Student Exchange - Partner Institution Details



Global E3 – Engineering Exchange programme

  • Open to Engineering students only.
  • Global E3 (GE3) offers a network of universities in different countries to Engineering exchange students.
  • Students must apply for at least 3 -5 based on academic and personal fit and be prepared to go to any of the universities for their exchange. It is important that you discuss the courses with your Engineering department (see the information for Bachelor of Engineering students under “Check entry requirements” on the UC Exchange Programme web page. Placement is depending on capacity at member institutions, the number of applications for a particular institution, and whether students are meeting the specific requirements for that institution.
  • It is important that students review the institutional brochures of the schools that they are interested in (housed on the Global E3 application portal) as there is useful information about the member institutions including restrictions of majors and links to course descriptions. Please note that some institutions do not accept students in certain semester or terms (see the individual brochures on GE3’s website).
  • GE3 cannot guarantee placing students at their top placement choices due to limited availability at member institutions.
  • The institutions below are consistently the most oversubscribed with limited availability.
    • University of Michigan
    • Georgia Institute of Technology
    • New York University
    • University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
  • The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign – Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science are not available.
  • University of Michigan and University of Florida do not accept students to start in their spring semester (UC's Semester 1). Michigan only accepts students for Michigan’s Academic Year including Fall and Spring semester (UC’s Semester 2 followed by our Semester 1) or the Fall semester (UC’s Semester 2).
  • If you are interested in going to the U.S., the following institutions may have more capacity for accepting students:
    • Case Western Reserve University
    • Louisiana State University
    • Mississippi State University
    • Missouri University of Science & Technology
    • New Jersey Institute of Technology
    • Oregon State University (quarter system)
    • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (quarter system)
    • Texas Tech University
    • University of Maryland
    • University of New Hampshire
    • University of Pittsburgh


China Tsinghua University
  • For students taking courses taught in Chinese mandarin, they shall pass HSK band six as the minimum entry requirement.
  Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
  • Commerce students will receive priority.
  University of Hong Kong
  • All papers taught in English, except courses offered by the Department of Chinese.
  • Entry to Business and Economics courses is competitive.
  • Semester 2 start (September intake of University of Hong Kong) is not recommended due to shortage of student accommodation at University of Hong Kong.
  The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

School of Engineering

  • Engineering students only.
  • The language of instruction is English, except for some humanities and social science courses.
  University of Nottingham Ningbo China
  Wuhan University
  • Short-term four week programme for students enrolled in CHIN212 only.
  • Not available as a regular semester or year long exchange.
  • Contact the UC Chinese Department for information.
  Zhejiang Gongshang University
  Zhongnan University of Economics and Law  
 Japan Akita International University
  • All papers taught in English (except Japanese language courses).
  • Commerce students will receive priority
  Bunkyo University
  • Intensive Japanese language programme
  • Japanese majors only.
  • One year exchange commencing in Semester 1 only (April intake at Bunkyo).
  • Special appliation deadline applicable, see website of UCXchange programme for details.
  Kwansei Gakuin University
  • Japanese language students receive priorty.
  • Students are required to have mastery of the basic Japanese syllabary of hiragana and katakana by the commencement of the exchange period. Students who wish to enrol in regular courses taught in Japanese at KGU must be fluent in the Japanese language. Please contact the Japanese department at UC for more information on the language requirements.
  • Courses in some subjects are taught in English, please see the the Japan and East Asia Studies Program brochure.
  • Special appliation deadline applicable, see website of UC Student Exchange programme for details.
  Osaka University
(Graduate School of Information Science and Technology)
  • Postgraduate Computer Science students only.
  Tokyo Gakugei University
  • For Physical Education and Sport Coaching students only.
  Waseda University
  • Japanese majors will receive priority.
  • Intensive Japanese language programme. A programme is also available for those with limited Japanese. Those with very advanced Japanese may be able to enrol in standard university courses if they meet the required Japanese proficiency level.
  • One year exchange commencing in Semester 1 only (April intake at Waseda).
  • Special appliation deadline applicable, see website of UCXchange programme for details.
  University of Tokyo
  • Engineering only.
  • Undergraduate courses taught in Japanese.
  • May be a possibility at postgraduate level with little or no Japanese.
 Singapore National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • All courses in English.
  • Students are encouraged to go to NUS in NUS' Semester 2 (January intake, UC's Semester 1) as entry to courses and getting a place on-campus accommodation are less competitive compared to NUS Semester 1 (August intake, UC's Semester 2).
  • Course restrictions apply at NUS.
  • Exchange to NUS is not open to Commerce and Law students. 
  • NUS Economics, Psychology and Political Science courses are extremely popular and oversubscribed and the probability of securing these courses is low. Course availability cannot be guaranteed. Students who wish to enrol in these courses might not be able to secure their required number of courses in these disciplines and need to  consider alternative modules offered by other departments/schools during application.  
  • Engineering students - you are required to have minimum GPA of 5.4 on a 9.0 scale to be considered for the exchange programme with NUS.
  • Undergraduate courses at NUS range from Level 1000 (module code starting with “1” for Year 1) to Level 4000 (module code starting with “4” for Year 4). Level 5000 and above are graduate (postgraduate) courses which are not open to undergraduate exchange students. The Level 2 and above courses usually require pre-requisites and exchange students have to fulfill these requirements.
  Singapore Management University (SMU)
  • Undergraduate only.
  • Courses in English. Please visit SMU's website for course information.
  • The School of Accountancy at SMU offers very limited courses to exchange students, so if the student is an Accountancy major, the student must contact the academic advisors to check if there are sufficient Accountancy courses for course registration. Please note that courses that are marked as "applicable to SMU undergraduate students only" are not open to exchange students.
  • Exchange students going to SMU are advised to seek private accommodation.
 Korea Yonsei University
  • Some Arts courses taught in English


