Overseas study and work placements

We are supporting students with essential overseas study and placements.


Studying or working overseas

If you’re currently studying or working abroad, follow the advice and guidance of your host organisation and keep up to date with national guidance in your host country.

If you have any questions, please contact your academic department. Your departmental tutor will be able to assist you with queries you may have which relate to academic matters and the impact on your time abroad. Alternatively, email our Global Opportunities team: globalopps@sheffield.ac.uk

Study abroad 2021-22

If you are undertaking a placement or period of study overseas, we are discouraging all travel unrelated to your programme.

If you have returned home for Christmas, or plan to, it is your responsibility to check country specific guidance to plan your return to your placement. Where possible, please ensure you are fully vaccinated, including a third (booster) dose, as this presents the best possibility of meeting any country specific restrictions.

If you return to the UK and cannot return to your study abroad placement in the new year, please seek advice from your department. 

If this affects you, your department will share further guidance with you as soon as possible.

Work placement cancelled or changed

If you were due to begin a work placement abroad and your placement arrangements change, for example your start date is delayed, your placement duration is shortened or you will be working remotely rather than on-site, please notify your departmental placement contact. If you submitted your placement details on Career Connect, please also notify us: placements@sheffield.ac.uk

If your Year in Industry/with work experience placement has been cancelled, please notify your departmental placement contact and, if you submitted your placement details on Career Connect, please also notify us: placements@sheffield.ac.uk 

If you do not find an alternative before the start of the next academic year, you will simply transfer onto a programme without a Year in Industry/year with employment experience and will return to your studies to undertake your next year of formal education.

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