Placement information for international students

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As an international student you have the option to undertake a placement year as part of your studies. Spend the year developing your skills, building your professional network and gaining invaluable industry experience in the UK. 

To be eligible for a placement you will need to have:

  • Secured 60 credits in your first semester at the first attempt
  • Have a two year Tier 4 student visa to include the placement year. (You can extend your visa if you need to)
  • Submit an offer of a placement by the deadline of June 30th 2019. 

To get started please complete the click here to complete the placement registration form.

Please read this following document outlining Placement Terms and Conditions for International Students

The Placement Search

The Placement team are here to support you throughout your placement search in a number of different ways. We offer placement workshops, one to one guidance appointments, interview practise and industry visits. You can book in to these sessions via MyGateway. 

International Students visit Rolls Royce in Derby

 

Extending my Visa

International students my need to extend their Tier 4 Visa so that it covers the years to be studied at DMU (including the placement year). It is your responsibility to make sure you apply for this extension. For advice and guidance please email dsuadvice@dmu.ac.uk.

Undergraduate students

Undergraduate students can undertake a placement year following successful completion of their second year of study (level 5). The placement begins between June and September, depending on the employer, and lasts for 12 months.

Postgraduate students (Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Media only)

Postgraduate students with a Tier 4 visa are required to secure a placement offer from an employer by 30 June 2019 in their first year of study.

September students

Placements take place following successful completion of all your taught modules and before you begin your final project report/dissertation. The placement begins between June and September, depending on the employer, and lasts for 12 months (you must have attained at least 60 credits at the first attempt).

January students

Placements take place following successful completion of your first set of taught modules. The placement begins between June and September, depending on the employer, and lasts for 12 months (you must have attained at least 60 credits at the first attempt).

 

Case Studies 

“Communicate frequently with the placement team and ask for their advice and guidance. Master the techniques of the placement application process by tailoring your CV and cover letter for each company. Do not make the mistake of sending the same CV and cover letter to all the jobs you apply to.” - Suria Prakkash Vijayasuria, Master in Energy & Sustainable Development, Lapping & Precision Machinist, Opus Metrology

“My technical and communication skills have been developed very fast since the first month from working with team. In term of technical skill, I know how to build AI models with effective tools. I feel more confident when talking to colleagues resulting in the improvement of my communication skill.” - Nontawat Pattanajak, MSc Intelligent Systems, Postgraduate Engineer (Artificial Intelligence Lab), Jaguar Land Rover limited

“Try until you find it. Spend at least two hour a day and don’t give up at any cost. I started to look for placements from November 2017 and faced many rejections. I finally got placed when there were only 10 days remaining till the deadline.” - Jasmin Libiya Jerald, MSc Computing, Software Support Assistant, 3T Logistics.

 

 
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