Spending a period of study abroad is considered to be one of the best opportunities that can be made available to students during their undergraduate career. The University of Birmingham has one of the largest study abroad programmes of any UK university with opportunities offered at prestigious partner institutions across Europe, the Americas, Australasia and Africa.

Andréa Edwards, Director of International Development and Mobility
“An increasing number of students are taking advantage of the University of Birmingham’s highly respected study abroad programme and other international opportunities, in order to experience a different culture and bring a new dimension to their academic studies. We are proud to be able to offer our students a wide range of opportunities from traditional study abroad, to summer schools and internships.”

A personal journey

Prospective applicants to Birmingham are often very interested in studying abroad, perceiving it as an important part of the student experience that is crucial to their own academic journey here . Time studying abroad can demonstrate students’ ambition, confidence and a willingness to embrace new ideas, attributes which are highly valued by employers.