Department of Classics

Study abroad: experience the world and gain life skills

The department encourages students to spend time studying abroad. Opportunities include a semester or year at a partner institution, summer schools, and work placements.

Spending time abroad is a fantastic opportunity to broaden your horizons, experience different cultures, meet new people, and develop skills that will prove invaluable in the future and look good on your CV.

If you do decide to apply to spend time abroad during your course, the University’s International Office will offer support from the application stage right through to your return to the UK, with advice on everything from immigration to possible sources of financial support.

Beth-Longden-Brown and Alice Hildreth at the World Trade Centre memorial
Fellow exchange student Alice Hildreth with Beth Longden-Brown at the 9/11 Memorial, New York

University-wide programme

The University-wide programme is a competitive scheme that offers our full-time undergraduate students the opportunity to study at one of our partner universities as part of their degree programme.

The programme is available to second year students and involves one semester abroad. Applicants need to attain a 60% average in their first year in order to be considered, so it's a great incentive to do well from the start of your academic career! You’ll receive more information about where you can go and how to apply with Study Abroad Fairs and talks throughout the autumn term of your first year.

As a Classics student, you can take advantage of the school’s links with the following universities:

  • Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
  • University of Adelaide, Australia
  • University of Melbourne, Australia
  • University of Newcastle, Newcastle (NSW), Australia
  • University of Sydney, Australia
  • University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
  • University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
  • Concordia University, Montréal, Canada
  • McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada 
  • University College Dublin, Ireland
  • University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • University of Cape Town, South Africa (teaching is in English)
  • Lund University, Lund, Sweden (teaching is in English)
  • Bucknell University, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA
  • University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
  • University of South Florida, Tampa, USA
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA

Partner university factsheets



Study abroad profile: Beth Longden-Brown, BA Classics

When I started university I hadn’t considered studying abroad, but after attending the Study Abroad Fair on campus, I immediately knew I wanted to do it. It seemed like the perfect opportunity to try out living in another country while not having to worry about finding a job! There were amazing universities to choose from all over the world, and financial support was available to help cover the costs.

Although Bucknell was not my first choice, I’m so glad I ended up there because I can't imagine having such an incredible time anywhere else. It is a private liberal arts college with just 3,500 students, located in a tiny town.

Bethany Longden-Brown and Alice Hildreth at Bucknell University

Beth and Alice outside Bucknell University, Pennsylvania


As such, the experience is completely unlike being at Nottingham. The societies and classes were very different, so the whole semester was a chance to try new things. I joined a large number of student societies and my classes provided a great opportunity to meet professors with other specialities.

I also spent three months travelling around the USA, an amazing experience which enhanced the whole trip. It was definitely the best semester of my degree!



Summer schools

The University of Nottingham's overseas campuses in China and Malaysia offer two week summer schools focusing on a variety of subjects.

Each programme offers the opportunity to do something different with your summer, to study a topic which will compliment your degree or that is simply of interest whilst meeting people from across the globe.

If you wish to be considered for one of the Hamill scholarships then you must submit an initial application through the UK International Office.

As these programmes are offered during holiday periods, credits and grades are not transferred back to Nottingham and you can study whatever is of interest to you.

University of Nottingham International summer schools





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