Erasmus, Study Abroad Programme & Summer Schools

Spend part of your degree studying, working or teaching in another country

Ever thought of spending part of your degree in another part of the world?


Many students have the option to study, work or teach overseas. Ask anyone who has tried it - most say they had a brilliant time. Some say it changed their lives.

A world of new experiences

You get to experience another culture and a new way of looking at your subject. You can make new friends and grow as a person. And it's not like taking a year out - it won't extend the length of your course. The work that you do and the grades you achieve count towards your degree.

There are two ways of spending time overseas as part of your degree course, as well as summer schools:


The Erasmus programme is designed to allow students to study, work or teach for part of their degree in another EU/EEA country.

  • If you're a University of Sheffield undergraduate or postgraduate, you could choose to spend part of your course studying, working or teaching in Europe.
  • If you're a student from a European country outside of the UK, you may be able to spend part of your degree at the University of Sheffield.

Erasmus programme

Study Abroad

The Study Abroad programme offers the chance to spend part of your degree course in another country outside of the EU.

  • If you're an undergraduate already studying at the University of Sheffield, you may have the opportunity to study part of your degree in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore or USA.
  • If you're an undergraduate student from a non-European country, you could study at Sheffield for part of your home university degree.

Study Abroad programme

Summer Schools

The Global Opportunities & Exchanges team can help you spend between 1 and 8 weeks at one of our Partner University summer schools in Europe or further afield.

A summer school is a great way to gain global experience, travel and make new friends.

International summer school opportunities are available to:

1. Global Scholars – Students have won a scholarship prior to beginning their studies in Sheffield
2. Partially Funded Opportunities – Students who have won a summer school scholarship through Alumni funds
3. Self Funded Opportunities – Students who would like to participate in a summer school using their own funds

Summer schools