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Exchange: University‑wide programs

Administered through the International Centre. Open to students from most departments at Dalhousie.

We are accepting applications for the Winter 2019 semester. We are happy to announce a new deadline of June 1st, 2018!


Please review the updated list of institutions we are still accepting applications for. 


Australian National University (3.0 GPA required)

Academic calendar

Spring Semester:  January-June
Fall Semester: July-December

Location and setting

The Australian National University (ANU) is a public university located in the Australian capital, Canberra. Established by a Federal Act of Parliament in 1946, it is one of the nation’s oldest universities and the only Australian public university to be established by Commonwealth, as opposed to State or Territory, legislature. Centered at the Acton, Canberra campus, the university comprises of seven teaching and research colleges, three focused postgraduate research centres and three non-tertiary educational entities, and hosts the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science, the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia and the National Computational Infrastructure facility.

Canberra is the capital city of Australia. With a population of over 345,000, it is Australia's largest inland city and the eighth-largest city overall. The city is located at the northern end of the Australian Capital Territory southwest of Sydney, and northeast of Melbourne. Canberra has been recognized as the best place to live in the world according to OECD rankings.

Academic timetable All courses are in English

Course Restrictions

ANU has no course restrictions for inbound exchange students.
Website https://students.anu.edu.au/applications/exchange/

Edith Cowan University

Academic calendar

Spring Semester: February-June
Fall Semester: July-November

Location and setting

Perth is located in Western Australia, which offers a truly authentic Australian experience; long days of sunshine, a mild Mediterranean climate with gorgeous blue skies and brilliant beaches.

Perth is a vibrant, sophisticated city and is the closest major Australian capital to many cities in Asia, Africa, and Europe. It is a city of beauty, energy, and affluence with a standard of living that is amongst the highest in Australia and the world.

As well as being a beautiful, friendly, and safe city, Perth offers all the cosmopolitan attractions of a large international city. The city boasts a wide selection of restaurants and cafes, cinemas, nightclubs, and music venues as well as great shopping. The warm sunny climate is also perfect for sporting and leisure activities – everything from tennis to golf through to whale watching and sailing.

Edith Cowan University (ECU) is a large multi-campus institution serving communities in Western Australia and a significant cohort of international students.

Academic timetable

All courses are in English

Course restrictions Any course (unit) can be taken provided
  • they are at your appropriate level (eg: undergraduate/graduate)
  • you fulfill any prerequisites needed
  • you enrol in a standard full-time semester study load

For available units check out the handbook



Queensland University of Technology

Academic calendar

Spring Semester: February–June
Fall Semester: July–October

Location and setting

QUT is a leading Australian university, offering exceptional courses and research. Based in Brisbane, Queensland, QUT is a university for the real world, with courses that are in high demand. With two campuses in Brisbane, Queensland's capital city, QUT is part of a vibrant educational and cultural environment.

Brisbane is Australia's third largest city with nearly 1.8 million people. The city is a centre of education innovation and research excellence.

Academic timetable

All courses are in English

Course restrictions

QUT has some pre-approved courses for exchange and study abroad students that make processing times faster.

For other courses, there are no indicated restrictions but could take time to get approved. 



University of Adelaide (3.0 GPA required)

Academic calendar

Fall Semester: July-November
Winter Semester: February-June

Location and setting

The University of Adelaide is a public university located in Adelaide, South Australia. Established in 1874, it is the third oldest university in Australia. Its main campus is located on the cultural boulevard of North Terrace in the Adelaide city centre, adjacent to the Art Gallery of South Australia, the South Australian Museum and the State Library of South Australia.

Adelaide is the capital city of South Australia and the fifth-largest city in Australia. Adelaide has an estimated population of more than 1.2 million. The term "Adelaidean" is used in reference to the city and its residents.

The University of Adelaide is a public university located in Adelaide, South Australia. Established in 1874, it is the third oldest university in Australia. Its main campus is located on the cultural boulevard of North Terrace in the Adelaide city centre, adjacent to the Art Gallery of South Australia, the South Australian Museum and the State Library of South Australia.

Adelaide is the capital city of South Australia and the fifth-largest city in Australia. Adelaide has an estimated population of more than 1.2 million. The term "Adelaidean" is used in reference to the city and its residents.

Academic timetable All courses are in English

Course Restrictions

The link above automatically excludes restricted areas of study and shows courses available to exchange students.


University of Canberra

Academic calendar

Spring Semester: January-June
Fall Semester: August-December

Location and setting

The 120 hectare (296.4 acres) campus is a haven of clean air, tall trees and native wildlife, including parrots, honeyeaters, cockatoos and resident kangaroos.

Despite its serene location, the campus is within walking distance of the shopping and entertainment complex of Belconnen, and just 12 minutes by regular bus service or car from Canberra’s Civic Centre.

On-campus social life revolves around our coffee shops, restaurants, food outlets, bar, lounges and lawns, student group-study annexes and the University residences (the Ressies). Regular social events are organized by UCU, and shops, banks and a hairdressing salon are conveniently located on campus.

Canberra is the capital city of Australia. With a population of over 345,000, it is Australia's largest inland city and the eighth-largest city overall. The city is located at the northern end of the Australian Capital Territory southwest of Sydney, and northeast of Melbourne. Canberra has been recognized as the best place to live in the world according to OECD rankings.

Academic timetable


All courses are in English

Course Restrictions Exchange students can take any classes offered
  • in their semester of study for which they meet prerequisites
  • within their level of study
  • on Canberra (BRUCE) campus; must be Canberra units (not CIT or other)


University of Melbourne (3.0 GPA required)

Academic calendar

Semester 1: February-July
Semester 2: July-December

Location and setting

Melbourne, the capital of the state of Victoria, is Australia's second-largest city. It is vibrant, culturally diverse and characterised by its friendly people and atmosphere.

The University of Melbourne is five minutes from the centre of Melbourne, a leafy campus with cafés, shops and spectacular architecture. With great public transportation, you'll feel right at home anywhere in the city.

Academic timetable

All courses are in English


Course restrictions Faculty specific requirements including course restrictions can be found here


University of New South Wales (3.0 GPA required)

Academic calendar

Winter term: February - June
Fall term: July - November

Location and setting

The University of New South Wales is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities. Established in 1949, it is ranked among the top 60 universities in the world, renowned for the quality of its graduates and its world class research.

UNSW is a founding member of the Group of Eight, a coalition of Australia's leading research-intensive universities, and of the prestigious international network Universitas 21. The main UNSW campus is located on a 38-hectare site at Kensington, seven kilometres from the centre of Sydney.

Academic timetable

All courses are in English

Course restrictions Course restrictions are listed on page 3 and 4 of the Incoming Exchange Student Fact Sheet 2015 [PDF]




University of Western Australia (3.0 GPA required)

Academic Calendar

Semester 1 (Winter): End of February – End of June

Semester 2 (Fall): End of July – End of November

Location and setting


UWA is the only Western Australian university to belong to the Group of Eight – a coalition of the top research universities in Australia – and it is one of only two Australian members of the Worldwide Universities Network, a partnership of 18 research-led universities from Europe, Africa, the Americas and the Asia-Pacific. The University is also a foundation member of the Matariki Network of high quality, research-intensive universities with a particular focus on student experience.

The University thinks globally in preparing its students to be citizens of the world. Formal agreements with nearly 230 institutions around the world provide a spirit of internationalism and these partnerships promote a lively exchange of staff, students, knowledge and ideas.

Our Crawley campus is a multi-cultural and multi-faith community which includes students from 90 different countries.

Academic timetable All courses are in English     http://www.timetable.uwa.edu.au/Curr/selectdept.asp
Course Restrictions
University of Western Australia allows you to choose classes from any faculty other than Medicine and Dentistry. 
Website http://www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/study-abroad-and-exchange/courses



Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul

Academic calendar

Semester 1 (Winter): March  – July

Semester 2 (Fall): August – December

Location and setting

Founded in 1948, PUCRS is a reference in higher education and research in the country and in the world. Located in Porto Alegre, the southernmost capital of Brazil, the PUCRS campus offers a true university experience in an environment that fosters learning and growth, combining extensive and modern facilities with a highly qualified faculty.

PUCRS is a microcosm of society, where thousands of people circulate daily. It is a living environment, growing harmoniously in size, complexity and quality.

English courses

Following documents list the English courses available:
  • Graduate English Courses
  • Post-graduate English Courses

Course Restrictions

None found on website. Note that courses taught in English are limited but a full course load is possible. Further details can be found here



International Student Handbook


University of Aarhus

Academic calendar

Autumn semester: August 29 – January 27
Spring semester: January 31 – June 30
View academic calendar for the Faculty of Science

Location and setting

Aarhus University offers courses for exchange students in 3 cities (Aarhus, Herning and Copenhagen). It is not possible to follow courses in more than one city (due to distance)
Aarhus is the second-largest city in Denmark. The principal port of Denmark, Aarhus is on the east side of the peninsula of Jutland in the geographical center of Denmark. The city claims the unofficial title "Capital of Jutland".
Opened in 1928 in a rented accommodation with only 78 students, today, the university of Aarhus has around 35,000 undergraduate and graduate students attend Aarhus University. These students are taught by around 6,000 full and part-time academic staff and supported by app. 3,000 technical and administrative personnel.
Beautifully situated, most of the university's yellow brick buildings are placed in a hilly area with a morraine valley. These attractive friendly surroundings promote inspiration, industry and efficiency - and students who have come here have taken away fond and lasting memories.

English courses


Course restrictions
  • The Departments of Health and Odontology do not offer courses in Danish.
  • The Department of Law does not offer courses in English at Bachelor’s level. Being accepted into classes in this department can prove difficult.
  • Dalhousie students are not permitted to take classes outside of their faculty while at Aarhus. 




Keele University (3.0 GPA required)

Academic calendar

Fall Semester: September-January
Spring Semester: January-June

Location and setting

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student life. Keele is the UK’s largest integrated campus university and occupies a 617 acre estate. Its central feature, 19th century Keele Hall, has Grade II registration with English Heritage. Keele is in North Staffordshire halfway between Manchester and Birmingham. The University is on a hill overlooking the town of Newcastle-under-Lyme with Stoke-on-Trent just a couple of miles further near Hanley. There is a thriving student life around the campus and a wide range of café-bars, restaurants and pubs in Newcastle and clubs in Hanley. Manchester and Birmingham are each an hour’s drive away, while London is less than two hours by train.

Academic timetable


Course restrictions
Course catalogue found here. Any course restrictions are marked with # . 


