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Northumbria Current Students - application process

Book an appointment with the International Mobility team

Attendance at a 121 session is a mandatory part of the study abroad application process - after your first session you will be allocated a code which you can then use for your online study abroad application.  The sessions are informal and are an opportunity for you to ask any questions you have about the programme and the application process, and for the IM team to get to know you.

All 121 sessions for application to study abroad in the academic year 2021/22 are now fully booked and the team will not be able to accept any further bookings.

We can still answer any application questions via e-mail - please send any queries to

Any students wishing to study abroad in the academic year 2021/22 may apply in the main application round, which opens at midday (12:00) on the 1st December 2020 and closes at midday (12:00) on the 18th January 2021.  No further applications will be accepted after this date.

Once the process opens you will need to sign up to the application portal, following the link below.  Ensure that you follow each of the bullet points below to sign up to the portal:

Once you have followed all 4 bullet points above, you can register on the application portal.

Click here to apply

If you have already applied via the portal during the previous academic year, please use the same login details.  If you have forgotten your password please follow the 'Forgot password' link on the login page.

As part of the process you will need to submit a Financial Statement and a Motivational Statement - you can find links to both documents here:

Motivational Statement

Financial Statement


Form Return While Abroad & Erasmus+ Grant Application

During your semester/year abroad there are various administrative tasks that need to be undertaken to ensure that the mobility period runs as smoothly as possible. We have combined all of these forms into one easy-to-complete online form which you can access from the Study/Work Abroad portal, linked below. You will also use this online form to apply for your Erasmus+ grant if you are studying/working in the EU.

Remember that all forms for both study and work placement need to be submitted within 5 days of arrival at your host University/Placement Provider - if you foresee problems meeting this deadline please contact the Team to let us know.

Please ensure that you open the portal using either Chrome or Firefox, as the forms will not work in Internet Explorer and some versions of Safari.

If you are on study exchange you will already have a username and password for the portal from when you applied for your study location. If you have forgotten your password please use the ‘Forgot your password' link in the bottom left hand corner of the login screen.  Please do not register again as a new user, as the forms need to be linked to your previous application.

If you are on work placement you will need to register with the portal using the Registration boxes on the right hand side of the login screen.

When signing up to the portal please ensure that you use your Northumbria University e-mail address.  Applications coming from external e-mail addresses (e.g. Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo) will be rejected and deleted.

Your Northumbria University e-mail address should have your full name format (e.g., not your username (e.g.  Applications coming from NU usernames will also be rejected and deleted as they will not work with secondary processes in the system.

 Please ensure that you add the e-mail address to your 'safe senders' list in your Northumbria Outlook mail settings BEFORE signing up to the portal so that you receive all notifcations from the application system.

If you have any difficulties signing up to the portal or are unsure about which form you need to complete, please contact the Exchanges & Study Abroad team on

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