All our courses give you the opportunity to apply to spend time abroad, usually as an extra academic year. The University has partnerships with more than 300 universities worldwide and popular destinations for our students include: Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Africa and Latin America.
Studying abroad is a great way to boost your confidence and broaden your outlook on life by experiencing another culture, while making friends and having fun. When you return to University after this experience, you’ll be awarded the ‘international’ variant in your degree title, which will help you stand out to employers.
Our MChem Chemistry and MChem Medicinal Chemistry programmes give you the option of taking an integrated study abroad year. This will involve you spending the third year of your course at one of our specially selected partner universities overseas. You’ll study modules similar to those taught at Leeds. This means your year abroad will be incorporated within your course and you won’t have to extend the length of your degree.
Our Chemistry and Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and BSc degrees also offer you the option to spend a year abroad. On these courses your year abroad will increase the length of your degree by a year.
If you want to study in a country that teaches in another language, our Language Centre can provide you with advice on additional learning opportunities before you go.
You will also have opportunity to attend subsidised short programmes, usually over the summer, in Europe, Asia and Latin America. Short programmes, usually taken through summer schools, are a great chance to experience study and life in another country without taking a full year out. Find out more about short programmes.
Studying abroad is popular so places for placement opportunities in some countries might be limited. Destinations may change each year; when you’re ready to apply our Study Abroad team is on hand to help you to research which placement is best suited to you. Further information on the impact of Brexit can be found here.