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Where you can go

The University has many exciting study abroad options on offer. There are more than 60 universities and colleges in Europe and worldwide to choose from.

Opportunities by Academic Department

FacultyDepartmentStudy Abroad Opportunities - Undergraduate Programmes
Management and Law Business Sandwich Year
Semester in second year
Management and Law Law Sandwich Year
Management and Law Economics Sandwich Year
Social Sciences Psychology  Semester in final year
Social Sciences Peace & BCID  Sandwich Year
Semester in second year
Social Sciences Sociology and Criminology  Sandwich Year
Semester in second year
Engineering & Informatics Engineering Sandwich Year
Engineering & Informatics Computing & Electrical Engineering Second Year or Sandwich Year
Engineering & Informatics Media, Design and Technology Sandwich Year
Life Sciences Pharmacy 2-3 month summer exchanges available
Life Sciences Chemistry Final Year Research Project - MChem
Life Sciences Archaeology & Forensic Sandwich Year
Life Sciences Clinical Sciences Sandwich Year
Health Nursing Final Year Elective Placement Abroad 
  • Some funding may be available to students in departments not listed above for extra-curricular international activities. See Short Term and Summer Programmes (below).
  • Please note that participation in study abroad is subject to good academic performance and successful application (places may be limited)

Study in Europe

We are delighted you are considering taking part in the Erasmus+ Exchange Programme with one of our European partner institutions.

  • Erasmus+ is the EU's flagship education and training programme, enabling more than 180,000 students to study and work abroad each year.
  • Erasmus+ forms part of the Lifelong Learning Programme designed for higher education students with the aim of increasing student mobility within the European community.
  • The programme offers an opportunity to undertake a period of study - either one semester or one academic year in another European country.
  • Academic credits earned during the exchange programme are recognised as part of a degree. 

Please browse our Erasmus+ partner institutions.

If you would like to discuss your options or wish to request an application form, please contact us and we'll be happy to help.

You may also find it useful to look at the British Council's website (external link) for further information about Erasmus+ and how it could benefit your studies and future career.

Study Worldwide

We currently have partner institutions in Australia, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Malaysia, South Africa and the USA.

We are continually expanding our study abroad partnerships outside of Europe, all of which are taught in English.

Please browse our worldwide exchange partner institutions and contact us to request an application form.

University of Bradford Exchange Scholarships

Available to Home and EU students only: £1000 for one semester abroad at an approved exchange partner, £2000 for a year abroad at an approved exchange partner.
All students, including international students who study abroad for a full year abroad if approved by the department, will only pay 15% tuition fees to the University of Bradford. No tuition fee is paid to the host institution if it is an approved exchange partner.

Have you been given a place at a North American institution?

You may wish to apply for a £500 scholarship from the British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX).

International Student Exchange Program (ISEP)

The University of Bradford is an international member of ISEP. This means that there are many exciting destinations to choose from in the USA and many other countries around the world.

The ISEP program is recommended for a placement year abroad and is recommended for students who would like to study in the USA and many other countries at at a manageable cost - your accommdoation food will be based on Bradford prices! 

For more details about this exchange programme, please visit the ISEP website, or contact us to request an application form and download the document below:

ISEP Information (2016-2017) (Word doc, 21kb)

Short International and Summer Programmes

Short international experience related to your course and/or that might contribute to your future career.

If you are planning an overseas activity between 1 August 2018 and 30 July 2019 you may apply for an award from the Short Term Travel Award Scheme. The award will be a contribution, it will not cover all your costs. 

For how long?

1 week to 7 weeks.

Who can apply?

Any undergraduate or postgraduate student (home, EU or international)

Where can I go?

Any country in the world.

What can I do?

Study in China; Nanjing Youth Programmes; Electives; Summer Schools; etc.

Can I get funding?

Up to £550 per student based on travel costs.

 Please go the section "How to apply" to download the application form.

Erasmus+ Work Placements

It is possible to arrange a work placement in Europe through the Erasmus+ Exchange Programme. This is a great way to impress employers, enhance your CV and get hands-on work experience. Placements should be for a minimum of 2 months and should be relevant to your degree. International, Home and EU students can apply.

Students who graduate from 2014 are eligible to apply for an Erasmus+ grant to take part in an internship/traineeship/work placement in Europe for a period of between 2 and 12 months. Students must apply for the grant before they graduate and the placement must start within 12 months of graduating. Low priority will be given to students returning to their home country. All placements must be approved by the home department and must be relevant towards your degree. Students are encouraged to contact their dedicated Work Placement Tutor or Support Office for guidance and approval.

