Work Abroad

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As well as Study Abroad, it could be possible to work abroad as part of your Reading degree.

The majority of work / training placement opportunities abroad take place in degree programmes that offer a full-year in industry option. However where this is not possible some Schools may recognise a placement undertaken during a summer vacation period.

If you are interested in undertaking an international work placement as part of your degree at the University of Reading, you are strongly encouraged to make contact with the University Careers & Employability Centre which will provide you with information and support, together with the Placement Officers located across the Teaching & Learning Support Centres.

Further information

Examples and resources of opportunities that could be available include:

Note: The opportunities listed are not owned or organised by the University of Reading however are listed as illustrative of opportunities that might be available to students. The opportunities listed on the Study Abroad website are correct at the time of publication.


If you are arranging a work placement abroad and you wish to apply for funding, please review the sections below and contact the Erasmus & Study Abroad Office ( for further information.


The UK Government has decided to not participate in the new Erasmus+ programme (2021-2027), which started June 2021. This means that there will be no new Erasmus+ funds available to UK universities to support future student mobilities.

The University of Reading remains within the existing Erasmus+ programme (2014-20) until our current Erasmus project ends in May 2023. There may be limited remaining Erasmus+ funds available to support Erasmus activities before the formal departure date. However, this is not guaranteed.

Please contact the Erasmus & Study Abroad Office ( for further information. You can also review the University of Reading’s Brexit Student FAQs page.

Turing Scheme

The Turing Scheme is a new funding scheme established by the UK Government to support UK outward mobility. The Erasmus & Study Abroad Office will manage the Turing Scheme on behalf of the University of Reading.

Turing Scheme funding is competitive and not guaranteed. For further information, please contact the Erasmus & Study Abroad Office (