Go Abroad

Go Abroad

Our Go Abroad schemes offer all Coventry University students multiple opportunities to gain international experience and acquire knowledge, attitudes and skills and become globally-agile citizens and globally-employable graduates.

Our exciting programmes are open to all Coventry students and offer various opportunities to work, study and gain valuable experience outside the UK. Coventry University strongly believes in offering all students the opportunity to go abroad and funding is available to help support those students who decide to take this challenge.

Information on each of our different projects is available on this page. 

Go Study

Study Abroad

The Study Abroad programme - also known as Go Study - gives you the chance to study outside of the UK at one of our partner universities after you have successfully completed your second year of study.

Why study abroad? 

Coventry University believes that students benefit from an overseas experience. Students that study in another country acquire a broader range of skills and employers will be more likely to choose them because of their additional offerings along with their degree.

University graduates that study abroad and develop adaptability and foreign language skills will have a competitive advantage on the international job market and be more likely to achieve success in their career.

Where can I study abroad? 

Each year many students from Coventry University have the option to spend an enhancement year studying abroad. If you are a Tier 4 student, you need to ensure that you comply with regulations associated to your visa.

You have the option to study in the EU or study outside the EU.

How is it connected to my study?

Your time on study abroad will count towards your Enhancement Year and will enroll on the appropriate module. You will be required to meet, and get approval, from an academic to ensure the study you’ll be undertaking is suitable.

Will I need a visa?

Yes, if you’re staying in the country long term it is likely you will need to apply for a visa. This will be something you’ll need to investigate and complete on your own. The team can provide supporting documentation to help with the application process.

Do the modules bear any credits?

Currently, studying abroad does not offer any additional credits. It will, however, show on your final transcript.

*Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regards, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

Study in the EU 

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Study outside the EU 

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Go Work

Work Abroad 

The Work Abroad programme - also known as Go Work – gives you students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience outside of the UK with multiple benefits. You will need to have successfully completed your second year of study to be eligible.

Why work abroad? 

You will gain interpersonal skills as well as develop your professional skills and knowledge within your field.

Where can I work abroad? 

Each year many students from Coventry University spend between 3 and 12 months working abroad. You have the option to work in and out the EU, depending on your preferences.

What is the timeline for applying?

This will depend on the companies involved with the internship/placement role. You will need to inform us on your desire to work abroad by the end of the second semester in your second year of your undergraduate degree.

What will my internship/placement company need to complete?

The company will also be required to submit documentation, such as health and safety requirements, to be approved.

How is it connected to my study?

Your time working abroad will count towards your Enhancement Year and will enroll on the appropriate module.

Will I need a visa?

Yes, if you’re staying in the country long term it is likely you will need to apply for a visa. This will be something you’ll need to investigate and complete on your own. The team can provide supporting documentation to help with the application process.

Do the modules bear any credits?

Currently, working abroad does not offer any additional credits. It will, however, show on your final transcript.

*Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regards, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

Work in the EU 

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Work outside the EU 

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Go Explore

International Experience

The International Experience programme - also known as Go Explore - is a unique programme to Coventry that gives postgraduate taught, postgraduate research, and PhD students the opportunity for short-term experiences outside of the UK.

Where can I explore? 

Each year many students from Coventry University spend between 3 and 12 months working abroad. You have the option to undertake research, or attended conferences, in and out the EU, depending on your preferences.

How can I explore? 

Your international experience can take the form of volunteering, attending a conference, taking part in a field trip or working over the summer. 

*Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regards, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

Start exploring 

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