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International exchange for incoming students

Students from our partner institutions are able to spend part of their degree at Brunel University London in one of the agreed subject areas as part of our international exchange programme.

If your university has an exchange agreement with Brunel University London, then please contact your institution's International Office for more information and your eligibility to take part in the exchange programme.

Key dates

Exchanges application deadline
  • 30th April for September (Term 1 or Full year) start
  • 30th September for January (Term 2) start 
On-campus accommodation booking deadline
  • 31 August (for students starting in September) 
Term dates for 2019/20
  • Induction and registration week: 16 - 20 September 2019
  • Term 1: 23 September - 13 December 2019
  • Term 2: 13 January - 29 May 2020 

Students starting a new course in January are expected to arrive on 6th January 2019 for induction.

University closures
  • Christmas break: 23 December 2019 - 1 January 2020 inclusive
  • Easter break: 08 - 14 April 2020 inclusive

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is the equivalent of a B average (or a minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale). Those who do not meet the minimum requirement may be considered on a case-by-case basis.  

All international students must show evidence that they meet the English requirement for their course of study. Our courses ask for an English level of between IELTS 6.0 and 7.0 or equivalent. For a list of acceptable English qualifications and further information, please visit the English Language Requirements page.

If you do not meet the required English language proficiency, you may wish to consider taking an appropriate pre-sessional English course. If you need an English language test, we recommend booking one early as there can be a long wait in some areas. You can also take the Brunel English Language Test (BrunELT) which must be taken at Brunel University London prior to starting your studies. 

How to apply


You must be nominated by your home university. Contact your International Office for information about the internal application and selection process so that you can be nominated. Once your nomination has been confirmed, your home university will send an email to Brunel University London’s Academic Partnerships Office.


After we receive your nomination from your home university, we will email you an online application. You must upload the following documents when you complete the online application: 

  • Academic transcripts
  • English language qualification
  • Recommendation letter
  • ID page of your passport 

As part of the application process, you must select modules from the subject area in which we have an exchange agreement with your home university.