Study Abroad Students (Erasmus and International Exchange)

We are currently accepting applications to go on study abroad in Semester 2 of 2019/20 (i.e. the beginning of 2020) for the following Schools only:

  • Aberdeen Business School
  • Gray's School of Art
  • School of Applied Social Studies (social science students only)
  • School of Creative and Cultural Business
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery (nursing students only)
  • Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment

Step 1 - How to Apply

If you are interested in going on Study Abroad in early 2020, you will need to complete an online application form.  The deadline for submission of this form is 11.59pm on 14 April 2019.  At this stage, the application is an indication of interest only, you will not be committed to anything at this point.

Application Form for Outgoing Students (Firefox or Chrome only)
 

N.B.  Before you can access the application form, you will have to register on the right hand side of the portal - your RGU login details will not work!

This form replaces the former “Expression of Interest Form” and is much more extensive.  You will have the opportunity to select up to 3 destinations – please ensure that you list them in order of preference.  We cannot guarantee that we will be able to give you one of your preferred destinations as places are limited at each institution.

If you have selected any European destinations (except Switzerland), this application form will also be your application for an Erasmus grant.  Exchanges outside Europe do not attract any financial assistance.

Once you have clicked on “submit”, your application will automatically be submitted to the Study Abroad Team – you will also be able to download a pdf copy of the form so that you have a record of what you have submitted.  You should receive an automated email to confirm receipt - this will come from the software we use, MoveON, so check your junk mail.  You can log back into the portal at any time to look over your application again.

After the deadline, your application will be forwarded to your School’s International Exchange Coordinator and you should hear the outcome of your application by 29 April 2019.  This will be communicated to you via your RGU email address.

Step 2 – On Acceptance

After you have had notification from us whether your application has been successful and the name of the institution to which you have been allocated you will need to:

  • Apply to your host institution – please see www.rgu.ac.uk/partner-institutions for more information
  • Complete a Learning Agreement – this is usually done with assistance from your International Exchange Coordinator
  • You will be sent details on how to complete the Learning Agreement.
  • Attend a mandatory Pre-Departure session - the Study Abroad Team will contact you about this by email

Erasmus Work Placement Students (Outgoing)

Once you have been nominated to undertake a work period abroad, you must make a formal application to RGU by using the online application form below.

  • This is also the application form for an Erasmus Grant, and you will have to indicate in the application form if you wish to apply for a grant.
  • Prior to the start of your work period, you will be posted documentation - so please ensure the address you provide is valid.  You will have to return some of this documentation before you leave.

Important:  If you apply after your work period has started, or you fail to return the relevant documentation prior to the start of your work period, you will be ineligible for funding.

Application Form for Outgoing Students (Firefox or Chrome only)
 

N.B.  Before you can access the application form, you will have to register on the right hand side of the portal - your RGU login details will not work!

Once you have clicked on "submit", your application will automatically be submitted to the Erasmus and Exchanges Team. You should receive an email within 5 working days to confirm receipt. The Study Abroad Team will forward your application to the Placement Office/International Exchange Coordinator for approval. If you do not receive an email within this timescale, please contact erasmus@rgu.ac.uk

This form should be completed at least 6 weeks before the start of your work placement.  It is imperative that you also complete a Learning Agreement, which you should complete with the assistance of your Placement Officer/International Exchange Co-ordinator.

In order for you to be eligible for an Erasmus grant, your Learning Agreement must be in place prior to the start of your work placement.

Download the Learning Agreement