Am I eligible?

Before applying, you need to check you are eligible to come to London Met as an Erasmus student. We can only accept Erasmus students from our university partners and only in the agreed subject area.

You should be a student in good academic standing and have an intermediate level of English language ability (equivalent to a score of 6.0 International English Language Testing System (IELTS)). You cannot study at London Metropolitan University if you do not have this level of English. EU passport holders or non EU students staying in the UK only for a semester may supply a letter from their home university testifying to their English language ability.

If you don't hold an EU passport and require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK (year-long students only) you must take a Secure English Language Test (SELT) or equivalent examination recommended by the Home Office. You must attain the minimum levels (5.5) in each component – speaking, reading, writing and listening – to achieve at least B2 level - 6.0 overall. We need this in order to issue you the requirements for your visa application.

Your first step should be to visit your home university's international office and discuss the application process with them. We won't accept any applications from students who have not been nominated by their home university. If your home university accepts you on to the Erasmus programme and nominates you to study at London Metropolitan University by email we will contact you to ask you to begin the application process.

If your university is not listed and you would still like to come to London Met, you can apply to our fee-paying Study in London programme for EU students.

How do I apply?

You will be sent an application form by email once your university has sent your name to us as an Erasmus candidate. Complete the form electronically. For information about how to complete your intended study programme please visit our module selection pages (remember, your module choices should be from the department that has an Erasmus link with your home university).

Print the form and obtain a signature from the Erasmus coordinator at the international office of your home university. Send the signed form to

You will need to include the following along with your form:

  • a university academic transcript of grades
  • a copy of the details page of your passport
  • one colour passport photo
  • Secure English Language Test (SELT) results (if you will require a visa) or a letter confirming English language ability

Applications will not be accepted without the above documentation.


The application deadlines are:

  • 15 June (for students studying during the first (autumn) semester or the full year)
  • 15 November (for students studying during second (spring) semester)

Please note that applications received after these dates will not be considered and you will be asked to submit your application for the following semester.

International offices of partner universities are asked to make their nominations in good time so that students can get their applications to London Met by the deadline.

Once we have received the signed copy of the application form, we will let you know by email whether or not you have been accepted. If your application is successful, we will, at a later date, email an offer letter to you which will include your London Met student ID number, plus a visa letter if you are applying for a short-term student visa. Please be patient, you do not need to email us asking when the letter will be sent.