University of Leeds (3.0 GPA required)

Academic calendar

Semester 1: September - January
Semester 2: January - June

Location and setting

Established in 1904, the University of Leeds is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK. Leeds is also one of the UK’s top ten research institutions and well known throughout the world for its quality of teaching and research.

Integrating research with learning and teaching is at the heart of the Leeds strategy; courses are taught by staff engaged in world-class research and cutting-edge professional practice, and teaching programmes are underpinned by this research. Because of this, students at all levels have the opportunity to learn about the research process and experience how knowledge is created.

Academic Timetable

Module Catalogue

Course Restrictions

Exchange students can select courses from across almost the whole university. The available modules are listed above. No course restrictions found on website.



Canterbury Christ Church University (2.75 GPA required)

Academic Calendar   
Location and Setting  
Academic Time Table  
Course Restrictions  

University of Liverpool (3.0 GPA required)

Academic calendar

Semester 1: Mid-September to Late January

Semester 2: Late January to Late May

Location and setting 

Built on an illustrious heritage that stretches back 800 years, Liverpool has a global reputation for sport, music, architecture and a wealth of culture for students to explore.

Today the city is enjoying a resurgence, driven by its designation as European Capital of Culture in 2008.

With more museums, theatres, galleries and listed buildings than in any other region outside London, Liverpool's cultural wealth has long been a major attraction. 

Now one of the UK's top five retail destinations, Liverpool is where you can certainly shop until you drop at the new Liverpool One complex.

Boasting more number one hit singles than any other city, Liverpool's music scene could not be more eclectic, while its nightlife is vibrant, energetic and rivals that of any other UK city.

When eating out, visitors can choose from a host of restaurants, cafes and bars that cater for all tastes and budgets.

Academic timetable Guide to choosing modules at University of Liverpool. 
Course Restrictions Any restrictions (closed modules) for different subect areas are specified in the guide above. 
Website http://www.liv.ac.uk/study/international/incomingexchange/my-exchange/


University of Brighton

Academic calendar

Semester 1
Teaching weeks: 3 October 2016 – 20 January 2017
Assessment weeks: 23 January – 3 February 2017

Semester 2
Teaching weeks: 6 February – 26 May 2017
Assessment weeks: 29 May - 9 June 2017

Location and Setting

Brighton: Home to three of our campuses, Brighton is just an hour from London. It has a reputation for being free-thinking and valuing different cultures and is known for its lively cultural and social life. Dubbed an emerging super-city, it is home to a fast-growing, creative, digital industry, and elected the UK's first Green Member of Parliament.

Eastbourne: Eastbourne is a large seaside town, 40 minutes along the coast from Brighton. Considered the sunniest place in the UK, it is surrounded by beautiful countryside. It has a variety of popular bars, nightclubs and restaurants, as well as affordable high street shopping, making it extremely well-liked by students.

Hastings: An hour from Brighton and half an hour from Eastbourne, Hastings is a historic and beautiful town with a vibrant arts and live music scene. It is home to the largest beach-launched fishing fleet in Europe, the first castle in England built by William the Conqueror, a preserved Old Town and a strong local arts community.

Academic timetable http://www.brighton.ac.uk/international/studyabroad/study-abroad-programs/modules/
Course restrictions No course restrictions were found listed on website.
Website http://www.brighton.ac.uk/international/studyabroad/study-abroad-programs/

University of Birmingham (Full-year exchanges only) (3.0 GPA required)

Academic calendar

Semester 1: September 23 – December 13, 2013
Semester 2: January 9 – June 20, 2014
Note: (The weeks commencing 23 September and 9 January will be Welcome periods with compulsory orientation events. Classes begin on 30 September and 13 January.)

Location and setting

 The University of Birmingham was established by Queen Victoria by Royal Charter in 1900 and was the UK’s first civic or 'redbrick' university. The student body is an international community drawing on expertise and cultural influences from 150 different countries. Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands of England. It is the most populous British city outside the capital London, and lies at the heart of the West Midlands conurbation. People from Birmingham are known as 'Brummies', a term derived from the city's nickname of 'Brum'.

Academic timetable


Course restrictions All courses are open to exchange students other than those offered at the medical school.


University of Hull

Academic calendar

Sept –Jan
Feb - June

Location and setting

The city of Hull is in the East Riding of Yorkshire, on the northern shore of the Humber Estuary, with good road links to the major cities of England. Hull is 200 miles from London, 100 miles from Manchester and around an hour’s drive from Leeds and York.
Scarborough, a picturesque seaside town situated on the North Yorkshire coast, is also within an hour’s drive of York and only 40 miles from the University’s Hull Campus.
Both sites have good international links as well, with easy access to several airports including Humberside, Leeds Bradford and Teesside. P&O Ferries also offers daily overnight services to Rotterdam and Zeebrugge from Hull’s own port.

Academic timetable


Course restrictions

The only department with restrictions is the medical school. 

The Psychology department does not accept exchange students. However, there are psychology modules available in other departments (any psychology module NOT starting with code 31*** should be available)



University of Bath

Academic calendar

Semester 1: Late September- Late January

Semester 2: Late February- Early June

Location and setting

The University of Bath ranks highly in the league tables of UK universities published by a number of national newspapers, including the Times, Independent and Guardian. Its research is internationally respected, and its students are in demand by employers because of the high quality of the teaching offered here. The University's buildings are set in an attractive campus about a mile from the centre of Bath, a World Heritage City. It is a safe and friendly campus with strong student services and good social opportunities. Its sports facilities are first-class.

