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Study, volunteer or work abroad

Most undergraduate courses, will recognise and support study or work abroad through the University's Study Abroad programme or the Erasmus programme.

"A fantastic way to experience a different culture and country as well as meeting people from all over the world!" - Sophie Stedman, Studied Abroad at Anglo-American University, Czech Republic (2015/16)

Why study abroad?

The decision to study abroad can be life changing – you'll get to travel, make friends from all over the world, learn a new language, improve your self-confidence and significantly improve your employability. Less than eight per cent of UK students study abroad as part of their degree, so this kind of experience puts you among an elite group of enterprising students.

But isn't it expensive? Not at all:

  • Kingston students never pay tuition fees to the host university;
  • students who go abroad for a full year get a significant tuition fee reduction;
  • all students going abroad receive a bursary or grant; and
  • most of our destinations have a lower cost of living than Kingston.

Where can I study abroad?

Students can choose to study abroad in over 30 countries spanning five continents.

As part of the Erasmus exchange programme, students studying at one of our partner universities across Europe receive a monthly grant (and most modules are taught in English).

Outside of Europe, students may choose from universities in Australia, Barbados, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Mexico, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan, Trinidad and the USA.

Where can I work in Europe?

If you secure a work placement in Europe and it is recognised by your faculty, you can apply for an Erasmus grant – this can be in addition to any salary offered by your employer. Depending on your course and faculty approval, your European work placement may be added to an international study exchange or be a stand-alone work placement during a summer break or  your third year. 

Where can I find out more?

Read what our past students say about studying abroad.

If you're already studying at Kingston, find out more on My Kingston (go to My Support, then the International section).

Shorter-term overseas field trips and other opportunities may also be available on your course.

Contact us

Study Abroad International Learning Office
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 6563
Email us

Contact us

Study Abroad International Learning Office
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 6563
Email us

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