The deadline for incoming Erasmus students:

  • For September 2013 semester Friday 19th July 2013
  • For February 2014 semester Friday 29th November 2013

We are delighted to welcome students from all over Europe who have chosen the University of East London as their exchange destination. With around 5,000 students from outside the UK we offer an international and inclusive environment in which to live and study. London is a cosmopolitan and vibrant city offering everything from theatres and a thriving club scene to art galleries and museums and much more.


How to Apply for ERASMUS

1. Who can apply?

  • You can only participate in an ERASMUS exchange period at UEL if your home institution has a bilateral agreement with the University of East London.
  • We are not entering into any new agreements, so if your institution does not have an ERASMUS agreement with us, you cannot be an ERASMUS student at UEL.
  • You can, however, apply for a Study Abroad place (fees apply). Please contact your own International or Exchange/Study Abroad Office in the first instance for further information.


You will have to go through a selection process at your home university who will then 'nominate' successful candidates for ERASMUS exchange to UEL. Please contact your own International or Exchange/Study Abroad Office in the first instance for further information. Important note: We regret that UEL is unable to accept applications or communications from prospective ERASMUS students until we have received an official nomination from your home university.


3. Application:

Once nominated by your home university to participate in the Erasmus exchange programme, please scan and send the following in pdf format to by the deadline stated above*:

  • A completed copy of the Erasmus application form
  • Transcripts of previous Bachelor's degree study (statement of grades)
  • Evidence of English proficiency
  • If you are applying for modules in art and design, you will also be required to provide a portfolio of your work. This can be in a file, on CD or uploaded to a webspace of your choice.

*Note: We will endeavour to process applications on receipt of the above. However, do not worry if you have applied early, but not received your acceptance delays can occur in this process due to our workflow.


4. Evidence of English proficiency

(Please supply a copy of your high school transcript showing your final English grade).

We can also accept a letter from your English Language teacher or another authority at your institution confirming that you have attained the appropriate level of English Language required to study at UEL.


5. Choosing Modules (study units):

Each UEL module is 10 ECTS (20 UK credits). Our double semester modules are valued at 20 ECTS. ERASMUS students can only take three modules a semester (ie 30 ECTS).

Art and design students are advised to take a full year as most of our modules for this area are one-year long. For instance, if you commence studies with us in September, but for only one semester, you will not receive grades until the next summer, which may cause you problems at your home institution.


Browse through our module catalogue by clicking on the level relevant to you:

Our modules are coded by subject area and by level of study. Each module has an alphabetical prefix of two letters (AI, CC, FE, etc) followed by a number (the first number of the numerical element indicates level of study – 1, 2, or 3). Here’s a full list of modules.

Students must select three modules per semester, which are worth 20 UK credits each, so 60 credits in total. There is no part-time Study Abroad or Exchange route – students must take three modules, meaning they are full-time students.

Three UEL modules are worth:

UK Credits: 60

US Credits: 12– 15

ECTS: 30

Before enrolling on our Study Abroad programme, you must first check that your home institution will accept the above equivalencies, as well as your module selection. If you need to see detailed specifications of our modules, please contact us at

6. Learning Agreement

Once we have reviewed and processed your application, we will send you your Acceptance email including information about other relevant aspects of your study at UEL. As soon as you receive this information, you must complete the Learning Agreement, indicating the requirements of your home institution and selecting your proposed modules to make up their programme of study at the University of East London. It is your responsibility to check with your home university that you will receive credit for studies followed at the University of East London.


7. Contact Us

If you have any queries email


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