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Study Abroad

Immerse yourself in new cultures, enhance your academic profile, gain a global perspective, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Gain international insight

Studying abroad is a unique opportunity to gain insight into a different culture. There are three different types of study abroad opportunities:

  • term time exchanges
  • summer programmes
  • further study

Our 'Getting started' checklist covers the practical steps to consider before deciding to study abroad. You can then use our guide below to identify which opportunity is right for you, and what you need to do next.

Getting started: our checklist

Whether you’re planning to study abroad for a short or long period, it’s important to start your research as early as possible.

You’ll need to make practical arrangements for factors such as visas and finance. This can be complicated and involve specific deadlines or processes.

To get started, we recommend that you:

If you’re thinking of spending time overseas, but not sure exactly what you want to do, we can help. You can book a guidance appointment via MyCareer. Our careers consultants can help you explore your options or plan your career.

Term time exchanges

If you’re keen to get experience of living and studying abroad, a university exchange is worth considering. Exchange programmes allow you to study at partner universities all over the world.

Please note: The information in this section doesn’t apply to students from the School of Modern Languages undertaking a compulsory year abroad. You can find information on the Year Abroad Community on Canvas instead.

Summer programmes

There are some opportunities for short-term international study experiences.

Further study

Prospects’ top 10 study abroad tips can help you start thinking about further study overseas.

Resources for specific locations

Use the resources below to find information and advice about studying in specific regions.

Other options overseas

If you want to spend time abroad and you’re exploring the options available, you may also be interested in: