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Working Abroad as a Sheffield Hallam student

Many of our full-time undergraduate degrees include the opportunity to gain work experience. 

If your course includes a work placement, you can apply to complete it overseas. There are exciting opportunities in Europe, North America, Australia and Asia.

Placements are a great way to put your learning into practice, get valuable industry experience and boost your CV. By doing your placement abroad, you’ll become more independent, learn about different cultures and take on new challenges. All of this will help you gain a global perspective and stand out to employers when you graduate.

Financial support

Turing Scheme grant

If you secure an international work placement that lasts between 2 weeks and 12 months you may be eligible for financial support in the form of a Turing Scheme grant. The Turing Scheme is the UK government’s new programme to provide funding for international opportunities

The University currently has funding available up until August 31 2022. Information regarding funding for the academic year 22/23 will be released later in the year but please get in touch if it is something you would like to apply for.

Turing Scheme funding is available for up to a maximum of 12 months per level of study, so if you have already received Turing Scheme 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

Speak to your College placement team for more information about the opportunities to work abroad during your degree. Funding for work placements is administered by the Business Engagement Skills and Employability team.

Visa information

You should always check the visa requirements for the country where you plan to work and you may need to apply for immigration permission. It is your responsibility to apply for the relevant visa for the country you will be working in, and you can find this information on the Embassy website of the country you wish to work in. The University is not able to apply for you.

More information can be found on our go global pages.

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