A semester or year abroad placement is a challenging experience which can enrich your time at university and allow you to travel the world. Find out how to apply and make your study abroad plans a reality.
Find out key dates, including information sessions and application deadlines.
If you need more information about studying or working abroad
Tel: +44 (0) 117 39 40205
In person: 3rd Floor, 31 Great George Street, University of Bristol, BS1 5QD
If an international placement during term is not right for you, there are still plenty of overseas options.
The information provided here is for undergraduate students.
Check your eligibility
You need permission from your school and must meet their academic requirements for students participating in study abroad; most schools will have a minimum average mark requirement from your first year of study at Bristol. Please check with your Study Abroad Academic Director for further information.
Dentistry, Medicine and Veterinary Science students
Contact your relevant school office for details of possible international opportunities.
When you will go
|Length of degree||Length of placement||Timing of placement|
|3 years||Single semester abroad||TB1 or TB2 during Year 2|
|4 years||Full year abroad||Year 3|
Decide where to go
Whether you go for a year or a semester, it's important to do some research before deciding on which universities you are interested in studying at. Consider:
- Which country or countries are you interested in?
- Which university is best for your academic interests?
- What are your limitations in terms of costs, term dates and travel distance?
Studying in a foreign language
Studying abroad is one of the best ways to improve your foreign language skills, but you will need to meet our language requirements.
Finance your trip
Think about how you are going to finance your time away from home:
- most institutions will have information about cost and budgeting on their websites
- look at our financial planning advice to ensure you know what to expect.
Follow our application guide and apply now.
Prepare to go
The better prepared you are, the quicker you’ll find your feet and the more you’ll get out of your year abroad.
Before departure, complete our Blackboard Go Abroad Guide. It covers important aspects of your year abroad including:
- university applications
- your next steps
We will email you when the Go Abroad Guide is available. Take you time to work through it, and make sure you understand what you need to do and when you need to do it.
Find out more about how we will communicate with you while you are away.
Download our Global Opportunities Guide
Download our brochure to find out more about the opportunities available to you to study, intern or volunteer abroad.