An Introduction to Study Abroad An Introduction to Study Abroad

You’re taking a great choice to enhance your academic studies and graduate employability by embarking on a period of study abroad.

These pages are intended to help you through the preparations for studying abroad as a UEA student, to provide useful advice on academic requirements, finances and immigration, choosing your destination, applying to our partner universities, emotional preparations and reintegration to your UEA degree programme.

Take time to read through our advice to get an overview, paying attention to important dates and deadlines and then go through each section more thoroughly to identify any questions you have at an early stage.

UEA Study Abroad UEA Study Abroad

These pages are updated by the team at UEA that provides the central administration for UEA’s Study Abroad and Erasmus+ programmes. We provide general non-academic advice to students about study opportunities abroad, work closely with Schools of Study to allocate placement destinations, manage the applications to our partner destinations and help guide and prepare students for study abroad.

We also manage some work placements and, whilst some of the information in these pages is directed towards students on study placement, most information will still be relevant for work placements and work placement specific information is also included, where necessary.

Keeping in Touch Keeping in Touch

  • We keep in regular contact with registered study abroad students via UEA email addresses, during the planning and preparation years, during the year abroad and once back at UEA. All students should check their student account regularly, even whilst abroad, and report any access issues directly to UEA’s IT Helpdesk.
  • Visit us at the Study Abroad reception in the Arts Hub and review our partner destinations in the Study Abroad library, providing information on more than 200 global partner institutions. The reception are usually open Monday to Friday during term time from 09:00-17:00.
  • Students should also consult e:Vision regularly, including whilst abroad, as UEA Schools and Hubs use this for interaction with all students. This could also contain important information about study or work abroad.
  • Contact us at UEA Study Abroad to tell us how you are doing! We love to learn about and share students’ experiences:


Twitter account: @UEAStudyAbroad

Instagram: @ueastudyabroad


Our Blog: read your fellow students' placement experiences and share stories from your travels with us at and we will post your blog. Any great photos or videos we can use are also more than welcome!

Every effort has been made to provide both accurate and comprehensive information. As the administration and regulations surrounding partnerships and programme agreements are always evolving we cannot accept liability for inaccuracies in, or changes to, the information provided. Should you find any information that is out of date or inaccurate, or find any information during your journey that could be useful to other students, please let us know at

We hope you make the most of the information provided in these pages, and we look forward to supporting you on your Study Abroad adventure.

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