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Glasgow Caledonian University
Study and work abroad for part of your degree! Your student years represent a great chance to stretch your wings and experience new things. Taking part of your course abroad impresses future employers, teaches you valuable life skills and provides lasting memories and friendships. You could even learn a new language. We offer opportunities for all GCU students to study and work abroad and take part in overseas university exchanges.
Glasgow School of Art
The Glasgow School of Art has an extensive student and staff exchange programme with about 75 of the worlds leading Art, Design and Architecture schools. These partnerships have been built up over a number of years through academic relationships and collaborations and extend to all corners of the world. Students must apply to the School through a specific exchange application process, and must be studying at a registered exchange partner. Exchanges in Architecture, Product Design Engineering and the European Master of Product Design can last for up to one academic year, however other exchanges within the Schools of Design and Fine Art last for three months maximum.
Choosing which university to study at is one of the most important decisions of your life. To make your decision that much easier, and to answer any questions you have on any aspect of studying at Glyndŵr University, the International Office is available to guide and advise you through the enquiry and application process.
Goldsmiths, University of London
A number of our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes provide opportunities for Goldsmiths students to study or undertake a traineeship abroad as part of their studies. Places are awarded on the basis of academic ability, enthusiasm and ambassadorial qualities. If you're awarded a place, you will also receive funding and linguistic support. As well as giving you the experience of living and studying in another country, it is likely to help you later in life – research shows unemployment rates for Erasmus alumni are 23% lower than for other graduates five years after leaving university.
Harper Adams University
Harper Adams has strong links with international businesses and overseas institutions. The University both welcomes students from abroad and encourages UK students to study or spend their industrial placement in a foreign country. Harper Adams attaches great importance to international aspects of university academic and social life. There are many staff (and students) who have personal experience of living and working overseas, and the University has been actively developing links with colleges and universities in other countries.
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
Become a global student! At our Edinburgh campus you’ll find that about one third of our 8,700 students are from countries outside the UK, bringing a real international flavour to our community. This mix of people provides a great opportunity to learn about other cultures and build life-long friendships across the globe. There are also a number of options available for you to explore other parts of the world.
Imperial College London
Increase your global awareness and gain new perspectives on your subject with our opportunities to study, work, research and travel abroad. A year abroad as part of your degree gives you the chance to challenge yourself personally in a different academic and cultural environment. It's also proof to employers that you’re adaptable, independent and globally aware.
A semester abroad showcases your initiative, independence and ability to interact with different people. You'll turn return with a broader global perspective, an amazing photo album and a more diverse group of friends. It isn't as expensive as you might think to study abroad, so don't be put off by additional costs. Each year Keele University sends around 120 students abroad, to universities in a wide range of countries. Whether it's dog sledging across the Arctic that takes your fancy, or living in the heart of the South Korean capital Seoul, we can provide the opportunity for your ideal experience to happen.
King's College London
Going global during your degree is likely to expand your mind, broaden your horizons, increase your employability, develop new skills, create opportunities for new discussions and new ideas, flip your perspective, and generally make for a potentially life-changing experience (or at least so we've been told by those who've gone before).
Kingston University London
The decision to study abroad can be life changing – you'll get to travel, make friends from all over the world, learn a new language, improve your self-confidence and significantly improve your employability. Less than five per cent of UK students study abroad as part of their degree, so this kind of experience puts you among an elite group of enterprising students. But isn't it expensive? Not at all: Kingston students never pay tuition fees to the host university, students who go abroad for a full year get a significant tuition fee reduction, all students going abroad receive a bursary or grant, and most of our destinations have a lower cost of living than Kingston.
Most Lancaster undergraduate students have the opportunity to go abroad to study as part of their degree usually for a year at one of our partners. However some departments now have a one term study abroad option. The International Office hold a series of workshops and drop in sessions to help guide you through the study abroad application process.
Leeds Beckett University
The Study Abroad and Exchange Programme is an exciting and challenging opportunity that allows you to relocate your learning to another country and experience a different culture. With careful planning, studying abroad doesn’t have to add extra time to your studies, so you’ll be able to graduate on time but with an extended international perspective to your degree. So why not combine learning with travel and really expand your horizons? If you have ever dreamed of seeing more of the world, make use of this unique opportunity to experience a truly global education and to develop essential employability skills to prepare you for today’s global society.
Leeds Trinity University College
Leeds Trinity actively encourages students to spend time studying abroad. You'll get the opportunity to make new friends, develop new skills and have life-changing experiences. You will gain more experience and maturity that prospective employers will find attractive, and the potential to learn or improve a foreign language. Choose to study in Australia, Canada, USA, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Ireland, Spain or Turkey.
Liverpool John Moores University
At LJMU we embrace internationalism and aim to be recognised globally for our work in wealth creation, social well-being, culture and the arts. We encourage our students to learn as much from experience as from traditional learning in the classroom. That’s why we have created opportunities for you to learn through international experiences. Whether you're interested in working or studying abroad with Erasmus+ or taking part in one of LJMU's international opportunities – we can offer you an experience that suits your academic and personal goals.
London Metropolitan University
London Metropolitan University has many opportunities for international students wishing to spend a semester or year studying in London. London Met students can also apply to study abroad at one of our partner universities. The programmes are designed to facilitate different international academic calendars.
In our rapidly changing global environment, employers place a high value on strong intercultural skills in the workplace. We want all our students to gain the skills and competencies needed to flourish as global leaders and global citizens in the 21st century. This is why all undergraduate students have the opportunity to spend time studying abroad at one of our partner institutions in Europe, North and South America, East Asia and Australia. A period of study or work abroad is an exciting and challenging opportunity to experience living and studying in another culture and will build confidence, broaden your horizons, and develop skills and experiences which employers increasingly value – it will help you stand out from the crowd.
Manchester Metropolitan University
Travelling and experiencing life in another country can be a life changing experience as you discover a new learning environment, make lifelong friends and broaden your horizons. Many of our courses offer an option to study abroad for three, six or ten months, at partner universities in countries including Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, the USA, China, Malaysia, Canada and over 20 countries across Europe. The University participates in the Erasmus+ programme and awards grants to students studying abroad in Europe and beyond. Depending on your course of study, this could be integrated into Year 2 or as an additional year abroad in Year 3 of a four-year degree programme. There are also summer exchange opportunities open to students of any discipline.