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How to apply – information for incoming exchange students

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We welcome applications from candidates currently studying at our exchange partner institutions. 

Most exchange opportunities are for level 5 (second year) undergraduate programmes and you will need to have completed your first year in a related undergraduate degree prior to commencing your exchange period at SHU. 

You will also need to evidence an appropriate level of English and provide any available academic transcripts from your University studies to date. Art and Design applicants are also required to submit a portfolio with their application form.

Students applying for an exchange period at SHU will have to select a minimum credit load of 60 CATS (30 ECTS) credits per semester. 

Alternative modules may be offered to applicants depending on demand for places and timetabling considerations. 

We recommend that you contact your international office or college exchange co-ordinator for the latest information about studying on exchange at Sheffield Hallam University. They will be able to advise you which courses you can study on exchange so that you can check whether we offer the modules you need. You can also visit our module catalogue here.

Follow the application procedure as detailed below

  • Check the modules you would like to apply for and contact your exchange co-ordinator to ask to be nominated for an exchange at SHU.  Our nomination deadline for semester 1 exchanges is 30th April. The deadline for semester 2 exchanges is 30th September.
  • Once your nomination is accepted you will be sent a link to the online exchange application form. 
  • Submit your application form, taking note of the advice for your personal statement. Attach a transcript of records which details all your University results prior to applying for exchange.

  • Our deadline for semester 1 applications is 31st May. Our deadline for semester 2 applications is 31st October.  

  • You will be notified by email of the status of your application. 

  • Once your application has been accepted you will be instructed to print and complete the learning agreement for exchange students (.doc, 432KB) based on modules chosen from the course information pack and get it signed by an authorised representative from your University – please note that your study programme will only be finalised when you arrive at the University.

For all queries relating to coming to Sheffield Hallam on exchange please email 

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