Where Can I go?

Our partner institutions are categorized by country. If you have any questions or concerns please contact goglobal@yorku.ca.  

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Australia

Deakin University

City: Melbourne
Language of Instruction: English
Terms Dates:
  • Trimester 1(2024): March – June
  • Trimester 2: July – October
  • Trimester 3: November – February
Things to know:
  • Ranked in the top 1% of universities globally.
  • The university is known for its industry-focused curriculum, providing students with practical skills and real-world experience through internships, work placements, and industry partnerships.
  • Deakin University offers a vibrant and engaging student experience.
  • Deakin University is recognized for its quality education, industry connections, and research contributions.
Additional Resources:

Flinders University

City: Adelaide
Language of Instruction: English
Things to Know
  • #1 South Australian university for learning engagement, student support, and overall experience.
  • #5 in Australia in the global Golden Age Universities ranking.
  • World's #8 concept is and illustration school.
  • Ranked #20 in the world for water resources.
Terms Offered:
  • Fall ( Semester 2): End of July - Mid November
  • Winter ( Semester 1): End of February - End of June
Eligibility Requirement
  • Flinders University equivalent 4.0 (pass) out of 7.0 scale
  • Completing at least one academic year (2 semesters) of full-time study
Course Information
  • Course Handbook
  • Restricted Study Area: Medicine, nursing, midwifery, and drama topics requiring audition are not open to exchange/study abroad students.
  • International students are required to study full-time (13.5-18 units per semester). Most Flinders topics are worth 4.5 units.
Additional Resources:

Macquarie University

City: Sydney
Language of Instruction: English
Things to Know
  • In the top 1% of Universities in the world.
  • #1 in Australia for graduate employment rate.
  • More than 44,000 students from over 100 countries
  • Only 15 km away from the Sydney Central Business District.
  • The only university in Australia with its own metro station.
Terms Offered:
  • Session 1: February – June
  • Session 2: July - November
Eligibility Requirements
  • Open to: All Faculty
  • Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
  • Weighted Average Mark (WAM) requirement:
    • Non-Law students = 60 %
    • Law students = 65 %
Course Information
  • Please explore our Course Handbook and Unit Guide to pre-select your units for your upcoming exchange program.
  • You can select and study units from any of our faculties. While selecting the units, you must consider the following:
    • Units are available in the enrolled semesters:
      • o Session 1: February to June, OR
      • o Session 2: July – December 
    • Suitable to the student's level of study (UG = Undergraduate and PG = Postgraduate):
      • Undergraduate level = 1000, 2000, and 3000 level units
      • Postgraduate level = 6000, 8000 and 9000 level
  • You must ensure that you have met the academic prerequisites or equivalent at your University.
  • Postgraduate students: Please note that 6000 level units are foundational units that might have been covered in your undergraduate degree in the same field.
  • Restricted Units
Special Entry Program Requirement
  • Postgraduate Law School: 180 ECTS completed to be admitted to the postgraduate exchange Law program (Students can study 8000- level units).
  • Bachelor of Clinical Science: Admission to units in this degree is not guaranteed and is subject to a cap.
  • Postgraduate Psychology: Admission to units in PG Psychology is not guaranteed. Students must be admitted to a Master of Psychology program in either organizational, neuropsychology, professional or clinical psychology.
Additional Resources:


University of New South Wales (UNSW)

City: Sydney
Language of Instruction: English
Things to Know
  • Currently ranked 44th in the QS World University Rankings 2022 and 67th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022.
  • UNSW offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs across diverse fields, including arts and social sciences, business, engineering, law, medicine, science, and more.
  • University of New South Wales is a highly regarded institution known for its academic excellence, research contributions, and emphasis on practical education.
  • Recognized as one of the leading research-intensive universities.
Terms Offered:
  • Winter ( Term 1): Mid February - Mid May
  • Fall ( Term 3): Mid September - Early December
Additional Resources:
Notes:
  • UNSW requires a 3.0 GPA for exchange students

Swinburne University of Technology

City: Melbourne
Language of Instruction: English
Terms Offered: 
  • February to June 
  • July to November 
Additional Resources:

Western Sydney University

City: Sydney
Language of Instruction: English
Term Offered:
  • Fall (Spring): Late July – Mid November
  • Winter ( Autumn): March - Early July
Things to know:
  • More than 2000 subjects across 100 study areas.
  • Be part of a dynamic and multicultural community in Australia's third-largest and fastest-growing regional economy.
  • Sydney is a city that it is consistently ranked as one of the top 12 urban centers to visit or live in.
  • Join one of 270+ clubs or student associations and enjoy the fun side of your exchange experience.
Additional Resources:
Notes:
  • ADMS (Marketing) and KINE majors have received core course equivalencies at this exchange partner. Contact goglobal@yorku.ca for more information.

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Austria

University of Graz

City:  Graz
Language of Instruction: English
Things to Know
  • The main campus is characterized by a mix of historical and modern buildings, creating a vibrant and inspiring academic environment.
  • The University of Graz offers a wide range of study programs across various disciplines.
  • The university is committed to promoting research and offers numerous opportunities for both students and faculty to engage in cutting-edge research projects.
  • As a student at the University of Graz, you can immerse yourself in the city's rich cultural heritage, including its vibrant arts scene, music festivals, and historical landmarks.
Term Dates:
  • Fall (Winter): Early September - Early February
  • Winter (Summer): Early March - Late June
Additional Resources:

University of Klagenfurt

Exchange Website  
City: Klagenfurt
Language of Instruction: German and English
Term Dates:
  • October to end of January
  • March to end of June
Additional Resources:

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B

Barbados

University of the West Indies - Cave Hill Campus

City: Bridgetown
Language of Instruction: English
Term Offered:
  • Fall: Late August - Late December
  • Winter (Spring): Mid January - Mid May
Overview:
  • The UWI has received Nobel Prizes in developmental economics and literature.
  • The United Nations Human Development Index (2011) ranked Barbados in the highest bracket "Very High Human Development", well above the regional average for the Caribbean and Latin America.
  • A place for history and nature lovers, Barbados is an island of great natural beauty, from the wonder of underground caves to the beautiful vistas and the tropical colors of flora found across the island!
Additional Resources:

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Brazil

Federal Fluminense University

City: Rio de Janeiro
Language of Instruction: Portuguese - Some disciplines offered in English
Terms Offered
  • 1st semester of 2023: December 2nd to February 3rd
  • 2nd semester of 2023: May 5th to June 19th 
Things to know:
  • Founded on December 18th 1960, Universidade Federal Fluminense is one of the largest universities in Brazil
  • Ranked with maximum grade at the Institutional Evaluation of the Brazilian Ministry of Education
  • At the QS World Stars Rating, UFF is rated with 3 stars, due to its accessibility, innovation, teaching quality and university facilities.
Additional Resources:
  • Course Guide
  • Level of Study: Both Undergraduate and Graduate.

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

City: Pampulha

Universidad do Estado do Rio de Janeiro

Exchange Website  
City: Rio de Janeiro
Language of Instruction: Portuguese
Term Dates:
  • February to July
  • August to December
Things to Know:
  • The highest standards of UERJ´s graduate courses
  • Excellence and sustainability in research
  • 149 agreements with foreign institutions of higher education
  • extension, culture and theaters
  • easy access of public transport
Additional Resources:

Universidade Federal de Goias (UFG)

Exchange Website  
City: Goiania
Language of Instruction: Portuguese
Additional Resources:

Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

City: Recife
Language of Instruction: Portuguese
Term Dates:
  • August to December
  • February to June

University of Sao Paulo

Exchange Website  
City: Sao Paulo
Language of Instruction: Portuguese
Term Dates:
  • August to December
  • February to June
Additional Resources:

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C

Chile

Universidad de Tarapaca

City: Arica

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China

Beihang University

Exchange Website  
City: Beijing
Language of Instruction: English
Term Dates:
  • Fall Semester: September to end of January
  • Spring Semester: February to June
Things to know:
  • Regarded as one of China's leading universities supported by all national excellence initiatives for building world-class universities
  • Comprises more than 30 schools, covering science, technology, medicine, humanity, and social science
  • Over 280 courses taught in English language by some of China's most published faculty and international professors
Note: Chinese language courses available

Chinese University of Hong Kong

City: Hong Kong
Overview:
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a comprehensive research university with a global vision. It was founded with a mission to combine tradition with modernity and to bring together China and the West.
  • #1 in Hong Kong U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities Rankings 2023 and 38th in Worldwide QS World University Rankings 2023
  • CUHK’s firmly rooted Chinese culture, multiculturalism, and unique college system set itself apart from other universities in Hong Kong and the region.
  • Located in Shatin, a suburban area of Hong Kong, the CUHK campus overlooks the scenic Tolo Harbour and is nestled in greenery.
Term Dates:
  • Fall: Late August - Mid-December
  • Spring (Winter): Early January - Mid May
Course Information:
  • Language of Instruction: English, Mandarin
  • Undergraduate Students: All undergraduate exchange and study-abroad students should take full courses between 9 and 18 units per term.
  • Postgraduate Students: Postgraduate exchange and study-abroad students, except those from programs with a specific course load requirement, can either take a full load of 9 to 18 units of courses or conduct research by taking a minimum of three units per term.
Additional Resources:

Education University of Hong Kong

City: Hong Kong
Overview
  • The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) is a publicly funded tertiary institution dedicated to the advancement of learning and teaching, through a diverse offering of academic and research programs on teacher education and complementary social sciences and humanities disciplines.
  • EdUHK aims to be a leading university on education, creating an impact and defining the education landscape not only for Hong Kong but also the Asia Pacific region.
  • EdUHK is ranked 3rd in Asia and 17th in the QS World University Rankings by Subject (Education and Training) 2022.
Term Offered
  • Fall: Early September - Mid-December
  • Spring (Winter): Early January - End of May
Eligibility
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale OR equivalent.
  • First-year students are normally NOT eligible.
Course Information
  • Language of Instruction: Most but not all classes are taught in English.
  • EdUHK’s grading system:
Course Grade Interpretation Grade Point Equivalent
A+/A/A- Distinction 4.33/4.00/3.67
B+/B/ B- Good 3.33/3.00/2.67
C+/C Satisfactory 2.33/2.00
C-/D # Below Satisfactory 1.67/1.00
F Fail 0.00
Additional Resources:
Notes:
  • BIOL majors have received core course equivalencies at this exchange partner. Contact goglobal@yorku.ca for more information.

Fudan University

City: Shanghai
Language of Instruction: Mandarin and English
Overview
  • Ranked as one of China's top universities and is often listed among the world's top 100 universities in various global rankings.
  • Fudan University places a strong emphasis on fostering a global perspective among its students.
  • Fudan University is situated in the Yangpu District of Shanghai, one of China's most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities. Its location in the heart of Shanghai provides students with access to numerous cultural, economic, and career opportunities.
  • Fudan University has a vibrant and diverse student body. It offers a wide range of extracurricular activities, including clubs, student associations, and cultural events.
Term Offered
  • Fall: Late August - Early-January
  • Winter (Spring): Mid-February - Late June
Eligibility
  • GPA: Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent scores)
Course Information
  • Fudan provides three different exchange programs. Students must choose ONLY ONE of them:
    • Chinese Language Program (taking Chinese Language courses at ICES ONLY)
    • General Advanced Program (taking undergraduate-level courses):
      • In general, General Advanced Program students CAN NOT take Chinese Language courses at ICES.
      • Limited Chinese Language courses at ICES and non-credit Chinese language training classes might be available in this program, but there is NO guarantee that they will be available every semester.
      • Registered Chinese Language courses at ICES will appear on your official transcript, but non-credit Chinese language training classes will NOT.
      • Undergraduate-level courses in basic medical sciences, clinical medicine, and nursing are not available.
    • Senior Advanced Program (taking EMA courses ONLY: English-taught graduate-level courses)
      • EMA course lists
      • Here are the schools/departments that offer EMA courses in Spring 2024
        • Department of Chinese Language and Literature, School of Economics, School of International Relations and Public Affairs, School of Philosophy.
      • Other schools/departments DO NOT offer EMA courses.
Additional Resources:

Harbin Institute of Technology

City: Harbin
Term Dates:
  • September to January
  • February to June

School of Humanities and Social Science at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

City: Hong Kong
Overview
  • HKUST is the third publicly-funded university in Hong Kong. It was opened in 1991 as a world-class technological university dedicated to the advancement of learning and scholarship, with special emphasis on research and postgraduate education.
  • SHSS includes a Division of Humanities, Division of Social Science, and Center for Language Education. Our internationally-recruited faculty are committed to pursuing excellence in both research and education.
  • No. 33 in World's top 500 universities in social sciences and management.
Term Dates:
  • Fall: Late August - Mid-December
  • Spring (Winter): Late January - End of May
Course Information
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Course Requirement: Exchange students can select SHSS courses as long as they meet the prerequisite requirements and are subject to space availability. Some courses may require professor approval for enrollment.
Additional Resources:
  • Course Guide
  • Housing Information:
    • Only undergraduate students might be accommodated in double-occupancy student halls. It is NOT guaranteed, subject to availability. Room preferences are not entertained. Hall assignments are all decided by the housing office. Details are to be stipulated in the application portal.
    • For postgraduate students, off-campus accommodation is available near Clearwater Bay, such as Hang Hau just 15 minutes from campus on public transport or Sai Kung. • The price range is from HK$7,000- 10,000 per month for a single room. Rates, government rent, and management fees are exclusive.

Minzu University of China

City: Beijing
Language of Instruction: Mandarin
Note: Only open to the School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design students.

Peking University

City: Beijing
Term Dates:
  • Fall (Autumn): Early September - Mid January
  • Winter (Spring): Mid-February - Late June
Overview:
  • Peking University is among the top 50 world universities.
  • Peking University is located in Beijing City, the capital and the political and cultural center of China.
  • Peking University enjoys an excellent academic reputation, attracting top scholars and students from China and all over the world.
  • The University continues to expand its collaborative research by developing a global network of partnerships with over 260 world-renowned institutions in more than 50 countries and regions.
Eligibility
  • At least finish the first year of the current study program before the time of exchange; 
  • Remain registered at home university during the exchange period;
  • Students in the graduate year at home university are NOT recommended to apply;
  • Applicants must be NON-CHINESE citizens with a valid ordinary passport, above the age of 18, and under the age of 45. 
Course Information
  • Language of Instruction: Mainly Chinese at undergraduate and master level.  Some English courses are available. 
  • The compulsory workload for one semester (16 weeks): **** Subject to Change****
    • For students mainly taking Chinese language training courses: minimal 18 class hours/week( 2-5 courses).
    • For students giving up Chinese language learning and only taking undergraduate/graduate courses: 6-20 credits (2-10 courses) in total, normally: 1 credit = 1 class hour of attendance, 1-course demands 2, 3, or 4 class hours per week, in total 32, 48, or 64 hours per semester.
  • Courses are NOT available in these faculties/programs:
    • Health Science Center 
    • School of Software and Microelectronics 
    • Faculty with special pre-requisites  
    • Tailor-made programs 
    • Double-degree courses 
    • Shenzhen Graduate School (case-by-case discussion is needed) 
    • English-taught graduate courses of special Master programs (MBA, Master in International Relations, Master in Public Policy, LLM in Chinese Law, Yenching Academy, etc.) 
    • Chinese-taught Master-level courses are only available with the faculty’s permit.
Additional Resources:
Note: Chinese citizens are not eligible for this exchange.

Shanghai International Studies University (SISU)

Exchange Website  
City: Shanghai
Language of Instruction: Mandarin and English
Term Dates:
  • September to January
  • February to July

Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

City: Shanghai
Language of Instruction: Mandarin and English
Overview
  • Widely recognized for its expertise in economics and finance, and it has earned a strong reputation both domestically and internationally.
  • SUFE's campus is situated in the heart of Shanghai, one of China's most dynamic and vibrant cities.
  • SUFE offers a vibrant campus life with a wide range of extracurricular activities, clubs, and organizations.
  • SUFE's goal is to continue to shape the next generation of leaders and professionals in the fields of
Term Offered
  • Fall (Autumn): Early September - Mid-January
  • Winter (Spring): Late February - Early July
Course Information
  • Language of Instruction: English; Chinese is only available to international exchange attendees taking the Intensive Chinese Language Study modules.
  • The recommended workload for one semester (16 weeks): **** Subject to Change****
    • 15 Credits equivalent to 4-6 units of study
Additional Resources:

Sichuan University

Exchange Website  
City: Chengdu
Language of Instruction: Mandarin and English
Note: Chinese Culture Study Program is Available

The University of Hong Kong

Exchange Website  
City: Hong Kong
Language of Instruction: Mandarin English
Term Dates:
  • August to December
  • January to May
Additional Resources:
Notes:
  • Undergraduate students only
  • ADMS and GEOG majors have received core course equivalencies at this exchange partner. Contact goglobal@yorku.ca for more information.

