Study abroad

Kelowna, Canada

Global opportunities

Nottingham has 200 partners in 40 different countries spanning six different continents across four different exchange programmes. These include Inter-campus exchange, University-wide exchange, International Summer Schools and school exchanges.

The majority of undergraduate, University of Nottingham full-degree students have the opportunity to study abroad during their university career. Visit the Global opportunities by school webpage to find out what options are available for your degree.



Students at the University of Nottingham UK can apply to study for a semester or an academic year at one of our University-wide partners across the world

Ningbo, China

International campuses

Students based at the University of Nottingham UK can study for one semester or an academic year at our China and Malaysia campuses


Summer schools

Opportunities for University of Nottingham UK undergraduate students to study at an international summer school

Nyhavn, Denmark

Turing Mobility Funding

Funding for study or work placements in eligible countries for University of Nottingham UK students

Canada mountains

Global opportunities by school

Global opportunities for your specific subject area

Canada lake

Student experience

Study abroad experiences of University of Nottingham UK students


Study abroad myths

My academics will suffer


A recent report by the International Education Unit* found there was a lower unemployment rate amongst students who studied abroad and 92% of students graduated with a 2:1 or 1st, as opposed to 80% for those who didn’t study abroad.

I don't speak another language


You don’t need to be able to speak another language to study abroad, as most partner universities including those across Europe and our overseas campuses teach in English. While making an effort to learn some of the local language can help you settle in, you don’t need to be a fluent speaker to have a great study abroad experience.

There are no study abroad opportunities for my course


While some courses have a degree structure that means you can’t take part in a ‘traditional’ one semester or year-long exchange, they may have other opportunities like field trips, one or two week placements abroad or you may be able to do a year in industry abroad.

All undergraduate students are able to apply for the University of Nottingham's Summer Schools scheme.

Study abroad is too expensive; I won't be able to afford it


Money is often seen as one of the biggest barriers to studying abroad but it doesn’t have to be.

The range of opportunities at Nottingham gives you the chance to look for a study abroad option that fits your budget by choosing a country with a low cost of living, a country close to home with low travel costs or a short term study option.

If you study abroad for a semester or year you will receive a tuition fee discount, be eligible for an overseas rate of loan and be able to apply for the Student Finance Travel Grant.


*2019 International Education Report: Gone International Mobility Works. Report on the 2017-18 graduating cohort. Universities UK International

Further information


Placements, Partnerships and Mobility

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK

e: Email the Study Abroad team