Anhui University Exchanges

The University of Derby has an exciting new partnership with Anhui University in China, which now includes an Erasmus exchange. This partnership provides staff and students from Anhui University with an opportunity to experience life in the UK and gain invaluable experience while making wonderful memories.

We look forward to new staff and students joining us to collaborate on this project together.

Exchange opportunities

The student mobility for learning is available for PhD students from Anhui University who wish to experience learning in the UK. The duration of this exchange is 5 months. A grant up to £4,200 is available for eligible students for travel and accommodation expenses. All additional expenses need to be covered by the student.

Application process:

  1. The student needs to discuss intention and appropriateness to take part in an exchange abroad with the International Office in Anhui University and their programme team
  2. The International Office in Anhui will need to nominate the student to come to the University of Derby by sending an email to goplaces@derby.ac.uk
  3. The student will receive an email with information on how to complete the University of Derby online application form
  4. The student will need to agree a plan with their supervisor about the research they will undertake while they are in the UK
  5. If successful the student will receive an offer letter
  6. After that the student will be issued information on how to apply for a short-term study visa
  7. A ‘Learning Agreement’ will be put into place and signed by all parties
  8. Derby key contact person will send welcome information for exchange
  9. Undertake exchange abroad

The student mobility for traineeships is available for PhD students from Anhui University who wish to gain experience in the UK. The duration of this traineeship is 5 months. A grant up to £6,000 is available for eligible staff for travel and accommodation expenses.

Application process:

  1. The student needs to discuss intention and appropriateness to take part in an exchange abroad with the International Office in Anhui University and programme team
  2. The International Office in Anhui will need to nominate the student to come to the University of Derby by sending an email to goplaces@derby.ac.uk
  3. The student will receive an email with information on how to complete the University of Derby online application form
  4. After a successful application the student will be issued information about applying for a visa
  5. A ‘Training Agreement’ will be put into place and signed by all parties
  6. Derby key contact person will send welcome information for exchange
  7. Undertake exchange abroad

The staff mobility for teaching gives opportunity to staff members from Anhui University to come to Derby and teach for a duration of 10 days. A grant up to £3,300 is available for eligible staff for travel and accommodation expenses.

Application process:

  1. The staff member needs to discuss intention and appropriateness to take part in an exchange abroad with the International Office in Anhui University
  2. The International Office in Anhui will need to nominate the staff member to come to the University of Derby by sending an email to goplaces@derby.ac.uk
  3. The staff member will need to submit a teaching plan, outlining any teaching activities, equivalent to 16 hours of teaching
  4. A ‘Teaching Agreement’ will be put into place and signed by all parties
  5. Derby key contact person will send welcome information for exchange
  6. Undertake exchange abroad

The staff mobility for teaching gives opportunity to staff members from Anhui University to come to Derby for training for a duration of 10 days. A grant up to £3,660 is available for eligible staff for travel and accommodation expenses.

Application process:

  1. The staff member needs to discuss intention and appropriateness to take part in an exchange abroad with the International Office in Anhui University
  2. The International Office in Anhui will need to nominate the staff member to come to the University of Derby by sending an email to goplaces@derby.ac.uk
  3. A ‘Training Agreement’ will be put into place and signed by all parties
  4. Derby key contact person will send welcome information for exchange
  5. Undertake exchange abroad

Visa information:

Please email visa@derby.ac.uk  with any enquiries.

Any questions:

Please email goplaces@derby.ac.uk with any enquiries.