Your international opportunities

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If you are looking to acquire global skills, the international opportunities available to you are endless. Throughout the year we advertise short-term experiences and work placements abroad, scholarships, international activities on campus and a lot more.

Take a look at some of our past and current opportunities below.

Please note: these opportunities are offered and managed by third-party providers. Given the current COVID-19 pandemic and global health crisis, the University of Salford is not allowing students to take part in any international opportunities for the remainder of 2020, other than virtual opportunities and internationalisation at home initiatives, i.e. no mobilities involving travel are allowed. Students who choose to take part in these opportunities do so at their own risk but are asked to keep the University of Salford’s recommendation in mind and to follow UK government advice on foreign travel. The University of Salford does not endorse these initiatives and students taking part do so independently, without our approval.


Explore current international opportunities from work and research placements abroad to summer schools and even virtual experiences. We're always looking out for different options to make sure all our students and staff can become global citizens.

Abroadship: events, training and exchange programmes

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Abroadship is a non-profit initiative from London whose mission is to encourage students to become world’s citizen through events, training courses and exchange programmes. 


See our whole offering and explore past opportunities we have advertised to our staff and students. Some of these expired schemes will re-open in the future, so keep checking back for further updates.

Generation UK internship

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With a Generation UK internship, you can spend two months living and studying in China, absorbing the Asian culture while expanding your skills.

International Citizen Service (ICS) overseas volunteer placements

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The ICS is a UK government-funded programme providing overseas opportunities to young people. UK volunteers work side-by-side with local volunteers in some of the poorest communities in Africa and Asia, staying with host families in the community.

Butex scholarships for students

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£500 scholarships are available to students studying abroad during the 2020/21 academic year with Butex. Apply by 15 June 2020.

Fulbright Awards

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The US-UK Fulbright Commission focuses on opportunities and exchanges between the USA and the UK as part of a global programme. In the past, our students have been eligible to apply for postgraduate and research project awards. 

Travel Grant for change-makers

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Passionate about making a difference in your community or profession? Inspired by new ideas and projects from overseas? Receive funding to spend 4-8 weeks anywhere in the world to explore a topic you care about. 

Stand Out Scholarship

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With the Stand Out Scholarship, you may be eligible for one of five scholarships made available by QS MoveON and UUKi. Students can be awarded up to €4500.

Take your studies to Mexico

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Gain a scholarship and study a Master's degree or PhD in Mexico with the '2019 Mexican Government Scholarship Program for International Students'.

US scholarships for postgraduate studies

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The Thouron award pays for your full tuition, fees and health insurance for up to two years of postgraduate study as well as an annual stipend to cover living costs, entertainment and travel. 

Fully-funded work placements in Bangkok

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The Intern Group provided scholarships for students to work in Bangkok in August 2020.

GoCamp: Ukraine

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GoCamp recruits English-speaking volunteers who spend two weeks in Ukraine over the summer, helping children learn English in the AfterSchool project.

Study in Australia with the Northcote Postgraduate Scholarship

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Dreaming of studying in Australia? With the Northcote Postgraduate Scholarship, students can enrol in an Australian institution and get awarded a generous scholarship. 

50 fully funded remote placements with Pagoda Projects

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Take part in an 8-week remote placement in a sector of your choice.

Fully funded research opportunities in Canada: summer 2021

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Students who are starting the second year of an undergraduate course this September and have achieved a weighted average of 65% during their first year, may be eligible to take part in this opportunity.