English courses


Course restrictions The following units are NOT available for exchange/visiting students
  • units from postgraduate master’s and doctoral degree programmes. These are marked master’s or doctoral and level code 5 or 6.
  • certificate level units taught by the School of Management (codes beginning MN1) unless they are classified as "generally available units"
  • certificate and Intermediate level units taught by the Department of Mechanical Engineering (codes beginning ME1 and ME2)
  • SP30008 and SP30009, Sociology Dissertation 1 and 2, offered by the Department of Social & Policy Sciences.
  • EU20424, Introduction to the Teaching of English as a Foreign Languages

Some departments cannot accept visiting students and visiting students cannot study multiple subject areas.





Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Academic calendar

Winter semester: 1 October – 31 March

Summer semester: 1 April – 30 September

Location and setting

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München is set in the heart of Munich. LMU is recognized as one of Europe's premier academic and research institutions. Since its founding in 1472, LMU has attracted inspired scholars and talented students from all over the world, keeping the University at the nexus of ideas that challenge and change our complex world.

English courses

Courses Taught in English [PDF 473KB]

Course Restrictions

Above link takes you to classes offered in English. No other restrictions found on website.

Handbook/ Other material

Handbook for Exchange students



Christian Albrechts Universitet – Kiel (CAU-Kiel)

Academic calendar

October to Early February and April to end of July

Location and setting

Kiel is the capital and most populous city in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein, with a population of 240,832. Kiel lies approximately 90 kilometres north of Hamburg


Below is a description of course offerings at CAU-Kiel that are available in English.

If you are proficient in German, you can consider taking courses that are taught and assessed in German. If you are almost proficient Kiel offers intensive German language training as a precursor to your exchange to improve your chances of success.

For a sample list of English courses, please visit https://www.international.uni-kiel.de/en/course-catalogue. Select the option for listing courses according to language of instruction.

This listing includes courses both at the Bachelor and Masters level. To help you distinguish between the two, courses are categorized with a “B” for Bachelor and “M” for Masters.

Students in their senior/4th year of studies with a minimum GPA of 3.3 will be considered for Masters courses. Please apply in your 3rd year to go on exchange in your 4th year.

While most of the Bachelor’s level courses (listed with a B) are taught in German, you will find some taught in English especially in the areas of:

·         Agricultural economics

·         Business Administration

·         Computer Science

·         Economics

·         English Studies

·         Law

·         Electives: Intercultural Communication, cross cultural marketing and professional communication

There are significantly more courses taught in English at the Masters level.  The following subjects are taught entirely in English:

·         Agrigenomics

·         Applied Ecology

·         Biological Oceanography

·         Climate Physics

·         Digital Communications

·         Ecohydrology

·         Environmental Management

·         Double Degree "Environmental Management"

·         Double Degree "Intercultural Studies: Poles and Germans in

·         Kiel School of Sustainability

·         Sustainability, Society and the Environment

·         Marine Geosciences

·         Materials Science and Engineering

·         Medical Life Science


For details regarding the courses available in each subject please visit: http://www.international.uni-kiel.de/en/application-admission/application-admission/english-master

University of Rostock

Academic Calendar

Winter Semester – October 1 – March 31

Summer term: April 1 – September 30   

Location and Setting Founded in 1419, the University of Rostock is the oldest in the Baltic Sea Region. True to the motto “Traditio et Innovatio”, the University of Rostock has constantly further developed. The multitude of new buildings represents the university’s modernity. The University of Rostock is rather an insider tip than a mass university. Those who appreciate a university rich in tradition and the courage for innovation alike are in the right place at the University of Rostock. About 13,700 students study in bachelor and master study courses here. Compared with other cities in Germany, the rents in Rostock are affordable, even in the inner city and in particular in the popular student’s district Kröpeliner-Tor-Vorstadt („KTV“). 
Academic Time Table https://lsf.uni-rostock.de/qisserver/rds?state=user&type=8&topitem=lectures&breadCrumbSource=portal
Course Restrictions No course restrictions were found listed on website. 
Website https://www.uni-rostock.de/en/international-affairs/incoming/visiting-students-erasmus-university-partnerships-etc/


Hong Kong

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)

About HKBU Hong Kong is in the heart of Asia and a gateway to Mainland China. It is a world class cosmopolitan city where east and west blend in many ways. It is an exciting and dynamic destination. Your living and learning experiences at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) will be enriching and unforgettable. It is a place where we seriously promote scholarly work and engage students in internationalization activities on campus.

Academic calendar

Semester 1 (fall semester): Early September 2013 - Late December 2013 (including exams)
Semester 2 (spring semester): Mid January 2014 - Late May 2014 (including exams)

Location and setting


Academic timetable

Note that the primary language of instruction at HKBU is English
Course restrictions HKBU has no course restrictions listed on their website. 





University of Iceland

Academic calendar

Fall Semester: End of August-December
Spring Semester: January-May

Location and setting

The University of Iceland is a progressive educational and scientific institution, renowned in the global scientific community for its research. It is a state university, situated in the heart of Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland.
A modern, diversified and rapidly developing institution, the University of Iceland offers opportunities for study and research in almost 400 programmes spanning most fields of science and scholarship: Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Humanities, Education, Natural Sciences and Engineering.

