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Studying abroad and exchanges

Explore the opportunities we offer to live and learn abroad as part of your course

Experience another culture. Learn another language. Gain broader knowledge and skills, and develop a network of international contacts. 

There are so many reasons to study in another country as part of your degree – and whether you’re a UK student interested in studying abroad as part of your course – or an overseas student who wants to study in Portsmouth on a UK exchange programme – we’re here to help.

Studying abroad as part of your degree can help your CV stand out from other graduates too, so when you apply for jobs or further study after graduation, your experience abroad could improve your chances of finding a great career.

We've been awarded the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2014-2020 (pdf) and you can view our Erasmus Policy Statement (pdf) here. Or if you're ready to start exploring, choose the route that's relevant to you below, and start your Study Abroad and Exchange journey now.

Study and work abroad: Outbound students

Study with us and you could study abroad as an outbound student. Find out where you can go, how to fund your trip, and more.

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Exchange: inbound students

Find out all you need to know about doing a study exchange with us.

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Dual degrees

These degrees allow you to spend 1 year abroad and gain 2 Bachelor's degrees or 2 Master's degrees in less time than it takes to study them separately. Find out more.

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Erasmus+ update

As a result of the UK leaving the European Union, we won't be able to offer the Erasmus+ scheme after May 2023. But, if you study with us between now and May 2023, you may still be able to apply to take part in Erasmus+. For the academic year 2022/23, we’re in discussions with EU partners to ensure current opportunities to study abroad remain.

The UK Government announced the Turing Scheme as a replacement scheme for Erasmus+. The Turing Scheme will allow you to study and work in countries around the world. We'll update this page with more information when the details of the Turing scheme firm up. 

If you join Erasmus+, you’ll still need to consider how you may be affected by changes to travel, immigration and any other practical arrangements as a result of the UK’s departure from the EU.

For further information about how Brexit affects EU students studying in the UK, please visit our Brexit page.

Covid and travel

You can find out more about how Covid may affect your plans to travel or study abroad in our guidance: