Application process

Step 1: Research the courses offered on your programme and approach your academic advisors for approval

Applicants will need to identify a suitable programme of study at your proposed host university. 

To avoid extending your degree, you must obtain approval from your course tutor that the semester abroad will fit into your degree structure

While you are away, you must cover the equivalent of the intermediate level core modules to a sufficient extent to have the prerequisites for study on your return.

This stage is very important.  If you don't have flexibility in what you can study at your proposed host, you will have difficulties further through the process, up to and including registration for classes at your host university.

Step 2: Complete the exchange application Form

Students need to complete an Exchange application formExchange application formExchange application formapplication formExchange application form for the London Met exchange programme. This should be filled in electronically then printed.

Only complete applications will be accepted, and need to be signed by the applicant and all relevant persons, including course tutor. Please complete all parts of the form in full.

Completed application forms should be submitted to the International Programmes Office and should list at least first and second choice of host university.


01 March for autumn semester abroad
15 September for spring semester abroad


Step 3: Students who are conditionally accepted complete the application form for the host university

Where appropriate, students will be conditionally accepted (subject to meeting grade requirements) onto the programme and sent the partner application form to prepare.  Conditional acceptance depends upon the number of places available with each partner.  This number varies and cannot be predicted in advance.

Step 4: London Met grades are published and students who meet the conditions are contacted by the IPO

Grades are released in March for the autumn semester and July for the spring semester.  Students will be notified whether they have met the grade requirements and will be nominated to the host institution in March and September. Nomination is based on students meeting eligibility requirements and number of places available with each partner. 

If there are more suitable applicants than places available, places will be given according to date of receipt and academic strength.  If we are unable to place eligible students with their first choice, we will try to make their second choice possible.

Step 5: Successful applicants are nominated to the host university

We nominate our students to our partners. The application which you prepare is checked by us and sent to our partner institution. Only complete applications will be sent.  You must meet the deadline set by the partner institution. The host institution has the final decision regarding your exchange place.

Step 6: Students are notified if they have been accepted by the host

Once our partner has confirmed your offer, they will send your acceptance packet. You can start thinking about visas, flights and more.  Go to our Accepted students section for further information.