Study Abroad for Newcastle Students

Many of our degrees include either an optional or compulsory period of study abroad.

Opportunities worldwide

There are two types of study abroad programme available:

As part of your degree

To find out if study abroad is available as part of the degree(s) 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:

  • placements abroad outside of term-time, with support from our Careers Service to find a placement
  • taking part in one of our international summer schools
  • an overseas research expedition

You don't necessarily need any foreign language skills to take part in study abroad.

How it works

Your placement will last between three months (one semester) and one academic year. Depending on your degree, your study abroad may be a fully recognised period of study, which means you won't need to extend your degree.

For some courses (eg those featuring a language), a year abroad may be compulsory, so your degree will be four years.

You also have the opportunity to undertake a work placement in Europe instead of a study placement through the Erasmus programme.

Find out more about finance and support during your time abroad.