Academic timetable


Course restrictions At least 60% of registered courses must be in the program that the student is studying at his/her home University. Remaining course restrictions are listed here



Waseda University (3.0 GPA required for certain programs of study)

Academic Calender

Spring Semester: March - August

Fall Semester: September – February

Location and setting

Located in Tokyo, Japan, Waseda University was founded in 1882 as the Tokyo Senmon Gakko (Tokyo College) and was renamed in 1902. Tokyo is ranked 7th in the world and 2nd in Asia for student life. It has the world’s best transportation network, and is the safest and cleanest big city in the world, making it the ideal place to study. With the reputation of having “every club there is to offer”, Waseda offers many recreational opportunities including intramural sports and extracurricular groups and clubs. 

Academic timetable

Course restrictions

As a rule, Exchange students must select their courses from those offered by the school they will be affiliated with at Waseda. In some cases, you may be permitted to take courses offered to all students or courses offered by other schools as well. Please note that the course list for the following year will be made available in March. These courses are open to all students including general students, so the possibility that you will be selected is quite small. Your study plan should be focused on the courses offered by the school for which you are applying.

Undergraduate students cannot take courses intended for graduate students. 

English courses are offered in the following departments

·         School of Political Science and Economics

·         School of Commerce

·         School of Law

·         School of Social Sciences

·         School of International Liberal Studies

·         School of Culture, Media, and Society

·         Faculty of Science and Engineering

·         Mathematics

·         Applied Mathematics

·         Computer Science and Engineering

·         Civil and Environmental Engineering

·         Advanced Science and Engineering Physics

·         Applied Physics

·         Chemistry and Biochemistry

·         Applied Chemistry

·         Life Science and Medical Bioscience 





Kyungpook National University

Academic calendar

Fall Semester: September-Mid December
Winter Semester: March- Mid June

Location and setting

Kyungpook National University (KNU) is a leading national university in Daegu, South Korea. The university is one of 10 Flagship Korean National Universities. It is one of the oldest national universities in Korea. The university was established in September 1946. In 2008, it merged with Sangju National University. Daegu is a city in South Korea. The city is the capital and principal city of the surrounding Gyeongsangbuk-do province.

Academic timetable


Course restrictions The list of courses available in English will be emailed to all accepted exchange students along with details on course registration.



University of Malta

Academic Calendar

Early October – End of January (includes examination period)
End of January – End of June (includes examination period)

Note: Students should not leave Malta before they have sat for all their examinations and submitted all their assignments.

Location and Setting

Malta is an island country in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Italy. The main campus is situated at Msida.

The University of Malta is the highest teaching institution in Malta. It is publicly funded and is open to all those who have the requisite qualifications. The University's structures are in line with the Bologna Process and the European Higher Education Area. Conscious of its public role, the University strives to create courses which are relevant and timely in response to the needs of the country. The supreme governing bodies of the University are the Council and the Senate.

There are some 11,500 students including over 1000 international students (450 are visiting students) from 92 different countries, following full-time or part-time degree and diploma courses, many of them run on the modular or credit system. The University regularly hosts a large number of Erasmus and other exchange students. A basic Foundation Studies Course enables international high school students who have completed their secondary or high school education overseas but who do not have the necessary entry requirements, to qualify for admission to an undergraduate degree course at the University of Malta.

Academic Time Table

Courses taught in English
Full course catalogue: http://www.um.edu.mt/courses/

Faculty of Arts: Anthropological Sciences, Classics and Archaeology, English, French, Geography, German, History, History of Art, International Relations, Italian, Maltese, Oriental studies, philosophy, Sociology, Spanish and Latin American studies, Translation, terminology and interpreting studies.

Faculty of the Built Environment: Architecture and Urban design, Conservation and Built Heritage, Civil and Structural Engineering, Environmental Design, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure.

Faculty of Economics, Management & Accountancy: Accountancy, Banking and Finance, Economics, Insurance, Management, Marketing, Public Policy.

Engineering: Electronic Systems Engineering, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Electrical Power Conversion, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Systems and Control Engineering.

Information and Communication Technology: Communications and Computer Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Intelligent Computer Systems, Microelectronics and Nanoelectronics.

Media & Knowledge Sciences: Cognitive Science, Corporate Communication, Digital Arts, Media and Communications, Information Policy and Governance.

Science: Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and Operations Research, Metamaterials Unit.

Social Wellbeing: Criminology, gender studies, psychology.

Theology: Church history, fundamental and dogmatic theology, moral theology, pastoral theology, liturgy and cannon law, philosophy, sacred scripture, Hebrew and Greek

Course Restrictions None listed.
Website http://www.um.edu.mt/int-eu/visitingstudents



Leiden University (3.2 GPA required)

Academic calendar

Semester 1: September 31- January 29
Semester 2: February 1 – June 24

Location and setting

Leiden, with its 116,000 inhabitants, is a medium-sized city that provides an attractive living environment. Leiden University permeates the whole city. The city and the University have for centuries been closely interwoven. Leiden University (founded in 1575) is one of Europe's leading international research-intensive universities.

English courses


Course Restrictions

This exchange is with the Faculty of Humanities at Leiden. Dalhousie students from all disciplines can participate in the exchange, however, they should note that most or all courses should be taken in the Faculty of Humanities. Access to Language classes is limited.

Note that some of the courses that are available in Leiden’s Faculty of Humanities may be considered appropriate for use as Social Science credits at Dalhousie (SOSA, INTD or Political Science for example). Please search through the course offerings at Leiden’s Faculty of Humanities (https://studiegids.leidenuniv.nl/en/search) to get an idea of the  types of courses on offer.