University of International Business Economics

Exchange Website  
City: Beijing
Language of Instruction: Mandarin English
Term Dates:
  • September to December
  • February to May
Additional Resources:

Wuhan University

Exchange Website  
City: Wuhan
Language of Instruction: Mandarin and English
Things to know:
  • It is honored as the "Most Beautiful University in China."
  • It was founded in 1893 by Zhang Zhidong, the then governor of Hubei Province and Hunan Province in the late Qing Dynasty.
  • It is also one of the "211 Project" and "985 Project "universities with full support in the construction and development from the central and local government of China.
  • Wuhan University has cultivated more than 300 thousand professional talents in various occupations, among whom there are over 100 members of the Chinese Academy of Science and the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
  • It has established cooperative relationship with more than 415 universities and research institutes in over 45 countries and regions.
Notes:
  • For Engineering Students Only

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica Institute of Technology (TEC)

City: Cartago
Term Dates:
  • February to June
  • July to November

University of Costa Rica(UCR)

City: San Pedro Montes de Oca
Language of Instruction: Spanish
Term Offered
  • Winter ( First Semester): Late March - Late July
  • Fall ( Second Semester): Mid-August - Mid-December
Overview
  • UCR is the oldest, largest, and most respected university in Costa Rica. It has a long history of providing high-quality education and has consistently ranked among the top universities in Latin America.
  • The University of Costa Rica is recognized for its contributions to research and innovation.
  • The university is deeply involved in community development and service projects, allowing students to engage in practical applications of their knowledge and skills to address real-world challenges.
  • UCR's campuses are strategically located in the heart of San Jose and other regions, providing students with easy access to cultural events, entertainment, and networking opportunities.
Additional Resources:

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Croatia

University of Zagreb

City: Zagreb
Language of Instruction: Croatian (Some language and culture courses are available in English. Some specific courses are offered in English.)
Term Offered
  • Fall (Winter): Early October - Late February
  • Winter (Summer): Late February - Mid July
Additional Resources:
Notes: Basic knowledge of Croatian is recommended

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Czech Republic

University of South Bohemia

Exchange Website  
City: Ceské Bohemia
Language of Instruction: Czech (Some courses in English)
Term Dates:
  • September to January
  • February to June

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D

Denmark

Aalborg University

City: Aalborg
Term Dates:
  • Fall: September to January
  • Winter (Spring): February to June
Overview
  • Aalborg University is ranked as the best university within the field of Engineering in Europe according to the US News World Ranking.
  • Aalborg University’s unique study method, The Aalborg Model for Problem-Based Learning (PBL) is highly respected both nationally and internationally.
  • The Times Higher Education ranks Aalborg University as no. 219 on its 2019 worldwide list of universities.
  • Almost 15 percent of the research at Aalborg University is green research.
Eligibility Requirements
  • Level of Study: Both Undergraduate and Graduate
  • Must have successfully completed at least one year of studies (2 semesters) at your home university.
  • Exchange students must maintain a full-time study status of 30 ECTS/semester.
Course Information
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Credit Equivalency: 6 ECTS = 3 Credits
Additional Resources:


University of Copenhagen

City: Copenhagen
Term Dates:
  • Fall (Autumn): September - January
  • Winter (Spring): February - June
Overview
  • Ranked as the 6th best university in Europe.
  • 290 new start-ups are launched out of the University of Copenhagen each year.
  • UCPH's research contributes to significant scientific advancements, societal impact, and global collaborations.
  • University of Copenhagen is a prestigious institution known for its academic excellence, research contributions, and commitment to societal progress.
Course Information
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Credit Equivalency***: 6 ECTS = 3 Credits
Additional Resources:
Notes:
  • BIOL, HUMA, and KINE majors have received core course equivalencies at this exchange partner. Contact goglobal@yorku.ca for more information.
  • Students have received 4000-level ENVS major credits at this exchange partner.

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Ecuador

Escuela Politecnica

City: Quito
Language of Instruction: Spanish and English
Things to Know:
  • Ecuador is a safe, inexpensive and welcoming study abroad destination
  • Ecuador is one of the world’s most strikingly biodiverse countries. Exploring its four regions (Sierra, Coast, Amazon Jungle and Galapagos Islands) our guests discover that amidst this immense natural diversity one also finds vast cultural diversity.
  • Through one-of-a-kind laboratories and centres as well as crucial links with Ecuadorian government and industry, we can offer foreign partners customized consultancy, educational and research services and a direct path to achieving their goals in Ecuador and South America.
  • Escuela Politécnica Nacional is one of the top universities in Ecuador according to international rankings THE and QS.
  • Visiting students receive the same benefits as EPN students, including free use of recreational and academic facilities, university bus transportation twice daily to different parts of the city, medical services and access to a variety of on-campus entertainment and social clubs.
Additional Resources:

 

Universidad Casa Grande (UCG)

City: Guayaquil
Language of Instruction: Spanish and English
Notes: Priority given to Business Administration, Information Technology, and Human Resources Management.

 

San Francisco de Quito University

City: Quito
Language of Instruction: Spanish and English
Overview
  • Ranked as #1 University in Ecuador and #56 in Latin America (QS University Rankings).
  • USFQ believes in freedom as a fundamental human characteristic and training students to become well-rounded world citizens, leaders, and entrepreneurs.
  • As a research- centered university, USFQ has the highest number of faculty with PhDs in the country, which we leverage across all subjects.
  • Galapagos Semester Program (GAIAS): Located on San Cristóbal Island, the USFQ Galapagos campus offers international students the opportunity to study in one of the most pristine natural laboratories in the world.
  • Cumbaya Program: Students who wish to experience life in Quito, study at USFQ's main campus, and take courses with local students, should apply to the Cumbayá program.
Term Offered
Eligibility Requirement
  • Galapagos Semester Program (GAIAS):
    • At least starting the second year of university studies.
    • minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Proficiency in English (a student who has English as a second language MUST provide documentation of English proficiency).
    • At least one general biology course or ecology course at the college level
    • Marine concentration students will need to obtain open water certification and DAN dive insurance for USFQ-sponsored academic dives. Students without open water certification or dive insurance will only be allowed to dive during excursions.
    • Students must have the yellow fever vaccine regardless of the concentration they choose.
  • Cumbaya Program:
    • At least starting the second year of university studies.
    • Minimum 2.5 GPA (or minimum average required by the student's institution of origin).
    • Recommendation of at least four semesters of university Spanish.

Course Information
  • Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
  • Cumbaya Program: Students participating in the Cumbayá Program are able to choose their courses from across USFQ's ten colleges. USFQ offers hundreds of courses each semester in Spanish and in English. Spanish language classes at all levels are also offered to international students.
  • Galapagos Semester Program (GAIAS): The Galapagos semester program offers four academic courses in biological and social sciences, all taught in English. Students can choose one of the following concentrations:
    1. Evolution, Ecology and Conservation.
    2. Marine ecology.
    3. People, Politics and Environment.
    4. Sustainable tourism.

*Courses are subject to change.

Students in all concentrations must take a Spanish conversation class at the beginning, intermediate, or advanced level at the beginning of the program (1 credit). Volunteer (non-credit) options in San Cristobal are also available for interested students.


Things to know: Students interested in the Galápagos semester will need to pay the corresponding track fee. The cost of the track fee will depend on the track chosen. More information about the program can be found in the following link: https://www.usfq.edu.ec/es/opi/galapagos-semester-program
Notes:
  • Minimum GPA:
    • 6.0 for Cumbaya Campus.
    • 7.0 for Galápagos Campus.
  • USFQ recommends a minimum of four (4) semesters of university-level Spanish for classes at the Cumbayá Campus.
  • Additional Cost: Mandatory administrative fee of USD 275 for both campuses.

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F

Finland


Aalto University

City: Espoo
Overview
  • Aalto University believes that the future of education exists at the crossroads of science, technology, business and art. They combine knowledge from different disciplines to identify and solve complex challenges, and to educate future visionaries and experts.
  • The university emphasizes importance of multidisciplinary teaching and learning and has introduced Aalto cross-school courses and University wide studies (UWS).
  • Aalto University was founded in 2010 as Helsinki University of Technology, the Helsinki School of Economics and the University of Art and Design Helsinki were merged. Today, Aalto University consists of six schools with nearly 20,000 students in total.
Term Offered:
  • Fall (Autumn): September - December
  • Winter(Spring): January - Late May
Language of Instruction English
Eligibility Requirement
  • Academic requirements: Aalto University strongly recommends at least two to three years of Bachelor’s studies before arrival.
Additional Resources:

School of Business

Term Offered
  • Fall: Early September - Late December
  • Winter (Spring): Early January - Late April
Course Information
  •  Our semester is divided into five teaching periods. We recommend dividing your workload evenly into various periods (for example 2-3 courses or 12-18 ECTS per teaching period).
  • Please pay attention to the prerequisites of the courses.
    A full workload at Aalto University is 30 ECTS per semester
  • Bachelor students are allowed to take master level courses if they fulfil the possible prerequisites and there are places available.
  • CEMS students are advised to check the full listing of available CEMS courses from the global CEMS website.
Additional Information

School of Technology

Term Offered
  • Fall: Early September - Late December
  • Winter (Spring): Early January - Late April
School Overview
  •  This school consist of:
    • School of Chemical Engineering (Aalto CHEM)
    • School of Electrical Engineering (Aalto ELEC)
    • School of Engineering (Aalto ENG)
    • School of Science (Aalto SCI)
  • we recommend that bachelor students apply to the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering only in the final year(s) of their degree.
Additional Information

University of Helsinki

City: Helsinki
Overview
  • The University of Helsinki is the oldest and largest institution of academic education in Finland, an international scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers.
  • University of Helsinki typically ranks among the top 100 in international universities ranking.
  • The University of Helsinki seeks solutions for global challenges and creates new ways of thinking for the best of humanity.
  • The University of Helsinki has the widest range of disciplines in Finland with 11 faculties and around 37 Bachelor’s degree programmes and 56 Master’s degree programmes.
Term Offered:
  • Fall (Autumn): Late August - December
  • Winter(Spring): January - May
Language of Instruction English
Additional Resources:

Tampere University

City: Tampere
Overview
  • Tampere University is one of the most multidisciplinary universities in Finland.
  • Tampere University bring together research and education in technology, health and society.
  • The University is home to more than 100 active research groups and centres, and we have countless research projects underway.
  • Tampere University offer a variety of opportunities for collaborative research and innovation.
Term Offered:
  • Fall (Autumn): Late August - Late December
  • Winter(Spring): Early January - Late May
Language of Instruction English
Additional Resources:

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Aix-Marseille University

City: Marseille
Overview:
  • Largest French-speaking university in the world and one of the leading academic institutions in Europe.
  • AMU is organized into several faculties and schools, covering a broad spectrum of academic disciplines, including humanities, social sciences, law, economics, management, health sciences, natural sciences, engineering, and technology.
  • Research is a central focus at AMU, and it has earned a strong reputation for its contributions in various scientific fields.
  • AMU continues to shape the intellectual landscape of the region and contribute to the global academic community.
Term Offered:
  • Fall: Beginning of September - End of December
  • Winter (Spring): Mid-January - End of June
Language of Instruction: English and French
Additional Resources:

Ontario/Rhone-Alpes Exchange Program

Location Various Locations
Language of Instruction: French
Partner Universities
  1. Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1
  2. Université Lumière Lyon 2
  3. Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3
  4. INSA de Lyon
  5. École Centrale de Lyon
  6. Ecole Normale Supérieure de  Lyon
  7. Université Jean Monnet
  8. Université de Savoie Mont Blanc
  9. Université Grenoble Alpes
  10. Grenoble INP
Notes:
Additional Resources:

University of Savoy Mont Blanc (ORA)

City: Chambery
Overview
  • The University of Savoy Mont Blanc is situated in Chambery, a vibrant city nestled in the French Alps. The region offers a picturesque backdrop, with stunning natural landscapes and a rich cultural heritage.
  • The University of Savoy Mont Blanc has been able to forge close and constructive links with local, regional socio-economic players and beyond, which today make it an essential element of the Rhône-Alpes dynamic.
  • The university organizes various cultural and recreational events throughout the year, providing students with opportunities to socialize, network, and enrich their overall university experience.
Term Offered
  • Fall: Beginning of September - Mid-January
  • Winter (Spring): Beginning of January - End of May
Language of Instruction English and French
Additional Resources:

 


Lumiere Lyon 2 University (ORA)

City: Lyon
Overview:
  • Located in the heart of Lyon Metropolis, with two main campuses, Berges du Rhône and Porte des Alpes and three complementary sites, Rachais, Ecully and Le Vinatier, the Lumière Lyon 2 University offers a study and work environment adapted to needs of the university community and conducive to its growth.
  • With a varied training offer, aimed at all audiences, the University Lumière Lyon 2 combines openness and success for the greatest number.
  • Covering a very broad spectrum of disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences, the Université Lumière Lyon 2 develops cutting-edge research in each of its fields. 
  • University Lumière Lyon 2 has set up numerous double degrees with foreign academic institutions and carries out international research activities.
Term Offered:
  • Fall: Beginning of September - End of January
  • Winter (Spring): Beginning of January - End of May
Language of Instruction: English and French
Additional Information:

Sup'Biotech

City: Villejuif
Overview
  • SupBiotech is a private engineering school located in the Paris metropolitan area, specializing in the diverse fields of the Biotechnology sector. SupBiotech is part of the IONIS Institute of Technology’s technology cluster.
  • SupBiotech’s curriculum is a multidisciplinary balance between science and engineering coursework (lectures, practical laboratory work and projects), management skills, industrial know-how.
Term Dates:
  • Fall: September – December/January
  • Winter (Spring): January/ February – July
Eligibility
  • Level of Education: Undergraduate and Graduate
  • Students who have completed at least 2 years of studies in higher education.
Course Information
  • Language of Instruction: English, French
  • Credit Equivalency: 6 ECTS credits = 3 US credits
Additional Resources:

Catholique University de Lille

City: Lille 
Overview
  • Catholic University of Lille is known for its high academic standards and rigorous programs.The university attracts students from all around the world, creating a diverse and vibrant international community.
  • The university places a strong emphasis on research, allowing students to engage in cutting-edge projects and collaborate with renowned scholars. This provides an excellent platform for personal and intellectual growth.
  • Lille is a vibrant city in the heart of Europe, offering a blend of rich history, modern amenities, and cultural experiences. Its strategic location provides easy access to other major European cities, making it a great base for exploring Europe.
  • As a Catholic university, the institution emphasizes ethical and human values in its educational approach. This can resonate with students who are seeking a university that aligns with their personal beliefs and values.
Term Dates:
  • Fall: End of August or Early September - Ends in December or January
  • Winter (Spring): Early January - May or June
Eligibility Requirement
  • Level of Education: Undergraduate and Graduate
  • Have completed a minimum of one academic university year (at the time of application)
  • Have a minimum GPA: of 2.75(US Scale) or equivalent.
  • For students attending courses only in French: a letter of recommendation from their French teacher.
Course Information
  • Language of Instruction: English, French
  • The following area of study is NOT open to exchange students: Faculty of Law: 2nd year of Masters.
  • Credit Equivalency: 6 ECTS credits = 3 US credits
Additional Resources:

European School of Political and Social Sciences

City: Lille 
Overview
  • Living up to this ambition, ESPOL, the European School of Political and Social Sciences, offers an interdisciplinary education oriented towards political careers and Europe. As successor to the School of Social and Political Sciences created within the Catholic University of Lille in 1894, ESPOL emphasises human values and the ethics of responsibilities; indispensable qualities for making one’s way in today’s world.

  • Its bilingual French-English courses provide an original and innovative platform for teaching political science.

  • The Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees give ESPOL graduates the keys to succeed in an increasingly competitive job market: theoretical knowledge and creativity, professionalism and intellectual curiosity, practical skills and sense of initiative.

  • European, multilingual and in step with its time, ESPOL provides you with the requisite skill-set to successfully enter the job market in Europe and beyond!

  • ESPOL is founded on three core principles:
    – Teaching quality
    – Research excellence
    – Community service
Term Dates:
  • Fall: End of August or Early September - Ends in December or January
  • Winter (Spring): Early January - Late April or Early May
Programs 
  • Level of Education: Undergraduate and Graduate
  • In Political Science
  • In International Relations
  • In Philosophy, Politics & Economics
Course Information
  • Language of Instruction: English, French
Additional Resources:

Bordeaux Montaigne University 

City: Bordeaux
Overview
  • Bordeaux Montaigne University brings together more than 16,000 students and 1,300 teachers and administrative staff around training and research in the arts, languages, letters, human and social sciences.
  • The campus is located in the municipalities of Talence, Pessac and Gradignan, and occupies an area of ​​235 hectares , half of which is reserved for green spaces.
  • Montaigne offer the model of a university with a human dimension and face, according to the values ​​which have characterized it since its creation: humanist, exploratory, polyglot, citizen, creative, digital.
Language of Instruction: French
Term Dates:
  • Fall: Mid-September to Late-December
  • Winter (Spring): Mid-January to Early May
Additional Resources:

Université d'Orléans

City:
Orléans
Overview
  • University of Orleans, founded in 1306 has evolved into a modern interdisciplinary and international centre of learning and research, linking high level knowledge and human values.
  • Situated in the historical and culturally rich city of Orléans, the university offers a unique blend of modern academia and traditional French charm. The city's location, close to Paris, provides easy access to a diverse range of cultural and recreational activities.
  • The university's faculty members are often experienced professionals and experts in their respective fields. Learning from skilled and knowledgeable educators can have a positive impact on your academic growth.
Language of Instruction: French and English
Additional Resources:

University of Paris IV - La Sorbonne

Exchange Website  
City: Paris
Language of Instruction: French
Notes: Graduate History students only

Université de Savoie

Exchange Website  
City: Chambery
Language of Instruction: French
Things to Know:
  • Programmes: A multidisciplinary university covering most academic fields with the exception of medical studies
  • 4 Main Fields
    • Arts, Languages and Literatures
    • Law, Economics and Business Studies
    • Human and Social Sciences
    • Science and Technologies
Additional Resources:

Avignon University

City: Avignon
Overview
  • Avignon University is one of the oldest French universities. Created in 1303.
  • It is multidisciplinary and on a human scale with its 7,500 students and 700 staff.
  • It offers more than a hundred training courses spread over two campuses. Hannah Arendt, the main campus, is in the heart of downtown, and Jean-Henri Fabre, the science and technology campus, is located on the Agroparc technology park.
Language of Instruction: French
Term Dates:
  • Fall: Mid-September – Mid-January
  • Winter (Spring): Late January – End of May
Course Information:
  • Language of Instruction: English, French
  • Each OEU is worth 2 ECTS credits.
  • Exchange students can choose a maximum of 2 OEUs per semester, totaling 4 ECTS credits. One of these OEUs can be the 'French for Non-French Speaking Students' OEU, and the other can be chosen from the Sport or Culture OEUs."
Additional Resources:

Université Paris-Est Creteil Val de Marne (UPEC)

Exchange Website  
City: Greater City of Paris
Language of Instruction: French (Some courses offered in English)
Term Dates:
  • September to January
  • January to May
Things to Know:
  • Multidisciplinary university
  • Close to Paris
  • Near 200 courses taught in English
  • Unique diverse community
  • Strong links with the business community
Additional Resources:
Notes: Exchange students may only take courses from the Faculty of Arts – UFR des Lettres et Sciences Humaines.

University of Toulouse Jean Jaures (UT2J)

City:  Toulouse
Overview
  • Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès is one of the best French universities of arts, letters, and languages ​​and of human and social sciences, both from the point of view of training and research.
  • UT2J has distinguished itself by strong voluntarism and innovative systems such as reception, and integration of the first years by second-year students and beyond, since the back to school 2011.
  • In terms of research, 80% of its laboratories are classified A+, according to the classification of the Agency for the Evaluation of Research and Higher Education.
  • UT2J aims to offer all of its users a living, working, and studying environment that meets the highest international standards.s with foreign academic institutions and carries out international research activities
Term Offered:
  • Fall: End of September - Mid-January
  • Winter (Spring): End of January - End of May
Language of Instruction English, French
Additional Resources:
Notes: Contact YI for more information on program restrictions.

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Germany

Bauhaus University

City: Weimar
Overview
  • Bauhaus University is known for its emphasis on creativity, innovation, and interdisciplinary approaches.
  • Bauhaus University also benefits from its location in Weimar, a city with a rich cultural heritage and historical significance.
  • Students at Bauhaus University have the opportunity to engage in hands-on projects, collaborate with industry professionals, and participate in research activities.
  • The university takes advantage of the vibrant environment of Weimar by organizing exhibitions, workshops, and cultural events that further enhance the learning experience for its students.
  • Bauhaus University is a renowned institution that blends art, design, architecture, and engineering education in the spirit of the original Bauhaus movement. carries out international research activities.
Term Offered
  • Winter: October - March
  • Summer: April - September
Language of Instruction: German, Some courses offered in English
Additional Resources:
Notes: Design, Digital Media, Film, and Visual Arts & Computer Science only.

European Business School  

City: Oestrich-Winkel
Overview
  • EBS Universität is the pioneer of practical and international education – in close cooperation with company partners. This is how we revolutionized the university landscape.
  • EBS University is located in the heart of Europe, the Rhine-Main region – one of the strongest economic regions in the EU.
  • EBS Business School has been awarded by the prestigious AACSB accreditation, placing it among the 12 AACSB-accredited business schools in Germany. 
Terms Offered
  • Fall: Late August - Mid-December
  • Winter (Spring): Early January - Mid-May
Eligibility Requirement
  • Good Academic Standing
  • Registered as a Full-Time student.
Course Information
  • EBS offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate-level courses for exchange students.
  • Class format: lectures and seminars
  • Grading: participation, written, oral Attendance and
  • Participation: Mandatory
  • Full load for one semester:
    • 30 ECTS (for Erasmus students) + 1 language course
  • Recommended course load per semester:
    • minimum 20 ECTS and maximum 30 ECTS + 1 language course
  • Language of instruction: Bachelor, Master, MBA is 100% in English
Housing Information
  • We do not offer on-campus housing. Once you are officially enrolled at EBS, you will receive login data for a website called myEBS. On that website, landlords of the area upload their housing offers and you can easily search for a suitable accommodation by yourself. There are many further tips on how to find accommodations in Germany and what to consider on that website.

Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences 

City: Sankt Augustin
Overview
  • Founded in 1995, Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg is a dynamic and research-oriented university of applied sciences.
  • Students can expect a practice-oriented course of study based on current research findings in around 40 degree programmes.
  • Research at H-BRS is also conducted intensively and hands-on - numerous research institutes cover a wide range of topics from detection technologies, genetics, sustainable development, resource conservation, security research or visual computing.
  • In the ranking of Manager Magazin, the H-BRS achieved seventh place nationwide in the category of universities of applied sciences. 
Term Offered:
  • Term 1: September - February/ March
  • Term 2: March - July/ September
Language of Instruction: German, Some courses offered in English
Additional Resources:
Notes:
  • Housing arrangements are made through the International Office.
  • Mandatory Health Insurance.

Freie Universitat Berlin

City: Berlin
Overview
  • Freie University Berlin is a leading research institution. It is one of the 13 German universities being funded through the German government’s Excellence Strategy and is part of the only University Consortium of Excellence, the Berlin University Alliance. 
  • Freie University Berlin is one of Europe’s leading research universities. Our scope is global – people from more than 100 countries around the world work and study at Freie University.
  • Being located in Berlin, one of Europe's cultural capitals offers students a chance to engage in a rich cultural scene with museums, galleries, theaters, music venues, and a diverse array of events and activities.
Language of Instruction: German
Term Offered
  • Summer: Mid-April – End of July
  • Winter: Mid-October - End of February
Course Information
  • Language of Instruction: Mostly German, with few courses available in English.
  • Credit Equivalency: 6 ECTS = 3 Credits.
  • Open to both Undergraduate and Graduate students.
Additional Resources:

Johann Wolfgang Goethe University

City: Frankfurt
Overview
  • The Goethe University is a research-oriented university in the European financial metropolis of Frankfurt. Lively, urban, and, cosmopolitan, as a foundation university it has a high degree of independence. 
  • Founded in 1914 as the first foundation university in Germany by the citizens of Frankfurt, it is one of the largest universities in Germany.
  • Today, the scientific strength of Goethe University in the six profile-defining research areas is based on its interdisciplinary approaches in the humanities, social sciences, economics, natural and life sciences, and medicine. 
Course Information
  • Language of Instruction: Mostly German, with few courses available in English.
  • No minimum GPA is required.
  • Credit Equivalency: 6 ECTS = 3 Credits.
  • Open to both undergraduate and Graduate students.
Term Offered:
  • Winter: October - March
  • Summer: April - September
Additional Resources:
Notes: Graduate Students in Environmental Studies only (City Institute)

Hochschule Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (HDA)

City: Darmstadt
Overview
Term Offered:
  • Winter: Beginning of September - End of February
  • Spring: March - End of August
Eligibility
  • Level of Education: Undergraduate and Graduate
  • We do not expect a specific GPA or academic score from you. However, we do expect you to have the required academic and/or artistic skills needed for the courses you'd like to take at HDA.
Course Information
  • Language of Instruction: German, English.
  • Short-Term Programs: Students can join us for our International Summer University (ISU) or Winter University Program (WUP). They have the chance to immerse themselves into German culture and language, earn academic credits towards their degree by attending one of our academic modules, work in interdisciplinary and international teams, and enjoy a varied program including several company visits, excursions to nearby sights, and fun-filled social activities.
  • Credit Equivalency: 6 ECTS = 3 Credits.
Additional Resources:
Notes:
  • Scholarships are available for short-term programs.

Fulda University of Applied Sciences

City: Fulda
Overview
  • Fulda University of Applied Sciences has eight academic departments offering around 60 Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes. The choice is extensive and ranges from engineering, technology, computer science, business and law to nutrition, health, society and culture.
  • Fulda University is a university of applied sciences. This means that our study programmes are not just about theory, they also have a strong practical focus.
  • A great advantage of small towns and small universities is the proximity of facilities and close personal contact between students and their lecturers and tutors. Despite having almost 10,000 students, Fulda University still has a close-knit community. Everyone knows everyone, and if you do need support or assistance, you don't to need go very far. There is always someone on hand to advise
Language of Instruction: German and English
Term Offered:
  • Fall (Autumn): October - March
  • Spring: April - September
   
Course Information
  • Language of Instruction: Mostly German, with few courses available in English.
  • Credit Equivalency: 6 ECTS = 3 Credits.
Additional Resources:
Notes: Open to students in the Global Health Program only.

 


HTW Berlin

City: Berlin
Language of Instruction: German and English
Term Dates:
  • April to July
  • October to March
Overview:

Small groups

  • At HTW Berlin, you'll never find mass lectures with large numbers of students.
  • You'll study in groups with a maximum of 40 other students.
  • The “big” study programmes such as Business Administration and Business Communication Management are split into “streams” of students.
  • This means that even for these subjects you’ll learn in normal class-sized groups.

Support System

  • HTW Berlin provides you with support every step of the way – not only during your studies but also before and after.
  • The Learning Centre offers bridging courses and tutorials in mathematics, computer science and learning strategies.
  • The Career Service will help you to get started with your career, while the Start-up Competence Centre can help you on the path to self-employment.
Things to know:
  • Biggest University of Applied Sciences of East Germany
  • Large English taught Business Track
  • Further small English taught Engineering Tracks
  • practical
Additional Resources:

Humboldt University of Berlin

City: Berlin
Overview
  • Located in the heart of Berlin, Germany's vibrant capital city, Humboldt University is known for its rich academic tradition and intellectual heritage.
  • The university prides itself on providing a comprehensive education that emphasizes critical thinking, interdisciplinary approaches, and innovative research.
  • Humboldt University has a strong reputation for research excellence. It hosts several research centers and institutes dedicated to advancing knowledge in various fields, including the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and cultural studies.
  • The university itself is located near iconic landmarks, such as the Berlin Cathedral, Museum Island, and the Brandenburg Gate.
Term Offered:
  • Winter (Fall): October - March
  • Summer (Winter): April - September
Course Information
  • Language of Instruction: English, German
  • Degree Level: Undergraduate and Graduate
  • Available disciplines for exchange students:
    • All EXCEPT:
      • Medicine
      • M.A. Global History
      • M.A. Global Studies
    • Further restrictions may apply to:
      • Law M.A. Mind and Brain
Additional Resources:

Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU)

City: Mainz
Overview
  • As the only comprehensive university in Rhineland-Palatinate, JGU combines almost all academic disciplines – including medicine and two art institutes –under one roof, a combination unique among German universities.
  • JGU is globally networked in the areas of science and research as well as learning and teaching. The international work of its scientists is supported by a network of 145 cooperations with partner universities on all continents. 
  • Our Faculty 06: Translation Studies, Linguistics, and Cultural Studies at JGU's Germersheim location is an especially unique feature of the university, as it is not only one of the leading European training centers for interpreters and translators but also takes up interculturality as a research topic in greater depth.
Term Offered:
  • Winter: October - March
  • Summer: April - September
Course Information
  • Language of Instruction: Mostly German, few courses available in English.
  • Credit Equivalency: 6 ECTS
Additional Resources:
Notes: This is a teaching or research position with a Bursary restricted to Graduate English only.

Justus Liebig University Giessen

Exchange Website  
City: Giessen
Language of Instruction: German (some courses offered in English)
Term Dates:
  • October to March
  • April to September
Additional Resources:

Ludwig Maximilian's University

City: Munich
Overview
  • LMU has been ranked #2 in Germany and #33 worldwide in Times Higher World University Rankings.
  • The university prides itself on its commitment to academic excellence, fostering a vibrant intellectual community that encourages critical thinking, interdisciplinary collaboration, and international engagement.
  • LMU Munich boasts a faculty of renowned scholars and researchers who contribute to advancements in their respective fields, making significant contributions to knowledge and innovation.
  • LMU Munich's campus is spread across several locations throughout the city, with beautiful historic buildings, modern research facilities, and state-of-the-art laboratories.
  • LMU Munich has been at the forefront of numerous scientific discoveries and breakthroughs, contributing to advancements in various fields, including medicine, physics, chemistry, and h
Term Dates:
  • Winter: October - March
  • Summer: April - September
Additional Resources:

Ontario/Baden-Wurttemberg Exchange Program

State: Baden-Wurttemberg
Language of Instruction: German and English
Partner Universities
  1. Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
  2. Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
  3. Universität Hohenheim
  4. Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
  5. Universität Konstanz
  6. Universität Mannheim
  7. Universität Stuttgart
  8. Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
  9. Universität Ulm
Notes:

Pedagogical University of Frieburg 

City: Freiburg
Overview
  • The Freiburg University of Education is an educational university with a university profile with the right to award doctorates and habilitation. It conducts basic research in educational science.
  • Research, teaching and the promotion of young talent are closely intertwined at the university, because teaching and learning is both the core of university teaching and a primary research interest.
Term Offered
  • Winter: October - March
  • Summer: April - September
Course Information
  • Language of Instruction: Mostly German, with few courses available in English.
  • Need to select a minimum of five classes per term (15 credits = 30ECTS).
  • Credit Equivalency: 6 ECTS = 3 Credits.
Additional Resources:
Notes:
  • Undergraduate Education Students only
  • Scholarship opportunities from the host.

Philipps-University Marburg

City: Marburg
Language of Instruction: German and English
Term Offered:
  • Fall: Mid-August - Mid-December
  • Spring: Mid-February - Mid-June
Course Information:
  • Language of Instruction: Mostly German, with few courses available in English.
  • Credit Equivalency: 6 ECTS = 3 Credits.
Notes:

University of Bonn

City: Bonn
Overview
  • Studying at the University of Bonn means learning from the best: In our more than 200 (partial) courses of study, internationally renowned personalities teach at the cutting edge of science. 
  • The University of Bonn is a globally respected and networked research university with clearly defined fields of excellence research.
  • One of eleven German universities and associations of excellence  and the only university with six clusters of excellence .
  • The science city of Bonn is located in the Rhineland and thus in the heart of Europe. It is the German city of the United Nations with 20 UN institutions and many international organizations.
Term Dates:
  • Winter: October - Beginning of February
  • Summer: April - Mid- July
Eligibility
  • Min 3.0 of 4.0 with flexibility if the coordinator of the home university sees the potential of the student not meeting this threshold.
Course Information
  • Language of Instruction: English, German
  • Students are recommended to take between 12 and 18 contact hours/semester; approx. 30 ECTS/semester.
Additional Resources:

University of Konstanz

Exchange Website  
City: Konstanz
Overview
  • Studying at an internationally renowned research university with close ties between research and teaching.
  • Campus university with a friendly, welcoming atmosphere of more than 11,000 students from more than 90 countries.
  • International and interdisciplinary with 350 partner universities worldwide.
  • Access to cross-border leisure opportunities in Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Austria.
  • In a fantastic location between Lake Constance and the Alps.
Language of Instruction: German (Some courses in English)
Term Offered:
  • Late October to Early February
  • Early April to Mid July
Course Information
  • Courses are available in English or German. On Master’s level, more courses are taught in English than on Bachelor’s level.
  • Exchange students are required to complete a full course load. Undergraduate and graduate students are usually enrolled in 24–30 credits per semester.
  • We recommend that students take at least 50 % of their classes in their main subject.
Additional Resources:

Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg

City: Oldenburg
Overview
  • Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg is known for its academic excellence and research achievements. The university has a history of producing graduates who excel in their fields.
  • The university places a significant emphasis on research and offers numerous opportunities for students to engage in cutting-edge research projects alongside accomplished faculty members.
  • The university's campus is known for its green spaces and environmentally friendly initiatives. Oldenburg is a charming city that provides a high quality of life with its parks, cultural attractions, and relaxed atmosphere.
Term Offered:
  • Mid-October to the End of February
  • Mid-April to End of July
Course Information
  • Language of Instruction: Mostly German, with few courses available in English.
  • Within our six different schools exchange students can study various subjects. Possible areas are for example: Business Administration, Chemistry, Computing Science, Education, English Studies, History, (Engineering) Physics, and Social Sciences.
  • Our English-taught programme European Studies in Global Perspectives (EuGl) for exchange students can be studied for one or two semesters. It comprises key issues and various aspects of European societies, economies, and cultures, both present and past.
  • Credit Equivalency: 6 ECTS = 3 Credits.
  • Regular full-time study is 30 ECTS per semester.
Additional Resources:

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Greece

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Exchange Website  
City: Thessaloniki
Language of Instruction: Greek (some courses offered in English)
Term Dates:
  • September to January
  • February to June
Things to Know:
  • The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is the largest university in Greece. The main campus is located in the centre of the city of Thessaloniki, and covers an area of about 33.4 hectares.
  • It comprises 10 faculties which consist of 40 schools and 1 single-School Faculty, serving a vast array of scientific fields, ranging fromnatural and technological to social and health sciences, arts and humanities.
Additional Resources:
Notes:
  • Summer Program Available

 



University of Crete

Exchange Website  
City: Heraklion
Language of Instruction: Greek
Term Dates:
  • September to February
  • February to June
Notes: Computer Science and Computer Engineering students only.

