European exchanges

Information on studying in Europe through a European exchange.

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How it works 

Our European exchange programme allows students to spend a year of their studies in another European country. The Department of Economics currently has exchange links with the following Universities:

How to apply for a European exchange

Students who wish to spend the second year abroad, are nominated after an internal process that takes place within the Department of Economics around the start of March.

Students will need to complete the European exchange application form and write a statement of purpose (maximum 500 words) describing why they would like to go abroad and what makes them a good candidate.

Year 1 students can only apply to complete their exchange at Charles III University of Madrid, Charles University of Prague and the University of Rome Tor Vergata and will spend their second year abroad. Year 2 students can apply to all available universities and will spend the third year abroad, extending the length of their degree to four years.

Once students have been nominated to participate in a European exchange, they have to register for their place (usually online) at the host university.

Grades obtained under the standard exchange programmes are converted to Sheffield marks and will still be weighted with final year marks to determine the degree class.

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