University of Groningen

Academic Calendar     
Location and Setting Innovative, research-driven and rooted in the number-one knowledge hub of the Northern Netherlands, the University of Groningen is an internationally oriented university with 30,000 students. Quality has been our top priority for over four hundred years, and with great success: the University is currently in or around the top 100 in several influential ranking lists. http://www.rug.nl/education/why-choose-groningen
Academic Time Table

Courses taught in English

                Full course catalogue: http://www.rug.nl/education/exchange-programmes/course-catalogue

Faculty of Arts: Literature, film, cultural studies, Dutch studies, history, communication, linguistics, computer science, journalism, international relations, politics, economics, art and culture, art history, archaeology and ancient history, language acquisition.


Faculty of Behavioral and Social Science: Psychology, Sociology


Faculty of Economics and Business: Business and Economics


Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences: Mathematics, applied Mathematics, applied physics, physics, artificial intelligence, astronomy, chemical engineering, chemistry, computing science, industrial engineering and Management.

Faculty of Philosophy: philosophy of science, ethics, political philosophy, history of philosophy.


Spatial Sciences: Human Geography (Economic Geography and Cultural Geography), Urban and Regional Planning, Environmental and Infrastructure Planning, and Demography. http://www.rug.nl/frw/education/international/foreignstudents/exchangestudents/

Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies: Religious studies


Course Restrictions None listed.
http://www.rug.nl/education/exchange-programmes/?lang=en and http://www.rug.nl/education/praktische-informatie


New Zealand

University of Otago

Academic calendar

Fall Semester (Semester 2): July-November
Winter Semester (Semester 1): February-June

Location and setting

The University of Otago in Dunedin is New Zealand's oldest university. In addition to the main Dunedin campus, the University has small facilities in Auckland and Wellington the medical schools have larger campuses near Christchurch and Wellington Hospitals. Additionally, the university has the Portobello Marine Laboratory inside Otago Harbour. Dunedin is the second-largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, and the principal city of the Otago Region.

Academic timetable

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Course Restrictions

The following courses are not open to exchange students:
  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Psychiatry
  • Physiotherapy
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Other clinical courses
Some Otago courses such as MBA, Wildlife Management and Master of Science Communication are restricted in admissions.



Victoria University of Wellington (2.7 GPA required)

Academic calendar

Fall Semester (Trimester 2): July-November
Spring Semester (Trimester 1): February-June

Location and setting

Victoria University of Wellington was established in 1897 by an Act of Parliament, and was a former constituent college of the University of New Zealand. It is particularly well known for its programmes in Law, the Humanities, and some Scientific Disciplines, but offers a broad range of other courses as well. Wellington is the capital city and second most populous urban area of New Zealand. It is at the southwestern tip of the North Island, between Cook Strait and the Rimutaka Range.

Academic timetable


Course restrictions Course restrictions and additional requirements [PDF 169KB]





University of Bergen

Academic calendar

Fall Semester : August-December
Spring Semester: January-May

Location and setting

The University of Bergen is one of Norway's most urban universities. It is intricately woven into the geographical, historical and cultural framework of the Bergen, with 14,500 students and 3,200 faculty and staff. UiB is concentrated into two areas. Årstadvollen is the University's "health campus", where dentistry, medicine and health-care lie close to the Haukeland and Haraldsplass university clinics. Natural and social sciences, psychology, the arts and law are taught at Nygårdshøyden, a mixture of houses, shops and seats of learning. Bergen is located in the county of Hordaland on the southwestern coast of Norway. It is an important cultural hub in its region, recognized as the unofficial capital of Western Norway sometimes also referred to as the Atlantic coast capital of Norway.

English courses


Course restrictions There are no course restrictions listed on the website. However, unless specified in the list above, majority of the courses will be taught in Norwegian. 



Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

Academic calendar

Fall Semester: August 4-December 22
Spring Semester: January5 –June 26

Location and setting

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) is a public university located in ÅsNorway.

It is located at Ås in Akershus, near Oslo, and at Adamstuen in Oslo and has around 5000 students. The university is known for its beautiful campuses, with spectacular, big and old trees, as well as ponds, flowers and bushes.

English courses


Course Restrictions

40% of the courses at NMBU taught in English. If you will be attending NMBU in your 3rd or 4th year and are a strong student, you will also be considered for admission into Master’s level classes, which increases the availability of English classes. Please visit https://www.nmbu.no/en/studies/exchange to review course information and link to the course calendar.

Note that NMBU has the following departments: 

·         International Environment and Development Studies

·         Veterinary Medicine and Biosciences

·         Animal and Aquacultural Science

·         Plant Sciences

·         Ecology and Natural Resources Management

·         School of Economics and Business

·         Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning

·         Mathematical Science and Technology





University of Glasgow (3.0 GPA required)

Academic calendar

Semester 1 (Fall): September-December
Semester 2 (Winter): January-May

Location and setting

The University of Glasgow is the fourth-oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland's four ancient universities. Located in Glasgow, the university was founded in 1451.
A major centre of the Scottish Enlightenment during the 18th century, from the 19th century it became a pioneer in British higher education. Since 1870, the main University campus has been principally located on Gilmorehill in the West End of the city. Glasgow has departments of Law, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, and Dentistry.
Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and third most populous in the United Kingdom. The city is situated on the River Clyde in the country's west central lowlands. A person from Glasgow is known as a Glaswegian.

