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Working Abroad as a Sheffield Hallam student

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Many of our full-time undergraduate degrees include an optional paid placement year – known as sandwich years. Other courses – including part-time and postgraduate courses – often give you the chance to complete shorter placements or a series of placements.

A work placement not only gives you valuable experience. It also

  • Helps you apply what you're learning, improving your professional and technical skills
  • Gives you a better understanding of industry and how businesses operate
  • Can improve important transferrable skills such as teamwork, project management and presenting

All of which helps you stand out to employers. Some students even secure graduate jobs with their placement employers or through contacts they have made.

To find out if the course you're interested in involves a placement, find it on our online prospectus. We'll help you find a placement, and a tutor will visit you during it to make sure you're happy and enjoying challenging and fulfilling work.

If you're an international student, you need to be studying full-time. See our international pages for advice about visa applications and extensions.

If your course at Sheffield Hallam includes a work placement, you can look to apply for a placement abroad. For some courses there are exciting opportunities to take a placement in Europe, North America, Australia or Asia. Overseas placements show employers that you're willing to be independent and step out of your comfort zone to face new challenges.

If you secure a placement in another EU country you may be eligible for financial support in the form of an Erasmus+ grant. Erasmus+ funding is available for up to a maximum of 12 months per level of study, so if you have already received Erasmus+ funding for a prior study period, this will be taken into account in terms of the duration already funded.

For more information email erasmus-exchange@shu.ac.uk or visit the Erasmus+ website.

Speak to your Faculty placement team for more information about the opportunities to work abroad during your degree. The Erasmus+ grant for work placements are administered by the Careers and Employment team.

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