Semester Abroad

At a glance

View the table below for a summary of the Semester Abroad programme:

DurationDoes it add time
to my degree?
Will I study modules
from my subject
Will it count
towards my 
1 semester
(4-6 months)
No Yes Yes

Exchange summary

A semester abroad usually takes place in second year for all 3-year degree programmes and 4-year degree programmes which include a Year in Industry. Students must apply in year 1!

Students on any other 4-year course should check with their International Opportunities Advisor (IOA) as a semester abroad may be available to take in either second or third year. Students must apply in year 2 for a semester abroad in year 3 (if this option is available)!


Funding your period of Study Abroad is important to all students and requires some careful planning. Luckily, there are lots of funding opportunities available to students, both from the University of Liverpool and from other organisations.

View our funding pages to find out how you can get financial assistance towards your exchange.

Watch the Study Abroad webinar