Outward Mobility Opportunities



Work, Study, or Volunteer Abroad for the Experience of a Lifetime

Travel, immerse yourself in a new culture, meet new friends, and try new foods, all while working towards your degree. Funding is open to UWTSD students on many different programmes with numerous exchange opportunities across the USA, Canada, China, Europe, and more!

Where can I study?


Frequently Asked Questions

I am interested in one of the Study Abroad programmes. What should I do first?
  1. Talk to the Outward Mobility Officer (michaella.batten@uwtsd.ac.uk) regarding study abroad to find out which programmes may be a good fit with your degree.
  2. Do some research. Read the Outward Mobility Handbook, look at the host university's website, and ask other students who have been there previously.
  3. Talk to your personal tutor regarding your plans.
I've chosen where I want to go, now how do I apply for the programme?
  1. Make sure you have a current passport. You will need this to make your visa application, so apply for one as soon as you can
  2. Complete the application form and return it to Michaella Batten (michaella.batten@uwtsd.ac.uk
  3. Email the university you are interested in to let them know you're interested to study abroad there. 
What do I need to include in my application?

A completed application form must be returned to Michaella Batten (michaella.batten@uwtsd.ac.uk), and must include:

  • Approval and sign-off by your Programme Director
  • A transcript of your current academic profile (you can print this from MyTSD)
  • Two references from University tutors, one of whom must be your Programme Director
  • An essay as part of the application form (one side of A4) explaining why you would like to partake in the Study Abroad programme
  • A copy of your passport 
I've submitted my application, what's next?
  1. Once you have completed your application, you will be called for interview with the International Recruitment Unit and relevant representative members of academic staff. 
  2. If you have been provisionally accepted by the International Recruitment Unit, you will need to fill in application forms for the university you'd like to study abroad at (the 'Host University').
  3. Once you are accepted at the Host University, you will be able to apply for a visa (if relevant), book flights, etc. 
How much money will it cost? How much funding can I get?

The amount you will need varies on the programme, institution, and country you choose to study at. All students on Study Abroad exchanges will be automatically considered for funding through either Taith or Turing.

There is additional funding for students from a Widening Participation background (e.g. those with low income, students with caring responsibilities, student refugees, etc.)  Visit our Funding Opportunities Page, read the Outward Mobility Handbook, and/or email Michaella Batten (michaella.batten@uwtsd.ac.uk) for more info on your chosen university.

Does the academic credit transfer back to my degree at UWTSD (my Home University)?

Yes, all credit transfers back to UWTSD and counts towards your degree.

What are the eligibility requirements?
  • You must be a current UWTSD student or 
  • Be a recent graduate if you are participating in a traineeship (in which case you must carry out and complete your traineeship abroad within twelve months of graduating) and
  • You must have an average grade of 60 or higher by the time you begin your study abroad placement.

Speaking from experience

Theatre student Lowri went to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and discusses the semester she spent there in the video below.