Study Abroad

The School of Law has an extensive international exchange programme with over 60 world-class partner universities across the globe. The programme provides an excellent opportunity for Sheffield students to study abroad and students from our partner universities to study at the University of Sheffield.

Our programme is one of the biggest and best in the country; sending over 100 students abroad each year and welcoming the highest number of visiting Erasmus/exchange students; more than any other Law School in the country.

Benefits of studying abroad

Benefits of studying abroad include:

  • insight into another legal system
  • better employment prospects
  • better degree performance
  • increased cultural awareness
  • adaptability
  • personal development
  • hone linguistic skills (for those on Law with French/Spanish/German Law)
  • networking and making lifelong friends

Exchange students outside the law school

Further information on our exchange programme can be found through the links below for outgoing and incoming students.

Granada, Spain

Sheffield City Centre

Outgoing students

Students from The University of Sheffield studying abroad

Incoming students

Students from our partner institutions studying at The University of Sheffield


All of our undergraduate students have the opportunity to study law abroad for a year as part of their course.

For some degrees, a year abroad is a compulsory part of the degree:

If you enrol on LLB LawLLB Law and Criminology or BA Criminology you can choose to extend your studies by a year and spend your third year studying abroad in English.

In order to apply as an incoming exchange student to the School of Law, you must be nominated to us by your Home Institution.

Further information

If you are a prospective student or currently studying at the School of Law, you can contact the Student Experience Officer (International Exchanges), Steph Symonds at, with questions about the study abroad programme.

Please note that the School of Law does not participate in the University Study Abroad scheme.