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Opportunities for home/EU students

The University of Nottingham is a truly global University. Within the School of Health Sciences we are committed to providing opportunities for students to to study abroad and have an international experience.

Why study abroad?

Study abroad opportunities are available on all our undergraduate programmes and give you an invaluable opportunity to gain insight into healthcare in different social, cultural, economic and political contexts/environments.

There are considerable personal and professional benefits to be gained from a successful elective including:

  • Living and studying in another country for an extended period is a rare and potentially life changing experience
  • Promotion of personal growth and intellectual development
  • Enhanced employability. Employers are increasingly recognising the skills that come from studying abroad including flexibility, resilience, cross-cultural communication skills, the ability to adapt to new circumstances and deal constructively with differences
  • Building interpersonal skills

Our study abroad options

International electives

Undertake a clinical placement anywhere in the world

International electives allow students to undertake a clinical placement anywhere in the world, subject to approval. Countries students have visited include: Australia, Canada, Germany, Ghana, India, Japan, Malaysia, Malawi, Malta, New Zealand, Norway, Sri Lanka, Sweden and the United States.

Our international elective programme aims to ensure our graduates are prepared to work in a multi-cultural diverse environment and are equipped to deal with the challenges of the twenty-first century healthcare system.

The school has extensive links with a range of healthcare institutions across the world. We are also a member of the prestigious Universitas 21 Health Sciences Collaborative Group.

What our students say about their study abroad experiences

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ERASMUS programme

Study or work in Europe through the Erasmus programme.

The school has a vibrant ERASMUS programme with a number of partnerships across Europe. Find out more.



School of Health Sciences

B Floor, South Block Link
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2HA

telephone: +44 (0)115 74 86500