Studying or Working Abroad
Erasmus and International Study Exchanges are two ways of either studying or working overseas during your degree programme.
Erasmus+ is a funded EU programme which provides students in higher education with the opportunity to study abroad at a partner institution in Europe for three to 12 months (per university cycle) as part of their degree. Full time students can take part in study mobility at any time during their degree (except during the first year) although it will depend on the structure of the degree at the home institution and the arrangements the home university has with its partners. Credits gained at the host institution can be transferred towards the degree at the home institution where a reciprocal agreement exists.
Students can also work abroad on an Erasmus+ work placement known as Erasmus+ traineeship for a minimum of 2, maximum 12 months, either during their degree programme, or within a year of graduation, provided that the student applies during the final year. It is the student’s responsibility to find the work placement, but the University’s Erasmus office will assist in applying for funding. Both schemes are funded by the EU and are administered in the UK by the British Council. This will continue for a further 2 years following Brexit. Applications need to be made via the Erasmus coordinator at the home institution. For more information contact Erasmus.
International Study Exchanges (Study Abroad)
There are also opportunities for students to either study outside Europe, particularly in the USA and Canada, but arrangements are handled directly by the School. Details of School coordinators can be provided by the Global Opportunities Team.
Please note that there is currently no additional funding available for study placements via Study Abroad, although assistance with travel can be awarded by the student’s loan provider.
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