  • Erasmus InternFor help finding a work placement, we suggest using the Erasmus Intern website which is managed by the European Student Network.
  • RISE Germany (Research Internships in Science and Engineering): offers undergraduate students from North American and British universities the opportunity to complete a summer research internship at top German universities and research institutions. 
  • IAESTE (The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience): provides students in technical degrees (primarily Science, Engineering and the applied arts) with paid, course-related, training abroad. With over 80 countries involved and exchanging over 4000 traineeships each year worldwide, it is the largest organisation of its kind. 

Erasmus+ Grant

You may be eligible for some financial support through the Erasmus+ grant. To be eligible for an Erasmus+ grant your work placement must be related to the course you are studying, be for a minimum of 2 months and be authorised by your department. You will need to complete the Registration of Interest for Erasmus+ Work Placements Abroad , which must be signed by your departmental coordinator and returned with an offer letter from your employer which also confirms insurance arrangements to us via email.

Once you have found a suitable employer and they have agreed to the placement, you will need to complete the Erasmus+ Learning Agreement for Traineeships. The agreement needs to be signed off by your academic department, the employer and you.‌ The first part is completed before you depart, the rest during and after your placement is finished. Therefore, we recommend you complete the document electronically and submit it by email.

Tips for finding work placements and internships

Please refer to the Career and Employability Services in Student Central for help and advice in applying for jobs and internships. 

  • Register for the Jobs Online database.
  • Arrange a one-to-one appointment with a Career Consultant for help with your CV.
  • Refer to the list of University of Bradford Erasmus University partners as potential employers. Often they will accept students to do research projects or internships over the summer or for full year placements.
  • Also consider sending your CV to other Universities that are not partners of the University of Bradford. (Please note that we do not have to have an agreement in place for students to take part in Erasmus work placements)
  • Be proactive and search the website of EU countries for their Chambers of Industry and Commerce, where you can find links to companies, banks, organizations, small businesses, etc.
  • Remember that the work placement/internship needs to be relevant to the course that you are studying. 
  • All placements must be for at least two months. This can easily be achieved for students who are looking for a summer placement, particularly if you start after the exams in May.

Funding Available for Students and Staff

Students
Europe

Erasmus+ Europe (KA103)

(2 to 12 months)

Study Placements

Up to €470 per month

Work Placements

Up to €470 per month

Top-up for students from disadvantaged backgrounds

Up to €120 per month

Students with disabilities

Payment of real costs

Short and Summer Programmes (1 to 4 weeks)

Summer schools, language programmes, internships, field trips or other short programmes.

Up to £550

Outside of Europe

Erasmus+ Europe (KA107 - Outgoing Students)

(3 to 10 months)**

 Egypt, Kosovo, Jordan, Palestine and Russia   Monthly grant: €700 + Travel

Erasmus+ Europe (KA107 - Incoming Students)

(3 to 10 months)**

 Brazil, Egypt, Kosovo, Jordan, Palestine and Russia   Monthly grant: €900 + Travel

Short and Summer Programmes (1 to 4 weeks)

Summer schools, language programmes, internships, field trips or other short programmes.

Up to £550

Worldwide Exchanges - Overseas Placements

(2 to 10 months)

Work placements, internships, electives Up to £2000

Worldwide Exchanges - Study Placements*

(5 to 10 months)

Study Placements

1 semester =£1000

2 semesters =£2000

International Student Exchange Program (ISEP)*

Study Placements

1 semester =£1000

2 semesters = £2000

Vulcanus Programme

(12 months)

Internships in Japan (Master and PhD only)

Up to £12,700

Generation UK (2 months)

Internships in China

Please see here for more information

*Only applies to Home/EU students

** Contact the International Opportunities for more information.

Staff (Academics and non-Academics)
Europe

Erasmus+ Europe (KA103)

(1 week)

 Teaching

Travel: up to 1100€

 

Subsistence/Hotel: between

100€-160€ per day

 Training

2018/2019: 1st Application for Staff Teaching/Training Abroad (deadline: 28/02/2019)

Erasmus+ Europe (KA107 - Outgoing Staff)

(1 week)

Teaching in Egypt, Kosovo, Jordan, Palestine and Russia Travel: TBC

 

Subsistence/Hotel: TBC

 

Training in Egypt, Kosovo, Jordan, Palestine and Russia

Erasmus+ Programme: Information support and funding for staff and students with disabilities

Erasmus+ pays particular attention to guidance, reception, physical accessibility, pedagogical and technical support services, and especially financing the extra costs for students and staff whose physical, mental or health-related conditions are such that their participation in Erasmus+ would not be possible without extra financial support. This is to ensure that students and staff can take full advantage of an Erasmus+ mobility experience.

Each  higher  education  institution (HEI),  by  signing  the  Erasmus  Charter  for  Higher  Education (ECHE),  commits  to  ensuring  equal  access and  opportunities  to  participants  from  all  backgrounds.  Therefore, students and staff with physical, mental or health-related conditions can benefit from the support services that the receiving institution offers to its local students and staff.

