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. 


Study on exchange at DMU

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COVID-19 update

Due to the current situation, we have extended the deadline for student applications to study on exchange at DMU for the autumn semester 2020 or the full academic year 2020-21 until 9am on Friday 29 May 2020.

The university is currently preparing for the next term being wholly or partially online. We will work to ensure that any new government requirements are met and that our campus is a safe place to study. All nominated students and partners will be updated directly if there are further changes that may impact our ability to host or send exchange students abroad.

Please visit the DMU Coronavirus microsite for more information.

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.

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.

Study options

As an exchange student at DMU you will belong to one of our four faculties, depending on your programme of study. See an overview of the subject areas on offer

Term Dates

 TermStart  End

Term One

Monday 5 October 2020

 Friday 18 December 2020

Term Two (including Easter break)

Monday 11 January 2021

Friday 30 April 2021

 Term Three (revision and exam period)

 Monday 3 May 2021

Friday 2 July 2021

The DMU undergraduate academic calendar for 2019-20 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.


All exchange students at DMU are guaranteed accommodation at our Castle 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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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.

International and exchange student support

By coming to 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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