General Outgoing Exchange Resources

Why go on exchange?

  • Enhance your skills: Sharpen your adaptability, communication, and teamwork skills as you explore a new destination. Your graduation won't just be marked by a degree, but also by a toolkit of worldly wisdom that will give you a competitive edge in the job market.
  • Worldwide adventure: Swap stories with students from Singapore to Helsinki. Our exchange programme lets you make friends in our partner institutions around the world, while getting a top-notch education.
  • Cultural impact: Through global exchange, broaden your horizons and equip yourself with invaluable knowledge. With many industry giants having a global presence, international experience will provide you with the competitive edge you need to stand out.
  • Financial flexibility: Worried about costs? The exchange programme includes no extra tuition fees so, you’ll just need to cover - food, lodging, visa and travel. Plus, we offer funding options to ensure that finance doesn't stand between you and the adventure of a lifetime.

Frequently Asked Questions

What responsibilities do I have as an exchange student from Imperial College Business School?

As an exchange student from Imperial College Business School, you'll have the unique opportunity to proudly represent yourself and showcase our institution's excellence at one of our esteemed partner schools.

How many potential partner schools can I nominate for my exchange program?

You may nominate up to three potential partner schools for your exchange program. However, please note that you will ultimately exchange with only one. You should indicate which school is your preference.

What should I keep in mind regarding nomination and application deadlines?

It is crucial to pay close attention to the internal nomination deadlines and the partner school application deadlines. These dates are generally inflexible.

Who can I reach out to if I have questions or concerns about the exchange program?

Our team is here to provide support throughout this process. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out at

Which email address should I use for all nomination and application forms?

For ease of communication, we strongly recommend using your Imperial College email address for all nomination and application forms. You should also use the same first and last names for all nominations and applications.

Who is responsible for obtaining the visa for the exchange program?

Please be aware that you will be responsible for obtaining your own visa. Unfortunately, we have no influence over timescales, so we advise initiating this process as soon as your place is confirmed. Visa applications can often have lengthy processing durations, and starting early ensures the best chance for a successful exchange.

Is there any financial assistance available for the exchange program?

Yes! We aim to provide equal opportunities for outgoing exchange students. The good news is there's no extra tuition fees for our exchange programmes. But, students will need to handle things like food, travel visas, and accommodation. However, there is financial help available for those who are eligible. This way, everyone can enjoy the experience of studying abroad, no matter what their financial situation is.

Key nomination dates (internal deadlines)

Deadline 1: 18 September, 2023

Deadline 2: 13 October, 2023

Deadline 3: 14 November, 2023

Deadline 4: 9 January, 2024

Key application deadlines (partner deadlines)

All application deadlines are per school.

Please be prepared to apply to a partner school as soon as you have received confirmation for exchange. Many partner schools will reach out directly for application, so check your emails!

The Exchange Process

Before you apply, please take a look at your Programme-specific page on this website. These provide all of the important details on which school are available, exchange dates and deadlines.

Attend an exchange briefing to learn about opportunities with our partner schools

Apply for a partner school through our internal nomination process by the nomination deadline

We will submit your details to the partner school, you will be asked to enrol to their school

Apply for a student visa in the country of study, if needed

Where available, select your electives at the partner school

Undertake exchange and complete modules at your host institution!

Provide Imperial feedback on your exchange

Return to Imperial to complete remaining modules for your degree

Receive transcript from exchange partner

Business School exchange contacts:

Somaya Wessels
Travis Mager
Gemma Quelch

Imperial College Business School
Exhibition Road


IB Exchange 2023

Imperial College Business School
London, England, SW7 2AZ
United Kingdom