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. Go Study is currently unavailable due to COVID-19, please keep checking back for updates.

Study in the EU 

Find out more information and how to apply. 

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Study outside the EU 

Find out more information and how to apply. 

Travelling abroad

Go Work

The Talent Team can support you if you would like to complete a work placement abroad.

*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. Go Work is currently unavailable due to COVID-19, please keep checking back for updates.

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 5 days and 12 months 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. Go Explore is currently unavailable due to COVID-19, please keep checking back for updates.

International Field Trips

Undertaking an overseas experience could be life-changing, aiding your professional and personal development and increasing your international job prospects. If you’re learning an additional language, it’s also an opportunity to use what you’ve learnt outside the classroom, and get a real insight into the culture and way of life.

For the last six years we’ve been 1st for international experiences for students (HESA 14/15 -19/20), and we saw over 5,000 students undertake an international experiences for at least five days in 2018/19.

Undergraduate and postgraduate students have the opportunity to apply for our yearly European and international field trips. These trips are heavily subsidised, giving you the chance to go across the world at only a fraction of the standard cost.

In previous years, we’ve been to destinations such as:

  • Copenhagen
  • Athens
  • Barcelona
  • New York
  • Malaysia
  • Dubai and more.

These trips give students a chance to explore the culture, learn more about world-changing elements such as sustainability, and get an insight that might not be available to the every-day tourist.

We also support the faculty-led field trips, giving our assistance to ensure as many students as possible benefit from undertaking our overseas opportunities.

Be the Change

We have specifically designed modules which embed a European/international field trip directly into the curriculum. Students studying on Add+vantage applicable programmes have the option to choose one of our “Be the Change” modules learning about a key topic, such as the UN sustainability goals, and developing their knowledge and understanding whilst engaging in a field trip of their choice.

*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. International Field Trips are currently unavailable due to COVID-19, please keep checking back for updates.

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