Study abroad with Bradford
We're dedicated to giving our students more than just a degree; we offer our students the opportunity to gain unique experiences.
Our Study Abroad team can help you to plan a study abroad period as part of your degree and apply for the necessary funding, helping you to make the most of your time away.
In the past our students have taken up study abroad opportunities throughout Europe, Australia, America, Asia and Africa.
How does it work?
Students can take part in one of the many study abroad programmes we offer such as Erasmus+, ISEP (International Student Exchange Programme) and Government-funded Initiatives.
Opportunities to study abroad vary depending on your degree programme, but typically students study abroad in:
- Semester 2 of the 2nd year of an undergraduate degree programme
- The full 2nd year of an undergraduate degree programme
- An additional (non-credit bearing) year, which will extend your programme by a year, such as the 3rd year of a 4-year programme
- Work abroad as part of a ‘sandwich’ programme
- Employability: employers look for graduates who can demonstrate motivation, an inquisitive nature and the ability to work independently. You can gain these skills by studying abroad
- Funding: various forms of financial assistance are available for different types of programmes, including tuition fee discounts, grants, scholarships and travel awards
- Broadening horizons: students return with a less biased perspective towards other cultures
- Timing: this is a great time to experience living abroad, and if it appeals to you it can be something to pursue after graduating too
- Academic recognition: approved study or work periods abroad will be reflected in student transcripts
Maria studied BA History and Politics and took part in an Erasmus Exchange to Sciences Po Toulouse, France. This is what she had to say about it:
Going to live in another country, with a completely different language and their specific way of doing things, makes you acquire a completely new set of skills. I learned to be more social and let myself be free, I also learned to leave my comfort zone, which led my friends and I to buy some really cheap tickets and go back-packing to Morocco for two weeks. I wouldn’t be the person I am now without experiencing all that.