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Guyana

University of Guyana

City: Georgetown
Language of Instruction: English

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India

Anna University

Exchange Website  
City: Chennai
Language of Instruction: English

Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS)

City: Pilani and Goa
Language of Instruction: English

Flame University

City: Pune
Overview
  • Flame University is situated in the lush green surroundings of Lavale, on the outskirts of Pune, Maharashtra.
  • Flame University is known for its strong emphasis on a liberal arts education.
  • The university promotes interdisciplinary learning, allowing students to combine different fields of study to gain a comprehensive perspective on complex issues.
  • The university has a dedicated placement cell that works closely with students to facilitate internships and job placements.
  • The campus is vibrant with cultural and extracurricular activities, including clubs, societies, and events that cater to diverse interests.
Term Offered:
  • Winter (Spring): Mid December - Late April
  • Fall: Late July - Mid December
Course Information
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • The normal workload for full-time students is 18 credits per semester, but it may vary depending on the requirements of the home university.
Additional Resources:

Jadavpur University

Exchange Website  
City: Calcutta
Language of Instruction: English

National Institute of Design (NID)

Exchange Website  
City: Gujarat
Language of Instruction: English
Notes:
  • Restricted to Fine Arts students only

OP Jindal University

City: Sonipat, NCR Delhi
Overview
  • O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) is a non-profit, multi-disciplinary, and research-oriented university
    founded in 2009.
  • JGU’s twelve schools focus on Law, Business & Management, International Affairs, Public Policy,
    Liberal Arts & Humanities, Journalism, Art & Architecture, Banking & Finance, Environment &
    Sustainability, Psychology & Counselling, Languages & Literature and Public Health & Human
    Development
  • JGU has been ranked as India’s Number 1 Private University for three years in a row by the prestigious QS
    World University Rankings 2023.
  • The Jindal Global Law School is ranked
    Number 1 in India for four years in a row and is the only Law School in India among the Global
    Top 100 Law Schools by the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023.
Term Offered:
  • Winter (Spring): Early February - Early June
  • Fall: Early August - Early December
Course Information
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Incoming students are permitted to take any course being offered in that semester by any school of the university. Subject to the regulations of each school.
Additional Resources:
  • Housing Information: University will provide on-campus housing in the hostel to all exchange students. JGU has separate hostels for male and female students.
  • Brochure

St. Xavier’s College

City: Mumbai
Language of Instruction: English
Notes: Undergraduate Students only

University of Madras

City: Chennai
Language of Instruction: English
Notes: Graduate Environmental Studies students only.

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Ireland

Dublin City University

City: Dublin
Language of Instruction: English
Overview:
  • DCU is one of the world’s leading Young Universities, with a mission to transform lives and societies through education, research, and innovation.
  • Located close to both Dublin City Centre and the International Airport, DCU offers students a superb experience, all with top class facilities and support.
  • DCU welcomes international students to be part of this mission, offering the opportunity to study here for either one semester or one year.
  • DCU currently has a student body of over 1900 students and welcomes 128 nationalities annually.
  • Dublin is a fantastic city in which to undertake a mobility offering a variety of experiences for everyone.
Term Offered:
  • Semester 1: September - December 
  • Semester 2: January - May 
Notes:
  • Open to Science students only (Physics, Chemistry, Biotechnology)
  • BIOL majors have received core course equivalencies at this exchange partner.
  • Contact goglobal@yorku.ca for more information

University of Galway

City: Galway City
Overview
  • Established in 1845, University of Galway is one of Ireland’s oldest and most prestigious universities, with a distinguished record in teaching and research.
  • University of Galway is The Sunday Times University of the Year 2022.
  • Listed among the top 30 most beautiful campuses in Europe.
  • Ireland’s top University for graduate employability with 98% of our graduates employed or in further study within six months of graduating.
  • Galway is popularly known as “Ireland’s Cultural Heart” and is one of Ireland’s most popular student cities, with a strong tradition in the arts and music.
Terms Offered
  • Fall (Semester 1): Early September - Mid-December
  • Winter (Semester 2): Early January - Early May
Eligibility
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent).
  • Open to LA&PS Children, Childhood and Youth Studies students only.
Course Information
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Each class is weighted at 5 or 10 ECTS credits. You can take up to 30 ECTS credits per semester, which is a normal course load for University of Galway students.
Additional Resources:

Maynooth University

City: Maynooth
Overview
  • Maynooth University in 2022 ranked # 1 in Ireland in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) Best Young University Rankings.
  • Maynooth University is a place of lively contrasts–a modern institution, dynamic, rapidly growing, research-led, and engaged, yet grounded in historic academic strengths and scholarly traditions.
  • Maynooth’s unique collegial culture fosters an interdisciplinary approach to research, which its world-class academics bring to bear in tackling some of the most fundamental challenges facing society today.
  • Maynooth University is recognized among the top 600 universities in the world and in the top 250 Euro.
Term Offered
  • Fall: End of September - Mid-January
  • Winter (Spring): Early February - Mid May
Language of Instruction English
Additional Resources:

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Israel

Bezalel Academy of Art and Design

Exchange Website  
City: Jerusalem
Language of Instruction: Hebrew

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

City: Jerusalem
Overview
  • The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is Israel’s premier university and top research institution, ranked among the world’s 100 leading universities.
  • The university encompasses six campuses, three of which are located in Jerusalem, and offers a wide array of study opportunities in the exact sciences, medicine, agriculture, humanities, social sciences, law, and more.
  • Hebrew University remains deeply committed to its role as a leader in multidisciplinary research and stands at the forefront of cutting-edge innovation and entrepreneurship in a wide range of fields.
  • The Hebrew University is an integral part of Jerusalem, one of the most fascinating and unique cities on earth. Jerusalem is home to a thriving human mosaic of Jews, Muslims and Christians, secular and religious, locals and expats from around the world.
Term Offered
  • Fall: Mid-October- Mid-December
  • Winter (Spring): Early March - End of May
Eligibility
  • Academic Levels Offered: Undergraduate, Graduate
  • Required GPA of 3.0 (Undergraduates) / 3.2 (Graduates)
Course Information
  • Language of Instruction: Hebrew/English
  • Language Course for Exchange Students during the semester:
    • Hebrew: For exchange students, we offer:
      • A 4-credit practical Hebrew course during the semester* (56 hours) 3 levels: beginners, intermediate and advanced.
      • Modern Intensive Hebrew: Students who are seeking a more intensive framework during the semester will be able to join the intensive modern Hebrew course (7-13 credits) depending on their Hebrew level.
      • **The beginner's 4-credit Hebrew course offered during the semester (56 hours) will also be offered as a pre-semester course (Autumn/Spring) at an additional payment.**
    • Arabic:
      • Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) courses for exchange students are all conditional upon availability.
      • Our Arabic language offerings can be found here.
      • Please note that absolute beginners interested in studying in the 12-credit MSA course (based on availability) must participate in the pre-semester Foundations of MSA Course (for additional payment).
      • The Division for Graduate Studies offers advanced literary Arabic courses during the Spring.
Additional Resources:

Tel Aviv University

City: Tel Aviv
Overview
  • Tel Aviv University (TAU) is Israel’s largest and most comprehensive institution of higher learning.
  • An interdisciplinary center of research and teaching, TAU consistently ranks in the top 20 in the world in terms of scientific citations and among the top 100 universities internationally.
  • Situated in the non-stop city of Tel Aviv, TAU shares the Mediterranean city’s thriving spirit for creativity, community, and innovation, making it the ideal place for the pursuit of learning and discovery.
  • Tel Aviv University’s 200-acre campus is a cultural and learning center for visitors and students alike, featuring nine libraries, museums, galleries, botanical and zoological gardens, and a modern sports complex.
Term Offered
  • Fall: Mid-October- Mid-December
  • Winter (Spring): Early March - End of May
Language of Instruction: English
Additional Resources:

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Italy

Politecnico Di Milano

Exchange Website  
City: Milan
Language of Instruction: Italian
Notes: Architecture and Urban Studies.

University of Bologna

City: Bologna
Overview
  • University of Bologna holds the prestigious title of being the oldest university in the world, with a history dating back to 1088. Choosing this university means becoming a part of a legacy of academic excellence that spans centuries.
  • The university is renowned for its research contributions and encourages students to engage in research projects, allowing them to work alongside experts in their fields and contribute to cutting-edge discoveries.
  • Bologna is a vibrant and culturally rich city in Italy. Studying here provides not only an excellent education but also an opportunity to immerse yourself in Italian culture, art, and history.
Term Offered
  • Fall: August - December
  • Winter (Spring): January - June
Language of Instruction: Italian (Some courses offered in English)
Additional Resources:

University of Calabria

Exchange Website  
City: Rende
Language of Instruction: Italian
Things to know:
  • International campus
  • Quality programmes
  • 3 programmes offered in English (Computer Science, Finance and Insurance, Management Engineering)
  • Cheap cost of living
  • Welcoming approach
Additional Resources:

University of Cassino

Exchange Website  
City: Cassino
Language of Instruction: Italian

University of Florence- School of Economics and Management

City: Florence
Overview
  • The University of Florence is one of the most important Italian public university with a strong international vocation.
  • It fosters cooperation with academic and research institutions all over the world and welcomes foreign teaching staff, researchers, and students to promote cultural and scientific internationalization.
  • Being located in Florence, a city renowned for its art, architecture, and history, provides an enriching cultural experience that goes beyond academics.
  • The School of Economics and Management often collaborates with businesses and organizations, creating opportunities for students to gain practical insights and real-world experience through internships, projects, and guest lectures.
Term Offered
  • Spring: Mid-February - End of July
  • Winter: Mid-September - Mid-February
Language of Instruction: Italian and English
Additional Resources:
Notes Prioritized fields:
  • Architecture
  • Humanities
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Language
  • Psychology
  • Management


University of L'Aquila

Exchange Website  
City: L'Aquila
Language of Instruction: Italian
Notes:
  • Faculty of Science students only

University of Pisa

Exchange Website  
City: Pisa
Language of Instruction: Italian (Some courses offered in English)
Additional Resources:
Notes: One scholarship to be awarded to the best applicant for 2019-20.

University of Udine

City: Udine
Overview
  • Founded in 1978 by popular will, a unique example on the Italian scene, UNIUD has quickly established itself as one of the most innovative, dynamic and complete academic institutions, both nationally and internationally.
  • . Udine was the first university to offer courses such as Preservation and Restoration of the Cultural Heritage, Food Technologies, Management, Engineering and Banking Economics and was one of the first universities in northern Italy to offer Computer Science courses.
  • UNIUD ranks 3rd among medium-sized Italian Universities (2021/2022 CENSIS report) and the Department of Humanities and Cultural Heritage has been recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education as the "Department of Excellence" for the period 2018-2022.
  • UNIUD is situated in Udine - a town in the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia in North-Eastern Italy. It is in the very heart of Europe as a meeting place for different worlds and cultures.
Term Offered
  • Fall: September/ October - January
  • Winter: February - June
Language of Instruction: English
Additional Resources:

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Jamaica

The University of the West Indies- Mona Campus

City: Kingston
Overview
  • The UWI has received Nobel Prizes in developmental economics and literature.
  • The United Nations Human Development Index (2011) ranked Barbados in the highest bracket "Very High Human Development", well above the regional average for the Caribbean and Latin America.
  • A place for history and nature lovers, Barbados is an island of great natural beauty, from the wonder of underground caves to the beautiful vistas and the tropical colors of flora found across the island!
Term Dates
  • Fall: Late August - Late December
  • Winter (Spring): Mid-January - Mid-May
Additional Resources:

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Japan

Aoyama Gakuin University

City: Tokyo
Overview
  • AGU is a well-known and popular university in Japan, which ranks high annually in terms of “brand recognition”, “desire to study”, “freedom”, “a cheerful atmosphere”, “liveliness”, and “style”.
  • Aoyama Gakuin University is an educational and research institution based on the Educational Policy of Aoyama Gakuin which is to serve God and people, contributing to society as the Salt of the Earth and Light of the World.
  •  With our Aoyama Campus in Shibuya, one of the hubs of Tokyo, AGU offers the unique experience of a classical 19th century urban campus, with quiet green park-like space, in the heart of the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Tokyo.
Term Dates:
  • Fall: Mid-September - Early February
  • Winter (Spring): Early April - Early August
Eligibility
  • Required G.P.A. 2.5 (4.0 scale) or above
Course Information
  • Language of Instruction: English, Japanese
  • MBA program, Physical Education classes, Teacher’s Certificate courses, Foreign Language courses for Japanese students, some courses offered by the Department of Education, and courses that are full.

***NOTE: Graduate students may be accepted on a limited basis subject to approval from the academic staff based on academic objectives. Most courses are taught in Japanese. A high level of Japanese proficiency is mandatory.

Additional Resources:

Dokkyo University

City: Soka
Overview
  • Dokkyo University was founded in 1948 and has since established a strong reputation for academic excellence and research. It is recognized as one of the leading private universities in Japan.
  • Dokkyo University boasts a highly qualified faculty composed of experienced professors and researchers who are dedicated to providing quality education and mentorship to students.
  • The campus of Dokkyo University is known for its beautiful surroundings and modern facilities, creating an ideal environment for learning and personal growth.
  • Dokkyo University is actively involved in research and innovation. It has research centers and institutes dedicated to various fields of study, fostering a culture of intellectual curiosity and contributing to advancements in knowledge.
Term Dates:
  • Fall: Late September - Late January
  • Spring: Mid-April - Late July
Language of Instruction English, Japanese
Additional Resources:
Notes:
  • Dokkyo University International Scholarship (Foreign Exchange Student Scholarship- up to 20000 Yen)
  • JASSO Student Exchange Support Program (Short-Term Study)

Hitotsubashi University

City: Tokyo
Overview
  • Hitotsubashi University has developed into a leading research university in Japan specializing in the social sciences.
  • Notable aspect of Hitotsubashi University is its commitment to nurturing global perspectives. It actively promotes international collaborations, encourages student exchanges, and attracts a diverse community of scholars from around the world.
  • Campus of Hitotsubashi University features modern facilities and a vibrant academic environment, fostering intellectual discourse and encouraging students to engage in research and critical thinking.
  • HU places equal importance on basic and applied research, aiming to establish a suitable theoretical foundation that leads to effective problem resolution.
Term Dates:
  • Fall(Autumn): September - January
  • Spring: April - July
Eligibility
  • Open to both Undergraduate and Graduate Students.
  • GPA Requirements: Must have a GPA of 2.7 or above on the 4.0 scale.
Course Information
  • Language of Instruction: English, Japanese
  • WORKLOAD HOURS: In accordance with the Standards for Establishment of Universities, all Japanese universities have the same benchmark for workload hours. The calculation of workload hours for credit-bearing courses is as follows: 1 credit = a workload of 45 hours; 2 credits = a workload of 90 hours.
Additional Resources:
Notes:
  • Scholarships available
    • Japan Student Services Organization Scholarship (JASSO)
    • Japanese Government Scholarship (Monbukagakusho: MEXT)
      • In order to apply for the MEXT Japanese Studies Students Scholarship, applicants must meet all of the following eligibility requirements:
        1. Start his/her period of study at HU in September 
        2. Be a one academic year exchange student
        3. Possess a high level of Japanese language proficiency

Yamanashi Gakuin University - International College of Liberal Arts (iCLA)

City: Kofu
Overview
  • iCLA combines a multicultural learning environment with a beautifully traditional Japanese setting in the shadow of Mt. Fuji.
  • iCLA offers students the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the very essence of Japanese culture whilst acquiring a contemporary and globally relevant education at our state of the art facilities.
  • Education at iCLA spans both depth and breadth, as students study a variety of disciplines while acquiring a deep understanding of their chosen area.
  • Experiential learning workshops offer unique opportunities to gain hands-on experience in a range of cultural, practical, and creative areas of study.
Term Dates:
  • Fall: End August - Late December
  • Winter (Spring): End March - Early August
Eligibility
  • You have completed at least one academic year at your home institution by the time of entry to iCLA.
  • You have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent.
  • You have a TOEFL score of 80 (iBT), 550 (iTP), IELTS 6.0, Cambridge FCE or equivalent.

