We will share a catalogue of available international placements with all applicants who registered their interest with us. You will be asked to submit up to three placement preferences.
We will ask for further supporting documents and assess candidates to decide who we will nominate for each job.
You will find out if you have been successfully matched to any of your placement preferences.
If you are matched successfully, you will receive details about the placement and a request for the following documents:
1. An up-to-date CV
2. University transcript
3. University certificate or letter of enrolment
If you are not happy with the placement, you will be placed on the reserve list for future offers.
IAESTE UK will request additional documents for nomination:
- the £200 (plus VAT) placement fee, payable to IAESTE UK
- a completed nomination form
- a cover letter to the placement employer
- a scanned copy of the front outer cover of your passport along with the picture page. If you are in the process of renewing your passport, include a photocopy of the old passport with your application.
- Up-to-date CV
- Official certificate of enrollment, obtained from your university admin deparment
- Official transcript of all modules completed on your course
If you are a non-UK national, you will also need:
IAESTE UK will send your completed nomination form to the IAESTE office in the host country, where they will liaise with the employer and make the final decision. You will be told as soon as possible if you have been accepted by the employer. Sometimes, employers are delayed in responding and could take until early summer before notifying the local IAESTE office.
For those who do not find placements during this stage, there will be plenty more opportunities offered by IAESTE through late offers. All applicants who choose to stay on our shortlist will be notified of any offers published in their field, and will be able to put in an application for the employer to consider.
April to June
You will be informed of final acceptance as soon as IAESTE UK receive confirmation from the international employer. At this point, you will be able to arrange your travel, insurance and visas etc.
IAESTE in your host country will inform you of accommodation details once you have confirmed your travel arrangements to IAESTE UK.
We will give you contact details of your employer before you start. If you have any questions about the type of work you’ll be doing, please don’t contact them until we confirm it’s OK. Contact us instead at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before you go
Pre-departure briefings in the UK will give you the chance to get to know other participants who are going overseas. You will also meet students who have taken part in IAESTE before and will have the chance to ask them questions.
Go on your placement – and enjoy it.
Once you have accepted the nomination, you have committed to the placement, so please don’t pursue other opportunities. If something rare happens and you are rejected or the placement is withdrawn for any reason, IAESTE UK will do its best to find you an alternative.
While you are on your placement
Your host country will put you in touch with their local IAESTE student committee who will welcome you to their country and help you get settled. Through this network you will be able to meet other students on placement in the area.
If you face any problems during your placement, the host IAESTE committee in country is your first point of contact. IAESTE UK staff at the British Council are also here to support you with problems that can’t be resolved locally. You can find us through the contact details below.