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Global Partnerships

Worldwide Connections

Internationally Recognised University Partners

The University of Cumbria has over 25 active partnerships with academic institutions all over the world, including in Europe, Asia, and the United States. 

Our partnerships with global institutions allow us to collaborate on fundamental research that impacts lives across the globe, alongside engaging in the exchange of students for study abroad opportunities. 

Where you're looking to study abroad in the UK or are a UK student wanting to explore the world, dive into a whole new culture through one of our partners. Develop soft and transferable skills, meet people from a variety of backgrounds, and discover your place in the world. 

No matter your path, we've got you.

Why You Should Study Abroad

Gain the opportunity to develop transferable skills, gain vital international experience, and broaden your horizons by experiencing a new country and culture.

Undertake a life-changing experience and develop both personally and academically. Our students return feeling more motivated, independent, and confident in their studies and skills, with improved language skills and an international network of friends.

Step out of your comfort zone and increase your cultural awareness through diverse experiences abroad, socially, academically, and professionally.

Stand out in the global job market with international connections and experience that boosts your CV.

Our Partners in Europe

Students wishing to study and work abroad in Europe may apply for the Turing Scheme. This is the UK’s global programme for students, launched in 2021, to replace the Erasmus+ programme.

The Turing Scheme provides universities with the funding needed to offer grants to students as they carry out an approved study or work placement with a partnered institution. Plus, for those with special educational needs and/or disabilities, the scheme provides additional funding. To find out more, visit the Turing Scheme website.

European Map
  • Austria

    University of Applied Science, Wiener Neustadt
  • Czech Republic

    Charles University, Prague Czech University of Life Sciences
  • Finland

    HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences
  • Germany

    Phillips-Universität Marburg
  • Netherlands

    Arnhem Business School
  • Norway

    University College of Southeast Norway

Partnered Institutions In China

At the University of Cumbria, we welcome students from across the globe. Discover below a list of long-standing partnerships with institutes in China, with whom we enact a cultural exchange allowing UoC students to study abroad during their degree. Explore a whole new culture in the UK or China, and experience new ways of teaching when you venture abroad.

Jiaxing University

Zhejiang A&F University (ZAFU)

Shanghai University of Engineering Science (SUES)

Guizhou Medical University (GMU)

Zhejiang University of Media & Communications (ZUMC)