What is Study Abroad?

Study Abroad is the perfect way to explore the world, gain vital skills and increase your employability. You can do all of this while continuing on your Liverpool degree programme at one of our partner universities.

At the University of Liverpool, we have a number of options for Study Abroad:

Where you can go to Study Abroad will depend on your degree type, along with personal preferences such as climate, cost and the type of city. Browse our options to find the right Study Abroad programme for you. 

At a glance:



Does it add time
to my degree?

Will I
study modules
from my subject area?

When will I study abroad?

Clinical Rotations/ Placements

Dependent on degree programme



See here

Semester Abroad

1 semester 
(4-6 months)



A semester abroad usually takes place in second year for all 3-year degree programmes and 4-year degree programmes which include a Year in Industry. Students must apply in year 1!


Students on any other 4-year course should check with their International Opportunities Advisor (IOA) as a semester abroad may be available to take in either second or third year. Students must apply in year 2 for a semester abroad in year 3 (if this option is available)!

Summer Abroad

2-6 weeks


Dependent on programme type

Summer after years 1 or year 2 (and year three for specific programmes, see here) 

Year in China

1 academic year

Yes - 1 additional year

No - you will take China Studies & Chinese language modules

You can either take the Year in China after your 2nd or final year of study. See our YiC Integrated Masters list for any exceptions to this or programmes where students can choose which year they participate in Year in China (please apply in the academic year before you wish to travel).   

Study Abroad in Europe falls under the Erasmus+ scheme. Erasmus+ is an EU funding initiative that gives students the opportunity to study at a partner university within the EU and EEA whilst receiving a grant to help cover some living expenses.

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