Studying abroad and student exchange is for everyone!
Studying abroad for a semester or a year opens the door to exciting experiences and so much more!
Applications to study abroad during the 2024/25 academic year are open from 17 November 2023 to 18 February 2024.
In this article, the Brookes Global Mobility and Engagement team outlines the options and benefits of studying abroad and the funding options available to support you during that time.
What are my study abroad options?
There are two study abroad options available:
- going on exchange with one of Oxford Brookes' partner universities worldwide
- other international opportunities such as summer schools at partner institutions or volunteering.*
*Please note that the team is currently updating the information regarding exchange partners and summer schools, so minor changes may be made to these sections over the coming weeks.
Why should I study or work abroad?
Studying abroad helps you to gain a wealth of experiences, including:
- developing new transferable skills
- gaining international experience
- improving your employability and enhancing your CV
- developing a range of soft skills, such as problem solving and working with others
- enhancing your language skills
- developing your intercultural communication.
Where are Oxford Brookes' exchange partners?
Oxford Brookes has over 150 exchange agreements worldwide, including Australia, countries across Europe and Asia, and the USA. Explore our exchange partners webpage for all your options.
What are the funding options and what do they cover?
The Turing Scheme provides funding for students in the UK to undertake periods of study or work placement across the world.
Turing funding is awarded annually to UK universities as part of a competitive bidding process. If demand for funded spaces exceeds the amount the University has been awarded in any given year, selection criteria prioritising students from widening participation backgrounds will apply in line with the aims and objectives of the Turing Scheme. This means that individual student funding is not guaranteed even if the University is successful in attracting funding.
Please note that individual students cannot apply directly to the Turing Scheme for funding. The University will apply for funding on behalf of students and will then distribute the funding amount it receives in any given year to eligible students according to the criteria mentioned above.
The Turing Scheme funding covers:
- cost of living - the amount depends on the destination and length of activity and is worked out based on the Turing Scheme calculator
- additional funding (cost of living) for students from disadvantaged backgrounds
- travel costs for students from disadvantaged backgrounds
- additional costs for students from disadvantaged backgrounds such as passport, visa or health insurance
- additional support for those students with special educational needs and/or disabilities.
I'm interested - what do I do next?
There are lots of ways to contact the Brookes Global Mobility and Engagement team and find out more.
You can meet the team face-to-face for an informal chat. The Exchanges team is running a series of drop-in sessions in the Forum, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus between 1.30pm and 5.30pm on:
- Wednesday 8 November
- Wednesday 15 November
- Wednesday 22 November
- Tuesday 28 November
Please book a slot on Koalendar (available Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 4.00pm).
Global Mobility and Engagement team: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close on 18 February 2024.