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Work abroad placements

Have you considered the additional employability skills you could develop by completing your placement year abroad? Find out more!

Working abroad as part of your degree:

The purpose of a placement year is to develop essential employability skills and to deepen your knowledge and understanding of your subject. A work placement abroad can enable you to put into practice what you have learnt in the lecture theatre in an international context. It is a very exciting opportunity and not one that should be squandered.

Key considerations:

Who can work abroad

Students on on a degree programme that include a placement year/year in industry, have the opportunity to apply to work abroad during your studies. Many programmes that offer you the opportunity to study abroad would also accept a work placement.


Finding Work Abroad opportunities:

You can use the resources below to help identify work abroad placement opportunities

A network of current and former Kent students who are offering advice, information, mentoring and work experience opportunities.

Students can logon to TARGETconnect and search for placements as well as book guidance appointments with the CES team.

For work placements in Europe, the Erasmus+ National Agency recommends using the Erasmus Intern website as part of your research.

More information

Support at Kent

International Partnerships (IP) will be involved in Employability/Year in Industry information sessions run by Schools during the First and Second Years. A lot of useful preparatory and pre-departure information will be published on Moodle. The link will be sent to students through the Schools. If a work abroad placement is eligible for Erasmus+, the Erasmus Team will invite the student to the pre-departure briefing related to Europe. If the placement is confirmed after the briefing, the student will still receive the Study and Work Abroad Guide for Europe.

If you have any questions about working abroad, please contact IP's Go Abroad team or the Placement Officer in your School.

Placements in mainland Europe

Kent students who undertake an official work placement in an EU member state or in Norway, Iceland, Turkey, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia or Liechtenstein, will be participating in the Erasmus+ scheme and may be eligible for a non-means tested Erasmus top-up grant.

International Development Office

The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T: +44 (0)1227 764000

Last Updated: 16/04/2018