Where you can study

Study periods

The International Exchange programme is available to current full-time students at LJMU where this is permitted as part of your university degree programme, you are not trailing any modules and have good attendance according to your School.

Dependent on your programme of study validated study abroad slot, you will apply as below:

  • Current level 4 - Semester 2 of level 5
  • Current Level 5 - Additional year of study between level 5 and 6

To find out when your programme slot is, download the programme to partners matrix.


LJMU has over 80 partners worldwide, however, partnership are subject specific and are based upon their subject provision, modules delivered in English and contractual requirements.

Please note
Each partner teaches in English for the programmes included in our partnership, but if you do have language skills that can be proven (formal qualifications or can be tested prior to departure) then you will have more module options.

If you would like to discuss your options, then please speak to your IMC or come to an Information Session.

We will always endeavour to secure an exchange placement for as many students as we possibly can, but due to high demand in some countries, we cannot guarantee a destination. For example, we only have approximately one place for every five applications in competitive destinations such as USA and Canada. If unsuccessful for your first-choice university, we will ask you if you want to be allocated to another available place. You will then be able to consider this and decide if you want to accept the placement.

Language of instruction

LJMU only partner with hosts who teach in English, as we have no language tuition and our partnerships can be university wide or specific to a subject. If you speak another language and your programme is partnered with a specific host then you may be able to choose modules in this language. Please look on our partner institution websites as many have module catalogues you can access online.

Visa requirements

Students will need to secure visa’s based on their nationality and you should refer to host countries regulations. Further information will be provided by hosts but you can find further information on the government website.

Contact us

Email: goabroad@ljmu.ac.uk

Visit us in the Student Life building Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm (term time only)

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