Advice for UK students on studying abroad
UK students studying abroad
If you're thinking about some form of study abroad, you have two main options:
- study or work in another country as part of a UK degree, as part of an ERASMUS or other exchange, or as a sandwich year or work experience programme (sometimes referred to as "credit mobility").
- studying an entire degree abroad (sometimes referred to as "diploma mobility").
- the opportunity to learn another language and culture
- additional skills and experience to help you gain employment afterwards
- in some cases financial savings due to lower fees or cost of living.
- improved academic performance - at least according to some studies (see our links to related research)
If you want to study abroad, you will normally need to start researching possibilities 12-18 months in advance to allow sufficient time for making an application, completing any tests (including language tests) required, obtaining visas and finding funding.