School of Arts and Cultures

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

We have a few options for studying abroad as part of your Fine Art degree. It can be a valuable and stimulating part of your student experience.

Studying abroad lets you:

  • expand your perspectives
  • broaden and challenge your understanding of different cultures and languages
  • acquire new life skills
  • enhance your future career prospects

Lots of exchange students come to study Fine Art at Newcastle. They make a valuable contribution to the international perspective of our course.

Study trips abroad

We run regular study trips abroad, usually one each semester. They generally last between four and seven days. These are organised by the department and are optional.

You have to self-fund these trips.

Recent trips have been to New York, the Venice Biennale, Madrid, Florence and Berlin.

These visits support both the art history and studio components of the degree. They increase your artistic knowledge and experience.

Individual research trips abroad

You can apply for funding for individual research trips.

The Bartlett Travel Scholarships scheme has a fund of approximately £4,000 a year.

You have to submit a written application that is assessed by a panel of Fine Art tutors.

Student exchanges

You can apply to study at one of our partner institutions for a semester (three to five months) in Stage 3. If you're an EU student, come and study with us for one or two semesters on a fee-paying basis.

Socrates-Erasmus exchange programme

Newcastle University participates in the Socrates-Erasmus exchange programme. We have student mobility agreements with institutions in Munich, Muenster, Berlin, Warsaw, Ghent, Vienna, Istanbul, Aarhus, Odense, Bergen, Tromsø, Umeå, Nancy and Montpellier.

Work experience placements

We run work experience placements with arts organisations and artists abroad. You can take part during the summer break between stage 3 and 4 of the undergraduate course.

These are also supported by the Socrates-Erasmus programme. They offer some funding towards your travel and livings costs abroad.

International exchange programme

You could also study under the international exchange programme. We have partners in Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Newcastle) and Canada (Montreal and Waterloo).