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International students

Other International opportunities

There are many different international opportunities open to City students. The following information covers some basic points, including: summer schools, work placements and language programmes.

Please remember to undertake some research into these opportunities, as with all study exchanges, you need to consult first with your departmental exchange coordinator or personal tutor to confirm your eligibility. Further assistance and advice can be provided by the International Partnerships and Development Office.

City, University of London is not responsible for the quality of the programmes advertised. We do not accept any liability for anything that may occur as a consequence of your participation. You can though contact the International Exchange Office for guidance and advice.

Summer Schools

A Summer school  is a short-term study programme, which provides you with an experience of living in another country.  Summer schools are open to all undergraduate students and offers you the opportunity to take short-courses or volunteer abroad. In some cases postgraduate students can also be considered. Summer Schools typically last between 2 and 8 weeks. These programmes are offered during holiday periods and you have the freedom to study from a range of subjects. Only with written agreements can study on a summer school be credited towards your City degree. Summer schools are offered by institutions around the world, you will need to research these opportunities independently and apply.

Work Placements

The increasing demand amongst employers for students to have work experience is becoming more. Most degree programmes at City offer students the opportunity to undertake a work placement as part of their degree. Placements within Europe may be eligible for the Erasmus grant. It is your responsibility to find a suitable work placement, you can contact your departmental placement officer or industry placement advisors for support and guidance. You can also notify the International Exchange Office for advice.


You are responsible for meeting all costs - these may include participation fees, accommodation, flights, visa (if required) and insurance as well as spending money. There is often limited funding available so you will need to research further.

Those undertaking a work placement within Europe (EU/EEA/EU Candidate Countries) are eligible for an Erasmus Grant to help offset the costs of the placement. The grants are payable whether or not your work placement is paid.