In order to study on our study abroad programme:

  • you should have completed at least a year at undergraduate level or a semester at postgraduate level at a non-UK university
  • you should be in good academic standing, with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.7 or higher or a minimum C grade average or higher (for non-GPA grading systems)
  • if you are a non-native speaker of English, you should have an English language certificate such as IELTS 6.0 with at least 5.5 in each component, or Cambridge Advanced or Cambridge Proficiency Certificate with grade C or above, or an institutional test such as an Institutional TOEFL or those offered by DAAD. If you are taught in English for your degree, then you do not have to provide further evidence of language ability.
  • However, if you are applying for an academic year with us, or a bachelor semester with internship, then you will need to apply for a full student visa which requires a secure English language test (SELT) and only test providers approved by the UKVI may be used. This is not required for students who are from a majority English-speaking country.

This programme is not for students looking for a full bachelor's or master's degree from London Met. It is for students registered at another institution who wish to spend a semester or two as a visiting student.


How to apply

To apply you'll need to complete the relevant application form and select the modules you would like to study. 

Submitting your application

Once you are ready to submit your application, you will need to attach the following to your form:

  • a university academic transcript of grades
  • a copy of your bachelor's degree certificate (if applying for postgraduate study)
  • a copy of your passport details page
  • proof of English language ability (if not from a majority English-speaking country)
  • If you are applying for a bachelor's level study abroad with internship programme then you will also be required to provide a curriculum vitae (CV) and a covering letter 

Your application will not be processed without all of the required documentation. Please make sure you write your date of birth in a UK format ie day/month/year (not month/day/year) and that your module choices include the module code and title. Please inform the Study Abroad Office if you change your address or email after sending us your application.


Autumn semester or full academic year: 15 August
Spring semester: 15 November

What next?

We will email you to confirm your application has been received. Once an admissions decision has been made, we will email you with the result of your application and programme information. Meanwhile, please take a look at our visa requirements and other pre-departure information.

Application forms

To apply for a master's level study abroad programme, please select the correct application form

Apply for master's level study abroad – autumn semester

Apply for master's level study abroad – spring semester


To apply for a bachelor's level study abroad with internship programme, please select the correct application form:

Apply for bachelor's level study abroad – full year

Apply for bachelor's level study abroad – autumn semester

Apply for bachelor's level study abroad – spring semester


To apply for a master's exchange programme, please select the correct application form

Apply for master's level exchange – autumn semester

Apply for master's level exchange – spring semester


2024-25 fees

Study abroad programme

Undergraduate: For students applying independently, the standard undergraduate fee is £7,176 per semester or £14,352 for one year. This covers the tuition for four undergraduate modules per semester. A full workload must be taken.

Postgraduate: Dependent on course – fees are charged per module (typically £2,020 to £2,100 each). Please see the fees box on the individual course pages and look under "overseas, part-time". Postgraduate modules are worth 20 UK credits each or 10 ECTS. You may take one, two or three modules, according to your requirements. Dissertation modules may not be taken.

If your university has a study abroad partnership with London Metropolitan University, please contact your university's international office for details of tuition costs. If a non-partner university would be interested in establishing a study abroad agreement with us then please contact us on studyinlondon@londonmet.ac.uk (Europe) or studyabroad@londonmet.ac.uk (rest of world).

The exchange programme is only for nominated students of partners with which we have a bi-lateral free exchange agreement.

Apply for a £500 BUTEX scholarship

British Universities Transnational Exchange (BUTEX) is a membership organisation with an elected executive committee. Their mission is to promote British education internationally, to facilitate collaboration and regular exchange of information between their members, to develop expertise and to influence the future of international education.

The scholarship is open to all undergraduate students who are affiliated to a BUTEX Full Member institution. The value of each scholarship is £500 and will be paid to the winners once they have arrived and registered at their host university.

You may be affiliated as an incoming or an outgoing study abroad student.

To be eligible to apply:

  • you must have been offered a study abroad or exchange place or have already completed it during the current calendar year
  • you are an outgoing student from, or an incoming student to, a BUTEX member institution
  • your place must be for either one semester or one year

Provisions of the award

Applicants are not permitted to submit more than one entry which can be a vlog, poster or a creative writing piece. Also remember to check that the study abroad placement is eligible for this award.

The scholarship combines two crucial aspects of education: sustainability and global experiences. At a time when travel is now more accessible than ever, this scholarship recognises the importance of promoting sustainable practices and environmental consciousness while fostering cultural understanding and international study experiences. Ultimately, this scholarship will empower you to think about the repercussions of your actions and how you can contribute to making travel more sustainable and viable for the future.

By entering the BUTEX scholarship competition, applicants agree to the BUTEX Administrator contacting their BUTEX institution to confirm registration at the host institution. If awarded a scholarship, you agree to provide a photograph of yourself together with a short statement about the benefits of studying abroad. Please note, this may be used by BUTEX for future publicity.

Only successful applicants will be notified. The decision of the BUTEX selection committee is final and BUTEX will not correspond with unsuccessful applicants.

The application window for the 24/25 academic year is now open!

Application Dates: 16th May - 10th July 2024

Scholarship Application link: https://butex.ac.uk/scholarships/