International Exchange Programme

International Exchange Programme

As a student of the University of Aberdeen there are a number of opportunities to spend a year or semester studying of your undergraduate degree at our International Exchange partners in Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea or the USA! These opportunities are once in a lifetime and, with the opportunity to grow academically and personally, can be a very important part of your university experience.

Who would this option suit?

  • International Exchange is only possible as an undergraduate student at Level 2 and Level 3. Please note that some subjects do not permit Level 3 exchange, or will only allow students to study abroad for a single semester. Check with the Go Abroad Tutor for your subject/s for restrictions.

Eligibility criteria

In order to apply, students should

  • have an overall C average, and be on track to achieve
    • 120 Credit points at the end of 1st year AND/OR
    • 240 Credit points at the end of 2nd year
  • have the support of your Go Abroad Tutor/s (you don't need to request this in advance - they will be contacted as part of the application process)

Important points to note

  • There is normally a single application deadline (in January), regardless of whether you plan to commence your exchange in September or January.

Find out more about applying for International Exchange on our How to Apply page

How to search

Please browse our list of international partnerships below, ordered alphabetically by country.

Most of these are open to students from all subject disciplines (with the exception of Medicine and Dentistry) provided that you can find suitable courses taught in English that meet the requirements of your degree programme.

Where these are restricted to one or two subjects, or we know these destinations to be unsuitable for certain degree programmes, we have noted this, though this list is not exhaustive.

Australia

Curtin University

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Suitable for most degrees, excluding Engineering, MMSN and Psychology

University of Western Australia

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Suitable for most degrees, excluding Engineering, MMSN and Psychology

University of Tasmania

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Suitable for most degrees, excluding Engineering and Psychology

Canada

Bishop's University

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Suitable for most degrees, excluding Engineering, MMSN and Psychology.

Queen's University

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Suitable for most degrees, excluding Engineering.

University of British Columbia

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UBC Vancouver - Suitable for most degrees, excluding Engineering, MMSN and Psychology.
UBC Okanagan - Suitable for most degrees, excluding MMSN

 

University of Victoria

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Suitable for most degrees including Psychology and Economics.

Excluding other Business School subjects, Education, Engineering and MMSN.

University of Calgary

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Suitable for degrees excluding Business, Divinity, Education, Engineering, MMSN, Music, Psychology and Real Estate.

University of Guelph

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Suitable for most degrees, excluding Engineering.

University of the Fraser Valley

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Suitable for most degrees, excluding Engineering, Film and Visual Culture, MMSN and Psychology.

   
China

Beijing Normal University

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Only suitable for Law students

Hong Kong

Chinese University of Hong Kong

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Suitable for most degrees, excluding Psychology

 

 

 

City University Hong Kong

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Suitable for most degrees, excluding Psychology

 

 

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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Suitable for most Science degrees, excluding Computing Science, Engineering and Psychology

 

 

Lingnan University

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Suitable for most degrees, excluding Engineering, MMSN and Psychology.

 

 

University of Hong Kong

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Suitable for most degrees, excluding Engineering, MMSN and Psychology.

 

 

 

Japan

Akita International University

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Suitable for most Arts and Social Science degrees, excluding Psychology.

Yamanashi Gakuin University

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Suitable for most Arts and Social Science degrees, excluding Education and Psychology.

   
Mexico

NOTE: Our Mexican partner institutions teach in Spanish. Any student who is not on one of our Spanish Degree programmes, or isn't taking our Spanish language courses, can only go abroad here if they sit and pass a DELE exam at B2 level, or if the Spanish Department are prepared to sign off that your Spanish is at that level in an official form. Students are not expected to have this at the time of application, but will need to have it prior to receiving an unconditional offer to go abroad.

ITESO - Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara

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Suitable for students studying Spanish and Latin American Studies, Modern Languages and Social Science.

Universidad La Salle

 

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Suitable for Arts and Social Science degrees and potentially some MMSN degrees.

 

   
Singapore

National University of Singapore

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Suitable for Engineering and Real Estate students only.

   
South Africa

Stellenbosch University

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Suitable for Law students only.

   
South Korea

Yonsei University

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Suitable for most Arts and Social Science degrees, excluding Education and Psychology.

Only available to students who will be in Level 3 for their period abroad.

   
USA

California Lutheran University

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Suitable for most degrees, excluding Engineering and Psychology.

Clemson University, South Carolina

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Suitable for most degrees, including MMSN and Psychology, excluding Engineering.

Colorado School of Mines

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Suitable for students in Engineering and Geosciences only

Concordia University, California

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Suitable for most Arts and Social Science degrees, unsuitable for Engineering, MMSN and Psychology.

Drexel University, Philadelphia

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Suitable for most degrees, including Law, excluding Engineering, MMSN and Psychology.

Nazareth College, New York

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Suitable for most degrees, excluding Engineering, MMSN and Psychology.

Pitzer College, California

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Suitable for most degrees, excluding Engineering, MMSN and Psychology.

Rhodes College, Tennessee

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Suitable for degrees, excluding Business, Engineering, MMSN and Psychology.

Salve Regina University, Rhode Island

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Suitable for most degrees, excluding Engineering, MMSN and Psychology.

 

University at Albany – State University of New York

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Suitable for most degrees, excluding Engineering, MMSN and Psychology.

University of Florida

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Suitable for limited degrees

(see list under Academic tab).

University of Kansas

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Suitable for Law students only.

University of Maine

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Suitable for most degrees, including Engineering, excluding MMSN and Psychology.

University of New Mexico

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Suitable for most degrees, including Engineering, excluding MMSN and Psychology.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Suitable for degrees, excluding Business, Engineering, MMSN and Psychology.

University of North Carolina at Wilmington

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Suitable for most degrees, excluding Engineering, MMSN and Psychology.

University of Oklahoma

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Suitable for most degrees, including Psychology, excluding Engineering and MMSN.

University of Oregon

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Suitable for most degrees, including MMSN, excluding Engineering, and Psychology

University of Southern Maine

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Suitable for most degrees, excluding Engineering, MMSN and Psychology.

University of Utah

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Suitable for most degrees, excluding Education, MMSN and Psychology.

University of Vermont

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Suitable for most degrees, including Psychology, excluding Engineering, and MMSN.

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

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Suitable for most degrees, excluding Engineering, and Psychology.

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

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Suitable for most degrees, excluding Engineering, MMSN and Psychology.

Washington & Jefferson College, Pennsylvania

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Suitable for most degrees, excluding Engineering, MMSN and Psychology.