How? When? Where? How? When? Where?

How can I study abroad?

The timetable of activities for how to study abroad differs from institution to institution, but for full year students it is broadly as follows:

  • October - November - students submit study preferences for allocation
  • December - April - host university confirmation and applications
  • March - May - final application and immigration steps
  • April - Pre-departure event
  • July - October - departure

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When can I study abroad?

How long? When?
Year Abroad (4-year degree) Generally, Year 3 is spent abroad
Semester Abroad (3 year degree) Generally, Semester 2 of Year 2 is spent abroad

Where can I study abroad?

Our partner institutions§ span the globe and the list is growing!  

§ Availability may be limited to certain Schools of study and may vary based on:

  • region-specific programmes, e.g. Year in Australasia
  • relevant module selection
  • approval of the School Study Abroad Co-ordinator
  • annual variance in availability of places at partner universities


It's no secret. Travel and study abroad costs money...

Students studying abroad will have to cover all their travel, accommodation and living expenses for their year abroad. The cost of living is higher in some regions, states, or cities (particularly California, New York, Hawaii, Melbourne and Sydney) and the exchange Year Abroad Agreements vary considerably in what costs are required (e.g. on-campus accommodation, mandatory meal plan, mandatory health insurance, registration or student activity fees, etc.). Using a budget template will assist you with assessing your own financial plans for your year abroad and also every partner university will list estimated costs of living (or costs of attendance) on their website so research this yourself fully. Additionally, you should refer to the 'Estimated costs of the year abroad' section of the latest Study Abroad Guide for the estimated proof of finances / funds required by host universities which you will be required to show as part of the visa application (January - April). You will be required to prove you have access to at least the minimum amount of funds stated to support yourself abroad in the form of current & saings bank statements, guarantor/sponsor letters, student finance letter, proof of scholarship/bursary, etc.

If you are in receipt of financial support from the Student Loans Company/Student Finance then your maintenance loan and/or grant are portable to your year (or semester) abroad. Please refer to the guidance document regarding Student Finance and the Travel Grant which some students may be eligible for. 

Students studying or working in Europe as part of their degree at UEA may be eligible for an Erasmus+ grant


UEA offers a number of scholarships to support students studying abroad. More details and application information can be found on the scholarship pages.