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University Abroad

You might decide to study abroad for the full duration of your course, for a year or just a semester. Some higher education courses, such as language degrees, also require some time to be spent abroad. 


There are many reasons why students choose to study abroad:

  • Travel and learn a new culture

  • Learning to live alone abroad

  • Learning a new language

  • International and global edge to your CV

  • Personal growth

Whatever your reasons for going abroad you will need to research and prepare for your time abroad.





International Branch UK Universities


More and more UK universities have campuses abroad. Studying at a UK Branch university means you would gain a recognised UK qualification, be taught in the English language, whilst also having a study abroad experience- much sought after by employers in a global jobs market. 

Heriot Watt University has campuses in Dubai and Malaysia

Lancaster University has a presence in China and Nigeria through Higher Education partnerships

Leeds Beckett University has a campus in India

Middlesex University has campuses in Dubai and Mauritius

Nottingham University has campuses in Malaysia and China

Paying for international study


Fees for university study abroad can vary greatly. As it stands, you cannot access student finance loans from Student Finance England to study abroad. Scholarships for international students are often available direct from the university.













For further information on studying abroad, visit the websites of the universities, 'Studying overseas', 'Applying to study abroad' and 'General visa and immigration information for studying abroad' pages on UCAS.

Additionally, look at  information on Top Universities

If you would like to discuss University Abroad, speak with your personal tutor or an adviser from the Careers and Employability team. 

Other resources

EUNiCAS (studying in a European country)


US-UK Fulbright (studying in the US)

information about international higher education opportunities to British students, parents and advisors

Studying Abroad (The Complete University guide)

World University Rankings (Times Higher Education)

Rankings (Top Universities)

Ultimate Guide to Studying Abroad (Studee) (step by step guide)

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