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  • Locations: Bedford, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.5
Housing Option: Dormitory Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Department of Human Sciences, Education and Human Ecology
Click here for a definition of this term Rank/Class Status: 2-Second-year Student, 3-Third-year Student, 4-Fourth-year Student Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Exchange
Click here for a definition of this term Academic Credit: Credit Evaluation Required, Kinesiology: Health and Exercise Science, Kinesiology: Physical Education, Kinesiology: Sport, Fitness, and Health Program, Kinesiology:Sport Industry, Sport Management Click here for a definition of this term Ohio State Program Contact: Elizabeth Angerman
Program Description:




This is an exchange agreement between the Kinesiology program in the Department of Human Sciences, College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University and the School of Sport Science and Physical Activity in the Faculty of Education and Sport at the University of Bedfordshire in England. Through this exchange program students will have the opportunity to take classes at in the Sport Studies program at the University of Bedfordshire, engage in student life at the university, and experience a different culture. 


The University of Bedfordshire is the largest higher education institution in England, providing excellent opportunities for more people to access top quality higher education. With large campuses in Luton and Bedford, the University is the single, major provider of undergraduate, postgraduate and professional education in Bedfordshire. The university creates a vibrant multi-cultural learning community enabling people to transform their lives by participating in excellent, innovative education, scholarship and research. Over 24,000 students from 100 different countries attend the university. There are four campuses within the University of Bedfordshire, but our program will take place at the Bedford Campus where the facilities include ample classroom space, extensive indoor and outdoor sports facilities, dedicated kinesiology lab space, student dining halls, Liberty Hall (student accommodation), and a Student Health Center. There is also a large International Student Support Office with advisors to assist international students in a variety of ways including, English language support, insurance and safety, social and recreational information, travel in and around the local area and health services. 

Bedford is the county town of one of England's smallest counties, flanked east and west by tourist hotspots like Oxford and Cambridge and just a 35 minute train ride from Central London. The town is stepped in history spanning more than a thousand years. Out of town the country lanes will take you through some of the prettiest villages in the county, with typical English village activities including annual fetes, open gardens, church cream teas and unique attractions in the 306th Bombardment Group Museum, The Glenn Miller Museum and Museum of Military Intelligence.


Exchange students may be housed in the student accommodation (Liberty Living) at the University of Bedfordshire where space is available. The student accommodation at Liberty Living provides students with superb quality, campus accommodation in a highly secure and comfortable environment. The residence is within easy reach of all local amenities and transport links. Liberty Living's close proximity to Bedford town centre allows residents to participate fully in the town's diverse culture and exciting social scene. Liberty Living offers 430 single and 113 double study bedrooms. All rooms are fully fitted to a high standard and include an en-suite shower, toilet and washbasin, plus data points for high speed internet access. Study bedrooms share a high quality fitted kitchen and living area. Liberty Living is fully staffed with an on-site management and maintenance team. It provides 24-hour security for the residents including a comprehensive CCTV system monitoring the site, electronic entry systems for access to and from the residence, plus a manned reception area 24-hours a day for maximum security. Although every effort will be made to accommodate students in Liberty Hall, this housing is not guaranteed. In the event there is no room available in this residence hall, the International Office at the university will assist in finding alternative housing.

Ohio State Program Contact

Elizabeth Angerman
Would you like to schedule an appointment? Click on the coordinator link above to request one.



Courses and Credit

Admitted participants are required to register themselves in the temporary study abroad placeholder course. Specific registration instructions will be provided in the nomination letter. 

Interested students can review courses in the School of Sport Science and Physical Activity, and are encouraged to get in touch with Dr. Sue Sutherland

Students are strongly encouraged to review the credit transfer process in full and to discuss their overall academic goals with their academic advisor(s) beforehand.



Application Requirement

In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must be sophomore or higher rank, have a major in the Department of Human Sciences , maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA and meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.

Complete applications will include a letter of recommendation from a recent instructor. Once the application deadline has passed, eligible applicants may be invited for an interview. Nominated students will need to fill out additional documents for the host institution, by whom the final acceptance decision is made. 


Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa early as 6 months prior to departure. For information about apply for a passport, go to



Program Costs

Ohio State students nominated to participate on an exchange will pay their regular tuition and fees to Ohio State. A fee for the required supplemental health insurance will also be included.  In addition, these students are also responsible for arranging and paying for international airfare, room and board, and all other living or personal expenses. Students are advised that payments for room and board will be in the local currency.

If students withdraw or become ineligible any time eleven days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.


Student should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarship deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.

Students who receive or are eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant are encouraged to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. This program is Gilman eligible. Interested students should first verify their existing award package and make an appointment with Student Financial Aid as needed.  After researching the scholarship, students wishing to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship should be in touch with the listed education abroad coordinator to begin working on a competitive application.



Information Sessions

  • TBD


U.S. Department of State: (travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: (pre-travel health guidance)

Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.



Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019
10/15/2019 02/03/2020 05/29/2020
NOTE: These dates are tentative. Applicants are instructed to wait until they have been formally accepted by the partner to move forward with their pre-departure planning
Academic Year 2020-2021 03/01/2020
04/01/2020 09/27/2020 05/28/2021
NOTE: These dates are tentative. Applicants are instructed to wait until they have been formally accepted by the partner to move forward with their pre-departure planning.
Fall 2020 03/01/2020
04/01/2020 09/27/2020 12/18/2020
NOTE: These dates are tentative. Applicants are instructed to wait until they have been formally accepted by the partner to move forward with their pre-departure planning.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.