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About UWE Bristol exchanges

UWE Bristol is an international university, with a worldwide reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Coming to study at UWE Bristol for one term, one semester or a full academic year is a great opportunity! We provide a welcoming and supportive place to come to as an exchange student from one of our Erasmus+ or study abroad exchange partners.

The University is located in Bristol and based over three campuses. Find out more about UWE.

Options for exchange at UWE Bristol

Erasmus+ exchange

Erasmus logoSemester or academic year of study for students from UWE Bristol Erasmus+ partner institutions from Europe. Students do not pay tuition fees to UWE Bristol for their studies here. View the Erasmus policy statement.

Other study abroad exchange programmes

Semester or academic year of study for students from UWE Bristol study abroad exchange partner institutions from outside of Europe. Students do not pay tuition fees to UWE Bristol for their studies here. 

View all Erasmus+ and study abroad exchange partners

Students from non-partner institutions are welcome to come to UWE Bristol on a Study Abroad fee-paying basis. For further information please see short-term study options.

Gain credits during your studies

Through the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), you can gain credits during your studies at UWE Bristol which can be transferred between the different universities that you attend.

How does it work?

  • 60 ECTS credits represent a full year of study (equivalent to 120 UWE credits)
  • 30 ECTS credits represent one semester (equivalent to 60 UWE credits)

Credits are awarded only when the course has been completed and when all required examinations have been taken and/or coursework completed. We cannot award official UWE Bristol credit for incomplete modules.

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