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Studying on an exchange as a Sheffield Hallam student

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We have exchange agreements with over 100 institutions across the world so there has never been a better time to participate in an exchange.

When you graduate after taking part in an exchange you'll have experience of living and studying in a country outside the UK during which time you will have acquired many of the skills and abilities prized by graduate employers.

Living in another country you will soak up the culture, learn the language, make great friends and be left with memories to last a lifetime.

Many students say it's the most fun, exciting, challenging and life-changing experience of their student life! A useful resource if you are considering studying or working abroad as part of a degree is the Erasmus+ site which has lots of useful information on this topic, as well as links to other useful websites in this field.

Allocations of exchange places are made on the basis of your expression of interest form which includes a personal statement. You must also have completed at least level 4 of your undergraduate course prior to exchange (additional criteria may apply for some undergraduate and postgraduate exchanges).

Some exchange placements are extremely popular and oversubscribed. Please ensure, when it is possible, you do not select more than one non-European partner option. 

Your personal statement should not exceed 1000 words and should explain:

  • Your choice of host institution and course / modules
  • How you feel the study exchange will support your future studies and personal development
  • How you plan to be a positive ambassador for SHU during your exchange study
  • What might be the most valuable aspects of the exchange for you

William Broad, BA (Hons) International Business with Spanish, Sheffield Hallam University studied on an exchange at University of Valencia

'I cannot think of a more significant time in my life where I have been forced to adapt, overcome and open my eyes to the unbelievable array of opportunities that exist in the world. Visiting a foreign land is great, but living in it, working, studying, surviving and thriving in it… these experiences are life changing!'

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As a Sheffield Hallam student, you can also apply for 

GoGlobal fund

The scheme encourages students to consider opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. The award amount will depend on the individual circumstances of the opportunity proposed in the application, and is not likely to exceed £500 per student.

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