Choosing to study abroad can prove to employers that you're flexible and culturally mobile. Many employers also think studying abroad gives you great maturity and a breadth of experience that makes you stand out from other candidates.
In 2014/15, around 24,000 UK students spent time studying or working abroad. Over 96% of these were undergraduate students, and the rest were postgraduates.
The Erasmus+ exchange programme arranged nearly half of the overseas study visits, and 42% were facilitated through UK university links.
The most popular periods for study placements were:
The top ten subject areas for overseas study in 2014/15 were:
Top ten destinations were:
|Many international universities do not charge exchange students tuition fees.||UK residents who apply directly to non-UK universities are not eligible for UK student loans.|
|It’s an opportunity to immerse yourself in a different culture.||International scholarship programmes are especially competitive.|
|You can develop transferable skills and experience, which can enhance your CV and career prospects.||You may not be able to get part-time work to support your overseas studies, due to visa restrictions.|
|Studies during a term or one year exchange can count towards your final UK degree.||Tuition fees are often higher for international students studying abroad.|
|Many UK universities are now in partnership with universities all over the world and offer exchange programmes.||Not all universities offer accommodation to UK students studying abroad – make sure you check this out early.|
|You can build your foreign language skills and fluency.||Studying your subject in a foreign language can be challenging – make sure the overseas course or exchange opportunity you’re considering is taught in your preferred language.|
* there are support networks available at most international universities
* many exchange programmes will offer you support both in-country and pre/post-study
* exchange rates can have both a positive and negative effect on your cost of living, food and drink, and tuition fees (if you're required to pay in the currency of the country you're applying to study in)
IE University is an institution that thrives on change. With an innovative vision, entrepreneurial spirit, and a focus on humanities and academic rigour, IE University is committed to educating professionals and experts who will make a difference in society.
All of our undergraduate programs are taught in English, students can learn some Spanish as part of their degree, spend up to two semesters abroad at one of our partner universities around the world and even gain work experience through our global internships.
IE University is a pioneer in innovative programmes that approach areas of study in a different way. Innovation thrives in an environment that is flexible and adaptable, where the capacity to think ahead and cultivate new skills is considered essential for a top tier education.
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Small-scale learning model
Education at UM is unique thanks to our learning model: Problem-Based Learning (PBL). Although ‘small scale’ and ‘personal’ may not be terms you would immediately associate with a university classroom, it is around these concepts that PBL revolves. Working in groups of a maximum of 15, you actively discuss and solve problems with your fellow students and tutors.
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American universities are becoming increasingly popular for UK and international students. Last year, over 9,400 UK students and over 700,000 total international students chose American universities for their studies.
As part of the Education USA network, we are the official source of information on applying to American universities for the United Kingdom. Visit our website for a step-by-step guide to applying for US study or attend one of our US study events, including our annual USA College Day fair.