Work and study abroad placements

Exploring a new country, discovering the culture, improving your language skills and having a fantastic experience – who wouldn’t want to work or study overseas?

Finding an overseas placement or studying in a foreign university is an incredible opportunity, enhancing your learning experience and preparing you for the global employment market.

“Companies are operating over so many international boundaries, so the more languages and experience with different cultures you can bring to a company, the more you can help expand its global reach.”

Oliver Watson, Managing Director for UK, North America and the Middle East at Michael Page.

Aston University maintains strong relationships with partner institutions abroad, and works with employers to create placements around the world. We also participate in the Erasmus+ Programme, helping more students with funding to work or study overseas.

All places are advertised on Aston Futures. Make sure you check each advert carefully for the details and application instructions.

Statement about Hong Kong situation

Due to the escalation of the situation in Hong Kong and the safety of our students being paramount, Aston University has taken the decision to curtail all study placements there until further notice. Students currently on study placement are being supported to return to the UK and alternative arrangements are being made for students due to start study placements in Hong Kong in January 2020.

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Finding work placements abroad

The ‘world is your oyster’! Students from Aston University have been all over the world, undertaking placements in countries such as France, Switzerland, USA, Germany, Morocco, Singapore, Australia, China and Spain. So, where would you like to go?

All you need to know about a study placement abroad

Discover more about our list of partner universities from the links below, and imagine where your study could take you. Every student, regardless of course, can choose a study abroad placement. It's an excellent opportunity to experience a new culture, make international connections and prepare for the global employment market. 

Each year over 150 Aston University students choose a study placement. You can study for a full year - or even just a term, leaving the rest of the year to find a work placement. You can choose the combination and the country.