English courses


Course restrictions
  • Currently incoming students are not permitted to take Medicine or Dentistry classes and Vet Medicine classes are limited.
  • Semester One only students are not permitted to take Computing or Maths classes. These restrictions do not apply to Year long or Semester 2 only students.




National University of Singapore (3.0 GPA required)

Academic Calendar Early August – Early December
Early January – Early May  
Location and Setting

Singapore is a sovereign city-state in Southeast Asia, and the world's only island city-state. It lies one degree (137 km) north of the equator, south of the southernmost tip of continental Asia and peninsular Malaysia, with Indonesia's Riau Islands to the south. Singapore's territory consists of a diamond-shaped main island along with 62 other islets.

Courses available in English

Academic Time Table Course offerings in English are extensive. Please visit http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/info/ng/NG-Modules.pdf for a full listing of courses available to exchange students.

Faculties include:
Arts and Social Sciences
Design and Environment
Course Restrictions Extensive. For full details and to review any restrictions that may apply to you, please review the information sheet found here: http://www.nus.edu.sg/iro/prog/sep/incoming-exchange-students.html
Website http://www.nus.edu.sg/iro/prog/sep/incoming-exchange-students.html



Universidad Pablo de Olavide (2.9 GPA required)

Academic requirements 2.9 GPA required

Academic calendar

Fall Semester: September-December
Winter Semester: January-May

Location and setting

Universidad Pablo de Olavide (UPO), founded in 1997, is one of the Spain’s youngest and smallest public universities. Named after an 18th century Peruvian intellectual, the university is a dynamic institution with strong academic programs, innovative research, and a highly educated faculty. The University offers degree programs in a variety of academic fields, and located on a beautiful 345-acre campus less than 5 miles from Seville’s city center.

Seville is located in southeastern Spain, is the capital of the region of Andalusia and is Spain´s 4th largest city. Divided into two parts by the Guadalquivir River, Seville is a city rich in history and art as well as popular traditions and festivals. With its variety of cultural activities, made even more attractive by Seville´s climate, many students advantage of Seville´s many cultural offerings.

English courses http://www.upo.es/intl_EN/Programs/Hispanic_Studies/courses/index.jsp
Course restrictions No course restrictions listed on website. 
Website http://www.upo.es/portal/impe/web/portada



Umeå University

Academic calendar

Autumn term 2015: August 31 – January 17
Spring term 2016: January 18 – June 5

Location and setting

Umeå University is located in Umeå in the mid-northern region of Sweden. The university was founded in 1965 and is the fifth oldest within Sweden's present borders. The university is known for research relating to the genome of the Populus tree contributions to the Gleason problem and function spaces on fractals and its school of industrial design. It is also the one of largest providers of distance education courses in the Nordic countries.

English courses


Course Restrictions

UMEA University has no course restrictions listed on their website. However, pre-requisites must be met in order to register.



University of Gothenburg

Academic calendar

Fall Semester: September-January
Winter Semester: January-June

Location and setting

The University of Gothenburg is the third-oldest Swedish university. It is among the largest universities in the Nordic countries. With its eight faculties and 57 departments, the University of Gothenburg is also one of the most wide-ranging and versatile universities in Sweden. It has eight faculties offer training in the Creative Arts, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Humanities, Education, Information Technology, Business, Economics and Law, and Health Sciences.

Gothenburg is the second largest city in Sweden by population and the fifth largest in the Nordic countries. It is situated on the west coast of Sweden.

English courses


Course restrictions University of Gothenburg has no course restrictions listed on their website. 




United States

New England/Nova Scotia Student Exchange

Academic calendar


Location and setting

Participating New England Institutions



New Hampshire

Rhode Island


English Courses

All courses are taught in English

Course Restrictions

Varies (Please see restrictions listed by each university)



Killam Fellowship Program (3.0 GPA required)

Academic calendar


Location and setting

  • American University, Washington DC
  • Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, Massachusetts
  • Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York
  • University of Miami, Miami, Florida
  • State University of New York at Plattsburgh, New York
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
  • University of Washington, Seattle Washington
  • Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina
  • The University of Maine, Orono, Maine
  • Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts
  • Vanderbilt University, Nashville,  Tennessee
  • Wellesley College, Wellesley Massachusetts

English course

All courses are in English.



Notes: To be considered for nomination to this program, the standard Dalhousie Exchange Application must be received by the International Centre before January 23, 2015.



Aberystwyth University

Academic calendar

Semester 1: September - January
Semester 2: January - May

Location and setting

For a number of years, Aberystwyth University has been known for its world renowned teaching and research as well as an award winning student experience. At Aberystwyth, we recognize that choosing a university is about more than just a great education, “it’s about selecting a home away from home”.

Aberystwyth University offers the unique combination of long academic tradition; outstandingly beautiful location, beneath the mountains and beside the sea; a centre of national and regional, cultural and commercial, importance; a campus combining one of only six copyright libraries in Britain with a Beacon status Arts Centre and state-of-the-art facilities.

Academic Timetable


Course Restrictions

No course restrictions listed on website.



Bangor University

Academic calendar 

September-January and January-June

Exchange students can write exams for full term in December.

Location and setting

Bangor is situated on the North Wales coast and is easy to reach from any part of the UK. Manchester International Airport is only a two-hour train journey away and London is only a four-hour train journey away.

