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International Exchange Programme

Outgoing Exchange is a unique educational and cultural opportunity that can enrich your academic experience, it can also demonstrate a positive and 'can do' attitude, provide experiences and skills sought by employers, as well as enable you to develop as an individual.

If you choose to go on Outgoing Exchange you will study at any one of our partner universities we have around the world. The academic credits that you will receive while on Exchange will count towards your final degree, as we aim to match your course choices to what you would study at Liverpool Hope University. 

We have a dedicated team in the International Hub to help you through the process of applying to go on an Exchange and to support you right throughout your time abroad. 

Who can go on Exchange?

Every Liverpool Hope student has the right to go on Exchange in their second year of study (Level I) only providing it will not hinder their studies and they are of a good academic standing (55+ average on assessments in Level C) . You have the chance to study at one of our partners for either a semester (January to May) or the full academic year with all academic credits counting towards your degree when you return. 

Where can I go on Exchange?

We have 22 partner universities worldwide from Hong Kong through Europe to America. Choosing which partner university you want to study at depends on where you want to go and also which university offers your specialist course. The full list of our partner universities and their specialist courses can be seen below:  

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Institution Name


Subject Area


Vives University College


Education, Early Childhood

Trent University 


All Combinations

VIA University College (Viborg)


Education, Early Childhood, Special Educational Needs

Universite Jean Moulin Lyon 3

France Business Management, International Relations, Law, Marketing, Politics


Universite Catholique de Lille


Law, International Relations, Politics.

Universite Catholique de l'Ouest


Education, History, Music 

(French Speaking Students Only)

Hong Kong Baptist University

 Hong Kong 

Accounting & Finance, Business Management, Computer Science, English, Geography, History, Marketing, Mathematics, Sociology

University of Malta



Universidad de Monterrey


Accounting, Business, Fine Art, Law, Nutrition, Psychology 

Hogeschool Van Arnhem en Nijmegen


Business Management, Economics, Management

University of Southeast Norway


Education, Sport and Exercise Science

Ateneo de Manila University


Accounting & Finance, Computer Science, English, Marketing, Mathematics, Psychology.

Universidad de Sevilla


MFL, QTS (Spanish Speaking Students Only)

Universidad Pontificia Comillas Madrid


Business Management, Law, Psychology (Spanish Speaking Only)

Universidad CEU San Pablo 



University of Groningen

The Netherlands

Business, Computer Science, English, Geography, Mathematics, Media

Alverno College


All Combinations

Ball State University


All Combinations

Hope College


All Combinations

Lock Haven University


All Combinations

North Park University 


All Combinations

The University of Mississippi


All Combinations


How can I go on Exchange?

Application Process


December or March

Speak to the International Exchange Assistant in the International Hub who will provide initial advice and information.

No appointment is required.

You can also email


January or May

Speak to your Departmental International Coordinator to find out what courses you need to study whilst on Exchange. 

Research the universities that you like and are appropriate for your particular subject and discuss your findings with your tutor, International Co-ordinator and the International Exchange Assistant.

You will need to ensure that you find courses equivalent to 60 Hope credits for one semester of Exchange and 120 UK credits for the full academic year. 

Please Note: Partner universities in Europe and America operate different credit systems, as a guide please use: 

1 US Credit = 5 Hope Credits (America)

1 ECTS = 2 Hope Credits (Europe)

0.5 CA = 12 Hope Credits (Canada)

If you have trouble finding courses that are suitable then please speak to the International Exchange Assistant.


March or September

Complete the Exchange Application Form  and get it signed by the International Coordinator(s) for your course. 

It is important that you have kept your International Coordinator and tutors informed, as they have to confirm your study choices whilst abroad.


April or October



Return the form to the International Exchange Assistant.

Deadlines for returning your application form are:

15th April for Full Year Exchanges 

15th October for Second Semester Exchanges 


The International Hub will follow the procedures of the partner university you have selected and they will then be in touch to send you the application details. 

You must ensure you complete the applications to partner universities as soon as possible as the deadlines are set in place to ensure all visas etc can be obtained before travelling to study (if required). Before submitting your application to the partner university you will need to also obtain a transcript from the International Hub.

Once you application has been accepted you will need to start booking flights, accommodation and visa appointments (if required). 

Don’t forget to contact Student Finance as you may be entitled to additional funds.  If you require your student loan to be paid earlier because your exchange period starts before Liverpool Hope’s term then please contact the International Exchange Assistant.