Additional Erasmus+ grant for outgoing students (study/work placements) and staff (teaching/training) with disability support needs

If you have disability support needs during your mobility, you can apply for an Erasmus+ disability support grant in addition to the regular Erasmus+ study/traineeship or staff mobility grant. Areas that could be eligible for support linked to your Erasmus+ mobility include but are not limited to: adapted accommodation, travel assistance, medical attendance, supportive equipment, adaption of learning material, an accompanying person, etc.

How to apply:

  1. Ask International Opportunities Team to provide you with the Erasmus+ disability support application form.
  2. Indicate your needs and foreseen extra costs linked to your physical, mental or health-related conditions on your application form
  3. Submit your application to the International Opportunities Team here at Bradford, who will redirect it to the UK ERASMUS+ National Agency to request the additional funding.

Other information links

More information and support for outgoing students and staff with disabilities is available from the Disability Service and the International Opportunities Team at the University of Bradford.

Have a look at MappED!, an online tool developed by the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) mapping the accessibility of higher education institutions and their services, to make informed choices about your mobility destination.

The Student toolkit has been designed by students for students, and contains tips and advice to support your learning journey.

Information for incoming students and staff with physical, mental or health-related conditions

Please contact the International Opportunities Coordinator for information regarding incoming students and staff with disabilities.

Contact:

Carlos Santos e Sousa
International Opportunities Coordinator
studyabroad@bradford.ac.uk

Further information:

Erasmus+ testimonials:

Departmental Exchange Coordinators

If you wish to study abroad you will need to get your application and your module choices approved by your Departmental Exchange Coordinator.


Faculty of Engineering & Informatics

School of Engineering

Prof Alastair Wood

Email: a.s.wood@bradford.ac.uk

Computer Science

Dr Daniel Neagu
Email: d.neagu@bradford.ac.uk

Media

Mr Will Godfrey
Email: w.i.godfrey@bradford.ac.uk


Faculty of Health Studies

Nursing

Janice High
Email: j.l.high@bradford.ac.uk


Faculty of Life Sciences

Archaeological Sciences

Dr Alex Gibson
Email: a.m.gibson1@bradford.ac.uk

Chemistry 

Dr William Martin
Email: w.martin@bradford.ac.uk

Pharmacy

Dr Richard T Wheelhouse
Email: r.t.wheelhouse@bradford.ac.uk


Faculty of Management, Law & Social Sciences

Management

Dr Deirdre McQuillan
Email: D.McQuillan@bradford.ac.uk

Law

Dr Helen Trouille
Email: H.L.Trouille@bradford.ac.uk

Criminology and Sociology

Clare Beckett-Wrighton
Email: c.beckett@bradford.ac.uk

International Relations, Peace Studies, Political Sciences

Prof Munro Price
Email: M.Price2@bradford.ac.uk

Psychology

Dr Barbara J Stewart-Knox
Email: b.stewart-knox@bradford.ac.uk

How to Apply

Europe 

Erasmus funded Study Placements (3 to 12 months)

Please follow these steps to apply to study abroad:

  1. Confirm with your department that you are eligible for study abroad and when you are allowed to go.
  2. Meet with us to discuss where you can go and which programmes are available, then research your options online.
  3. Application form: Erasmus Study Application Form (Word, 99kb)
  4. Discuss your module selection with your Departmental Coordinator. Make sure they sign your application form. Please note we cannot accept applications which have not been signed.
  5. Deadlines:

Activity

Deadline to submit the registration of interest

Full Year on Exchange – 2019/2020

14/12/2018

Term 2 on Exchange – 2019/2020

31/07/2019

Return your application to us at in Career and Employability Services in Student Central or email to studyabroad@bradford.ac.uk.


Short and Summer Programme (1 to 7 weeks)

Please follow these steps to apply to study abroad:

  1. Confirm with your department that you are eligible for study abroad and when you are allowed to go.
  2. Meet with us to discuss where you can go and which programmes are available, then research your options online.
  3. Application:Short Term Travel Award Application Form 17-18 (Word, 57kb)
  4. Discuss your Short and Summer Programme with your Departmental Coordinator. Make sure they sign your application form. Please note we cannot accept applications which have not been signed.
  5. Applications are open all year around. 

Return your application to us at in Career and Employability Services in Student Central or email to studyabroad@bradford.ac.uk


Work Placements (2 to 12 months)

Please follow these steps to apply to work abroad:

  1. Confirm with your department that you are eligible for study abroad and when you are allowed to go.
  2. Meet with us to discuss where you can go and which programmes are available, then research your options online.
  3. For the summer work placements and recent graduate placements, you should contact Careers and Employability Services so they can advise you in updating the CV and creating a cover letter;
  4. For research Work Placements (Masters and PhD), please talk with your supervisor about this possibility. 
  5. Application form: Registration of Interest for Erasmus+ Work Placements Abroad (Word, 230kb) Applications are open all year around. 
  6. Discuss your options with your Departmental Coordinator. Make sure they sign your application form. Please note we cannot accept applications which have not been signed.

