Outbound Exchange Opportunities

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The Study Abroad programme is available on a case by case basis.  Please contact studyabroad@uos.ac.uk with any queries.

We actively encourage our students to spend a period of their studies overseas and believe they will benefit greatly from their international experience. 

In order to be eligible students must be enrolled on a programme with the opportunity to take a Sandwich year in year three of their programme.  Exchange students do not have to pay tuition fees to their host institution and funding may be available to help with travel costs.


We are looking to expand the opportunities for students to go on a student exchange to destinations and we currently have these destinations available:

If you would be interested to find out more about these opportunities, contact the Study Abroad Team

What does it cost?

You will not be paying your host university any fees; but whether you pay the University of Suffolk your tuition fees for the time you are abroad depends on the length of your stay. If you are away a full year you will usually be required to pay the University of Suffolk 15% of your normal tuition fees, check with our Study Abroad Team for further details.

It is worth noting that if you are eligible for student support in the UK and study abroad  for one whole academic year, you may also be eligible to receive a large contribution towards your UK tuition fees for that year.

You may get a grant to cover some of your travel expenses if you normally live in England and you’re studying abroad as part of your course. You do not have to pay back a travel grant. There are rules on eligibility and how much you'll get.  

Are you eligible?

To study abroad you must at least be in your second year of study at the University of Suffolk.

You must be in good academic standing and your Department/Course Leader must agree to endorse your application.

How to apply

Please contact the Study Abroad team at studyabroad@uos.ac.uk

If you are selected to do an exchange we will nominate you to your chosen university. You should then receive an invitation to complete an application form that the receiving institution will send you.


Every institution has their own deadlines, which are usually posted on the Student Exchange section of their website.

Researching your placement

In the lead up to you departing for your time abroad it is very important to plan and do plenty of research on your placement.  

We have collated some topics that you may want to explore: further advice.