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.

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.

Find out more about applying for International Exchange on our How to Apply page, including tips for narrowing down your options.



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Curtin University

University of Tasmania

University of Western Australia




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Bishop's University

Queen's University

University of British Columbia

University of Calgary

University of the Fraser Valley

University of Guelph

University of Victoria




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Beijing Normal University

Wuhan University


Hong Kong

Hong Kong

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Chinese University of Hong Kong

City University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Lingnan University

University of Hong Kong




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Akita International University

Yamanashi Gakuin University




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ITESO - Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara*

Universidad La Salle*

*Very limited number of courses offered in English.



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National University of Singapore*

*Suitable for degrees in Engineering only.

South Africa

South Africa

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Stellenbosch University*

*Suitable for degrees in Law only.

South Korea

South Korea

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Yonsei University*




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California Lutheran University


University of Florida

New Mexico

University of New Mexico

New York

Nazareth University

North Carolina

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina at Wilmington


University of Oklahoma


University of Oregon


Drexel University

Washington & Jefferson College

Rhode Island

Salve Regina University

South Carolina

Clemson University


Rhodes College


University of Utah


University of Vermont


University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse