Study abroad

Study abroad is an opportunity to see the world, experience new cultures and study at one of the University’s many partner institutions as an integral part of your degree. We have excellent relationships with a large number of the most highly regarded universities across the globe.

Many students study abroad for a full year as part of a four year degree but there are also some opportunities to study abroad for a semester as part of a three year degree programme. Opportunities will vary depending on your course of study, but most subject areas across the University provide the option to study abroad.

If you wish to take part in a study abroad period through the International Programmes Office (excludes: AMBS students, medical students, students with a compulsory languages residence abroad as part of their degree, and industrial experience students), then you MUST attend an International Exchange Information Session. Please see details in the yellow box below.

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International Exchange information sessions

If you are interested in participating in the International Exchange Programme you MUST attend an International Exchange information session in order to apply. Your application will be created based on details you provide at the information session. Students who have not attended an information will not have access to the online application system.

Information Session Dates 2018/19

Please Note: sessions are not applicable to students on: Languages, AMBS, Biological Sciences with a Modern Language or medical degree programmes. 


Riccardo Scroppo (USA)

Riccardo studied abroad at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill as part of his Politics and International Relations degree. 

"Before embarking on my journey to the USA I knew it would be one of the best experiences of my life. And so it was.

I will never forget watching the NCAA Finals with my Carolina friends. I also had time to travel around the United States and try the typical Southern cuisine. Academically, I really enjoyed the direct contact with professors; this enabled me to get their take on certain topics and directly ask them all the questions that I had. 

At the end of the day, regardless of the difficulties that you might run into, I encourage anyone to study abroad. It can be one of the best decisions that you ever make, and it will definitely broaden your mind by introducing you to a totally different lifestyle and academic style. It will be worth it!"