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 Coordinator
  • annual variance in availability of places at partner universities


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

Summer School

UEA’s Malaysia Office has been working closely with Sunway Education Group in Malaysia. As part of enhancing this relationship we’d like to recommend their summer programme to UEA students who are thinking of embarking upon an overseas experience this summer.

The programme dates will be from August 27 – September 16 2017 and it will cost RM5500 per student for single room accommodation on campus with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities, all scheduled meals and scheduled activities.

Sunway Cultural Exchange brochure

For more information please contact Carlyn Wong on

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