International work and study

Want to work or study abroad but need a helping hand to go about doing it? This page is full of resources to help you discover exciting opportunities outside the UK, and learn more about the conditions, culture, and job prospects in countries overseas.

If you need additional assistance finding opportunities or information, come to an Information Appointment at 5 Tyndall Avenue.

Please note: If you are an international student looking for work in the UK see our Finding a job in the UK page. Or, if you’re an international student looking to fund postgraduate study in the UK, please see findamaster's specific guide.

Country and region-specific information

Choose a region on the right hand side of this page for specific regional information, or browse the resources below:

  • GoinGlobal - country guides, and an international job search / employer database
  • Prospects - country guides
  • TARGETjobs - country guides
  • Chambers of commerce and international chambers - for regional information, case studies, and event listings
  • British Embassies - for information of visas and travel

Jobs and internships

We subscribe to GoinGlobal, who provide an international job search / employer database. Other free resources include:

Please note: If you require the University to sign a Convention De Stage or Convenio De Colaboración as part of an overseas internship agreement you need to ask your School or Department to sign this. See our FAQ for more information.

Volunteering

Volunteering can be a great way to experience something new and contribute positively to a cause, whilst also learning new skills and improving your CV.

The Global Opportunities Team can help you find out more about opportunities to volunteer and or intern during your summer vacation. They also run two international scholarship schemes. Some other useful resources to help you find opportunities are:

  • European Youth Portal - volunteering opportunities within the EU
  • InterVol - “ethical volunteering” network with international schemes
  • International Citizen Service - UK Government initiative providing young people (age 18-22) with 3-month voluntary work placements in deprived areas overseas, with funding available on a means-tested basis
  • Projects Abroad Volunteer - global volunteer, gap year, and internship projects
  • UNA Exchange - non-profit offering 1-12 month projects in over 60 countries
  • Volunteering Solutions - non-profit offering volunteering and internships in over 20 countries
  • WorkingAbroad - humanitarian, environmental and teaching projects

Study

Some scholarships are available from the University to support you in funding an international experience. To find out more, visit the Global Opportunities Team website. We also subscribe to the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding which although primarily geared towards the UK may also be of use. Below are some other useful links: