Study and work abroad

As a University of Surrey student you have the opportunity to study and work abroad as part of your degree. 


Taking part in an exchange gives you the opportunity to travel and live in another country, whilst earning credits that will contribute to your Surrey degree. Check out the student experiences from previous study or work abroad students.

In addition to the hugely enjoyable and satisfying experience, time spent abroad adds a distinctive element to your CV, providing you with a new network of friends, intercultural competences, possibly a new language and so much more. Research shows that students who have gone abroad as part of their degree are more likely to be in a graduate job, more likely to gain a first-class degree and less likely to be unemployed on graduation. Read a report from the European Commission to find out more.

When study exchanges take place

Study exchange can take place either in the second year for one semester or the full year or as an alternative to a work placement in the Professional Training placement year, depending on your degree course.

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