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Step-by-step guide to applying for study abroad

Whether you are coming for a semester or a year, follow this step-by-step guide for everything you need to know about applying to Hull as an exchange, Erasmus or study abroad student.


Decide if you want to study at Hull for a year or a semester

You can study at Hull for a semester for a full academic year (two semesters). Check with your home university about how long you can study with us. See our semester dates.


Get a formal nomination from your University (or register your interest with us)

If your University has an agreement with the University of Hull, ask your University to contact us to inform us that you are interested in coming to Hull to study for one or two semesters.

If your home University does not have a formal agreement with the University of Hull, email your expression of interest to come and study at Hull to Please give details of your home university, subjects studied, level of study and how long you would like to spend at the University of Hull.


Prepare your supporting documents for your application

You will need these documents for your online application:

  • The formal Nomination from your home University (if applicable).
  • A photocopy of your passport. An Identity Card may be acceptable for EU students.
  • A transcript of your results achieved so far. Please provide a separate list of all of the courses you have taken in the past indicating the grades you have achieved.
  • A letter of recommendation from an academic member of staff at your university. The letter should describe how the member of staff knows you, why you are suitable for the course, and confirm you are in good academic standing.
  • Evidence you meet the English language requirements.
If you are an EU student you will need to provide a second letter from your study abroad exchange,Erasmus+ coordinator or an academic member of staff from your home university stating that your level of English is a minimum of B2. If you are a non-EU national and your first language is not English you will need to provide evidence of your English proficiency. See examples of accepted tests.


Submit your application online

Once your nomination or expression of interest has been received, we will email you a link to an online application form and provided with further information about studying at the University of Hull.

Application deadline

If you are starting in September, you must apply by 31st May.

If you are starting in January, you must apply by 31st October.


Choose your modules

You are likely to study three modules per semester, but we ask you to choose more modules in case some of your choices are not available. View our degree courses.

Most modules earn you 20 credits and you may take up to 60 credits per semester. See our guide to choosing modules.


Receive your email confirmation

We will email you to confirm your place at the University of Hull and with details of what to do next, including how to apply for a visa (if applicable), accommodation and arrivals information.


Apply for your visa (if applicable)

Depending on your country of origin, you may need a visa to study in the UK.

We will email you with information about visa applications and UK entry documents in August. The information you receive will depend on the length of your study and modules you have chosen.

Read our visa guidance.


Arrange your accommodation and pay fees (if applicable)

We will email you information about accommodation options and how to apply for University accommodation.

Prepare for departure!

Check out our pre-arrival guide for everything you need to do to travel to Hull. We can't wait to meet you!