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.
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.
University of Western Australia
University of Tasmania
University of British ColumbiaClick here for more information.
University of VictoriaClick here for more information.
University of Calgary
University of Guelph
University of the Fraser ValleyClick here for more information.
Beijing Normal UniversityClick here for more information
- Hong Kong
Chinese University of Hong Kong
City University of Hong KongClick here for more information
Hong Kong University of Science and TechnologyClick here for more information.
Lingnan UniversityClick here for more information.
University of Hong KongClick here for more information
Akita International University
Yamanashi Gakuin University
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
Universidad La Salle
National University of SingaporeClick here for more information
- South Africa
- South Korea
California Lutheran University
Clemson University, South Carolina
Colorado School of Mines
Concordia University, California
Drexel University, Philadelphia
Nazareth College, New York
Pitzer College, California
Rhodes College, Tennessee
Salve Regina University, Rhode Island
University at Albany – State University of New York
University of Florida
University of Kansas
University of Maine
University of New MexicoClick here for more information
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
University of OklahomaClick here for more information
University of Oregon
University of Southern Maine
University of Utah
University of Vermont
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
Washington & Jefferson College, Pennsylvania