Austria WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
  • Commerce students only.
  • Courses taught in English are available.
  • Students who wish to commence their exchange at WU in Semester 2 need to be very flexible with their course choices as entry to courses taught in English in Winter semester (WU time) is competitive. Availability of specific courses cannot be guaranteed.
  • Courses taught in German requires a high level of proficiency in German.
Belgium Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
  • Students studying European Studies and/or Media and Communication only.
  • Please read the ULB's Guide for Incoming Exchange Students (PDF, 2.07MB) carefully.
  • Courses in Media and Communication taught in English are very limited.
  • Entry to courses outside European Studies and/or Media and Communication cannot be guaranteed and is only considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Undergraduate students are not recommended to take postgradaute courses at ULB.
  • Special appliation deadlines applicable, see website of UCXchange programme for details.
Denmark Aarhus University - School of Engineering
  • Engineering students only.
  • You must be in the 2nd Professional year or above of the Bachelor of Engineering when you understake an exchange at Aarhus. You should check with your Engineering department at UC to find out in which year of your degree you are allowed to go on exchange. 
  • Places are limited at Aarhus.
  • Students must meet the pre-requisite and entry requirements set by Aarhus to be considered for acceptance to Aarhus. Please note that UC has no control over the selection criteria or process of the parnter universities. Please read the information about the entry requirements and admission to Aarhus carefully. 
  Danish School of Media and Journalism
  • For students undertaking Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Media and Communications only.
  • This programme is currently under review. 
  University of Copenhagen
  • Arts, Science and Law. Please note that the Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagent only offers a limited number of places on certain courses to exchange students.
  • Law students: students who wish to study Law at Copenhagen on exchange will need to have gained at least 180 UC points in Law prior to the exchange commences at Copenhagen.
  • Many courses taught in English.
  • Subjects not offered at Copenhagen: Business, Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Management, Engineering and Design.
Finland Aalto University School of Business
  • Commerce students only.
  • Many courses are offered in English.
  • Semester 1 start (UC time) is highly recommended, due to better accommodation availability.
  • Undergraduate programs are offered in Otaniemi Campus (main campus of Aalto University, 9 km from downtown) and the graduate level programs are in downtown Töölö Campus.
  • Currently students going to Aalto on exchange are required to travel to Sydney for the visa application for Finland (you must however check with the Finnish consulate for the most up to date advice prior to arranging travel for the visa application). Students cannot apply for the visa until after they have been accepted by the partner university.
  • You are responsible for arranging and funding travel to Sydney for this purpose, as well as for all fees associated with the visa. UC cannot provide immigration/ visa advice and you must always contact the relevant consulate or embassy for visa queries.
  Swedish School of Social Science, University of Helsinki
  • For students undertaking Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Media and Communications only.
  • This programme is currently under review. 
France Audencia Nantes School of Management
  IEP Aix
  • Most courses taught in French.
  • High level of French required.
  • Must have completed four semesters of study prior to commencement of exchange.
  Institute of Political Studies, Paris (Sciences Po)
  • Courses available in both English and French.
  • This exchange is a good option for students with limited or no background in French, as many courses are offered in English.
  • Must have completed four semesters of study prior to commencement of exchange.
  • Students wishing to complete a major in any particular subject should check the likely availability of courses. Note that there may not be sufficient courses available at Sciences Po-Paris for students wishing to gain credits towards some majors: e.g. English.
