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Worldwide exchange students

We are delighted that you are considering joining the University of Bradford as a Worldwide Exchange Student.

The Worldwide Exchange Scheme has been introduced by the University of Bradford to facilitate students from partner universities to study with us.

Find out about the application process below.

Entry requirements


Students at undergraduate level who have completed at least one-third of your course at your home institution and have a minimum GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0.

If your home university has a Worldwide Exchange Agreement with the University of Bradford then you can participate. However please check which subject area the agreement is based in before applying.

If your home university doesn't have a Worldwide Exchange Agreement you can participate either through the ISEP Programme (International Exchange Student Programme) or as an International Visiting Student

Language requirements

See our English Language Requirements page for more information.


You will need to apply for a Visa to enter the UK. However, this depends on your length of study at the University of Bradford.

See the website for visa information

How to apply

You should first check that the University of Bradford offers modules in your subject area. Some subject areas are restricted, so please read the relevant section for guidance.

As a Worldwide Exchange Student, you should be selected and nominated by your home institution.

After you have received a nomination from your institution, you will need to complete our online application form. It is important that you complete this form accurately, the information will be used to generate your student ID and offer letter. Once the form is submitted you will be contacted with the details of your University of Bradford student ID (UB Number). Please note this may take up to 10 working days.

When you have received your UB Number, we will ask you to email the following documents to us at

  • Module selection form
  • Official Transcript of Records - This is a list of courses or modules that you have studied to date. It should be stamped and dated by your home institution.  If you are currently studying modules which are not yet graded and included in your transcript, please also submit a list of these modules. We would like to receive an English version of the transcript, where possible. 
  • English Language Certificate - A list of accepted English Language qualifications are available online. However, for Worldwide Exchange students whose language of instruction is English we do not require an English Language Certificate. 
  • Copy of passport

Frequently Asked Questions

I need more information regarding a Visa Application.

There is a Visa Support Team that can answer any Visa questions you might have.

Will I need to pay any tuition fees to the University of Bradford during my Worldwide Exchange?

No tuition fees are paid to the University of Bradford. You will continue to pay tuition fees to your home university, if appropriate.

Does the University of Bradford provide accommodation for Worldwide Exchange Students?

Yes, incoming Worldwide Exchange Students can apply directly to our on-campus Halls of Residence The Green for accommodation.

I’d like to ask an academic some questions regarding classes and modules, who should I contact?

We'd ask that you email with your academic concerns or queries and we will then email the relevant academic at The University of Bradford.

My home university need to know some more facts about the University of Bradford, where can I find institutional information?

We have a factsheet that we send to all our University partners before the new academic year. The most up-to-date fact sheet is here: 

University of Bradford Institutional Fact Sheet

Up to date information about the University of Bradford including semester dates.

If you require this information in an alternative format, please contact our team. You can also read our Website Accessibility Statement.

Finding out more

If you have any questions, please email us at