Study Abroad

Incoming students

Non-Erasmus+ Exchange

Who is a non-Erasmus exchange student?

A non-Erasmus+/international exchange student is eligible to attend the University of Portsmouth for one semester or a full academic year, provided there is an exchange agreement between both institutions. You will study in classes alongside full time British and international students.  As well attending lectures, you will also take part in smaller seminars and tutorial classes, giving you the opportunity to work closely with, and get to know, other students on your course.

We have various international exchange links with countries including the U.S.A., China, Japan, Malaysia and Canada. To find out if the University of Portsmouth has an exchange agreement with your institution, please email studyabroad@port.ac.uk

How to apply

If your institution has an agreement with the University of Portsmouth, your home institution's Coordinator will be able to inform us of your intention to study to the University of Portsmouth. They will provide you with all the information required in order to submit an online application form.

Application procedure

We will process your Exchange Application Form upon receipt and inform you of the decision as quickly as possible. If you are offered a place, you will receive one of the following documents:

  • an official Offer email if you are an EU/EEA national
  • an official supporting document to apply for the Short-term Study visa if you are a non-EU/EEA national studying for six months or less
  • Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) if you are a non-EU/EEA national applying for a Tier 4 (General) student visa and studying for more than six months


Please note that an exchange application form will only be fully considered when all supporting documents have been uploaded. A PBI questionnaire will be required for completion prior to receiving the supporting document required for the relevant type of visa. More information will be available in the offer email received.

Units available and contacts

If you are looking for the units available , please visit our page here.

If you are looking for the units on a Business school course, please visit the page for Portsmouth Business School Exchange Programme.

If you will be studying at the School of Languages and Area Studies, please email slasexchange@port.ac.uk to obtain the list of the units available.