Registration is now closed for 2021 placements.
Are you a science, engineering, technology or applied arts student at a higher education institution in Scotland or Northern Ireland?
From electronics in Japan to earthquake detection technology in Colombia, an IAESTE placement is a guaranteed way to boost your career.
It’s also a hassle-free way to experience life abroad. You’ll be supported by the IAESTE team every step of the way: from choosing an employer and applying for visas, to finding accommodation and settling into your new country.
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IAESTE for students outside the UK
Students outside the UK can do traineeships in the UK, but will need to apply via the IAESTE office in their home country.
If you have already been accepted to do a traineeship in the UK, you can find information before you arrive in the UK.
We are monitoring the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union process closely, however the outcome of this will depend on the ongoing negotiations between the European Union and the United Kingdom.
We would like to offer our reassurance that both the British Council and our overseas partners both in Europe and worldwide remain committed to the programme. The IAESTE programme is not reliant on EU funding to function and as such any potential impact of the UK leaving the EU would be at an individual participant level in terms of visas, health insurance etc. rather than at a programme level.
IAESTE for employers and universities
If you are an employer, find out how to recruit an IAESTE trainee.
Institutions who want to encourage their students to take up an IAESTE traineeship can find support to promote the programme.
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Last updated: 25/02/2021