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Erasmus+ for incoming students

We are delighted that you are interested in Brunel University London as your Erasmus+ destination.

Brunel University London is a world-class university based in Uxbridge, West London. Born over 50 years ago, Brunel’s distinctive mission has always been to combine academic rigor with the practical, entrepreneurial and imaginative approach pioneered by our namesake Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

Brunel University London is a recognised institution in the Erasmus+ programme. Not all of our departments and divisions have Erasmus+ partnerships, so you should check with your home university to see if there is a link in your subject area.

Our courses generally run for the full academic year (September to May). However, it is possible to spend less than one year at Brunel University London in the Autumn or Spring Term. Unless you are taking a special project, you will attend the same courses and take the same examinations as students studying a full degree at Brunel University London.

  • If you wish to study with us as an Erasmus+ student, there must be a valid Erasmus+ agreement in place between Brunel University London and your home institution in your field of study.
  • You must be enrolled at least in the second year of higher education and study full time during your Erasmus+ period.
  • You must have the appropriate level of English language qualification we require and only take modules from the subject area in which we have an inter-institutional agreement with your institution.

We can only accept Erasmus+ exchange students if we have an existing Erasmus+ agreement. We cannot sign a new agreement in order to accept a student.

Key dates

Erasmus+ application deadline
  • 30th March for September (Term 1) start 
  • 30th September for January (Term 2) start 
On-campus accommodation booking deadline
  • 31 August (for students starting in September) 
Term dates for 2018/19
  • Induction and registration week: 17 - 21 September 2018
  • Term 1: 24 September - 14 December 2018
  • Term 2: 14 January - 5 April 2019 

Students starting a new course in January are expected to arrive on 7th January 2019 for the induction activities offered on campus.

University closures
  • Christmas break: 17 December 2018 - 1 January 2019 inclusive
  • Easter break:  08 - 26 April 2019 inclusive

Nomination

You must be nominated by your home university. Contact your Erasmus+ team for information about the selection process so that you can be nominated. Once your nomination has been confirmed, your home university will send confirmation to Brunel University London’s Academic Partnerships Office.

Application

After we receive your nomination from your home university, we will email you an online application. Please make sure you complete and submit the application before the deadline. 

Supporting documents

You must submit the following documents together with your application by uploading them using the online application portal:

  • Academic transcripts
  • English language qualification
  • Copy of EU identity card or a passport
  • Learning agreement

For information on modules, please contact the relevant Academic Exchange Coordinator at Brunel University London.

If you are not an EU/EEA national, then you must also provide the following document:

  • Proof of funds (maintenance requirement for a Tier 4 Visa is £1,265 per month)

Please visit the Home Office website for further information on student visa documentation. 

Language requirements

All Erasmus+ students whose first language is not English are required to submit evidence of language proficiency before they can be accepted to study at Brunel University London. A list of qualifications Brunel University London will accept can be found here.

EU nationals: Evidence of language proficiency can be supplied through a certificate confirming results of an English language course taken at your home university (either through your department, or through your university’s Language Centre) where the successfully completed level equals at least CEFR C1.

Non-EU nationals: Evidence of language proficiency must be provided in the form of a UKBA approved secure test taken within the last two years. See all Tier 4 student visa rules and requirements.  

Accommodation

Brunel University London's halls of residence are all on campus, meaning you are only minutes away from the teaching, sporting and social facilities. There are three types of rooms:

  • Standard: single room with shared bath and shower facilities
  • En suite: single room with private bath and shower facilities
  • Studio flat: room for co-habiting couples with private kitchen and shower facilities 

Once you receive your offer from Brunel University London, you can complete the online accommodation form using your Brunel University London student ID number. Upon completion, the Accommodation Office will send you further details of your accommodation and what to do before your arrival into halls.

For further information on accommodation please click here, alternatively, if you would like to live off-campus, then please contact the Housing Office for advice and guidance.