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 study on exchange 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 Wednesday 1 May 2019. 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 click the hyperlinked text for an overview of the subject areas on offer. 

Term Dates

 TermStart  End

Term One

 Monday 30 September 2019

 Friday 13 December 2019

Term Two

Monday 6 January 2020

Friday 3 April 2020

 Term Three (revision and exam period)

 Monday 27 April 2020

Friday 26 June 2020

The DMU undergraduate academic calendar for 2018-19 can be found here.  

Accredited courses

Every course at DMU is carefully designed to equip you with the skills you need to enter today’s competitive jobs market and flourish in your chosen career. 170 of our courses are accredited by professional bodies at DMU, and you can find details of accredited courses here.

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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.

International and exchange student support

By coming to De Montfort University (DMU) you are embarking on an exciting and life-changing adventure, but you may still need some support along the way.

As an exchange student, you will have a range of support available to you that begins before you set foot on campus and continues right up until the time you leave. DMU offers the following services for international and exchange students:

How to apply
How to apply

Find out more about the application process and download our application form

Country information
Country information

Select your country and see entry criteria and scholarships for students from your region


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