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 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.
University of Western Australia
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
Chinese University of Hong Kong
City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
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
[Law students only]
- South Korea
California Lutheran University
Clemson University, South Carolina
Colorado School of Mines
Drexel University, Pennsylvania
High Point University, North Carolina
Nazareth College, New York
Pitzer College, California
Rhodes College, Tennessee
Salve Regina University, Rhode Island
St. Olaf College, Minnesota
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