Faculty of Engineering

Study abroad

The University of Nottingham's Faculty of Engineering seeks to offer its students a wide range of opportunities to exchange with partner institutions all over the world, including exchange to our campuses in Malaysia and China. Studying abroad is an education in itself and offers the chance to experience new cultures, gain language skills and increase employability. Regardless of which course you are on, opportunities to study abroad are open to you.

Exchange Programmes

There are three main exchange options for engineering students:

  • Inter-Campus exchange
  • University-wide programme
  • Summer Schools

Inter-Campus Exchange

If you would like the opportunity to spend a year or semester at our overseas campuses in Malaysia or China you can apply to the Inter-Campus Exchange programme.

To be eligible to apply you must be studying for a degree at Nottingham which is also offered at either our Malaysia or China campus and have achieved a minimum of 55% average in the year prior to your departure.

The deadline for the Inter-Campus Exchange can be found on the study abroad website: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/currentstudents/study-abroad/index.aspx 


University-wide programme

The University-wide programme is a competitive programme that offers full-time undergraduate students the opportunity to study at one of our university-wide partner institutions for one semester or one academic year, as part of their Nottingham degree programme.

Your choice of institution and duration will depend on which partners your department has determined are the most suitable match for the course you are taking. However, it may be possible to apply for exchange to an institution not on the department list. Any deviation from the pre-approved institutions should be discussed with your department academic advisor.

Some of our partner universities are part of the Universitas 21 (U21) consortium, an international network of leading research-intensive universities, of which The University of Nottingham is a founding member.In order to be considered for this programme, applicants are required to have attained a minimum of 60% in the year prior to their departure, have a good academic reference and a personal statement. These three elements are considered as part of the application process.

The deadline for applications for the University-wide programme can be found on the study abroad website: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/currentstudents/study-abroad/exchanges-overseas/outside-europe.aspx.


Summer Schools

This exchange offers the opportunity to take taught courses at one of our partner universities during the holiday periods, meaning credits are not transferred back to Nottingham and you are free to study whatever is of interest to you.Further information on this scheme can be found on the study abroad website: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/currentstudents/study-abroad/exchanges-overseas/summer-schools/index.aspx.

Why study abroad?

International employers are increasingly seeking students with a ‘global awareness’, particularly those who can demonstrate their ability to work in another country by studying abroad during their degree. The Faculty of Engineering recognises this, offering support to students to find an exchange university where they can continue their chosen field of study without extending the length of their degree programme. We have exchange agreements with top universities across the globe, including the Universitas 21 group of highly prestigious research-led universities, and intercampus exchanges with our Malaysian and Chinese campuses.

Studying abroad will provide you with a unique opportunity to: 

  •  See your academic subject from a different perspective in a new  academic environment 
  •  Acquire invaluable life skills
  •  Meet a wide variety of people and make an international network of friends
  •  Learn about yourself as you develop skills that studying in the UK will never provide
  •  Discover new strengths and abilities, conquer new challenges and solve new problems
  •  Gain global awareness to prepare yourself for a career abroad

Student Testimonials

George Parkinson   
MEng Mechanical Engineering   
Tec de Monterrey, Mexico City
Thomas Lakey
MEng Chemical Engineering with Environmental Engineering    
Inter-Campus Malaysia Exchange




Each department has an academic study abroad advisor, who will be able to provide information on the available programmes and application procedure. Your academic advisor will also liaise with the faculty study abroad coordinator, Leanne Mitchell, and the Office of Global Engagement, who are also available to answer your questions about studying abroad.

Our depertment academic advisors are as follows:

Architecture and Built Environment

Professor Jo Darkwa

e: J.Darkwa@nottingham.ac.uk

Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Dr Becca Ferrari

e: Becca.Ferrari@nottingham.ac.uk

Civil Engineering

Dr Andrew Dawson

e: andrew.dawson@nottingham.ac.uk

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Dr Kristof Cools

e: kristof.cools@nottingham.ac.uk

Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering

Dr Richard Tew

e: r.tew@nottingham.ac.uk

Faculty Student Support

Leanne Mitchell

e: ez-international@exmail.nottingham.ac.uk

For more information visit our study abroad pages

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Please be aware that study abroad, compulsory year abroad, optional placements/internships and integrated year in industry opportunities may change at any time for a number of reasons, including curriculum developments, changes to arrangements with partner universities or placement/industry hosts, travel restrictions or other circumstances outside of the university's control. Every effort will be made to update this information as quickly as possible should a change occur.


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