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With European Study

Study in Europe

With this exciting option your degree would be four years in total, with the third year spent studying at one of our internationally recognised partner business schools or universities across Europe. If you really want to throw yourself into a European environment and get to know a place well, this is definitely for you. You can either study for the whole period, or spend half of it doing a work placement somewhere in Europe. Your year abroad counts towards your degree, and your degree title would change to reflect this, adding ‘With European Study’ to your existing programme. You’ll then return to Exeter to complete your fourth and final year.

You can use your year abroad to take advantage of a different institution’s expertise to learn something new, or take the opportunity to really get to know a subject area you love taught from a different perspective. We also encourage students to take classes in other subject areas where possible to broaden their knowledge base. However you choose to do it, you will be further enhancing your knowledge and skills, all whilst absorbing a new country and culture.

FAQs

These four-year options are available for all our programmes and you can either apply directly through UCAS (see the UCAS codes on the individual programme pages) or ask to transfer onto one of these options later, usually during your 1st year.

The study abroad programmes are competitive, and there is a selection procedure that takes place in your 2nd year. Your acceptance on to a year abroad is subject to satisfactory academic performance (50% in your first year for European Study) and the level of research you have undertaken into your chosen institution.

To help you prepare for the selection procedure and ultimately your year abroad, we offer guidance and support throughout your 1st and 2nd year. Each of our partner universities is well equipped to deal with incoming exchange students and there will be designated members of staff at the partner university, and at Exeter, to help and support you during your time abroad. You will also be able to meet and chat to students who have recently returned from a year abroad, and once you’re abroad you’ll be able to meet students who have done a similar exchange at Exeter.

For students interested in undertaking a semester EU work placement, there is also a dedicated team to provide support and resources to help you.

Most countries that our students go to allow you to get a part time job. Additionally, on the ‘With European Study’ programme, you can spend one semester studying and one semester working. Past students have worked for a wide range of leading global organisations including: J.P. Morgan, Credit Suisse, L’Oreal, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Merrill Lynch, Daimler Chrysler, GlaxoSmith Kline, Deutsche Bank and Reuters. If you undertake a work placement you’ll need to complete a work placement report based on your experience and this will contribute to your overall mark for the year. Although we cannot guarantee work placements, there are a range of teams in the university who can help with the application process.

Whether you are a UK or international student, you won’t have to pay tuition fees to the host University for your year abroad and you will pay just £1,350 tuition fees to Exeter. You are still entitled to receive your student loan, and you will also receive a non means-tested Erasmus+ grant to help cover the cost of additional expenses such as accommodation and travel. You may also be eligible for additional funding to undertake intensive language courses in the month before study starts, usually in the host country. Some Local Authorities offer additional funding for Study Abroad students and may reimburse you for some of the costs incurred in your period abroad (e.g. air fares, insurance costs). To find out if you are eligible, please contact your Local Authority.

Our partner institutions

There is plenty of choice across Europe – take a look at available institutions

 Country

Organisation

Department 
(if applicable)

Language of Instruction (1)

Exchange Related Information (2)

Denmark

Copenhagen Business School

 

English

CBS International

France

Audencia Nantes: School of Management

 

French / English

Exchange Students

KEDGE Business School

 

French / English

Exchange Students

Grenoble Ecole de Management

 

English / French 

Exchange Programmes

ESC Toulouse Business School

 

English / French 

International Student Office

Germany

EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht

European Business School

English / German

International Students

WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management

 

English / German

Exchange Programmes

Universität Mannheim

Business School

German / English

International Office

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Munich School of Management

German / English

International Relations Centre

Hochschule Reutlingen

ESB Business School

English / German

Exchange Students

Italy

Università Bocconi

 

English / Italian

Exchange Students

The Netherlands

Tilburg University

School of Economics and Management

English

Exchange Students

Poland

Kozminski University

 

English

Exchange Students

Portugal

Catholic University of Portugal, School of Business and Economics

 

English / Portuguese

Exchange Students

Slovenia

University of Ljubljana

Faculty of Economics

English

Exchange Students

Spain

IE University

Business School

English

Exchange Students

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Departments of Business and Economics

English / Spanish

International Exchange Students

University of Navarra

School of Economics and Business Administration

English / Spanish

Incoming Students

Universitat Pompeu Fabra 

Department of Economics and Business

Spanish / Limited English

Incoming Students

Sweden

Lund University

School of Economics and Management

English

Exchange Studies

Uppsala Universitet

Department of Business Studies

English

Incoming Exchange Students

Switzerland

Zurich University of Applied Sciences

School of Management & Law

English / German

International Office

Turkey

Koç University

College of Administrative Sciences and Economics

English

Incoming Students

1) Dominant language first
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