Students attending a lecture ©

Copyright British Council

We support scientific collaboration through the exchange of ideas and knowledge. Through our worldwide science network we build partnerships. We also encourage links and networking between scientists, engineers and research managers.

The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE)

IAESTE is a UK wide programme that arranges paid vocational training abroad. It works at higher education level on a reciprocal exchange basis.

We offer training placements to 15 Welsh students per year. Each placement lasts for 6-12 weeks over the summer period. The placements are in Universities and/or private industries overseas.

IAESTE is part of the International Educational Programme funded by the Welsh Government and implemented by the British Council.


EURAXESS provide information and advice for researchers looking for new jobs and funding inside or outside the UK, and for UK research institutions. 

The programme supports the commitment of the European Union to removing the barriers to free movement of knowledge within Europe. 

The UK India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) 

UKIERI enhances educational links between India and the UK, supporting partnerships and developing student mobility and skills development programmes.

UKIERI’s Study India Programme also supports young people who want to study and develop their career in India by offering three week summer scholarships in India.