What if my course does not offer a study abroad opportunity?

If your course does not offer a study abroad opportunity, but you are still keen to undertake an international experience whilst at UWE Bristol, there are still plenty of options for you to pursue. Take a look at our Summer Schools information or consider volunteering or working abroad.

"I would recommend studying abroad to other students. Not only do you get the chance to specialise in something totally different, but you get transferable skills, like emotional resilience – which will help during your exams, further studies and future career."

Katerina, BSc(Hons) Psychology

Katerina BSc(Hons) Psychology

Study abroad at a Summer School

Summer Schools are short-term immersive packages that combine subject-specific tuition and social activities. They are a great opportunity to gain specialist knowledge, grow your confidence and experience a new culture, without spending a semester or whole year abroad.

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students explore Copenhagen during their summer abroad

Student abroad funding options

UWE Bristol students undertaking a study abroad programme with a partner institution in Europe may be eligible for funding options including the Employability bursery and the Erasmus+ Grant. 

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student applies for funding for study abroad opportunity

Support when studying abroad

Find out how to access all the support you need during your time abroad. There is also a study and work abroad guide to help you with lots of handy tips for travelling abroad including emergency contact numbers.

Get ahead of your peers – whatever your background

Study abroad supports social mobility. Analysis by Universities UK shows students who go abroad outperform their peers academically and professionally. They are:

  • 19% more likely to gain a first class degree
  • 20% less likely to be unemployed
  • 10% more likely to be in ‘graduate’ jobs six months after graduation.

And, for students from under-represented and disadvantaged groups, the benefits of studying abroad are even more prominent.