University Information
University Address / Bath Spa University
Newton Park Campus
Newton St. Loe
United Kingdom
Contacts / Emma Darcy –Erasmus+ coordinator
Laura Garcia –Exchange and Study Abroad coordinator
Contact Information / International students living outside the UK should contact us via:
T: +44(0)1225 875777
Email: – Erasmus students
– Exchange and Study Abroad students
Office hours Monday to Thursday 09:30 to 17:00 (UK time), Friday 09:30 to 16:30.
Website Addresses / Main Bath Spa website:
International students:
Module Catalogue(for choosing your classes):
Application Information
Application Process /
  • Applicants are nominated to Bath Spa University by their home universities
  • Bath Spa University contacts applicants directly with the application form and further information
  • Completed applications are returned to Bath Spa University and then passed to the relevant academic departments for consideration.
  • Offer letters issued via email to successful applicants.
  • Accommodation information issued
  • Visa information issued for relevant students
  • Pre-departure information issued
  • Arrival to Bath Spa University

Application Deadlines / Autumn Term (Semester 1) and Full Year:
-Erasmus = 31st May 2018
-Exchange/Study Abroad = 20th May 2018
Late applications will not be considered. / Spring term (Semester 2):
-Erasmus = 31st October 2018
-Exchange and Study Abroad = 1st November 2018
Late applications will not be considered.
Academic Information
Teaching Year – IMPORTANT INFORMATION / A typical BSU academic year sees students attending modules that run throughout the entire academic year. We don’t have many modules that run from the beginning of semester 1 to the end of semester 1 or from the beginning of semester 2 to the end of semester 2. Assessments are adapted for those students who are only on exchange for one semester so that they are doing half of the course. However, you will be issued with a catalogue of modules that you can choose from that have been identified specifically for Erasmus, International Exchange and Study Abroad students where modules can be assessed in a semester timeframe.
Language of Instruction / All courses at Bath Spa University are taught in English.
Course Load/Credits / You will enrol in 120 credits worth of classes but complete half of these classes to achieve a total of 60 Bath Spa credits (for one semester).
*120 Bath Spa credits = 60 European Transfer Credit System credits (ECTS)
Module (class) Catalogue / TBC
Transcripts / At the end of your placement at Bath Spa University, we will issue you with a Transcript of Credit Awarded. For semester 1 students, it will be issued in March. For full year students and semester 2 students, it will be issued in July.
Academic Calendar
Autumn Term (Semester 1) / Arrival Day / 20th September 2018
International Orientation / 21st September 2018
Registration Weekend / 22nd and 23th September 2018
Orientation week / 24th – 29th September 2018
Classes begin / 1st October 2018
Winter Break / 17th December – 6th January 2019
Classes resume / 7th January – 4th February 2019
Departure / TBC
Spring Term (Semester 2) / Arrival Day / 14thFebruary 2019
International Orientation / 15th February 2019
Classes begin / 18th February 2019
Vacation / 22nd April -5thMay 2019
Classes resume / 6thMay – 10thJune 2019
Departure / June 2018
Pre-Departure Information
Airports / Students are expected to arrive to the UK on the designated arrival day when we will be offering free airport transfers to campus from either Bristol or London Heathrow airport.
Bristol Airport is the closest airport to Bath Spa University and probably the cheapest to fly to from Europe. London Heathrow airport is approximately 2 hours from Bath Spa University with coaches and trains going to Bath regularly.
Insurance / Students should ensure that they are adequately covered by insurance for loss, theft or damage of personal belongings, passports, tickets, travel documents etc. Students can find their own insurance in their home country, or alternatively try the Student Union supported Endsleigh Insurance Services Ltd at:
Visa Requirements / The type of visa you require depends on whether you will be at Bath Spa University for one semester only or for the full academic year. Please see our website at for further information.
Living Expenses / Approximate costs of living in Bath (per week).
Item / Per Week
Rent (Accommodation) / £150
Food (not including eating out) / £45
Laundry, cleaning, etc. / £7
Local bus travel (based on bus pass) / £13.00
Telephone/mobile phone / £7.50
Personal toiletries (soap, toothpaste, etc.) / £4
Clothes / £8
Medicines/ contingencies / £9
Social activities/ sports/ eating out/ clubs / £30
Personal belongings insurance / £3
Course Materials / £13
TOTAL / £289.50