Learn about opportunities to work internationally during your time at Ulster.
When the UK left the European Union this brought new rules and restrictions in the areas of travel and border controls. Students should read the Brexit Guidance from the FCDO website for the country they intend travelling to for details.
Students will be eligible to apply for funding for work and study placements that run until 31 May 2023. The UK will continue to participate fully in the current Erasmus+ programme. This means that Ulster University's current Erasmus+ programme will continue to receive funding for the full duration of the project.
Graduate employers increasingly seek recruits with multicultural awareness, adaptability and awareness of global business networks. International work- experience help you to develop these highly transferable skills which are proven to increase employability.
By travelling overseas and experiencing different work environments, people, cultures and organisations, you will not only develop your technical and professional skills but can confidently demonstrate to prospective employers that you are resilient, independent and adaptable, making you a valuable asset to their business.
Even if your degree course does not include a compulsory industry-based work placement, many of our international work placement programmes can be completed during your summer break.
Use Handshake when searching for international work-based learning opportunities such as volunteering, summer internships and 12-month placement opportunities.
Ulster University are working in partnership with HigherEd – an online global career platform for students and graduates seeking international work placement opportunities. Hundreds of quality global internship and placement opportunities are available and updated every week from employers such as Amazon, Pespi, Nike, Google, Santander and L’Oreal.
Register on HigherEd and find internships, placements, and graduate positions that are relevant to you from companies around the world.
Start building your global network by signing up to the Alumni Networking Programme and use LinkedIn to monitor vacancies with your employers of choice.
All short-term summer volunteering roles and internships are Edge Accredited activities under Category 5 - Developing a Global Vision.
Study abroad allows you to undertake part of your undergraduate degree outside of the UK at one of our exchange partner universities across the globe.
Studying abroad will count towards your degree with your final degree classification or your time abroad will be recognised in your degree title, eg BSc Hons Computing with DIAS (Diploma in International Academic Study).