Advantage Scheme

The Overseas Placement Advantage Scheme is now closed for summer 2017. 

Internship bursaries exclusive to undergraduate students in the Faculty of Social Sciences, which comprises of the following departments; 

Architecture - East Asian Studies - Economics - Education - Geography - Information School - Journalism Studies - Landscape - Law - Management - Politics - Sheffield Methods Institute - Sociological Studies - Urban Studies and Planning

Supporting bursaries of £1000 are available for students who undertake a summer placement overseas. All current undergraduate students with a home department in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Sheffield are eligible to apply for the scheme. A limited number of bursaries are available.

How to apply

  • Register on the placement database (click here)
  • upload your summer placement under the orange tab (takeUSwithyou)
  • complete the application form (CLOSED)

Why do a work placement abroad?

Increase your self-confidence
Gain a greater awareness of other cultures and work practices
Become better equipped to work in a global marketplace
Build a network of international contacts


Need Some inspiration

The ‘world is your oyster’, as they say! Students from the UoS have been all over the world this summer, undertaking work placements in countries such as: France, Switzerland, USA, Germany, Morocco and Spain. So, where would you like to go? 

Working over the summer will be exciting and perhaps daunting but we want to make sure it’s rewarding for you too. Let us know that you're going on summer placement and we’ll keep you informed prior to the summer about things you should know before you go. We’ll also keep in touch with you over the summer, reminding you how to make the most of your time on placement so that when you return to University you have lots of contacts and can use your experience to distinguish yourself above others. If you need help, while you’re away from University over the summer – we’ll be here to help too.

Where to look?

A good starting point for overseas placements is to explore MyInternational career and Going global. Both sites are available through the Careers Service.

A gateway to information about careers in 64 different countries.

In addition to providing country guides and other useful information, lists placement opportunities available across the world.

A useful website where you can search and apply for placement opportunities overseas and stay up-to-date with the latest placement opportunities in Europe. Erasmus placements may be eligible for funding; find out more via our Funding and financial support page.

How to apply

Register on the placement database; tell us about your preferences in terms of placement type, duration, location, so we can better support and signpost you to relevant opportunities.

Complete the application  form here and tell us how the bursary will contribute to your work experience.