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Incoming Study Exchange

Are you an international student looking for study placements in the UK? With a central location that's perfect for exploring the UK and beyond, plus a low cost of living, we're a top choice for incoming study exchanges.

How does it work?

You can study with us on an incoming study exchange for either one semester or a full academic year. If your university has an inter-institutional agreement with us, you may be able to come to Staffordshire as an incoming study exchange student. However, an agreement between us and your home university is not necessary; students are able to apply from any university as a fee-paying visiting student.  Fees charged are usually pro-rata our international fee.

I was able to meet incredibly passionate people

I am left with nothing but gratitude for being able to have this experience.  Going into L5 of the Film Production Bachelors degree (second year), I was able to meet incredibly passionate people, who I can now call friends and possibly co-workers in the future. Together, we had to complete two modules: Experimental Filmmaking and Production Cultures, which forced me to get out of my comfort zone and to improve my portfolio and skills

Audiovisual Communication Student

Why choose us?

Vibrant campus

You’ll be at the heart of University life in our main campus in Stoke-on-Trent. We’ve invested in super new buildings and facilities to make this a great place to connect with digital, find a break-out space, get active or eat, drink and relax.

You'll also find a comfortable home from home in our on campus accommodation, where you can make connections with other students and form life long friendships. We have a wide range of accommodation available for students.

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The city of Stoke-on-Trent

Not only is Stoke-on-Trent a friendly, diverse city that is steeped in history, it's also one of the most affordable places to live in the UK, which makes it a top choice for students from home and abroad.

When it comes to culture, Stoke-on-Trent is up there with the best, and has recently seen a resurgence in everything that made it great.  For starters, it’s the World Capital of Ceramics. The city’s Pottery Museums and ceramic festivals are world-renowned, and home to Wedgwood, Burleigh and Emma Bridgewater.  Industrially and creatively the ceramic industry has helped mould the city, putting it on the map as a globally renowned destination for innovation, entrepreneurship, science and art.

However – it doesn’t stop there, the city is bursting with cultural events throughout the year like theatre, street art, drama, opera, big touring productions and festivals. The city has hosted big bands, debuted up and coming artists, ran exhibitions, showcased new talent and sponsored world class sporting events.

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Central to UK destinations

Our Stoke campus is situated next to Stoke-on-Trent rail station, providing excellent fast rail links to major UK cities such as Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool. London is under 2 hours away, and from there you can even make international trips to Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels, all by train. We're also located near to one of the UK's most beautiful National Parks, The Peak District, where you can take in stunning views of our beautiful landscape.
in the UK for Quality Education

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of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

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