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How to apply for a study abroad programme

The Study and Work Application for mobilities in summer 2022 and during the 2022/23 academic year will open on 1st December.

Current Year 2 students interested in spending Semester 2 abroad should fill in the Study and Work Abroad application as soon as possible. The partners that are still accepting applications are listed in the application. 

Recent graduates may participate in an Erasmus+ traineeship for up to 12 months after completing your course. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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We encourage you to apply for any programme that interests you, even if you have previously studied abroad. We strive to give all students the opportunity for an international experience, and students who have not previously studied abroad will be prioritised provided that they meet the eligibility requirements.

The application process for studying or working abroad requires multiple steps, and you must provide necessary documentation and stay on top of deadlines. The Study Abroad team and course leads are here to support the process, but it is your responsibility to make sure you stay on track! We have put together more details about the process and timelines

Semester Abroad application guidance

If you are applying for a Semester Abroad, you will also need to request a reference from one of your lecturers as part of your application. You may send a link to the reference form to your lecturer and ask them to fill it out in support of you application.

Before applying for Semester Abroad, please speak with your course lead to determine which semester would be more suitable for your course of study. If you are studying a joint honours degree you must get the approval from both of your course leads.

You will be expected to liaise closely with your course lead(s), your host university and the Study Abroad Office during the application and predeparture process.

2022/23 applications

If you are in Year 1 of your undergraduate course in 2021/22, the application deadline to study abroad during Year 2 is 1st March 2022. The application will open on 1st December. Please do not apply before this date.

Erasmus+ Traineeship application guidance

We accept applications for Erasmus+ Traineeships on a rolling basis. If you are in your final year of studies and interested in a post-graduation traineeship, please be sure to apply before you complete your studies at St Mary's.

Summer Abroad application guidance

Current undergraduate and postgraduate students may apply to study abroad during summer 2022. You do not need to provide an academic reference to participate in a summer programme. The application deadline is 1st March 2022. The application will open in on 1st December. Please do not apply before this date.