International Experiences for Students

There are many opportunities for Oxford students to study, work, undertake research or travel abroad. These opportunities include overseas internships, study abroad during term time, Erasmus exchanges, summer schools and field trips, depending on the course and level of study.

Overall, last year more than 1,300 undergraduate students and a large proportion of graduate students participated, including just over 200 in the Oxford University International Internship Programme and over 400 in year abroad and student exchange programmes.

This section of the website provides a brief overview of the range of student opportunities available to students at Oxford University. More details on these, as well as many other study abroad and internship opportunities in dozens of countries across the world, can be found on the Student Gateway - Go Abroad.

Current Opportunities:

  • Erasmus Mundus - NAMASTE and EXPERTS4Asia information is available here: Erasmus Mundus at Oxford

  • Applications for this year's IARU Global Cross-Disciplinary Tournament (GTX), to be held at the Australian National University are now open. The GXT is an annual student-run event designed to promote cross-disciplinary exchanges of ideas, focused on future change. Undergraduate students from each participating IARU university are formed into cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional teams, competing to create a catalyst for change on a global problem. The topic for 2014 is ‘The Future of the Body’. All accommodation and meals are provided, but students will need to cover the cost of their own airfare. The deadline is 28 March 2014.

  • Would you like to learn more about China's financial markets, including banking, securities, insurance and other sectors? Three fully-funded places are available for Oxford students on Tsinghua University's Financial Leaders of Tomorrow Summer Program. The programme runs from June 30 to July 11 2014, Accommodation, meals, domestic transportation within China and events are included, but students will need to cover their own airfare to China. Applications are due by 28 March 2014.

  • Interested in Japan and Japanese culture? Tokyo University's TODAI Innovation Summer Program 2014 is now accepting applications from university students of any level. During the two-week program, the students, both from outside Japan and the University of Tokyo, will attend classes, workshops and field research in Tokyo and the Tohoku region designed to hone their skills to innovate and solve social problems. The entire program is built upon the two principal themes; Japanese cultures and Tohoku issues.  Accommodation and tuition fees are covered, but students will need to pay their airfare to Japan and for daily meals and living costs. Some scholarships for travel costs are available. Further information is available here: TODAI Innovation Summer Program (TISP) 2014 The application deadline is 31 March 2014.

  • Oxford DPhil students are eligible to apply for the Chinese University of Hong Kong's Global Scholarship Programme for Research Excellence for 2014-15. Free on-campus housing is available for short-term research attachments at CUHK, which must last for at least one month and should take place between September 2014 and August 2015. Details available here: Global Scholarship Programme for Research Excellence for 2014-15. The deadline is 31 March 2014.

  • The University of the Balearic Islands, Spain, has places available for Physics undergraduates (second year and above) on their Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships at the Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems. Each  fellowship provides a 1500  Euros stipend for participants. The  fellowship can start between 15 May - 15 July, and must end by 30 September 2014. Further information is available here: Physics Summer Research Fellowships The deadline is 1 May 2014.

Further information on international experiences for students more generally can be found by clicking the links below:

For undergraduates: International Opportunities for Undergraduates

For graduates:International Opportunities for Graduates

The Oxford University Internship Programme

The Study Abroad section of the government's graduate advice website is here: Prospects Study Abroad

Student Exchanges
Internships and Work Experience
Other International Opportunities