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 a single application deadline (in January), regardless of whether you plan to study abroad in September or January.

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.


Curtin University

University of Western Australia

University of Tasmania


Bishop's University

Queen's University

University of British Columbia


University of Victoria

[University of Victoria is not open as an exchange option to Business or Education students]

University of Calgary

University of Guelph

University of the Fraser Valley

[University of the Fraser Valley is not open as an exchange option to Film & Visual Culture students]


Beijing Normal University

          (Law students only)

Hong Kong

IMPORTANT: For the Spring semester 2019/20, we are not sending any exchange students to Hong Kong due to the unstable political situation. We are closely following developments in Hong Kong and hope to be able to send exchange students to our partner universities again during the 2020/21 academic year provided that we deem it safe for our students to go there. However, we do not know yet whether Hong Kong will be an option for students going abroad in 2020/21, and we therefore advise students who consider Hong Kong as an option to also look at alternative destinations. 


Chinese University of Hong Kong


City University of Hong Kong


Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


Lingan University


University of Hong Kong


Akita International University

Yamanashi Gakuin University


ITESO - Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara

Universidad La Salle

Qatar (Intercampus Transfer)

Students enrolled in either the MA in Business Management or MA in Accountancy in Finance may spend a semester or the academic year at the University of Aberdeen’s Qatar campus. You will study the same courses as in Aberdeen, while experiencing the unique culture of Doha and the Persian Gulf.


National University of Singapore

(Engineering and Real Estate only)

South Africa

Stellenbosch University

[Law students only]

South Korea

Yonsei University


California Lutheran University

Clemson University, South Carolina

Colorado School of Mines

Drexel University, Pennsylvania

Haverford College, Pennsylvania

High Point University, North Carolina

Nazareth College, New York

Pitzer College, California

Rhodes College, Tennessee

(Exchange available for fall semester or academic year only)

Salve Regina University, Rhode Island

St. Olaf College, Minnesota

(Exchange available for fall semester or academic year only)


University at Albany – State University of New York

University of Florida

(Please see the attached list of degrees that are suitable for exchange at the University of Florida)

University of Kansas

[Law students only]

University of Maine

University of New Mexico

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina at Wilmington

University of Oklahoma

University of Oregon

University of Southern Maine

University of Vermont

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

Washington & Jefferson College, Pennsylvania