Study abroad and work placements
A year abroad as part of your studies can be an exciting and invaluable experience. Before you decide, there are cost and funding implications of a year abroad or work placement to think through.
Find out about some of the typical expenses of a period abroad, and about loan, scholarship and grant options.
Study abroad scholarships
Some study abroad students may be able to apply for a scholarship to help meet the costs of studying overseas.
Calculating the cost of work placements
Whether you thinking about a work placement in the UK or abroad, there are certain costs you should consider before you start your placement.
UK and EU student tuition fees and maintenance loans - eligibility and amounts
If you're a UK or EU student and your course includes a placement year - studying abroad or working, either abroad or in the UK - your funding will change for the year.
Applying for your student loan
You can apply for both a Maintenance Loan to help pay for living costs while studying abroad or on a work placement and a loan for the Tuition Fee.