  University of La Rochelle
  • This exchange programme is most suited to students who are studying French language or wish to undertake an 'interest' exchange. It is generally possible to take courses in French at all levels,  as there are French language courses for international students.
  • Most other courses are taught in French so a good level of French is required.
  • In most cases students should not take language courses at La Rochelle other than French.
  • Students who go to La Rochelle on exchange may find it difficult to to enrol in a course load equivalent to 60 points at this University. Please seek advice from the International Relationships Office.
  • Germany
Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt
  • Good knowledge of German required.
  • Some courses offered in English (mostly at postgraduate level).
  • Commerce students receive priority.
  Konstanz University
  • German and Linguistics students only.
  • Baden-Wuerttemberg Scholarships may be available. Please note that it will be your responsibility to check the regulations of the Baden-Wuerttemberg Scholarships to find out whether you are allowed to receive other financial support for your exchange, such as the UC Outbound Exchange Award.
  University of Freiburg
  • High level of German language required.
  • Areas of study not available to exchange students: Psychology, Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Molecular Medicine, English-taught Master programs.
  • Baden-Wuerttemberg Scholarships may be available. Please note that it will be your responsibility to check the regulations of the Baden-Wuerttemberg Scholarships to find out whether you are allowed to receive other financial support for your exchange, such as the UC Outbound Exchange Award.
  WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management
  • Commerce students only.
  • Semester 2 start (Fall semester of WHU) is not recommended
  • 80% of undergraduate courses are taught in English.
  • Internships a possibility.
Italy ROSE
  • Postgraduate students studying Earthquake Engineering.
University of Perugia
  • For postgraduate research students in Civil Engineering only. Special arrangements will be required and please contact Dr Pedro Lee at the Civil and Natural Resources Engineering department in the first instance. 
The Netherlands Delft University of Technology
  • Engineering students only. 
  Radboud University
  Tilburg University 
  •  Commerce and Law students only. 
Portugal Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics (Catholic University of Portugal)
  • Commerce students only.
  • Please see: information on Católica-Lisbon (UC School of Business and Economics website), including courses, semester structure, living in Lisbon, etc.
Russia Lomonosov Moscow State University (The Higher School of Translation and Interpretation)
  • Open to students studying Russian only.
Spain Pompeu Fabra University
  • January start (Semester 1 Canterbury time) is recommended.
  • Commerce students only.
  • Many courses are offered in English.
  University of Castilla La Mancha
  • High level of Spanish required.
  • Spanish majors will receive priority.
  University of Navarra (School of Economics and Business Administration)
Sweden Lund University
  • Many courses taught in English.
  • Each course has specific admission requirements. Before you committ to applying for an exhange to Lund, please read the specific course requirements carefully on the Lund's website of the relevant department (either in the course description or the syllabus), to ensure that you meet the requirements of the courses you wish to take at Lund. Most courses require that students already have a background in the subject - at least one year of full-time studies in the subject area (120 UC points) in order to be eligible for admission. Lund's decision on whether or not you are eligible for the courses you wish to attend is based on your Transcripts of Record. Please also read about Lund's admission requirements for exchange courses on their website carefully.
  • Students should also be aware that many courses have a cap on the number of places available, and that it may in some cases be difficult to change a programme of courses once pre-approval from Lund has been granted.
  • Restrictions:
    Law: Students must have the equivalent of 300 points (3 years full time studies) within the field of law to be eligible. Please see the information on eligibility for law courses.