A cathedral city, Bangor is set between the Snowdonia Mountains and the sea and is a beautiful and spectacular place to study.  With miles of beautiful coastline and the nearby Snowdonia National Park, the area boasts some of the most beautiful and spectacular scenery in the country.  Mount Snowdon- England and Wales’ highest peak is only a half hour journey from Bangor.

Students who wish to travel within or outside Bangor can purchase an Arriva Student Saver ticket which offers unbeatlable savings (up to 30% savings on bus fares). 

The cost of living is lower than in larger city universities. Accommodation costs are much lower and with no need to pay for public transport - students can save up to 50% on living costs. Bangor is ranked amongst the top 4 University cities in the UK in terms of cost of living (accommodation, food etc).  Leading newspaper The Independent placed Bangor amongst the most cost effective locations for students in their Student Living Index Guide for 2008.

Bangor is not an industrialised city, pollution levels are low, so it's a clean and healthy place to live. 

Academic timetable http://www.bangor.ac.uk/international/exchanges/incoming/incoming/
Course restrictions

Course restrictions are not listed on the website but students will be informed of them when they apply. 

Nursing, Midwifery, Medical Science and Radiography classes are normally not available due to a lack of spaces/ work placement availability. 

Website http://www.bangor.ac.uk/international/exchanges/incoming/index.php.en

Cardiff University (3.0 GPA required)

Academic calendar (dates of semesters – including orientation)

Autumn Semester: September 24, 2018 – January 25, 2019

Spring Semester: January 21, 2019 – June 14, 2019

Location and Setting 

Cardiff University is one of the UK’s most popular and is an internationally recognised centre for teaching and research. It was founded in 1883 and is based in the very centre of Cardiff, the capital of Wales. Cardiff is the capital of Wales and its largest city. It has a distinctive character with an excellent quality of life and an international reputation.

Many national cultural and sporting institutions are based in Cardiff, including the National Museum of Wales and the Principality Stadium. Cardiff Castle sits in the centre of the city, bordered on one side by beautiful parkland and on the other by excellent shops, restaurants and nightlife.

The waterfront area at Cardiff Bay is home to the Welsh Assembly and the Wales Millennium Centre arts complex. There are regular food, arts and craft festivals and visitors can walk across the barrage or take a boat trip around the bay.

Academic timetable  http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/international/study-abroad/choosing-your-programme/modules
Course restrictions Students wanting to study Biosciences must be enrolled in a full-year exchange.
Website http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/international/study-abroad

Swansea University

Academic calendar Semester 1: End of September – End of January
Semester 2: End of January – Middle of June
Location and setting

When you choose to study at Swansea University, you not only become part of an ambitious, research-led institution but you also benefit from living in the one of the UK's most naturally beautiful regions.  It's no wonder many of our graduates choose to stay here long after their studies.

The campus is just metres from Swansea Bay and surrounded by acres of parkland.   You'll discover that Swansea and Gower encompass the best of all worlds, balancing exciting city living with a natural paradise just a stone's throw from your front door.  Our campus sits in the midst of Singleton Park and Singleton Botanical Gardens, one of the four parks in Swansea to be awarded the 2009 "Green Flag" award and the University grounds themselves won the 2009 Swansea in Bloom Gold award.

The moment you arrive, you will notice a real sense of community and realise all the benefits of city life combined with a superb seaside location.

Academic timetable  https://intranet.swan.ac.uk/catalogue/
Course restrictions Swansea University has no course restrictions listed on their website.  
Website  http://www.swansea.ac.uk/international/visiting-and-exchange/

Summer exchange programs at partner universities

Aarhus University Summer Exchange Program


The programme at AU (Aarhus University) Summer University consist of a broad variety of courses, taught in English at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD level, within the fields of: Arts, Business and Economics, Business Communication, Political Science and Law, Health, Science and Technology.

AU Summer University welcomes Danish and international full-time students, exchange students and free movers. Along with the academic programme, we offer accommodation service, visa service, and a social programme for both lecturers and students.

Summer calendar:

Term 1: July 1–31, 2015
Term 2: July 15–August 14, 2015

*Exam dates and form differs from course to course. Some courses may have other teaching dates


March 15, 2015

More information:




Hong Kong Baptist University Summer Exchange Program

About HKBU Hong Kong is in the heart of Asia and a gateway to Mainland China. It is a world class cosmopolitan city where east and west blend in many ways. It is an exciting and dynamic destination. Your living and learning experiences at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) will be enriching and unforgettable. It is a place where we seriously promote scholarly work and engage students in internationalization activities on campus.


  • HKBU offers a speical opportunity for summer exchange. This program is shorter than regular acadmic term (Fall/Winter). There will be a smaller selection of courses.
  • Over 30 courses will be offered in the areas of Business, Communication, Economics, English, Film, Finance, History, Journalism, Marketing, Religion, Science and Sociology.
  • English will be the medium of instruction.
Summer calendar June 30–August 3, 2016. Students can be on exchange for one month or two.
More information http://intl.hkbu.edu.hk/



KNU Global Summer School


The KNU 4-week Global Summer School brings together students and academics from all over the world for a unique intercultural learning experience and special taste of Korean culture. All courses are taught in English, and your students will take courses with Korean students as well as other participants from all over the world.

Summer calendar:

June 29–July 24, 2015


May 1, 2015

More information: