1, 2, 3 and 4

    *It is only possible to take blocks from year two of Accounting and Finance and Accounting with Business Management.

    Business, Entrepreneurship and HRM

    Department of Accounting and Finance



    Leicester De Montfort Law School

  3. Computing, Engineering and Media

    Students can select blocks from the programme they would like to study, depending on the duration of their exchange.

    • Autumn semester only: Block 1 and Block 2 of year two
    • Spring semester only: Block 3 and Block 4 of year two
    • Full year: Block 1, 2, 3 and 4 of either year two or year three

    It is not possible to choose blocks from different programmes or years of study.

    School of Computer Science and Informatics

    School of Engineering and Sustainable Development

    Leicester Media School

  4. Health and Life Sciences

    View the Health and Life Sciences module handbook. Please refer to the notes on module duration and availability for each subject. If you have any queries regarding the options, please contact



Exchange students at DMU typically reside in Castle Court or Bede Hall halls of residence. However, depending on availability, rooms maybe available in other halls close to campus. While accommodation is not guaranteed, there is generally good availability if students complete their applications by 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. See the cost of semester-only accommodation

Rooms will be subject to availability and prices may vary.


For any queries regarding studying on exchange at DMU, please contact or call the Global Mobility Office on +44 (0) 116 257 7613. 

For partner universities needing to contact DMU in case of emergency outside of working hours (9:00  - 17:00), please contact Security by phone on +44 (0) 116 2577642 or by email at Security are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


  1. English language requirements

    All modules are delivered in English.

    Students coming for the fall semester only are able to provide a signed letter from the home institution indicating proficiency according to a minimum level of CEFR B2.

    Students coming on exchange for the full academic year will need to demonstrate proficiency through an approved provider as per UK Visas and Immigration standards. The full list of accepted tests can be found here.

    We also accept the following as evidence of English Language Proficiency. In this case, students will need to meet the overall score as well as the minimum requirements for each component, being equivalent to an IELTS 6.0

    • Pearson English Language Test (PTE Academic) - with a minimum of 59 or above in each component.

    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) IBT – score of 60-78 for all subjects, 79 or above for Law

    • Cambridge English and Cambridge ESOL Levels 1 and 2 – equivalent to CEFR B2

    • IELTS – minimum score 6 with at least 5.5 in each component. For Law students, an overall score of 6.5.

    DMU also offer an English language test for incoming students to determine their language level. This can only be requested at the application stage. This is currently free of charge due to the pandemic but maybe chargeable in future. Further details are available here.

    A list of those exempt from demonstrating this evidence can be found here.

  2. Visa information

    Students can stay in the UK without a visa if studying for 6 months or less with the new visitor rules. This replaces the short-term study visa. However, it is recommended to travel with the documents confirming the reason for your travel to present at the UK border if required.

    Individuals who are visa nationals or have previously been refused entry into the UK will need to apply for a Standard Visitor visa.

    All students coming to study on exchange at DMU, for the full academic year are required to apply for a Student Visa in order to enter the UK. For further information, please see the UK Visas and Immigration website.

  3. Student support

    Exchange students can benefit from services such as international welcome week, airport pick-ups and a buddies’ scheme which matches students with a current DMU student. The Global Mobility Office also arranges events for students during the Fall semester, this includes a special welcome event to allow you to learn more about British values and culture, raising your intercultural awareness and meeting fellow exchange students. Other events include Bonfire Night, sporting events and more.

    Disability & Mental Health Support

    Our Disability Advice and Support (DAS) Team and Mental Health Inclusion Team are to help all students before and during their time at DMU. If you are applying to study on exchange with us, we recommend you let us know of any reasonable adjustments you may require as far in advance as possible so we can work with you to make necessary arrangements.