As part of your University course, you may be able to spend some time working or studying abroad, anything from a couple of weeks to a whole year.
You could still get funding from the UK government for the time you spend abroad, and if you go abroad on an exchange (including Erasmus) you don't pay fees at the host institution.
However, to study abroad you should expect to incur some additional expenses. Ranging from visas, insurance, vaccinations and, of course, flights, to bungee jumping, cross country road trips and visiting the Great Wall of China, you should be prepared to pay between £1000-1500 more when travelling to Europe or £1500-£2000 extra if going further afield.
You could be eligible for a grant - to find out more about Student Finance England Student Travel Grants, click here.
For further information on studying abroad whilst at Keele, click here.
Here are some of the main ways to work or study abroad during your course:
- Study or work abroad for three to 12 months as part of the ERASMUS programme.
- Exchange places with another student at a foreign institution.
- Intensive summer vacation language courses are available at Keele for students studying a Foreign Language, for information click here.
- Work on a vacation placement for eight to 12 weeks between June and September as part of the IAESTE scheme (for students of science, technology and engineering).
- Work in a paid or volunteer placement with ESEAIC (also available to recent graduates).
For further information and opportunities for Keele Students to Study abroad click here.
If you are a Tier 4 student at Keele University studying either full or part-time towards a degree the Erasmus programme and other Study Abroad opportunities are still open to you. Contact Keele University's Global Education Team for more information.
For more help and information, see the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA).