The University has secured funding for students to benefit from studying and working abroad during the 2022/23 academic year, as part of the government's Turing Scheme.

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Turing Scheme Logo - The UK's global programme to study and work abroad.

The funding is recognition of the University’s ambition to support students studying and working abroad, and evidence of the importance BCU places on broadening student horizons and enabling their aspirations to be met.

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.

Turing gives students the opportunity to develop new skills, gain vital international experience and boost their employability, as well as developing a wide range of soft skills, language skills and a better understanding of other cultures.

BCU's funding award through the scheme this year is up 37% compared with last year's award.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Peter Francis said:

For additional information on the scheme, please visit the Turing Scheme website.

For enquiries please contact goabroad@bcu.ac.uk

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/organisation 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.

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