Information on outbound exchanges

5 reasons to study abroad

  1. Cultural exposure and diversity: you get the opportunity to immerse yourselves in a new culture, fostering cultural competence, open-mindedness, and a global perspective.
  2. Academic enrichment: many study abroad programmes provide access to unique courses, perspectives and teaching methods that may not be available in our home institutions. This exposure to diverse academic environments can enhance your overall learning experience.
  3. Personal growth and independence: living in a foreign country encourages your personal growth, resilience and enhances your sense of confidence.
  4. Career opportunities: employers often value international experiences on a CV. Studying abroad demonstrates adaptability, cultural awareness, and the ability to thrive in a diverse setting.
  5. Cross-Cultural networking: studying abroad allows you to build a global network of contacts and friends. Connecting with peers from different countries fosters valuable international relationships. These connections can be advantageous both personally and professionally, providing a diverse network that spans across borders.


Who can apply?

Every student at the University of Chichester, at any level meeting the following criteria:

  • Average grade of 55% or higher.
  • 70% or higher attendance.
  • A strong motivation!

Mitigating circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


When do I go?

Normally students can go abroad during their second year of studies. There might be some exceptions in their third year, but this will not be the normality.

Students can opt for a semester abroad or for a full year.


How does it work?

There are some important steps to consider when thinking about studying abroad:



Find your subject-specific exchange tutor

Exchange Tutors

An Exchange Tutor is an academic point of contact responsible for facilitating and supporting student mobilities within an exchange program. This role involves liaising with students to help them identify suitable institutions for their international experiences, guiding them through the process of selecting modules or courses abroad, and providing academic support throughout their exchange. Exchange tutors play a crucial role in assisting students in navigating the academic aspects of studying abroad.

 Each department/school/institute has a dedicated point of contact. Please make sure you contact them as soon as possible.


Name Subject Email
Andy West Institute of Applied Sciences
Ben Hall Conservatoire
Fiona Wallis Dance
Hugo Frey Humanities
Dr. Ben Francombe Theatre
Phoebe Simmons Institute of Psychology, Business and Human Sciences
Elaine Minett Education
Ellis Bird Adventure Education Work Placement Year
Kirsty Lawie PE and Adventure Education
Rosey Whorlow Creative and Digital Technologies 
Tim Sandys-Renton Fine Art



If you cannot see your subject listed above, please contact

Study and Work Aboard Advisor

Meet our dedicated Study & Work Abroad Advisor. They will offer you support with the following:

  • Guidance: get assistance in understanding the application process and requirements for study and work abroad programmes.
  • Smooth Transitions: support in accommodation, visa processes, and pre-departure preparations.
  • Embrace different cultures confidently: our coordinator provides insights and tips to ensure you have a positive and enriching cross-cultural experience.
  • Financial Guidance: receive information on funding opportunities to make your international journey more accessible.
  • Networking Opportunities: connect with other students, professionals, and international partners through our events.

Contact us at Come and see us in the Careers Centre (LRC – Bishop Otter Campus).

Exchange Destinations

Where can I study?

The University of Chichester currently holds a variety of exchange agreements with other partner institutions in Europe and Internationally.

When you apply to study abroad you can choose up to 3 exchange partners that you are interested in.

You will also be able to consider modules (normally called ‘courses’ abroad) from any of their undergraduate degrees rather than just the degree that matches your degree.

The partner university and your exchange tutor will need to approve the modules (courses) you select and this will happen during your application.

Our partners are split between subject-specific and institution-wide options.

Subject-specific partners

These partners offer exchange opportunities for specific subjects.

Insitution-wide partners

Our institution-wide partners allow you to study any undergraduate modules the partner university offers as long as the partner university and exchange tutor are happy with your choices.

You will have to visit the individual institution-wide partner website you are interested in to see if they offer study options relevant for your course and then liaise with your exchange tutor to make sure they are happy to let you proceed.


Please note, not all partner institutions teach in English, so you may need to provide evidence of their language level.

For support and advice please speak to your exchange tutor who can provide guidance on our exchange partners and how to complete your application form.

The application process

How to apply

  • Meet your Exchange Coordinator to discuss your options.
  • Access ChiCareers and complete our Pathway (Study Abroad Application). Be aware that the application will be sent to your exchange coordinator for approval.
  • As part of the application, you will be asked to attend an interview to explore your motivation.
  • If your application is successful, the study & work abroad advisor will nominate you to the partner institution (one of your choices).
  • If the partner will accept your nomination, then you need to start the application process. Each partner has different deadlines for applications to their institutions.
  • The partner institution will consider your application and let you know if it is successful.
  • Application Deadline: 7th April 2024
  • Applications are for SEMESTER 2 2024/2025


Nomination and applications deadlines:

Please note, each partner institution has different nomination and application deadlines, which are normally displayed on their outbound exchange webpages.

Typically nominations will take place for semester one or a full academic year in January to May and for semester two can be from August to November, however some partners expect semester two students to apply in January to May.

If you require any support please send an email to or contact the exchange tutor in your department.

At the University of Chichester, we have an international office and exchange tutors for each of our exchange departments.

Should you need support or advice, you can contact your exchange tutor for your department or the international office at, we are happy to support and provide advice.

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