Where can I go?

Find out where you could go on a Go Abroad for Staff experience.

COVID-19 update ​​

The University's most recent guidance is that essential business travel may progress, subject to full risk assessment/approval processes.  

Due to FCDO guidance advising against travel to many of our ICM partner countries, we are not currently opening applications outside of Europe.  We will review this situation on 1 October 2020 and monthly thereafter. 

Applications for Europe will be accepted where FCDO guidance allows travel to the host country.

Travel will only be possible where all of the following conditions have been met:

  • FCDO guidance allows travel to a country - it is the responsibility of the applicant to monitor FCDO guidance throughout the application process and pre-departure,
  • The applicant's School approves the activity as essential,
  • The applicant has completed and had approved, a COVID specific risk assessment and insurance application.  This risk assessment is mandatory and must be submitted as part of your travel insurance application. You must ensure that you follow the accompanying flow chart before completing the risk assessment and then follow your normal authorisation process prior to booking any travel or accommodation ​​​and
  • The host institution is available and willing to offer an opportunity.  Applicants should note that staff mobility opportunities may not be available at this time.  European partners may be approached directly by the applicant; in the case of ICM partners, SWAY will liaise with partners and advise on the availability of staff mobility opportunities.


If you're looking to visit Europe, the Erasmus+ programme provides funding to train or teach in any of the following countries.  You can apply to any institution in any of these countries at any time of year.

Austria Czech Republic Germany Italy Liechtenstein Netherlands Serbia Turkey
Belgium Denmark Greece Iceland Lithuania Norway Slovakia  
Bulgaria Estonia Hungary Ireland Luxembourg Poland Slovenia  
Croatia Finland Iceland Italy Macedonia Portugal Spain  
Cyprus France Ireland Latvia Malta Romania Sweden  

Outside Europe

If you're keen to explore further afield, the Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (ICM) programme offers funding to train or teach at some of our non-European partners.   Places at these institutions are limited and may be competitive. There are several application rounds throughout the year until all places are used.   

Please note that ICM funding cannot be provided to support visits to any institutions other than those listed below. Partners vary from year to year so we cannot guarantee all institutions on offer will be partners in future years.

ICM Staff Mobility partners 2020/21
Country Partner institution No. of places available Country Partner institution No. of places available
Argentina Fundacion Universidad De San Andres (UDESA) 1 Ghana University of Ghana 4

Universidade De Sao Paolo (USP)

Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio (PUC Rio)




Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT Bombay)




University of the British Columbia (UBC)

University of Toronto



Israel Ben-Gurion University of the Negev 2
Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC Chile) 3 Russia

Northern (Artic) Federal University (NARFU)

St Petersburg State University (SPbU)

Higher School of Economics Moscow (HSE Moscow)





Fudan University

Peking University (PKU)




Makerere University


Egypt American University in Cairo (AUC) 8 South Africa

University of Cape Town (UCT)

University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg (Wits)



Gambia University of the Gambia 3  



Where staff went 2018/19, 3% North America, 4% Latin America, 4% Africa, 74% Europe, 2% Russia, 13% Asia