Incoming exchange students

 

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

 

Study on exchange at DMU

Read the guide

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 6 February - Monday 20 March 2023
  • Student application deadline: Monday 24 April 2023
  • Academic calendar 2023/24

Please note, it is only possible to study on exchange at DMU for the Fall/Autumn semester or the full academic year. 

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. 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.

  1. Art, Design and Humanities

    Students studying on exchange in ADH for the Autumn/Fall semester only, must select Block 1 and 2 from year two of the programme area you would like to study.

    Students studying for the full academic year must select Block 1, 2, 3 and 4 from year two of the programme area you would like to study.

    School of Art, Design and Architecture

    School of Fashion and Textiles

    School of Humanities and Performing Arts

  2. Business and Law

    Students studying on exchange in BAL for the Autumn/Fall semester only, must select Block 1 and 2 from year two of the programme area you would like to study.

    Students studying for the full academic year must select Block 1, 2, 3 and 4 from year two of the programme area you would like to study.

    Business, Entrepreneurship and HRM

    Department of Accounting and Finance

    Economics

    Marketing

    Leicester De Montfort Law School

  3. Computing, Engineering and Media

  4. Health and Life Sciences

    Information about the programmes and modules available in this faculty will be updated soon.

 

Accommodation

All exchange students coming to DMU for a semester are guaranteed accommodation at our Castle Court or Bede Hall 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. See the cost of semester-only accommodation.

 

Students coming for the full academic year also have the option to apply for accommodation in our other halls of residence. Rooms will be subject to availability and prices may vary.

Contact

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

 


  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.