At present Social Science students are able to study abroad at 32 different universities, in 16 countries across four continents.

Where you can go

Links with Europe (Erasmus links) are between departments, rather than between whole universities. However, it is quite often the case that partner universities may be happy to receive students from a different subject area. This depends on the subjects, so please ask if there is a university listed that you would be interested in.

Outside of Europe partnerships are made at university-level. As a result several of the partners available for SSIS students may have been established with other subjects in mind, and students from those areas may receive priority.

For any of the links listed it is the responsibility of the student to ensure that the partner university is offering sufficient modules to fit in with the student's programme of study. The study abroad co-ordinator will be happy to advise on this.


*Please find an up-to-date list on the International Outbound webpage here*


Flower stall above the canal in Utrecht. Copyright Tim Rushforth

Language requirements

Please consider that some partner universities only teach in their national language, and some offer English-taught modules. This is indicated by an astrix (*) on the partner university list on the Outbound page. If English modules are not offered you will need to complete the following steps:

  • have an AS-level (or equivalent) in the appropriate language
  • continue studying the language through the Foreign Language Centre up to Advanced level.

If you are a beginner in the language, you may have the opportunity to reach Advanced Level 1 by the end of your 2nd year. To be sure, please contact your Study Abroad Coordinator to confirm that you will be able to learn in a foreign language.