School of Politics and International Relations

Study Abroad

Those who have chosen to study abroad often say that it was the highlight of their time as a student.

Undergraduate students can apply to go abroad for one semester or one year (on some courses).

Students taking part in this exchange will experience a different teaching and learning environment and have the opportunity to take modules that might not be available at Nottingham or in the UK at all.


University-wide exchange programme

The university-wide exchange programme offers you the opportunity to study at one of our partner institutions, including universities in:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • China
  • Ireland
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • the USA

Inter-campus exchange programme

You can apply to study at one of our overseas campuses in China or Malaysia for one semester or one year in your second year.

I studied abroad because I did not want to settle for an ordinary university experience. I wanted the challenge of moving to a new country, escaping my cultural 'bubble' and establishing lifelong transatlantic friendships. It is amazing how quickly strangers become friends, and a new place becomes a second home.
Kieran Leigh, studied abroad for a year at the University of South Florida, United States
Everybody should have the opportunity to study abroad because of the life changing effects it can have on a person. It may sound like a cliché, but studying abroad really is a once in a lifetime opportunity to befriend people for life, grow as a person, and have an amazing time immersing yourself in a new place.
Murray Liptrot, studied abroad for a year at Korea University, South Korea

European partners

The school has exchange agreements in place with institutions in:

  • Austria
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Spain

International summer schools

Summer schools are open to all undergraduate University of Nottingham students, and offer opportunities to take taught courses at one of our partner universities.


Study abroad opportunities are dependent upon satisfactory performance and subject to availability. For the latest information, visit our study abroad pages.

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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