Study in another country

International study as part of your degree is a unique chance to travel and experience other cultures and lifestyles while still in higher education - and can also enhance your career opportunities. Our Erasmus programme allows you to spend a year or semester in an EU country, while our Study Abroad programme allows you to spend a year or semester at a range of global destinations including (depending on your course) Japan, the USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa and others.

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  • We have more than 100 exchange agreements with universities in 22 European countries.
  • There are grants available to partially cover the additional cost of your time abroad.
  • Find out more about Erasmus from our International Office 
  • Erasmus+ can also provide you with some more details. 

"My entire year abroad so far has undoubtedly been the most exciting, fun, confidence-building and interesting time of my life."
Adam, English and History student spending a year abroad in Berlin

EU referendum result

14 July 2016: At this point in time, there is no change to UK students' immigration status in the EU, and no immediate change to the UK’s participation in the Erasmus+ programme. Eligible students will continue to receive Erasmus+ grant funding until at least as long as the UK remains a member of the EU. We will publish further updates as soon as they are available.

Study Abroad

  • We have more than 90 exchange agreements with universities in 14 countries.
  • There are various scholarships available depending on your destination to help support your time abroad.
  • Find out more about Study Abroad from our International Office.

“I had an unbelievable, crazy, life-changing year. I made friends for life and I wouldn’t trade any of my time in Japan for the world. To whoever’s reading this, I hope you take the same step I did because you definitely won’t regret it.”
Pardina Samson-Fessale, Medical Genetics graduate who spent  a year abroad in Japan

Summer Programmes

Another great way to experience a different culture is through our Summer School Programmes in South Korea, China, Japan and Taiwan.

  • Free tuition or accommodation may be offered
  • All courses are taught in English

"I would surely recommend this programme to others as it is a fantastic opportunity to live and experience a new culture."
Ahmed Lebin, summer programme in China