Return your application to us at in Career and Employability Services in Student Central or email to studyabroad@bradford.ac.uk.


Worldwide 

Study Placements

ISEP – International Student Exchange Program

Please follow these steps to apply to study abroad:

  1. Confirm with your department that you are eligible for study abroad and when you are allowed to go.
  2. Meet with us to discuss where you can go and which programmes are available, then research your options online.
  3. Application form for Study Abroad: Worldwide exchange/ISEP application (Word, 64kb)
  4. Discuss your module selection with your Departmental Coordinator. Make sure they sign your application form. Please note we cannot accept applications which have not been signed
  5. The deadline:

Activity

Deadline to submit the registration of interest

Full Year on Exchange – 2019/2020

14/12/2018

Term 2 on Exchange – 2019/2020

31/07/2019

Return your application to us at in Career and Employability Services in Student Central or email to studyabroad@bradford.ac.uk.


Worldwide Exchanges

Please follow these steps to apply to study abroad:

  1. Confirm with your department that you are eligible for study abroad and when you are allowed to go.
  2. Meet with us to discuss where you can go and which programmes are available, then research your options online.
  3. Application form for Study Abroad: Worldwide exchange/ISEP application (Word, 64kb)
  4. Discuss your module selection with your Departmental Coordinator. Make sure they sign your application form. Please note we cannot accept applications which have not been signed.
  5. The deadline:

Activity

Deadline to submit the registration of interest

Full Year on Exchange – 2019/2020

14/12/2018

Term 2 on Exchange – 2019/2020

31/07/2019

Return your application to us at in Career and Employability Services in Student Central or email to studyabroad@bradford.ac.uk.


Overseas Placements

This scheme covers overseas placements (work placements/internships/electives). The placement can take place at overseas Universities/Companies or Organisations offering a practical experience that has a) academic relevance to the student programme and/or b) employability relevance to the student future career.

Countries

Any country in the World, except the countries covered by the Erasmus+ funding for Work Placements

Duration

2 months or 8 weeks to 10 months

Who

UG and PG students

When

Summer (Mid-May to Mid-September) or Term time (Sandwich Year or Electives)

The student is responsible to search, apply and secure an overseas placement (work placement/internship/elective). The International Opportunities Team can provide examples of websites with thousands of placements abroad that students could use to apply.

 
To apply for this scheme, please the Overseas Placements Application Form and send it to studyabroad@bradford.ac.uk
 

Short and Summer Programme (1 to 7 weeks)

Please follow these steps to apply to study abroad:

  1. Confirm with your department that you are eligible for study abroad and when you are allowed to go.
  2. Meet with us to discuss where you can go and which programmes are available, then research your options online.
  3. Application:  (Word, 57kb)
  4. Discuss your Short and Summer Programme with your Departmental Coordinator. Make sure they sign your application form. Please note we cannot accept applications which have not been signed.
  5. Applications are open all year around. 

Return your application to us at in Career and Employability Services in Student Central or email studyabroad@bradford.ac.uk


 Work Placements and Internships

Internship in Japan (VULCANUS Programme - 20/01/2019)

Masters and PhD students from the following courses: computer science, science engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical, electronics, biotechnology, electrical engineering, physics, telecommunication, nuclear engineering, materials, production systems, etc.

  • Start date: September 2019
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Accommodation: free
  • Grant: £12,700 (1,900,000 Yen) 

Discuss this opportunity with your Departmental Coordinator.

Please read the Flyer and you can apply by completing this form and you must also consider the additional documents requested.

Applications open from November 2018. Before starting the application, please do contact us for support.


Remember you can email us at any point at studyabroad@bradford.ac.uk or come to a drop in at Career & Employability Services office between 1pm and 2pm every weekday in term time to discuss your application and for assistance. Outside of term time you can email us for an appointment.

Contact us

Carlos Santos e Sousa
International Opportunities Coordinator
Erasmus+ Institutional Coordinator
Tel: +44 (0) 1274 5787
Email: c.santosesousa@bradford.ac.uk; studyabroad@bradford.ac.uk

Drop in Sessions

Study and Work placements abroad drop-in sessions are held in term time: 1-2pm every weekday.

Location: Careers and Employability Services (Student Central Level 0).

Individual appointments are also available, please send email studyabroad@bradford.ac.uk.

Any questions?

Come and have a chat to see how we can help you. 

Our Study and Work placements abroad drop-in sessions are held in term time: 1-2pm every weekday.

Location: Careers and Employability Services (Student Central Level 0).

Individual appointments are also available, please call 01274 234991 or email us to arrange a time.