MSc Studying Abroad Opportunities

  • Welcome to the Study Abroad LEARN pages

    This is the place to find information about the study abroad opportunities offered to students on the MSc International Business.  

    You can find out about where you can study, when you can study, how to apply, and the practical implications of a study abroad exchange. 

    It should be read in conjunction with the information contained in our FAQs. Contact the International Relations Office with any other questions.

    • When can I study abroad?

      Students studying on the MSc in International Business study abroad during the second semester of the programme.

      • How do I apply?

        Applications are managed by the International Relations Office.

        If you are thinking about studying abroad, you should let us know by September 1 and take time to research your options before you arrive in Loughborough. This is important because you will have to make an application to study abroad very soon after the start of the first semester.

        To formally begin the application procedure you will have to attend a Study Abroad session on 28 September. This session is part of the induction week at the start of your first semester. The session will give you more information on the study abroad option and allow you to meet members of the International Relations Office. You will then attend an individual meeting with Angelika Zimmermann to discuss your choices in detail and to get advice about completing your application form.

        To apply, you will need to return a completed application form to us by 7 October 2018

        A panel will meet immediately after this and we aim to inform you by 9 October. You will need to confirm your place and at this stage you will be committed to undertaking your exchange.

        When we have your confirmation we will contact your host university to ‘nominate’ you formally to them. They will contact you directly to tell you how to apply using their own (normally online) system.

      • What do I need to do while I'm there?

        While on your study abroad you are required to attend your teaching programme and complete your assessments. The actual requirements will depend on where you are going and what modules you are registered on - make sure you know what the requirements are before you go!

        Importantly, do not forget to carry on with the online version of your module ‘Personal Development for Study and Employability', which runs over semester one and two. You will also have to complete the assessment for this module. Details on this will be provided during the first semester teaching of this module.

        You should also remain in touch with both Loughborough and your host institution. If you experience any difficulties, make sure you let us know and seek advice from us early on.

        • What should I do to prepare?

          We will aim to support you through the application process once you have submitted the Study Abroad Application form. 

          Please read carefully through all relevant information regarding your chosen university and modules (including assessments) that you will take abroad. Also make sure you obtain all relevant practical information regarding travel, accomodation, registration, finances, etc, and that you organise the practicalities in time. Relevant information is available through:

          • This webpage and the FAQ page

          • The study abroad information session on September 28th 2018

          • Before handing in the application form:  At least one face to face meeting with the International Business programme director (concerning your module choices abroad)

          • Information sent to you by the partner university after you have handed in your application form (concerning the university, chosen modules, and practicalities)

          • Studying at one of our partner universities does not incur any additional costs in fees over and above what you would be paying to study at Loughborough University. For more information please see the University's Central Exchanges webpages.
          • For remaining academic queries, email the programme director, Angelika Zimmermann, at

          • For other remaining queries, email the International Relations at When you arrive in Loughborough, feel free to come along and see us in BE.0.14.

          • Tips from students

            Each year, we ask out students to complete an experience report about their exchange period. These provide a very useful insight from the perspective of a student. They include very useful information about the academic experience, the host partner and region, accommodation, and a wealth of practical tips.

            We have a small number of reports from MSc students, and many more from undergraduate students. They are available from our office for students who have accepted an offer of a place at our School. And when you arrive you can come and meet us in the International Relations Office and read them.

            • Getting ready to leave

              There will be a 'Getting Ready to Leave' Session before Christmas to ensure you are on track with your planning and understand what is required of you during your study exchange. 

              • Questions?

                Please get in touch with us if you have any questions or would like to find out more.

                If you have an academic query you should contact Angelika Zimmermann - please contact her on

                Or you can contact the International Relations Office by emailing us at When you arrive in Loughborough, feel free to come along and see us in BE.0.14.