Next steps for students

Next steps for students


If you're interested in studying or working abroad as part of your degree but are wondering what to do next, we recommend you contact the person responsible for Study Abroad at your university - they will be able to advise you on all the opportunities available.  Your institution may have a dedicated Study Abroad office or your individual department or school may have its own Study Abroad officer. Please click here for contact details for study abroad at many UK universities and colleges.

If you're wondering how you might be able to finance your time abroad, you might find our guide to funding your time abroad useful. Alternatively, contact your institution directly to find out what funding opportunities are available to you and your specific programme of study.

The following websites can also provide you with more information on opportunities and how to apply for them: 

  • The British Council's StudyWorkCreate resource has information on various study and work abroad options, including funded opportunities in the Erasmus+, Generation UK China and Generation UK-India programmes.

  • is a network supporting students who study, work or volunteer abroad. Most of its content is written by students who are currently studying or working abroad, or who have just returned from a period overseas. The website features articles, blogs and other resources including pre-departure information, destination-specific guides, advice on finding accommodation and even tips on how to readjust to the UK when you get back.

  • The Erasmus Student Network (ESN) website  supports student exchange; check out this website to see if there is an Erasmus network in your university.

 If you've already applied and been accepted on a programme of study or work overseas, you might find our pre-departure checklist helpful.


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