    Commerce: There is a high demand for courses at the School of Economics and Management at Lund. Therefore, Lund cannot guarantee a full-time course load of economics, management and business related coursework. Furthermore, Lund cannot guarantee admittance to certain high-demand courses, even if a student is eligible.
  Uppsala University
  • Many courses taught in English. See: more information about the exchange programme with Uppsala University.

  • Each course has specific admission requirements. Before you committ to applying for an exhange to Uppsala, please read the specific course requirements on Uppsala's website carefully  (either in the course description or the syllabus), to ensure that you meet the requirements of the courses you wish to take (both preferred and back-ups) at Uppsala. 

  • Natural Sciences including Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Engineering: No entry level courses are available; students must have strong academic backgrounds within these subjects and meet the eligibility requirements described in each course description.
  • Restrictions:
    Law: Students must have the equivalent of 240 points (2 years full time studies) within the field of law to be eligible.
UK University of Bath
  • Subjects at Bath open to exchange students:
  • Biology & Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematical Sciences, Natural Sciences, Physics; Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronic & Electrical Engineering; British Studies (British history, literature and society), European Studies, International Development, International Relations, Politics, Psychology and Social & Policy Sciences.
  • Business Administration, Accounting & Finance, Economics, Architecture and Mechanical Engineering are CLOSED to exchange students at Bath.
  • Bath exchange is undergraduate only. Students must take the majority of their units (courses) in the subject area in which the exchange is held.
    Students may take units from Bachelor’s degree programmes (BA and BSc programmes) and from "undergraduate Master's" degree programmes (e.g. MBiol, MChem, MEng, MMath, MPharm, and MPhys programmes). These units are marked Levels 1 to 4 in our Unit Catalogue.
    Exchange Students are not permitted to take units from postgraduate Master’s and Doctoral degree programmes. These are marked Levels 5 to 6 in the Unit Catalogue.
  • Course information can be found in the online Unit Catalogue.
  University College London
  • Engineering students only.
  • Strong academic background and good grades are required.
  • Students need to be very flexible with their course options due to the enrolment process at University College London.
  University of Exeter Please see Exeter's exchange programme page for more information about this university. A lot of useful information, such as retrictions on courses (modules), course load, etc. can also be found on their FAQs page. 
  University of Leicester
  • Some courses or subjects are not open to exchange students studying at Leicester. Please visit the course restrictions website for more information on this.
  • Management modules are only available for students majoring in this subject. Limited places available and will be given on a priority basis.
  • Engineering, Geology and Mathematics students (one semester and full year) are required to stay for the exams in January and June. (see exam dates at Lecicester's website above).
  • Biological Sciences: Students are only to apply for the same year modules to avoid timetable clashes.
  • Politics & International Relations: Third year modules are not available.
  • Media & Communications: Modules are only available to students majoring in this subject.
  University of Nottingham
  • Open to all. UC has both a Law exchange and a general university-wide exchange with the University of Nottingham. The general exchange includes both the University of Nottingham’s UK campus and the Nottingham campus in Ningbo (near Shanghai), China.
  • Important:
    Special application deadlines applicable, see website of UCXchange programme for details.
  University of Sheffield
  University of Southampton
  • Mechanical Engineering students only.
  • A minimum GPA of 5.4 will be required.
  Swansea University
  • Open to all students. Commerce students will receive priority.

North America

Canada Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
  • Fine Arts only.
  • Entry is competitive.
  Queen's University
  • Arts, Science and Engineering students.
  • Entry to courses in the Linguistics, Kinesiology and Health offered at Queen's Faculty of Arts and Science is very limited.
  Simon Fraser University
  University of Alberta
  • The exchange with University of Alberta is currently closed until further notice.
  • Law students are advised to select another partner university as Law places are very limited at Alberta.
  • Engineering students must have completed two years of study in Engineering with an overall GPA of 6.5 or above before they apply to Alberta. This means that the earliest Engineering students can go to Alberta is the second semester of the 2nd Professional Year.
  • Computer Engineering and some Business courses, mostly Accounting courses are not open to exchange students. To find out which Business courses are not available to exchange student, please visit the website of the Alberta School of Business.
  University of British Columbia
  • Special application deadlines applicable, see the website of UC Student Exchange programme for details.
  • Please check course restrictions at UBC very carefully before committing to applying for UBC: Information on course availability and restrictions at UBC
  • UBC’s faculties of Law and Engineering have very limited spaces for exchange students. Engineering and Law students are advised to consider other options.
  • Law students: it is not possible to take Law and non-Law courses concurrently at UBC.
  • UBC Vancouver campus is not able to guarantee access to housing for exchange students nominated for a single-term exchange during UBC's Term 1 (September – December) due to high demand during this term. Students nominated for Term 2 (January – April) will continue to receive priority access to housing on campus.  
  • UBC Okanagan campus is also open to exchange students. Students nominated to UBC Okanagan campus will have priority access to on-campus accommodations, regardless of which term (semester) they apply for.
  • For more information on UBC Housing.
  • Forestry students meeting the GPA requirements will receive priority.
  University of Saskatchewan  
  University of Waterloo
  • Please read the information on restricted courses carefully.
USA Montana State University Bozeman  
  Purdue University
  • Undergraduate only.
  State University of New York (SUNY) at Geneseo
  • Undergraduate only.
  • Restrictions on Business (Commerce) courses:
  • Students must be a Business major and must have had the appropriate prerequisite courses. In addition, students would not be able to have all the courses in Business and should plan to take some courses in other disciplines. The amount of Business courses that students can take is limited.

University of California
Los Angeles
San Diego
Santa Barbara
Santa Cruz

  • Strong academic background and good grades in pre-requisite subjects are required. In most cases, a minimum GPA of 6.0 will be required.

  • Students applying to the University of California must select at least 3 campus choices from the 8 University of California campuses (we cannot guarantee first choice).

  • The University of California has specific pre-requisites (PDF, 22KB) for students wishing to study certain subjects at California. Please consult the document above to check that you have met these pre-requisites.

  • You should also make an appointment and discuss you plan with Percy Chan ( before you submit your exchange application.  

  • Important:
    Students must also check the information on enrolment restrictions at each California campus. You need to click on the “Undergraduate Impacted Majors” tab at the top of the web page to find the information on enrolment restrictions.

    Exchange students can only have one major subject when they study at the University of California.

  • Majors

Design and Exercise Biology are closed and will not be available at any of the California campuses.

The following engineering majors are closed and will not be available:

    • University of California - Berkeley

Bioengineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Mathematics and Statistics, and Industrial Engineering and Operational Research

    • University of California - Los Angeles

Aerospace Engineering, Bioengineering, Computer Science, and Mechanical Engineering

    • University of California - Santa Barbara

Computer Science

  University of Cincinnati
  University of Colorado - Boulder
  • This exchange is closed for Semester 2 2018.
  • Education, music, and law are not open to exchange students.
  University of New Mexico  
  University of Washington
  • Washington Restricted Programs: a number of subjects and programmes are not open to exchange students or are restricted. Please see below for details. 
  • Economics, Computer Science and Business (Commerce) are not open to exchange students. 
  • Undergraduates exchange students are only accepted into University of Washington’s College of Arts & Sciences regardless of their major of their degree. The college is comprised of four academic divisions: art, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. Please be aware that Communications, Economics, Psychology, and Law, Societies & Justice courses in particular are extremely competitive, so students should plan to take courses outside of these areas.
  • If a course attracts more students than there are places, students enrolled in the University of Washington degree program will be given priority above exchange students. Washington cannot guarantee any courses for exchange students so you need to be very flexible with your course selections. 
  • If you hope to take courses outside of the College of Arts & Sciences, you do so at your own risk. You are recommended to select an alternative exchange partner university. Examples of schools/departments that may not be able to accommodate exchange students include, but are not limited to, College of Built Environments and College of Engineering (including the Department of Computer Science & Engineering). Engineering students are not advised to select University of Washington for their exchange. 
  • Professional programs including those offered by the Information School, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and School of Pharmacy, as well as any fee based programs  are not available to exchange students.
  Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Forestry students only. Note: Exchange students are required to pay for any course related costs at Virginia Tech, such as field trips, materials, etc.


Australia University of Adelaide Please see: information on course restrictions