**The above English requirement is exempt for students of certain partner institutions/programs. Japanese language skills are not a requirement to study at iCLA.**

Language of Instruction: English, Japanese
Additional Resources:

Keio University

City: Tokyo
Overview
  • Keio is located in Tokyo and Kanagawa, one of the world's largest major metropolitan areas.
  • Keio offers an extensive range of subjects, including numerous degree programs offered entirely in English.
  • Keio has over 300 partner institutions overseas and is one of the top universities in Japan for its number and quality of double degree programs with top universities abroad.
  • Keio also values Japanese language education. The Japanese Language Program provides students with high quality Japanese language training and fosters students' specialist knowledge of Japan.
Term Dates:
  • Fall: Early October - Mid March
  • Spring: Early April - Late July
Eligibility
  • Open to both Undergraduate and Graduate students.
  • All applicants MUST have at least a cumulative GPA of 3.0 / 4.0 or equivalent.
Course Information

Language of Instruction: Japanese and English

  • Keio International Program (KIP): A comprehensive program designed for undergraduate and master's graduate students who want to study about Japan and East/ Southeast Asia in English and take Japanese language courses as well *Students with advanced Japanese proficiency may also take undergraduate courses in Japanese offered by faculties.
  • Japanese Language Program (JLP): An Intensive program for students (Japanese Language learners) who wish to focus on Japanese language learning.
  • Research Program (Open only to graduate exchange students): A graduate-level program for master's graduate students who wish to conduct research under the supervision of an academic advisor at Keio University. Students must be enrolled in a graduate school (or equivalent) at their home institution. (If PhD students wish to apply, please contact us in advance since it may be difficult to accommodate a Ph.D. student.)
  • Restricted Courses: Physical education courses, foreign language courses, and courses in the School of Medicine are not open to exchange students. Due to different semester/ term systems, Keio Business School (KBS) Courses are not open to exchange students except for faculty-level exchange students from Copenhagen Business School (CBS).
Additional Resources:

Meiji University

City: Tokyo
Overview
  • Meiji University was established in 1881 (Meiji 14) as the Meiji Law School, which teaches French law in order to establish individual rights and realize a free society in an era of transformation from a feudal society to a modern one.
  • In addition to excellent faculty members, each campus is equipped with the latest facilities, such as numerous affiliated institutions and facilities for education and research, and various facilities for extracurricular activities. 
  • Meiji University is situated in Tokyo, one of the world's most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities. Studying here offers not only excellent academic opportunities but also a chance to experience Japanese culture, business, and lifestyle in a global city.
  • Studying in Japan allows you to immerse yourself in a unique cultural experience. From traditional arts and festivals to modern pop culture, you'll have the chance to explore and engage with a wide array of cultural activities.
Term Dates:
  • Spring: Early April - Late July
  • Fall: Mid-September - Early February
Language of Instruction Mostly Japanese; few courses taught in English.
Additional Resources:
  • Course Guide
  • Scholarships such as JASSO (only available for university-wide exchanges) are available ( Allowance: 80,000 JPY per month. but are NOT guaranteed for all exchange students since the number of recipients is limited.
  • Housing Information.
  • University Guide

Nagoya University

City: Nagoya
Overview:
  • Over 1,000 courses in the student's major are taught in English. Especially, the number of courses in the STEM area is remarkable.
  • Nagoya University is one of the prestigious former Seven Imperial universities in Japan.
  • It ranks No.5 among national universities ranking.
  • It has produced six Nobel Prize winners in science and engineering.
  • Students have the opportunity to study in a culturally diverse environment with other international students.
Term Offered:
  • Fall: Early October - Early February
  • Winter: Mid-April to Early August
Eligibility
  • Open to both Undergraduate and graduate students, including graduate research students. 
  • Minimum 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent.
Course Information
  • Minimum 15 (30 ECTS) credits per semester, or 30 (60 ECTS) per academic year. No maximum ceiling is set.
  • Limitations:
    • NUPACE Special Undergraduate and Special Graduate Students majoring in Chemistry or Physics are generally not permitted to enrol in G30 courses with laboratory content.
    • Students wishing to apply for clerkships at the School of Medicine should follow application instructions on the NUPACE website carefully.
Language of Instruction: English and Japanese
Additional Resources:

 

Okayama University

Exchange Website  
City: Okayama
Language of Instruction: Japanese
Term Dates:
  • September to January
  • April to July

Sophia University

City: Tokyo
Overview
  • Sophia University is centrally located in megacity “Tokyo”, a political and economic hub that affords an invaluable opportunity to experience a unique culture in which traditional and modern elements intermingle.
  • Sophia University emphasis on internationalization. It has established partnerships with numerous universities worldwide, promoting student exchange programs and collaborative research initiatives.
  • Sophia University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs in various disciplines, including humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, business administration, and international studies.
Term Offered
  • Fall(Autumn): Late September - Late January
  • Spring: Mid-April - Late July
Eligibility
  • Open to both Undergraduate and Graduate
  • Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student at his or her home institution during the exchange period.
  • Average GPA 3.0 out of 4.0 or equivalent.

*** Subject to Change***

Course Information
  • Language of Instruction: English, Japanese
  • Exchange students must register and attend more than 10 hours of classes per week. To fulfill this requirement, attending at least 6 periods (100 minutes constitute one period) every week is necessary.
  • Course Restriction: FLA core programs, FST laboratory classes, GPGS compulsory courses, the foreign language courses (except Japanese language), seminars, compulsory courses in General Studies, “Studies in Christian Humanism: For Others, with Others”, “Liberal Arts of the Body”, “Critical Thinking & Writing”, “Overview of Data Science”, “Thinking about Issues, Perspectives and Positionality” are NOT open to exchange students.
Additional Resources:

Waseda University

City: Shinjuku, Tokyo
Overview
  • Waseda University is committed to providing a comprehensive education that fosters intellectual growth and global perspectives.
  • Ranked as #1 university in Japan for study abroad according to JASSO.
  • Waseda's educational programs are designed to encourage critical thinking, creativity, and practical skills, empowering students to become leaders in their chosen fields.
  • Waseda University offers a vibrant campus life with a plethora of student clubs, organizations, and extracurricular activities.
  • Waseda University has established strong international partnerships and actively promotes global engagement.
Term Offered
  • Fall: Late September - Early February
  • Winter (Spring): Early April - Early August
Eligibility
  • Open to both Undergraduate and Graduate Students.
  • Applicants must meet the GPA requirement on a 4.0 scale. In case your university does not adopt a GPA 4.0 scale, the applicant’s transcript(s) and grading system chart will be taken into consideration upon re-calculating the GPA on a 4.0 scale, and meeting the required GPA of the desired school(major) of Waseda. On a 100-point scale, applicants roughly need to score 75 to satisfy a GPA 3.0.
Course Information
  • Language of Instruction: English, Japanese
  • Students are encouraged to take approx. 6 courses (nearly = 10 hours) per week otherwise specified.
Additional Resources:

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Latvia


University of Latvia

Exchange Website  
City: Riga
Language of Instruction: English
Term Dates:
  • September to February
  • February to July

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Lithuania

Vilnius University

Exchange Website  
City: Vilnius
Language of Instruction: English
Term Dates:
  • August - February (exams and retakes Jan-Feb)
  • February - September (exams and retakes June and Sep)
Things to know:
  • Vilnius University is one of the oldest in the region established in 1579.
  • Vilnius University is the leading university in the country which offers over 800 courses in English language.
  • Vilnius University is located in capital of Lithuania, which is one of greenest capital in Europe.
  • Vilnius University old campus is located in old town which is UNECSO world heritage.
  • Vilnius University is investing a lot into hard sciences especially Life Science, so there is new laboratories which have more availability than in some universities.
Additional Resources:
Notes: Summer language and law school courses are available

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Luxembourg

University of Luxembourg

City: Esch-sur-Alzette
Overview
  • The University of Luxembourg was founded in 2003 in connection with Luxembourg’s overall strategy to position itself as a knowledge society.
  • The Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg 4th worldwide for international outlook, 25th in the Young University Ranking 2022 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.
  • The University has both local and global impact and is a driving force in a country well on its way to becoming a leading knowledge-based society.
Term Offered:
  • Summer: Mid-February - Early July
  • Winter: Mid-September - Early February
Language of Instruction English
Additional Information

 


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Malaysia

University of Malaya

City: Kuala Lumpur
Overview
  • Malaysia’s first and top university.
  • Highly ranked in QS World University Ranking, QS Asia University Ranking, WUR by Subject, THE Asia University Ranking.
  • Broad-based, research intensive university.
  • Offers comprehensive academic programs.
  • World class research and academic programs.
  • Malaysia’s largest and best teaching hospital.
  • Perfect balance of study and social lifestyle and diverse student community from >80 countries.
  • Active, vibrant and exciting student life on campus.
Term Offered
  • Semester 1 : Early October - Early February
  • Semester 2 : Early March - Early June
Eligibility
  • Level of Study: Both Undergraduate and Graduate
  • Enrolled as a degree student in home university.
  • Have completed at least one semester of study in home university.
  • Have good academic standing with CGPA not less than 3.0 or equivalent.
Language of Instruction: English and Malay
Additional Resources:

Mexico

Universidad La Salle

Exchange Website  
City: Mexico City
Language of Instruction: Spanish
Things to know:
  • La Salle has a safe, inviting and welcoming campus atmosphere with an array of support services (academic and well-being counseling, students associations, Cultural and sports activities, among others)
  • Visit museums, archeological sites, bustling markets, historic monuments, and peaceful parks close to campus. La Salle has the best location to embark on fascinating one-day and weekend trips, as well.
  • Participate in extracurricular activities including sport tournaments, cultural events such as concerts, art exhibitions, festivals, films, dance classes and plays.
Additional Resources:
Notes: A fee of approximately $160 will be charged by the host university to exchange students.

Universidad de Monterrey

Exchange Website  
City: Monterrey
Language of Instruction: Spanish

Tec de Monterrey

City: Monterrey
Overview
  • #1 private university in Mexico, #5 in Latin America QS Latin America Rankings 2022, and #28 private university in the world QS World University Rankings 2022.
  • A multi-campus university with different locations to choose from.
  • Experience a new way of learning with our challenge-based educational model.
  • Personalized attention and services exclusively for international students.
  • Located in the southern part of Mexico City, a true contemporary megalopolis filled with contrasts, characterized by a variety of museums, theatres, cinemas, festivals, and entertainment, hard to find anywhere else.
Term Offered
  • Fall: Early August - Early December
  • Winter (Spring): Mid-February - Mid-June
Language of Instruction: Spanish and some English courses are available
Additional Resources:

The College of Mexico (El Colegio de México)

City: Mexico City
Overview
  • El Colegio de México is an outstanding social science and humanities research and teaching institute and has received numerous awards since its inception in 1940.
  • The institution operates as a small public university and research center with a highly specialized faculty, an excellent academic library and a program of high level seminars and conferences on cutting edge issues of the contemporary world as well as in many academic disciplines.
  • El Colegio de México carries out research and teaching in various areas of specialization.
  • Leaders in the rankings of Mexican universities for the Bachelor's Degree in International Relations.
Term Offered
  • Fall: August - December
  • Winter (Spring): January - June
Course Information:
  • Language of Instruction: Spanish
  • Due to the workload each subject requires, it is recommended not to attend more than 4 classes per term. At least 3 classes should be taken at the Center of enrollment.
Additional Resources:
  • Course Guide
  • Housing Information: El Colegio de México does not offer an accommodation service for exchange students, although the Academic Exchange Office may be able to advise and provide students with general information regarding rent of rooms and apartments for students in nearby areas.

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The Netherlands

Erasmus University of Rotterdam

City Rotterdam
Overview
  • QS World University Ranking ranks Erasmus University Rotterdam as # 14 in Europe and # 44 in the world.
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam is a home base for around 34,000 students.
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam is a highly ranked, international research university, based in the dynamic and diverse city of Rotterdam. The university integrate academic research with excellent, challenging and inspiring education.
  •  Erasmus University Rotterdam strive to understand contemporary, complex social challenges and to contribute to their solution through our education and research.
Additional Information

 

Erasmus School of Economics

Term Offered
  • Fall: Early September - Late December
  • Winter (Spring): Early January - Late April
Course Information
  • Erasmus School of Economics offers 2nd and 3rd-year Bachelor courses to exchange students.
  • Master courses are only accessible when specifically agreed upon with the partner university.
  • Students are advised to take on a study workload of 12 to 16 ECTS per block. Students will be informed about course registration in the application form and by e-mail.
Additional Information

 

Erasmus School of History, Culture, and Communication

Term Offered
  • Fall: Early September - Early February
  • Winter (Spring): Early February - End of June
Course Information
  • Students can attend the courses from their sophomere year.
  • Course Load: 30 ECTS per full semester/ 15 ECTS per term.
  • Optional dutch courses available at additonal cost.
Additional Information

 

Erasmus School of Law

Term Offered
  • Fall: Early September - Late December
  • Winter (Spring): Early January - End of June
Course Information
  • The majority of the courses offered are at graduate level but also are open to undergraduate students that are at least in their third year of law studies.
  • At undergraduate level two English taught courses are offered: European Law and Public International Law.
Additional Information

 

Erasmus School of Philosophy

Term Offered
  • Fall: Early September - Late December
  • Winter (Spring): Early January - Late April
Course Information
  • Incoming bachelor exchange students may choose courses from our English BA Philosophy of a Specific Discipline programme (except for the block called Philosophy of an EUR-discipline).
  • Incoming master exchange students are allowed to choose courses from our MA Philosophy.
Additional Information

 

Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Term Offered
  • Fall semester: September-December/January
  • Winter (Spring) semester: January-July
Course Information
  • The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences enjoys a prominent standing within the social sciences sector in Europe and is the largest educational and research institution in these fields in the Netherlands.
  • Each semester, the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences welcomes over two hundred exchange students from partner universities.
Additional Information

 


Radboud University

City: Nijmegen
Overview
  • Radboud University is a truly international institution with students from all over the world.
  • Radboud University prides itself on its personal approach to learning and education.
  • Radboud University offers excellent services to its students: a variety of facilities on campus as well as a state-of-the-art sports center.
  • Radboud University offers a wide range of English-taught courses to exchange students.
  • Students are offered extensive possibilities to do additional courses at other faculties!
  • Radboud University is the only Dutch university to have all teaching and research take place on its own green campus.
  • Radboud University is located in Nijmegen, a friendly, vibrant, student town, a little over an hour away from Amsterdam.
Term Offered
  • Fall (Semester 1): Early September - Late January
  • Winter/Spring (Semester 2): Late January - Early July
Language of Instruction: English and Dutch
Additional Resources:

University of Amsterdam

Exchange Website  
City: Amsterdam
Language of Instruction: Dutch and English
Term Dates:
  • Fall: Early September to Late January
  • Winter(Spring): Early February to Late June
Entry Requirement
  • Having completed "90 EC" with a "C" average (ECTS system) in a relevant discipline before starting in the Exchange Programme – Social and Behavioural Sciences.
  • Please note that for advanced courses having completed "120 EC" will be required.
  • A GPA equivalent to at least a "C" (ECTS-system) or a “good”.
  • Entrance requirements for Master students:
    • Having completed a bachelor's degree in a relevant field.
Notes
  • Limited to the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. 
Additional Resources:
  • Exchange Brochure
  • Housing in the University of Amsterdam is very limited, both on and off campus.
    • We strongly suggest you complete the housing applications to UAmsterdam as soon as you receive confirmation of the acceptance letter. Students will be notified of their housing lottery results by June 19th, 2024 for the first semester and by November 12th, 2024 for the second semester. 

Utrecht University, University College Utrecht & University College Roosevelt

City: Utrecht
Overview
  • #1 university in the Netherlands and #54 worldwide according to Shanghai University Rankings 2022.
  • 3 campuses are offered with this exchange!
  • Founded in 1636 and located in the heart of the Netherlands, Utrecht University is one of Europe's leading research universities. It is recognized internationally for its high-quality, innovative approach to research and teaching.
  • With some 110 nationalities students and staff work and study together in an international environment.
  • With over 39,000 students Utrecht is one of the largest Dutch universities.
Term Offered

Utrecht University:

  • Fall ( Semester 1): Early September - Early February
  • Winter (Semester 2): Early February - Late June

University College Utrecht:

  • Fall ( Semester 1): Late August - Mid December
  • Winter (Semester 2): Late January - Mid May

University College Roosevelt

  • Fall ( Semester 1): Late August - Mid December
  • Winter (Semester 2): Late January - Mid May
Course Information
  • Language of Instruction: English, Dutch
  • Not available for exchange students: 
    • Medicine (except Biomedical Science)
    • Veterinary Medicine
Additional Resources:

 

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Norway

UiT - The Arctic University of Norway

Exchange Website  
City: Tromso
Language of Instruction: Norwegian and English
Term Dates:
  • August to December
  • January to June

Western Norway University of Applied Science

City: Bergen
Overview
  • The west coast of Norway, where the university is located, is known for its spectacular nature. With mountains and fjords close to all five campuses, you will be able to combine outdoor life with studies and city life.
  • In Bergen, there is much to experience, regardless of whether you prefer culture or nature. During your stay with us, we hope you will take part in a variety of activities, both on and off campus.
  • The university develops new knowledge that contributes to solving challenges in society from a sustainable perspective. The research activities take place in a regional, national, and international research community, and students and partners are involved.
Term Offered:
  • Fall (Autumn): Mid-August - Late December
  • Winter (Spring): Early January - Late June
Language of Instruction: Norwegian and some courses offered in English
Additional Resources:
Notes: 
  • Limited to Nursing students only.

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Philippines

University of the Philippines

Exchange Website The University of the Philippines (UP) is the national university of the Philippines. It takes pride in being the pioneer and leader in higher education in the Philippines through academic excellence, outstanding research, and public service. UP produces scientific and creative outputs of the highest quality - receiving both national and international recognition
City: Diliman
Language of Instruction: English
Term Dates:
  • August to December
  • January to May

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Poland

Adam Mickiewicz University

Exchange Website  
City: Poznan
Language of Instruction: Polish and English
Term Dates:
  • October to February
  • February to June

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Singapore

Nanyang Technological University

City: Singapore
Overview
  • Ranked 19th in the world according to the QSorld University Ranking 2022.
  • NTU Singapore is home to an inspiring community of people from diverse cultures and backgrounds. 
  • NTU is vibrant, diverse yet uniquely Asian with a wide range of student and recreational activities.
  • NTU is the world’s top 15 most beautiful campuses is home to both natural and man-made works of art. From iconic hubs of learning to recreational spaces, you will be greeted by amazing installations and exhibits all across our sprawling campus grounds.
Term Dates:
  • Fall: Mid-August - Early December
  • Winter (Spring): Mid-January - Early May
Language of Instruction English (except any language courses)
Additional Resources:

National University of Singapore

City: Singapore
Overview
  • Founded in 1905, NUS’ rigorous education, research, innovation, and entrepreneurship have produced generations of leaders and luminaries.
  • As Singapore’s flagship university, we welcome more than 2,300 international exchange students every year. Centered in Asia, we are one of the best places where you can learn more about this exciting region.
  • NUS offers a distinctively Asian and global experience that is grounded in maximizing the potential of students and their future readiness. Incoming exchange students can take a variety of cross-disciplinary courses from Engineering and technology to Southeast Asian languages and cultures.
Term Offered:
  • Fall: Mid-August - Early December
  • Winter (Spring): Mid January - Mid May
Language of Instruction English (except any language courses)
Additional Resources:

Singapore Management University

City: Singapore
Overview
  • As a global city university, SMU provides you with the unique opportunity to learn in the very heart of Singapore. Come experience our technology-enhanced, interactive and experiential pedagogy and exchange perspectives with our international community of faculty and students. Spend one or two academic terms in Singapore
  • Established in 2000, the Singapore Management University (SMU) is internationally recognised for its teaching excellence and world-class research that addresses Asian issues of global relevance. Our distinctive pedagogy of small class sizes and seminar-style teaching in our lush city campus, set within the heart of Singapore's cosmopolitan cityscape, offer a transformative education to help you discover your fullest potential.
Term Dates:
  • Fall: Mid-August - Early December
  • Winter (Spring): Early-January - Early May
Additional Resources:

University of The Arts Singapore

City: Singapore
Overview
  • The University of the Arts Singapore (UAS) is Singapore’s first arts university nurturing a new generation of forward-looking artists, designers, educators, researchers, arts leaders and changemakers.
  • UAS is founded on an alliance of Singapore’s leading arts institutions, LASALLE College of the Arts (LASALLE) and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA).
  • Located in the heart of the arts and civic district, LASALLE and NAFA are distinguished by unique heritages, strong artistic traditions, and innovative teaching approaches.
Term Dates:
  • Fall: Early-August - Early December
  • Winter (Spring): Early-January - Late April
Additional Resources:

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South Africa

University of Cape Town

Exchange Website  
City: Cape Town
Language of Instruction: English
Term Dates:
  • July to November
  • February to June
Notes: There is a $175 USD exchange administration fee charged to all exchange students.

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South Korea

Ewha Womans University

City: Seoul
Term Dates:
  • Winter (Spring): Beginning of March - Late-June
  • Fall: Beginning of September - Late December
Course Information
CATEGORY SCHOOL
Undergraduate Level General courses are available.
  • Restriction may apply to Art & Design, Music, ELTEC Engineering, Education, Scranton Honors Program.
  • Nursing, Medicine, Pharmacy are not available.
Graduate Level The Graduate School courses are available.
  • Some courses in the Graduate School of International Studies are available.
  • English-taught courses of School of Law are available.
  • Courses in the Graduate School of Business courses are available for graduate students only.
  • The Professional Schools, the Special Graduate Schools are not available, except those mentioned above.
Eligibility
  • Students who have completed at least one semester at home university with a GPA of 2.5/4.0(75/100) or above.
Additional Resources:

Hanyang University

City: Seoul and Ansan
Overview
  • Hanyang University has consistently ranked among the top institutions in South Korea and globally. Its strong reputation attracts students and faculty from all over the world, creating a diverse and enriching learning environment.
  • Hanyang University invests heavily in research and development, providing students with access to state-of-the-art facilities and laboratories.
  • As a leading university in South Korea, Hanyang has strong ties with industries and businesses. This enables students to gain practical experience through internships and cooperative education programs, increasing their employability upon graduation.
  • Hanyang University's campus provides a vibrant and lively atmosphere for students. It is located in Seoul, the capital city of South Korea, which offers a dynamic urban lifestyle with access to various cultural, recreational, and entertainment activities.
Term Offered:
  • Fall: Early September - Mid-December
  • Spring: Early March - Mid-June
Language of Instruction Korean and English
Science & Engineering Scholarship Program Five students from around the world will be selected by Hanyang University to attend their Science & Engineering Scholarship Program for one year (Fall 2023-Winter 2024). Tuition is covered, and the scholarship recipient will receive approximately $600 CAD per month as a stipend. Apply for this exciting opportunity through York International’s usual exchange application process, indicating the scholarship as your first choice.
Additional Resources:

Konkuk University

City: Seoul
Overview
  • Konkuk University is recognized for its high academic standards and excellence in various fields. The university boasts a faculty of accomplished professors and researchers, providing students with a challenging and intellectually stimulating environment.
  • Situated in the vibrant city of Seoul, students have access to a dynamic and culturally rich environment. Seoul's status as a global city allows students to experience diverse cultures, enjoy an array of entertainment options, and participate in various professional and social activities.
  • Konkuk University invests in modern facilities and cutting-edge technologies to enhance the learning experience. From advanced research laboratories to well-equipped libraries and sports facilities, students have everything they need to excel academically and personally.
  • The university places significant emphasis on preparing students for the job market. Career development services, internships, and job placement programs are in place to assist students in securing promising career opportunities upon graduation.
Term Dates:
  • Fall: Late August - End of December
  • Spring: Early March - End of June
Language of Instruction English, Korean
Additional Resources:

Korea University

City: Seoul
Language of Instruction: Korean and English
Term Dates:
  • September to December
  • March to June
Additional Resources:

Pusan National University

City: Pusan
Language of Instruction: Korean and English
Term Dates:
  • September to December
  • March to June
Additional Resources:
Notes: LA&PS Students only

Sogang University

City: Seoul
 
  •  Sogang Univeristy is pursuing new knowledge and perspectives with its commitment to creative convergence for future education.
  • Sogang University is located in Sinchon, the center of Seoul, South Korea. The university provides firsthand experience to international students through various student activities. Sogang University is the center of youth that overflows with vibrant energy.
  • Sogang University was established by the Society of Jesus to provide education based on Catholic beliefs.
  • As the leading institution of education, Sogang University is committed to offer international students with outstanding education and unforgettable experience in Korea.
Language of Instruction: Korean and English
Term Offered:
  • Fall: Early September to Late December
  • Winter (Spring): Early March to Late June
Eligibility
  • There is no minimum GPA requirement to participate in the exchange program. However, students must meet the standards set by their home institution to study abroad.
  • It is highly recommended that students score more than 80/100 in percentile scale.
Course Information
  • Levelof Study: Both undergraduate andgraduate levels
  • Undergraduate: 9-15 credits (minimum-maximum)
  • Graduate: 3-12 credits (minimum-maximum)
  • In general, courses at Sogang are three-credit courses. 1 Credit hour indicates 15 classroom hours per semester.
  • In general, the credit conversion ratio (credit to ECTS) is 1:2 for undergraduate-level lectures and 3:8 for graduate-level lectures. (Please consult with home institution)
  • Students are not allowed to take more than 15 credits.
Additional Resources:
Notes: Recommended for Digital Media Students: Art & Technology

Sungkyunkwan University

City: Seoul
Language of Instruction: Korean and some courses in English
Term Dates:
  • September to December
  • March to June
Things to know:
  • With 620 years of history, Sungkyunkwan University is challenging itself to become a world-leading university while sharing new values from old.
Additional Resources:

Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)

City: Ulsan
Overview
  • UNIST is a warm and welcoming post-secondary institution located in the heart of Korea’s largest industrial city, Ulsan, South Korea.
  • UNIST has truly become one of the world’s leading science and technology universities.
  • UNIST aims to be ranked within the top 10 science and technology universities by 2030.
Term Offered:
  • Fall: Early-September - End-December
  • Winter (Spring): February - June
Course Information
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Academic Program for Undergraduates:
    • Mechanical Engineering 
    • Urban and Environmental Engineering 
    • Materials Science and Engineering 
    • Energy and Chemical Engineering 
    • Nuclear Engineering 
    • Design 
    • Industrial Engineering 
    • Biomedical Engineering 
    • Biological Sciences 
    • Electrical Engineering 
    • Computer Science and Engineering 
    • Physics 
    • Mathematical Sciences 
    • Chemistry 
    • Business Administration 
  • The Minimum/Maximum Credit per Semester:

    • Undergraduate: 10 ~ 21 credits 

    • Graduate: 3 ~ 13 credits 

GPA Requirement
  • GPA of 3.4/4.0 or above.
Additional Resources:

Yonsei University

City: Seoul
Overview
  • Yonsei is consistently ranked among the top universities in South Korea and internationally. Its global recognition attracts students and faculty from around the world, creating a diverse and multicultural campus environment.
  • Yonsei University has established a comprehensive global campus network with partner institutions worldwide.
  • Yonsei has strong ties with industries and businesses, offering students opportunities for internships, networking, and practical experience. This fosters a smooth transition from academia to the professional world.
  • The university's campus is located in Seoul, South Korea's capital city, providing students with access to a vibrant urban lifestyle, cultural events, entertainment, and diverse career opportunities.
Term Offered
  • Fall: Early September - Mid-December
  • Spring: Early March - Mid-June
Eligibility
  • Open to both Undergraduate and Graduate
  • GPA Requirements: Must have a GPA of 2.5 or above on the 4.0 scale.
  • Must have completed two (2) semesters (or the equivalent) BEFORE the nomination/application period.
Course Information
  • Language of Instruction: English, Korean
  • Available Courses:
    • Liberal Arts
    • Commerce and Economics
    • Business: Only students majoring in business at their home institution are allowed to take up to 4 business courses at Yonsei.
    • Science, Engineering, Sciences in Education
    • Life System, Theology
    • Social Science, Human Ecology
    • Korean Language (KLI)
  • Restricted Courses:
    • Medicine / Dentistry / Nursing / Pharmacy / Music / MBA / Law / Pharmacy / Global Leadership Division / Courses offered in Songdo International Campus.
    • **Please note that the restrictions may vary depending on the type/level of exchange. (Eg. Students coming through faculty-specific agreements may be allowed to take courses from the faculties listed above)
  • Course Load:
    • Undergraduate: 9 ~ 18 credits
    • Graduate: 9 ~ 15 credits
    • **The above course load includes Korean Language Course (3 or 6 credits)**
Additional Resources:

Chung-Ang University

City: Seoul
Additional Resources:

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Spain

Universidad Católica Santa Teresa de Jesús de Ávila

Exchange Website  
City: Ávila
Language of Instruction: Spanish
Term Dates:
  • September - February
  • February - June
Things to Know:
  • Welcoming and friendly atmosphere for learning and making new friends.
  • Focus on academic quality and human potential development
  • Small classes that allow the Professor to give individualized attention to each student in order to meet their needs
  • Location in the center of Spain, approx. 1 hour distance from Madrid
Additional Resources:
Notes: Summer Language and Cultural Course available

Comillas Pontifical University

City: Madrid
Overview
  • Comillas Pontifical University is a Catholic university that has been administered for over a century by the Society of Jesus.
  • Comillas is committed to the person, educational innovation, and ethical and social commitment, and is motivated by the desire to contribute to scientific innovation and to the critical and transforming sense.
  • Comillas is committed to advancing knowledge through research. The university provides state-of-the-art research facilities and encourages students to engage in research projects, offering valuable hands-on experience and opportunities for intellectual growth.
  • The university is located in the heart of Madrid, offering a vibrant and dynamic urban environment.
  • Comillas integrates ethical and moral values into its academic programs, encouraging students to develop a strong sense of responsibility and integrity in their professional and personal lives.
Term Offered:
  • Fall: Early September - Early December
  • Winter (Spring): Mid-January - Late April
Course Information
  • Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
  • Credit Equivalency***: 6 ECTS = 3 Credits
Additional Resources:

Autònomous University of Barcelona  (UAB)

City: Barcelona
Overview
  • UAB is consistently ranked as one of the top universities in Spain and Europe. Its academic programs are known for their quality and rigorous standards, ensuring a high-level education that is recognized worldwide.
  • UAB is a research-oriented university, providing students with access to state-of-the-art research facilities and opportunities to work with renowned professors and researchers.
  • UAB's campus is located in Cerdanyola del Vallès, which is a peaceful and picturesque area near Barcelona. The campus environment offers a conducive setting for studying, yet it's close enough to the vibrant city of Barcelona, allowing you to explore its cultural richness and career opportunities.
  • UAB fosters a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship, encouraging students to explore their ideas and turn them into real-world solutions.
Term Offered:
  • Fall (Semester 1): Early-September - Early February
  • Winter (Semester 2): Mid-February - Early July
Eligibility
  • Level of Study: Both Undergraduate and Graduate
  • A minimum of 50% of the total credits must be enrolled at your host faculty at UAB. The remaining 50% can be enrolled in a different faculty only if there is availability.
Course Information
  • Language of Instruction: English, Spanish, and Catalan
  • Language Requirements:
    • Faculty of Economics and Business: Minimum level of B2 of the language of instruction of the courses selected by the student.
    • Faculty of Political Science and Sociology: Minimum level of B2 of the language of instruction of the courses selected by the student.
    • Faculty of Communication: Minimum level of B1 of the language of instruction of the courses selected by the student.
    • ***As a general rule, it is recommended that students have a minimum language level of B1.2 in the language of instruction of the courses.
  • Credit Equivalency***: 6 ECTS = 3 Credits
Additional Resources:

Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM)

City: Madrid
Overview
  • UAM is consistently ranked among the top universities in Spain and Europe. Its academic programs are well-respected and accredited, ensuring you receive a high-quality education that is recognized both nationally and internationally.
  • UAM is a research-oriented university with a strong focus on scientific advancement and innovation.
  • UAM's campus is situated in the beautiful surroundings of Cantoblanco, a northern suburb of Madrid. This location offers a serene and conducive environment for studying while still being well-connected to the vibrant city of Madrid, renowned for its rich history, culture, and opportunities for leisure and networking.
  • UAM has a strong alumni network that can provide valuable connections and opportunities for personal and professional growth even after graduation.
Term Offered
  • Fall (Semester 1): September - January
  • Winter (Semester 2): February - June
Language of Instruction: Spanish, English
Additional Resources:

University of Valencia

City: Valencia
Overview
  • University of Valencia is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Spain. It is consistently ranked as one of the top universities in the country, offering high-quality academic programs and faculty expertise across various fields of study.
  • University of Valencia is a research-oriented institution, providing students with access to cutting-edge research facilities and opportunities to engage in research projects.
  • Situated in the vibrant city of Valencia, the university offers a unique blend of a dynamic urban environment and a relaxed coastal lifestyle.
  • University of Valencia has strong ties with industries and companies, facilitating internships and job placements for students.
  • University of Valencia's strong reputation extends beyond academics, contributing to a well-established and active alumni network.
Term Offered
  • Fall (Autumn): Early September - Late January
  • Winter (Spring): Late January - Early June
Course Information
  • Language of Instruction: English(10%), Spanish(45%), Catalan(45%)
  • Credit Equivalency***: 6 ECTS = 3 Credits
Additional Resources:
Notes: Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies only.

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Sweden

Malmö University

City: Malmö
Overview:
  • Malmö University is known for its progressive and innovative teaching methods. The university adopts a problem-based learning approach, encouraging students to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world challenges, and fostering critical thinking and creativity.
  • Malmö University is research-intensive, providing students with opportunities to engage in cutting-edge research projects.
  • Malmö is a vibrant and dynamic city in Sweden, offering a high quality of life and a unique cultural experience. It is a diverse and inclusive city, known for its progressive values and commitment to sustainability.
  • Malmö University has strong ties with the industry and the local business community, providing students with access to internships and job placement opportunities.
Language of Instruction: Swedish and English
Term Offered:
  • Fall (Autumn): Early September - Mid-January
  • Winter (Spring): Mid-January - Early June
Additional Resources:
Notes: Scholarships Available (The York-Sweden Exchange Bursary)

Stockholm University

City: Stockholm
Overview
  • Stockholm University is one of the 200 highest-ranked universities in the world and one of the top 100 universities in Europe according to several well-established university ranking tables.
  • Sustainable societal development is a central issue for Stockholm University, which through education, research, and collaboration works actively to achieve the goals in the UN's Agenda 2030.
  • Situated in the heart of Stockholm, the capital city of Sweden, the university provides students with a dynamic and vibrant environment. Stockholm is a city known for its innovative spirit, cultural diversity, and high quality of life.
  • Through cooperation with other universities and collaborations with cultural, business, and public institutions, Stockholm University contributes to the development of society.
Term Offered
  • Fall (Autumn): Early September- Mid-January
  • Winter (Spring): Mid-January - Early June
Eligibility
  • Level of Study: Both Undergraduate and Graduate
  • Exchange students must maintain a full-time study status of 30 ECTS/semester.
Course Information
  • Language of Instruction: English, Swedish
  • Credit Equivalency***: 6 ECTS = 3 Credits
Additional Resources:
Notes:
  • Scholarships Available (The York-Sweden Exchange Bursary)
  • ADMS (Finance) have received core course equivalencies at this exchange partner. Contact goglobal@yorku.ca for more information.
  • Students have received 3000-level and 4000-level BIOL major credits at this exchange partner.

Umeå University

City: Umeå
Overview:
  • Umeå University is a comprehensive university covering research and education in medicine, science and technology, social sciences, arts and humanities, and educational sciences.
  • For nearly 60 years, Umeå University has been the premier destination of higher education in northern Sweden.
  • As a knowledge-driven organization, Umeå University is striving to provide students and staff with unique opportunities for learning and development – whilst simultaneously serving society with new knowledge and creative citizens.
  • Umeå is a vibrant city with a rich cultural scene. The city hosts various events, festivals, concerts, and exhibitions, ensuring that there are plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in arts and culture outside of your studies.
Term Offered:
  • Fall (Autumn): Beginning of September - Mid January
  • Winter (Spring): Mid-January - Early June
Eligibility:
  • Level of Study: Both Undergraduate and Graduate
  • Exchange students must maintain a full-time study status of 30 ECTS/semester.
Course Information:
  • Language of Instruction: English, Swedish
  • Credit Equivalency***: 6 ECTS = 3 Credits
Additional Resources:
Notes:

Uppsala University

City: Uppsala
Overview
  • Uppsala University was founded in 1477 and is today a strong, comprehensive research university, ranked among the best in the world.
  • Uppsala University is at the forefront of groundbreaking research across multiple fields. As a student, you will have access to cutting-edge facilities and opportunities to collaborate with top researchers, allowing you to gain valuable experience and contribute to innovative projects.
  • Uppsala University's main campus is located in the heart of the historic city of Uppsala, offering a vibrant and engaging student life. The city's unique combination of rich history and youthful atmosphere provides ample opportunities for extracurricular activities, cultural experiences, and social interactions.
  • Uppsala University contributes to development and innovation locally and nationally and is an active part in the pursuit of sustainable social development.
Language of Instruction: English
Term Offered
  • Fall (Autumn): Late August - Mid-January
  • Winter (Spring): Mid-January - Early June
Eligibility
  • Level of Study: Both Undergraduate and Graduate
  • Exchange students must maintain a full-time study status of 30 ECTS/semester.
Course Information
  • Language of Instruction: English, Swedish
  • Restricted Subjects:
    • Business Studies – entry requirements vary considerably. Please note the early application deadline!
    • Economics – no courses available from the Department of Economics.
    • Government - limited space on certain courses.
    • History - limited space on certain courses.
    • Law – entry requirement is a minimum of two years of completed full-time Law studies.
    • Medicine – no entry-level courses taught in English. Students must have a strong academic background in Medicine and meet the entry requirements described in the course description.
    • Natural Sciences including Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Engineering - few to no entry-level courses taught in English. Students must have a very strong academic background in these subjects and meet the entry requirements described in the course description.
    • Philosophy – only a few courses available with high entry requirements.
    • Psychology – only a few courses taught in English with very limited space on courses.
    • Sociology – no courses offered for exchange students.
    • Places on courses taught in Swedish for those with enough Swedish language skills can be offered if there are vacancies. Students will be notified of the decision only after the national (Swedish) admission process has been completed.
Additional Resources:
Notes: Scholarships Available (The York-Sweden Exchange Bursary)

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Switzerland

University of Geneva

City: Geneva
Overview
  • Founded in 1559, the University of Geneva enjoys worldwide recognition and ranks amongst the top 100 best universities in the world.
  • University of Geneva's domains of excellence in research include life sciences (molecular biology, bio-informatics), physics of elementary particles, and astrophysics.
  • Geneva is a beautiful and picturesque city, located on the shores of Lake Geneva and surrounded by the Alps. Apart from its stunning landscapes, the city offers a rich cultural scene, with numerous museums, art galleries, theaters, and music venues, providing a vibrant and enriching lifestyle for students.
  • Being situated in an international hub for diplomacy, finance, and global organizations, the University of Geneva provides excellent networking opportunities and access to internships and career placements
Term Offered
  • Fall: Mid-September - Early February
  • Winter (Spring): Mid-February - Mid-June
Language of Instruction English, French
Additional Resources

University of Zurich

City: Zurich
Overview
  • With more than 27'000 students, the University of Zurich is Switzerland's largest university. Founded in the year 1833, UZH was Europe's first university to be established by a democratic political system.
  • Numerous distinctions highlight the University's international renown in the fields of medicine, immunology, genetics, neuroscience and structural biology as well as in economics. To date, the Nobel Prize has been conferred on twelve UZH scholars.
  • Knowledge is shared in a variety of ways: in addition to granting the general public access to its twelve museums and many of its libraries, the University makes findings from cutting-edge research available to the public in accessible and engaging lecture series and panel discussions.
Term Offered
  • Fall: Mid-September - Late December
  • Winter (Spring): Mid-February - Late May
Eligibility
  • For courses taught in German: A proof of proficiency in German at about level C1.
  • No GPA requirement but applying students are expected to have a good academic standing.
  • Exchange students are expected to choose courses amounting to around 20 ECTS in the same or a similar subject they study at their home university.
  • Bachelor/undergraduate students must have completed at least 2 semesters or equivalent before the exchange stay.
Language of Instruction English and German
Additional Resources:

ZHAW School of Management and Law

City: Zurich
Overview
  • ZHAW School of Management and Law (SML) is one of Switzerland’s largest business schools.
  •  It also features in the prestigious Financial Times rankings, as well as meeting the demanding standards of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
  • Our main principle, “Building Competence. Crossing Borders.”, underpins the high quality of our educational programs and research and reflects our global mindset.
  • The ZHAW SML is recognized within the scientific community as an excellent business school and a competent partner for applied research and development at an internationally competitive level.
  • The ZHAW SML is closely involved with civil society, business, and science, fosters national and international networks, and cooperates with strategic partners
Term Offered
  • Fall: Mid-September - Early February
  • Winter (Spring): Mid-February - Late June
Eligibility
  • Level of Study: Both Undergraduate and Graduate
  • A minimum of two completed semesters prior to the start of the exchange (at bachelor’s level).
  • No minimum GPA is required.
  • Exchange students must maintain a full-time study status of 30 ECTS/semester.
Language of Instruction English and German
Additional Resources:


ZHAW School of Engineering 

City: Zurich
 
  • The ZHAW School of Engineering as one of the leading Engineering Faculties in Switzerland emphasizes topics which will be relevant in the future.
  • Our 14 institutes and centers guarantee superior-quality education, research and development with an emphasis on the areas of energy, mobility, information and health.
  • The School of Engineering is located in Winterthur, 5 minutes from Winterthur main station and just a 20-minute train ride from Zürich.
  • With Switzerland located in the “centre of Europe” and Zürich airport located next to Winterthur, you can reach most destinations in Europe within 2 hours.
Term Offered
  • Fall: Mid-September - Early February
  • Winter (Spring): Mid-February - Late June
Eligibility
  • Level of Study: Both Undergraduate and Graduate
  • GPA 2.5 out of 4.0 or a good B Level.
  • A minimum of four completed semesters prior to the start of the exchange (at bachelor’s level).
Course Information
  • Language of Instruction: English and German
  • Courses for Bachelors / Undergraduate are available in these study fields:
    • Aviation
    • Data Science 
    • Electrical Engineering 
    • Energy and Environmental Engineering 
    • Computer Science 
    • Mechanical Engineering 
    • Medical Informatics
    • Systems Engineering
    • Transportation Systems 
    • Engineering and Management
  • Courses for Masters / Graduate are available in these study fields: 
    • Aviation 
    • Business Engineering 
    • Civil Engineering 
    • Computer Science 
    • Data Science 
    • Electrical Engineering 
    • Energy and Environment 
    • Mechanical Engineering 
    • Medical Engineering 
    • Photonics
  • Full – Time Students: 30 ECTS
  • Minimum Study Load for Incoming Students: 15 ECTS
  • Maximum Study Load for Incoming Students 45 ECTS
Additional Resources:

FHNW University of Applied Science and Arts Northwestern Switzerland

City: Aargau
Language of Instruction: German and English
Term Dates:
  • September to January
  • February to July
Notes:
  • Lassonde School of Engineering students only

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Taiwan

Tamkang University

City: New Taipei
Overview
  • One of the leading universities in Taiwan and has consistently been ranked among the top institutions in Asia.
  • Situated in New Taipei City, Tamkang University enjoys a beautiful and convenient location. The campus is nestled near the Tamsui River and offers stunning views of the surrounding landscapes.
  • The university places a strong emphasis on research and innovation. With numerous research centers and state-of-the-art facilities, Tamkang University provides an environment conducive to creative thinking, problem-solving, and cutting-edge discoveries.
  • Tamkang University's College of Business and College of Global Entrepreneurial Development are highly regarded for their programs in business administration, economics, and entrepreneurship.
Term Offered
  • Fall: Mid-September - Early January
  • Winter (Spring): Mid-February - Mid-June
Eligibility
  • Open to both Undergraduate and Graduate Students.
  • Required G.P.A. 2.0 (4.0 scale) or above

**** Subject to Change****

Course Information
  • Language of Instruction: Chinese, English 
  • Courses are NOT available in these faculties/programs:
    • Executive Master's Program
    • On-the-job Continuing Education Program
    • Teacher Education Program
    • Honors Program
Additional Resources:
  • Course Guide
  • Scholarship Details:
    • Each student will receive NT $10,000 per semester for a maximum duration of one academic year. 
    • Application eligibility:
      • This scholarship is made available to exchange students from partner universities that have academic collaboration agreements with TKU, with the exception of partner universities from Mainland China.
      • To be eligible, undergraduate students must maintain an average academic grade of 65 or above (or GPA 2.5); graduate students must maintain an average academic grade of 75 or above (or GPA 3). Students must also behave well and maintain a clean record of conduct.

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Thailand

Chulalongkorn University

City: Bangkok
Overview Chulalongkorn University has designed programs that are relevant to the demands of society, preparing life-long learning for students and providing them with first-hand experience that offers them a space to discover their inclination and what they want to be or to do in the future.
Language of Instruction: Thai and English
Term Offered
  • Fall: Early-August to Mid-December
  • Winter(Spring): Early-December to Mid-march
Eligibility
  • GPA requirement: A minimum of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • Having completed at least 2 semesters at home university (for undergraduates)
Course Information

Subject Areas:

Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences:

  • A minimum score of 6.5 in overall band (Depends) with a minimum of 6.0 in each band. Language and Culture (BALAC) program at the Faculty of Arts require an overall band 7.0 or equivalent and do not consider TOEFL ITP

Physical Science, Life Sciences, Sciences & Technology:

  • A minimum score of 6.0 in overall band (Depends) with a minimum of 5.5 in each band. Biotechnology (BBTech) strictly requires an English language test and refuses a certifying letter from the teacher or university.

Additional Resources:

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Trinidad and Tobago

The University of the West Indies

Exchange Website  
City: St Augustine
Language of Instruction: English
Term Dates:
  • August to November
  • January to April
Notes:

The University of Trinidad and Tobago

Exchange Website  
City: Port of Spain
Language of Instruction: English
Term Dates:
  • September to December
  • January to May
Things to know:
  • Multi-campus university with each campus focused on specialized programmes which are in close proximity to related industries
  • World class, state of the art laboratories
  • Institutionally accredited by the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago with select programmes having specialized accreditation from International Bodies
  • Practical programmes with a focus on research, innovation and entrepreneurship
  • UTT is located in a tropical destination (Caribbean)
Additional Resources:
Notes:
  • Open to students in all programs. Recommended for AMPD Theatre Studies Students

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Turkey

Bogazici University

City: Istanbul
Overview
  • Bogazici University is a public university that has taken its place among the most distinguished universities in the world with its education and research performance, is devoted to education and research that will make a difference, and has adopted perfectionism. 
  • Boğaziçi University provides its students with strong equipment in their own fields and offers them a social environment that will enable them to get to know themselves.
  • Boğaziçi University's vision is to be a university that shapes the future with its pioneering position in education, training, and research.
  • Situated in Istanbul, one of the world's most vibrant and historically significant cities, Boğaziçi University offers a unique and culturally rich environment for students to explore.
Language of Instruction: English
Term Offered
  • Fall: Late September - Mid-January
  • Spring: Mid-February - Early June
Eligibility
  • Undergraduate students must have completed at least two semesters, and graduate students must have completed at least one semester at Bogazici University (excluding English Prep. and remedial semesters).
  • A minimum GPA of 2.50/4.00 for undergraduates, and  3.00/4.00 for graduate students.
Course Information
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Exchange students are expected to take 4 - 6 courses, equaling 17- 21 Bogazici credits (approximately 20-30 ECTS).
Additional Resources:

Koc University

City: Istanbul
Overview
  • Koç University has become a leading university in Turkey, distinguished by notable contributions to the elevation of education, knowledge, and service, domestically and beyond.
  • Koç University ranks among the top research universities in Turkey in terms of number of articles per academic member.
  • Located in Istanbul, a vibrant and historically rich city, offers a plethora of cultural, social, and recreational opportunities for students.
  • Koç University promotes entrepreneurship and fosters an innovative spirit. It supports aspiring entrepreneurs through various programs and initiatives, encouraging students to turn their ideas into successful ventures.
Term Offered
  • Fall: Early September - Early-January
  • Spring: Late January - Early June
Eligibility
  • Incoming Exchange Students should complete at least one year of study at their home university.
  • The minimum overall GPA requirement is 2.20/4.00 for undergraduates and 2.50/4.00 for graduate students.
Language of Instruction: English
Additional Resources:
Notes:
  • BIOL majors have received core course equivalencies at this exchange partner. Contact goglobal@yorku.ca for more information.

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United Kingdom

Brunel University London

City: London
Overview
  • Ranked 40th in the UK - and in the top 350 universities globally by QS World University Rankings 2024.
  • Brunel University has an extensive range of interdisciplinary centres and Institutes, thriving departmental research Groups, and excellent Networks and Labs all tackling the problems of our society and working collaboratively with our partners on innovative solutions.
  • The university's location in London, one of the world's leading cultural and financial capitals, provides an unparalleled student experience. Living in London offers access to a diverse range of cultural events, job opportunities, and a vibrant social scene.
  • Brunel University London has been ranked the 14th best UK university for producing the most employable graduates, as listed in the Global University Employability Ranking 2022.
Language of Instruction: English
Term Offered
  • Fall (Autumn): Mid-September - Mid-January
  • Winter (Spring): Early January - Early June
Eligibility
  • Open to both Undergraduate and Graduate.
  • Completed at least one year of study and hold a minimum GPA of at least 2.8 or equivalent. Students who do not meet the minimum requirement may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Additional Resources:

Keele University

City: Keele
Overview
  • Keele sets the gold standard for teaching, with some of the most satisfied students in the country – in 2022, students ranked us “Britain’s best university” in the Student Crowd University Awards.
  • The university is involved in a wide range of research activities across various disciplines. As a student, you'll have the chance to engage in cutting-edge research projects, working alongside experienced academics and researchers. 80% of our research is deemed world-leading or internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework (2021).
  • Keele University offers the best of both worlds: a tranquil rural setting that's still within easy reach of major cities like Manchester, Birmingham, and Liverpool.
  • Keele University's approach to academics is interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary, which means that perspectives are shared across subjects, showing the world in different ways.
Term Dates:
  • Fall (Semester 1): Mid-September - Mid-January
  • Winter (Semester 2/Spring): Mid-January - Early June
Eligibility
  • Open to both Undergraduate and Graduate.
  • You must have completed a year of undergraduate study at your home university before coming to Keele.
  • You are expected to have a GPA of 3.0 or equivalent.
Course Information
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences not available to exchange/student abroad students with the exception of Rehabilitation & Public Health (Schools of Nursing and Midwifery, Pharmacy, Health and Rehabilitation, Medicine)
  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (Schools of Law, Social, Political and Global Studies, Keele Business School, Humanities)
  • Faculty of Natural Sciences (Schools of Computing and Mathematics, Life Sciences, Physical and Geographical Sciences, Psychology)

Course load requirements: Students are required to carry a full course load to meet UKVI visa requirements. A full course load is usually made up of four 15-credit modules or 30 ECTS per semester.

***Credit Equivalency: 6ECTS = 3 Credits

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King's College London

City: Strand, London
Overview
  • King's is one of the UK's most historic and prestigious universities.
  • With a forward-thinking vision and state-of-the-art facilities, King's is renowned for excellence in both its innovative teaching and pioneering research.
  • Based in the heart of central London, and spread across five London campuses, King's is one of the largest multi-faculty institutions in the UK.
Term Offered
  • Fall (Autumn): Late September - Mid December
  • Winter (Spring): Mid- January - End of May
Eligibility
  • Students need to have undertaken a minimum of 1 year of university-level study by the time they start at King’s.
  • Students should have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or above on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent.
  • It is important that students have the necessary academic background in order to be considered for their preferred modules.
Course Information
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Level of Study: Undergraduate and Graduate
  • Semester Module Load:
    • Undergraduate: 60 Credits
    • Graduate: 60 Credits
  • Open to Global Health Students only.
Additional Resources:

Oxford Brooks University

City: Oxford
Overview
  • One of the most renowned centers of education in the world.
  • We are one of the UK's leading modern universities, with a global reputation for teaching excellence, exciting student life, and strong links with business and industry.
  • We offer courses in a variety of subjects, including Art, Business, Computing, Digital Media, English, History, Languages, Photography and many, many more.
  • Our campus facilities bring together library and teaching spaces with social learning areas, the Brookes Union and student support.
  • The inspirational study spaces have been designed to offer flexibility and choice to suit the way you learn best – whether through lectures, discussions, debate or quiet study.
  • Each of our campuses offer a vibrant mix of learning spaces and specialist facilities, including workshops, labs and studios.
Term Offered
  • Fall (Semester 1): Late September - Late December
  • Winter (Semester 2): Late January - Mid May
Eligibility
  • Open to both Undergraduate and Graduate.
  • Completed at least one year of university studies and have a good academic record, with a GPA (Grade Point Average) of 2.8 or higher(on a 4.0 scale for the USA) or equivalent.
Course Information
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Course Equivalency: 
    • OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY YORK UNIVERSITY
      SOCI 5006 - Gender and Society SOCI 3XXX
      SOCI 6003 - Gendering Intimate Relationships SOCI 4XXX
      CMC 4001 - Understanding Communication 2000 Level Elective
      CMC 4002 - Understanding Media CMA 2841
      BIOL 6008 - Advanced Topics in Wildlife Conservation BIOL 4245
      PSYC 5014 - Perception and Action PSYC 3270
      PSYC 6016 - Behaviour Change and Prevention PSYC 4XXX
      PSYC 6021 - The Self and Autobiographical Memory PSYC 4XXX
  • ***** Credit and Course Equivalency are subject to change*****
Additional Resources:
Cost of Living:
  • The amount of money you will need for living costs will depend on your course and individual level of spending.
  • The UK Visas and Immigration service recommends you have at least £1,015 per month for living costs when studying outside of London.
  • Living costs will vary significantly from student to student.
Notes:
  • Undergraduate Students only
  • ADMS (Finance), BIOL, and PSYC majors have received core course equivalencies at this exchange partner. Contact goglobal@yorku.ca for more information.

Swansea University

City: Swansea
Overview
  • We’re ranked 26th in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2023.
  • Swansea University has been producing world-class research since 1920. We have a long history of working with business and industry but today our research has a much wider impact, reaching across the health, wealth, culture, and well-being of a global society.
  • Swansea University is set in a thriving city location, within a stunning Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The University spans two stunning campuses at each end of Swansea’s waterfront.
  • Swansea University is actively involved in community projects and initiatives, fostering a sense of social responsibility and encouraging students to contribute positively to society.
Term Offered
  • Fall (Semester 1): Late September - Late January
  • Winter (Semester 2): Late January - Early June
Course Information
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Credit load: 
    • Full-year students must select between 100 and 120 Swansea University credits.
    • Semester students must select between 50 and 60 credits Swansea University credits.

***Credit Equivalency: 120 Swansea University Credits = 60 ECTS credits / 30-36 US credit hours.

Additional Resources:

University of Chichester

City: Chichester
Overview
  • Ranked 21st in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2022.
  • Chichester actively fosters a culture of research and innovation, encouraging students to participate in research projects and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in their chosen fields.
  • University of Chichester benefits from its picturesque location, with campuses located in Chichester and Bognor Regis. Both locations offer a unique blend of historical charm and access to stunning natural landscapes.
  • The university is known for its high-quality teaching, and many faculty members are experts in their respective fields.
Language of Instruction: English
Term Offered
  • Fall (Winter (1) semester): Late September - Late January
  • Winter (Spring (2) semester): Mid-February - Early June
Notes
  • Open to Dance students only.
Additional Resources:

University of East Anglia

City: Norwich
Overview
  • UEA research is making a real-world impact. That’s why 91 percent of UEA research has been rated 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' by the Research Excellence Framework (REF2021). We’re also in the UK's top 20 for research quality.
  • Ranked 22nd in the UK by Complete University Guide 2024.
  • UEA is located in the historic city of Norwich, which offers a unique blend of rich heritage, modern amenities, and a vibrant arts and cultural scene. Norwich is consistently ranked as one of the best student cities in the UK.
  • UEA is committed to sustainability and is recognized for its green initiatives.
Term Dates:
  • Fall (Semester 1): Mid-September - Late January
  • Winter (Semester 2): Late January - Mid June
Eligibility
  • Open to both Undergraduate and Graduate.
  • Completed two semesters of university education and be in good academic standing with a grade equivalent to a UK system upper second class (60%).
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University of Essex

City: Colchester
Overview
  • We’re ranked 56th in the global Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023.
  • The University of Essex is spread across 3 campuses – Colchester, Southend and LoughtonOur main Colchester Campus is set within 200 acres of beautiful Parkland, has on campus accommodation and is only two miles from the historic city centre of Colchester – England’s oldest recorded city.
  • You’re never far away from London – Colchester is less than an hour away from the capital by train, so you’ll be enjoying the bright city lights in no time! 
  • Stansted Airport is only a train, bus, coach or taxi ride away and you can be there in 50mins. Travelling in on your doorstep!!
  • 10 miles south of Dedham Vale Area of Natural Beauty, and just a short bus or train journey to the beaches of Mersea Island, Frinton and many more. Have an adventure; go Kayaking, Paddle Boarding or take a long bike ride along the river path for campus all the way to Brightlingsea beach, making sure to stop off in Wivenhoe to check out the local pubs. There is plenty to see and plenty to do in and around Colchester. 
  • Join over 15,000 Essex students from more than 140 countries and benefit from our flexible approach to academics. This allows you to study across multiple disciplines, where you will receive high levels of pastoral and academic support from Essex Abroad and the departments.
  • Access to state-of-the-art learning facilities, accommodation, bars, cafes, sports facilities, a gallery and a theatre. We even have a nightclub on campus!
  • Sports at Essex is BIG news!! We are committed to support and develop high performance athletes to participate in regional, national or international level, whether it be basketball, volleyball, tennis, football or rugby 7s, the opportunities are there for you to explore.
  • It’s impossible to be bored at Essex. Whether you’re into sport, the arts, or love to cook, our Student’s Union offers 165 sports clubs and societies. You automatically become a member as an Essex student. From the departmentally-focused and culturally-based, from Harry Potter to Show Choir, there is a society for you.
Term Offered
  • Fall (Autumn): Early October - Mid-December
  • Winter (Spring): Mid-January - Late March
Eligibility
  • Open to both Undergraduate and Graduate.
  • You must be in good academic standing.
Course Information
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Course load requirements: All students are required to take 60 Essex credits per term.
Additional Resources:

University of Leeds

City: Leeds
Overview
  • The University of Leeds is known for its academic excellence and high-quality teaching. It is a member of the prestigious Russell Group, indicating its commitment to world-class research and education.
  • We’re ranked in the top 75 universities in the world QS World University Rankings 2024.
  • Leeds is a research-intensive university, providing students with opportunities to engage in groundbreaking research projects.
  • The university's location in the vibrant city of Leeds provides a fantastic student experience. Leeds is a dynamic and cosmopolitan city with a rich cultural scene, numerous restaurants, shops, and entertainment options.
Term Offered
  • Fall (Semester 1): Mid-September - Late January
  • Winter (Semester 2): Late January - Early June
Eligibility
  • Open to both Undergraduate and Graduate.
  • Students applying to York should have completed two years of undergraduate study and must have an academic level equivalent to a GPA of 3.00.
Additional Resources:

 


University of Northumbria

City: Newcastle
Overview
  • Northumbria is a research-intensive, modern university with a global reputation for academic excellence. It was named UK University of the Year 2022 in the Times Higher Education Awards.
  • Northumbria University is based in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, which is regularly voted the best place in the UK for students, and has campuses in London and Amsterdam.
  • Northumbria is ranked in the top 25 in the UK for research power, according to the results of the latest Research Excellence Framework.
  • Northumbria works with major employers, including Nike, IBM, Nissan, Proctor & Gamble, the BBC, and the NHS, while more than 560 employers and 60 professional bodies sponsor or accredit the University’s programs.
Language of Instruction: English
Term Offered
  • Fall (Autumn): Late- September to Late- January
  • Winter (Spring): Late- January to Late- May
Eligibility
  • Must have completed at least one year of study at their home university.
  • The current average grade should be at least "B".
Course Information
  • A Northumbria University module is usually worth either 10 or 20 UK Credits. Students take between 40 - 60 UK credits per semester which can consist of between one to six modules.

  • Northumbria uses the following credit equivalency: 20 UK credits = 10 ECTS = 6 US credits.

Additional Resources:

University of Nottingham

City: Nottingham
Overview
  • Top 20 UK university and top 100 in the world (QS World University Rankings 2024).
  • The university was rated seventh for research power in the latest Research Excellence Framework.
  • We empower and support students and staff to collaborate in learning, scholarship and discovery across all realms of knowledge, solving problems and improving lives.
  • Contributing to supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through our research and education, our engagement with partners and our behavior on campus and in our communities.
Language of Instruction: English
Term Offered
  • Fall (Autumn): September to January
  • Winter (Spring): January to June
Eligibility
  • Must have completed at least one year of study at their home university.
  • The current overall average grade should be equivalent to a 2:2 in the UK.
  • Preference will be given to students enroled at the School of the Arts, Music, Performance & Design (AMPD) 
Course Information
  • 30 credits per semester from their host school (where a valid agreement must be in place).
  • Minimum 50 credits and a maximum of 70 credits overall per semester.
  • Minimum 100 and maximum 120 credits for a full year.
  • A normal credit load would be 60 per semester.
Additional Resources:

University of York

City: York
Overview
  • 17th in The Times Good University Guide 2023 with thirteen subjects ranked in the top 10.
  • 10th out of 155 higher education institutions for research impact in the Times Higher Education’s ranking of the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021).
  • York is a beautiful and historic city that offers a perfect blend of vibrant student life and a rich cultural heritage. The city's compact nature makes it easy to explore, and its close proximity to major cities like London and Edinburgh provides additional opportunities for travel and exploration.
  • As a research-intensive university, York offers numerous research opportunities for students. Engaging in research projects can help students gain valuable skills and contribute to cutting-edge advancements in various fields.
Term Dates:
  • Fall (Semester 1): Mid-September - Early February
  • Winter (Semester 2): Early February - Early June
Eligibility
  • Open to both Undergraduate and Graduate.
  • Students applying to York should have completed two years of undergraduate study and must have an academic level equivalent to a GPA of 3.00.
Additional Resources:

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United States of America

Killam Fellowships

Location Various Locations
Language of Instruction: English
Partner Universities
  1. American University
  2. Arizona State University
    1. BIOL and CHEM majors have received core course equivalencies at this exchange partner. Contact goglobal@yorku.ca for more information.
  3. Bridgewater State University
  4. Clemson University
  5. Florida Polytechnic University
  6. Ithaca College
  7. Miami Dade College
  8. Smith College
  9. State University of New York College at Plattsburgh
  10. University of California at Irvine
  11. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
  12. University of Maine
  13. University of Texas at Austin
  14. University of Virginia
  15. University of Washington
  16. Vanderbilt University
  17. Wellesley College
Notes:
  • Fact Sheet
  • Fellowship comes with a scholarship
  • Must be a Canadian Citizen to apply
  • Must be an Undergraduate Student to apply
  • Application deadline to York International for exchange to these Killam partner universities: December 1st, 2023.
  • ADDITIONAL APPLICATION REQUIRED. Please email goglobal@yorku.ca if you are interested in applying.

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Uruguay

Universidad de La Republica

City: Montevideo
Language of Instruction: Spanish
Term Dates:
  • July/August to December
  • February/March to July
Overview:
  • The University of the Republic is the largest public university in Uruguay. It has more than 135 thousand undergraduate students, according to 2018 data from the continuous student survey. It was founded on July 18, 1849 in Montevideo, and currently has a presence in 14 departments of the country. 
Additional Resources:

Universidad ORT Uruguay

City: Montevideo
Overview:
  • Since its inception, ORT has been a reference in the training of human resources required and valued by organizations that recognize the level of their knowledge, their teamwork capacities and their ongoing search for excellence.
  • Universidad ORT Uruguay offers some courses which are taught entirely in English. Other university courses are offered as dual-language courses, meaning that lectures are given in Spanish with course materials and assessments available in English.
Term Dates:
  • Fall (Semester 1): Early August
Courses
  • Global Management:
    The objective of this course is for each student to be able to know, understand and apply the basic fundamentals of managing organizations in global contexts. Students will complete an array of specific activities, related to each of the key managerial concepts as well as immerse themselves in practical applications related to today’s complex business world.
  • Global Civil Society:
    This course aims at providing students with both a conceptual and empirical framework so they can form an opinion about the existence, functions, transformative potential and challenges faced by civil society activism in an increasingly globalized world.
  • Geopolitical Risk & Business:
    This course will provide students with an analytical toolkit to produce intelligence briefings and reports to assist organizations navigate through challenging situations. We seek to bridge the gap between industry and academia, helping students develop professional outlooks to assist their future job placement and career development.
  • Brand Management:
    This course provides training in understanding brand management and critical stages of new product development, from idea generation to the implementation of new concepts and strategies. It prepares executives to make decisions regarding brand management as a key differentiating element for products.
  • Sales Strategic Management:
    The Sales Strategic Management course aims to provide students with essential skills and knowledge for success in the dynamic field of sales. Throughout the course, students will develop a profound understanding of the principles and practices that underpin effective sales strategies.
  • Click here to view the English taught courses 

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Venezuela

Universidad de Los Andes

City: Merida
Language of Instruction: Spanish
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Vietnam

Vietnam National University HCMC

Exchange Website  
City: Binh Duong
Term Dates:
  • August to January
  • January to June
  • June to August (Summer Semester)
Additional Resources:

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