Study abroad

Studying abroad is a life-changing experience that broadens your academic, personal and professional horizons.

Experience a new way of life

Fancy a change? Studying abroad is the perfect opportunity to experience exciting new things during your studies.

Enhance your career

Studying abroad will stand out on your CV. Develop key marketable skills that will benefit you throughout your studies and beyond.

Meet new people

Create long-lasting bonds and make friends around the world. Perfect for expanding your global network, or if you just want to visit again for a holiday.

Have fun

See as much of the world as you can. Try new things, meet new people – students who study abroad often say that it's the best time of their lives.

Why study abroad?

There are many reasons to study abroad, but ultimately it all comes down to you making the most of it. Being away from home for a long time can be challenging, but immersing yourself in a new country will make it one of the most rewarding things you can do during your time at university.

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How does studying abroad work?

A large number of our courses offer the opportunity to study abroad for a year, normally in your second year. While studying abroad, you will study similar modules and classes as you would if you were at home.

After spending your second year overseas, you come home to finish your degree for your third and final year.

You will have access to financial support and more through our international exchange programmes, which are vital in getting you to where you want to go.

This provides a perfect opportunity to not only see the world beyond our shores, but to bolster your own personal and professional skills. Time spent abroad can be invaluable, and helps you stand out from the crowd in a competitive global market.

Want to try something different while you're away?

We also have the option for you to study a different course while you're away. This course has to be related to your current studies in the UK. This means that you can live in a new place and try out studying different modules than you would at home.

To do this, you add an extra year to your studies. This gives you the freedom and flexibility to try new things, while still being able to complete your full degree with us. If you take this option, your course would become four years long. Your time abroad becomes your third year, and your final fourth year will be back home in the UK.

Hear from our students who studied abroad

Our exchange programmes for studying abroad

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The Turing Scheme

The Turing Scheme was launched in 2021 by the UK government to support international study and work abroad. It was launched to replace the Erasmus+ programme, which the UK has left following its departure from the EU.

The Turing Scheme provides universities with funding to offer grants to students to carry out either a study or work placement throughout the world*

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ISEP: International Student Exchange Programme

Develop your personal skills, gain international experience, improve employability and secure life skills. With over 300 member universities in the USA, and over 50 additional countries to choose from, ISEP really does open up the world.

The International Student Exchange Programme (ISEP) is an international network that encourages student exchanges all around the world. These exchanges allow students to ‘swap’ places with other students at universities that are also members of ISEP. Exchanges can be for a semester or for the full academic year.

Erasmus Study

Please note that Erasmus is no longer available to our students. Students can still have opportunities to study at a number of our European partners.

Have you ever imagined living in the cosmopolitan city of Madrid? Always wanted to experience the Northern Lights? Or perhaps you’d prefer to spend your exchange sampling the diverse culture of France.

Our global opportunities

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    Summer schools abroad

    Our international summer school opportunities are perfect for studying around the world in a shorter amount of time.

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    Internships abroad

    Our summertime internships are a fantastic opportunity to gain work experience at organisations around the world.

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    International exchange students coming to the UK

    If you're looking for a UK University experience, for a semester or for a full year, the University of Central Lancashire has plenty to offer.