Student Life

International Opportunites

The opportunity to study or volunteer abroad is an enriching experience, academically as well as personally. A third of our students take up the opportunity to spend a semester, or shorter period, living and studying abroad at one of our 30+ partner institutions worldwide through the Erasmus+ and International Exchange programmes. Those opportunities are open to all of our students, and you will be encouraged and supported to make the most of the opportunities on offer.

Studying abroad

With 30+ partner institutes worldwide, you can broaden your horizons through our exchange and volunteering programmes

Why study abroad?

There are many reasons: exploring, experiencing and sharing different cultures; improving your language skills; acquiring new perspectives on teaching and learning; or enhancing your independence and confidence. The reasons may be varied, but one thing stays the same – it’s an experience you will remember for life.

Where can I go?

Stranmillis has exchange arrangements with over thirty partner universities across Europe, the US and Asia. Click here for a list of our partner university universities.

What will I do?

Just like when you are a student here, you will take a range of mandatory and optional classes, complete assignments and undertake work-based placements. What you do outside of class is what makes the experience – making new friends; travelling, exploring and immersing yourself in a new cultural environment; being part of a global network; and enhancing your skills and talents.


Stranmillis has developed close ties with a number of education-related charities such as Fields of Life and Saphara, with student volunteer teams regularly getting involved in innovative and inspirational projects in Uganda and India. Numerous other local volunteering and degree enhancement opportunities are also available.



Work-based placements

100% of our undergraduate students undertake an extensive programme of work-based placements.



Stranmillis has one the highest student retention rates in the UK at 98%.


Student Satisfaction

Stranmillis is ranked 1st in Northern Ireland, and 6th in the UK, for student satisfaction (NSS 2020).


A global community

The campus attracts students and staff from over 30 partner universities worldwide


study abroad

A third of our students take up the opportunity to spend time studying abroad.


Green campus

The College is the first HEI in Northern Ireland to be awarded EcoCampus status.



Our graduates are highly sought after, with 97% in employment or further study fifteen months after graduation.


Always connected

Stranmillis has invested heavily in the latest communications technology and campus-wide high speed WiFi