Study Abroad Students (Erasmus and International Exchange)

We are currently accepting applications to go on study abroad in 2018/19 from the following Schools only:

  • Aberdeen Business School
  • School of Creative and Cultural Business
  • Law School
  • School of Applied Social Studies
  • School of Computing Science and Digital Media
Students from other Schools will be able to apply in Semester 1 of 2018/19.

Step 1 - How to Apply

If you are interested in going on Study Abroad, you will need to complete an online application form.  The deadline for submission of this form is 28 February 2018.  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 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 several destinations – please ensure that you list them in order of preference.

You will be asked to provide a photo – this should be a “head and shoulders” shot, but it does not need to be formal.

If you have selected any European destinations (except Switzerland), this application form will also be your application for your 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.

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 01 April.  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
  • Attend a mandatory Pre-Departure session – the Study Abroad Team will contact you about this by email

Erasmus Work Placement Students

Erasmus Work Placement Students

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 study period, you will be ineligible for funding.

Application Form for Outgoing Students (Firefox 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 Erasmus and Exchanges Team will forward your application to your International Exchange Co-ordinator for approval. If you do not receive an email within this timescale, please contact erasmus@rgu.ac.uk

The deadline for submitting this form for Semester 1 is 01 June and for Semester 2 is 01 December. It is imperative that you also complete a Learning Agreement, which you should complete with the assistance of your 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