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Make the most of your time at university and discover the world! Study and work placements abroad are a fantastic opportunity to make your CV shine – while enjoying every step along the way. There is a range of options from semester- or year-long study abroad to work placements and summer schools. Our motto is Abertay Goes Global - let us know how we can help you go global too!
You can apply to spend a semester or academic year at one of our partner universities as part of your Aberystwyth University degree. It doesn't add any time to your degree, but replaces a portion of your time at Aberystwyth. This will usually be during your second year of study and all grades obtained at the partner university will be converted to their AU equivalent and contribute to your degree.
Students who are studying either International Business and Management or International Business and Modern Languages are required to take their placement overseas. However any student can choose to go abroad. The options for the placement year include an international study exchange, a work placement overseas, or, in some cases, a combination of both.
If you have ever wondered about taking a gap year, or a trip over the summer and have regretted not doing so, then our study abroad programmes give you the opportunity to really make the most of your study experience. Traditionally, British students would go abroad during their second year of university and would transfer back to Bangor the credits they had gained. Bangor has introduced a new system whereby you can take an ‘International Experience Year’. On successful completion of your four-year degree you will graduate ‘with international experience’ added to your degree title.
Bath Spa University
Going on a study placement is an amazing experience and one that will remain with you for the rest of their life. You will make life-long friends , experience education in a different country and improve your employability, putting you ahead of the game. It also looks great on your CV! If you have applied for a Certificate in Global Citizenship, then your Erasmus+ or International Exchange placement will count towards the programme.
Birkbeck University of London
The Erasmus Programme is an EU exchange student programme that has been in existence since the late 1980s. Its purpose is to provide foreign exchange options for students from within the European Union and it involves many of the best universities and seats of learning on the contine
Birmingham City University
Studying or working abroad can be a life changing opportunity that lets you gain new skills, meet new people and experience different cultures. We offer lots of ways to go abroad for both staff and students. You can choose to study abroad as part of a University-wide exchange programme. This includes the chance to study in countries such as Brazil and the USA. If you choose to study or work abroad with Erasmus + you'll benefit from a grant that will cover part of the costs during your stay. We also welcome students and staff to visit our university.
Bishop Grosseteste University
Your time at BGU doesn't have to be purely academic - we want to give you every opportunity to gain experience in a wide variety of areas. We have loads of possibilities for personal enrichment available to our students, from volunteering to entrepreneurship, fundraising to international visits.
Studying abroad is an incredible opportunity to experience a new country and culture while continuing your degree. There are various options for studying elsewhere in the EU under the Erasmus+ Student Mobility Programme, as well as for travelling further afield to one of our partner institutions in Asia or North America. All of our study exchanges are faculty and, in some cases, course-specific, ensuring that you have suitable choices to match your academic pathway and receive credits for your study. Courses are normally delivered in English, with local language courses also available, or in some cases required. Applications for study exchange places are competitive, and you will be selected on the basis of your academic performance, a personal statement, ambassadorial qualities and a suitable academic reference.
Buckinghamshire New University
Our students have two opportunities to study abroad: the overseas programme or the European Erasmus+ Programme. The latter runs with the support of the British Council a National Agency for the Erasmus+ Programme and the European Commission. This overseas programme gives you the opportunity to live and study for one semester in certain countries outside Europe. The European Union-funded Erasmus Programme offers the same opportunity for Europe.
Canterbury Christ Church University
As a current undergraduate student, you have the opportunity to study abroad to gain experience studying at a partner institution in Europe on the Erasmus Programme. If you choose to study during your exchange you are able to stay from 3 to 12 months, alternatively if you choose to work, you are able to remain on the programme for 2 to 12 months.
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Whether you are looking for undergraduate or postgraduate study, Cardiff Metropolitan University is an excellent choice for international students choosing to study in the UK. Cardiff Metropolitan is home to approximately 11,000 students, with over 1200 international students from more than 143 countries. Our international students are valued and respected for the unique experiences and perspectives that they contribute to university life, enriching the study experience for all students. The International Office team is dedicated to the happiness and wellbeing of all our international students. In making the choice to study at our University you will automatically become part of the Cardiff Metropolitan University community.
We support students who are considering, or currently spending, a period of time abroad on a study or work placement, or who are interested in taking part on short-term programme including, study, work and volunteering opportunities. Students are able to apply for placements across Europe and internationally through a number of recognised schemes as part of their degree programme. We also provide support for incoming International and European exchange students.
City University London
City University London offers exchange opportunities at partner institutions around the world. Student exchange durations can vary between one term to an entire academic year, dependent on the School you are currently studying at. Taking part in an exchange is a great way to get even more out of your university experience, meet colleagues in your field in other countries and benefit from the expertise of the academics at our partner institutions. There are a range of scholarships and grants available to support your stay abroad, and most partner institutions will have support available for students with disabilities.
In the increasingly global context of trade and recruitment, competition for graduate jobs has become fiercer than ever. Students and graduates with an international profile are favourably positioned to seize the best employment opportunities. The Centre for Global Engagement (CGE) has a catalogue of opportunities to help Coventry University students and recent graduates acquire the skills and attributes to gain international experience and become globally-employable. These opportunities include study, work and/or volunteering abroad, field trips, international projects and competition. Where no funding is otherwise available, CGE provides financial support towards travelling and subsistence costs through its International Experience Grants. Language classes in 19 languages are also offered every year to help prepare for experiences abroad through the Linguae Mundi programme.
De Montfort University
All undergraduate students are eligible to study abroad with Erasmus+, as long as the exchange takes place within one of your faculty’s partner institutions, and the exchange period must be full-time, even if you are normally a part-time student at DMU. Students study abroad in their second year at DMU, and the exchange period must last a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 12 months.
Durham University has over 240 student exchange agreements under the Erasmus+ and International Exchange programmes. Our partner institutions are spread across the globe from Austria to New Zealand! Almost 300 Durham students every year take the opportunity to spend a period abroad and we welcome over 370 students to Durham from our partner institutions each year.
Edge Hill University
There are a range of opportunities for you to spend time abroad whilst studying at Edge Hill. Where you can go will depend on the course you are doing, and what is available to students for that academic year. The International Office often has some exciting opportunities for students to go abroad. Students will be made aware of what is available each year when on your course.
Edinburgh Napier University
Make adventure a part of your degree! Study abroad as part of your course and make sure that your CV will really stand out once you start applying for jobs. As an Edinburgh Napier University student you can study either in Europe, through the Erasmus+ exchange programme, or overseas at one of our partner institutions in Australia, Canada, China, Colombia, New Zealand or the USA.