How do I apply?

Applications are now open and will close on 19 December 2014.

There will be only one application round this year. Please follow the steps below to apply. 

Step 1 – Check the eligibility criteria. 

Step 2Choose a country 

Take a look at the countries available in ‘Where can I go?’ and read about former assistants experiences here and on Study Work Create. You will be asked during registration about your destination preferences so make sure you research them beforehand. 

Please note that you can make only one application per year. Duplicate applications for different countries are not accepted. You should apply for one country only and specify second and third choice countries on the same form.

Step 3Register online 

You will be asked to provide details of your current situation, contact details as well as your preferences regarding aspects of an assistantship abroad. 

Step 4 – Complete and submit the paper application 

Once you have registered online you will receive an automated email informing you of the next steps in the application process. The email will include a Checklist reminding you of the supporting documents you have to include in your application. Please also read our Guidance Notes which will be useful when completing and submitting your application. 

Incomplete applications 

Please note: applications with missing information or required documents will be rejected from the programme. Please read the Checklist for more information.

Assessment days

Candidates who pass the first stage of selection for posts in China, Switzerland, Canada and Latin America will be invited to attend a compulsory assessment day.

These will take place between January and March 2015 and in various locations across the UK – exact dates and locations will be confirmed.

The assessments will last a full day and consist of group activities in the morning and individual interviews in the afternoon. Candidates are expected to cover any costs for travel.