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”).
  • study an entire degree abroad (sometimes referred to as “diploma mobility”).

Advantages of studying abroad could include:

  • 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 – (according to some studies)

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.

For more information please visit: www.ukcisa.org.uk or www.thestudentworld.com