Go Abroad

Studying or working abroad can be a life-changing opportunity that lets you gain new skills, meet new people and experience different cultures. Whatever you want to achieve, going abroad will give you the skills, knowledge and experience to make a difference to your future.

Ignas gives us a sneak peak into his incredible Go Abroad experience.

Are you a current BCU student interested in studying abroad?

Why study abroad?

There are tonnes of reasons to study abroad for a semester or during your summer break, find out just a few of the benefits that come with living in a different country.

Where can I go?

When it comes to studying abroad, the world really is your oyster. Why not take the opportunity to experience a country you've always wanted to visit?

Some of our partnerships are course specific so exchanges may not be possible for all degree programmes. Places are limited and subject to an application process. Places also depend on the subject and level you are studying. 

Funding your time abroad

Each year, the university receives funding from the Turing scheme to support students studying and working abroad. The Turing Scheme is the UK’s global programme for studying and working abroad, and offers students once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for personal and professional development. 

Go Abroad options

Exchange programmes

An exchange programme lasts for one semester at one of our partner universities across the globe. You will have the opportunity to obtain credits which are then recognised by BCU.

We have exchange opportunities in Europe, USA, Mexico, Australia, South Korea and many more! Please note that your academic study pathway will determine these destinations.

Exchange opportunities

Summer programmes

Each year, the University offers several places for BCU students to volunteer or study overseas at our partner institutions/organisations during the summer. 

You can gain the same benefits from short-term programmes as with longer-term semester or full-year exchange. This could be the perfect option for you if you've never been abroad or don't want to spend too long away from home but still want an exciting study abroad experience. In previous years, our students have been to Europe, Brazil, China, Brunei, India, Mexico, South Korea, and Taiwan.

All students are eligible to apply.

How to apply

HELS Go Abroad

HELS Go Abroad is an international mobility programme for undergraduate students studying in the Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences at BCU. The programme aims to enrich studies, broaden cultural horizons and develop key skills valued by employers through a wide range of international opportunities. 

HELS Go Abroad offers financial support in the form of a bursary and gives students access to a range of opportunities with one of our international partners, including study trips, elective placements and short-term summer programmes.

Find out more

Student Experiences

Hear from our students who have had incredible experiences across the world. They share their highlights of studying abroad and their top tips.

Want to find out more or get in touch with our study abroad team?