Study abroad

Study abroad

Studying abroad is a great way to make the most of your degree and broaden your future horizons. Our programmes are designed with a unique academic experience in mind that not only enhances your CV but sets you apart from future employers. Statistics show that 84% of students found study abroad effective for developing job-related skills.**

Reasons why you should study abroad:

  • Immerse yourself in a new culture
  • Learn new languages and communication skills
  • Make life-long friends 
  • Discover a new way to learn
  • Experience a truly life-changing opportunity

Many of our courses offer the opportunity to study abroad. Travel to one of 100 partner institutions worldwide - from Europe to the Americas, Australia or Canada. If you are a current level 4 student, start by exploring our partner page and select your College to see if your course is eligible.

Want to find out more? 

Check out our guides on how study abroad works and our Study Abroad Brochures and Fact Sheets page. Once you have chosen a destination, read up on the Fees and Funding required and submit your expression of interest for further information.

Support is available throughout your study abroad journey. From the application stage, getting advice on finance to making the most of your study abroad experience. There may also be extra funding available, in addition to practical and educational support, depending on your personal circumstances. Contact the team to find out more.

Study abroad applications for 2024/25 are now closed. Please visit our Summer School webpages to find out about other study abroad opportunities.

*Language students do not need to submit an Expression of Interest form.
** IES Abroad 50 Year Alumni Survey (2023.)

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How study abroad works

About the application process and what to expect

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Fees and funding

Find out about the fees and available funding for studying abroad

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Partner institutions

Find out where you can study abroad on your course

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Visa information

Post Brexit information for international travel

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Summer / Winter Schools

Browse exciting opportunity for short-term study

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Prepare to travel

Everything you need to know before you go abroad

Prepare to travel

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