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.

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


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
  • Chile
  • China
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • the USA
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 Floirda, 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

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.

Erasmus programme

The Erasmus programme is a European-wide initiative based on subject-specific exchange agreements between schools/departments at Nottingham and academic counterparts at partner universities across Europe (teaching is in English).

The school has exchange agreements in place with institutions in:

  • Austria
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Poland
  • Slovakia
  • Sweden
  • Turkey

The University of Nottingham will continue to participate in the Erasmus+ programme until its conclusion in 2022. We are working together with our partner institutions in Europe, so that incoming students can still be accommodated beyond 2022. There may be some changes to the range of placements available. Information on funding will be communicated soon.

The Turing scheme is the UK government’s global programme, providing funding for international opportunities in education and training. Details on eligibility and available funding will be published when available. If you have any questions, please get in touch.


Study abroad opportunities are dependent upon satisfactory performance and subject to availability. Options may change due to curriculum developments and institutional partnership renewals. For the latest information, visit our study abroad pages.


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