Many of our degrees include either an optional or compulsory period of study abroad.
Every year, hundreds of Newcastle students make the most of this opportunity to experience different cultures, growing in confidence and making friendships that will last a lifetime, as well as developing impressive credentials for their CV.
Study abroad usually means a one- or two-semester placement at another university in Europe or further afield.
There are also other opportunities for experiences abroad, for example, teaching English as a foreign language, or working as a classroom assistant.
UK and EU students can study abroad in Europe via the Erasmus+ programme, which provides some funding towards your time away from home.
We have links with 200 Erasmus partners in 21 European countries. France, Spain, Germany and Scandinavia are our most popular destinations.
Work placement opportunities are also available.
Want to go further afield? Our Non-EU Exchange Programme partnerships include some of the world’s most highly ranked institutions, for example:
Our International Office has a dedicated Study Abroad team who provide lots of practical support and advice for students participating in an exchange programme, both before, and during, your placement.
This means you can travel confidently, safe in the knowledge that you are fully supported by our expert staff, and only ever a phone call away from someone who can help.
To find out if study abroad is available as part of the degree you are interested in see our individual course pages.
If study abroad is not currently available as part of your degree, there may still be opportunities for you to add an international dimension to your studies through:
It depends where you’re planning to go, but you don’t necessarily need any foreign language skills.
Many of our exchange partners teach in English and we also have study abroad opportunities in English-speaking countries.
However, in the international job market, graduates with language skills are in demand. Why not take the opportunity to learn another language at university and improve your fluency during your exchange?
Find out more about learning a new language at Newcastle University.
As an exchange student, you won't pay tuition fees to the host university.
If you spend a full year on an exchange placement as part of your four year BA/BSc degree, you will also receive an £8,000 tuition fee discount from Newcastle University. This will reduce your fee to £1,000 for your placement year.
You also continue to receive any loans or grants which you are already entitled to.
For Erasmus exchanges, you normally receive a grant towards the extra costs arising from your study abroad.
This grant will be paid in addition to any student loan or grant that you are already entitled to.