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Partner universities

UVic has partnerships with post-secondary institutions around the world, enabling students to participate in the ICS Exchange Program in various countries. 

Partner institutions may support the following study options:

  • Part-time Exchange: equivalent of 4.5 UVic units per semester
  • Full-time Exchange: equivalent of 7.5 UVic units per semester

Use the filter below to sort partners by country and area of study. If you are interested in a partner but unsure if they support your area of study, please contact the Exchange Team at goglobal@uvic.ca for more details. 

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  • Denmark

    Aarhus University

    Full time studies Part time studies

    Location: Aarhus, Denmark
    Websitewww.au.dk/exchange
    Language of instruction: English and Danish; knowledge of Danish is not required to study here
    Terms: Fall semester (September-January) // Spring semester (February-June)
    Part-time registration: Must register in minimum 25 ECTS per term to meet AU requirements.

    Areas of study availableAesthetics, Agricultural and Food Sciences, Anthropology, Arab and Islamic Studies, Archaeology, Biology and Molecular Biology, Business, Business Communication, Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry, Cognitive Science, Communication, Comparative Religion and Theology, Computer Science, Education and Pedagogy, Economics, Engineering, English, Geoscience, History, Information and Media Studies, International and European Studies, Language and Culture, Law, Linguistics and Literature, Management, Mathematics, Marketing, Medicine, Nanoscience, Philosophy, Physics and Astronomy, Political Science, Psychology, Scandinavian Studies, Semiotics, Sports Science.

  • UK - Wales

    Aberystwyth University, Wales

    Full time studies Part time studies

    Location: Aberystwyth, Wales, UK
    Website: For information for exchange students, see Aberystwyth International
    Language of instruction: English
    English Language Requirement for exchange students whose first language is not English is as follows:

    • CEFR B2
    • IELTS 6.0 – 7.0 (depends on the department) with minimum of 5.5 in each component

    Terms: Fall semester (September - December/January) // Spring semester (January - May)

    Fine Art, Art History; Biology Sciences;  Environmental Sciences; Veterinary Biosciences; Economics; Management; International Politics; Human Biology and Health; Geography; Earth Sciences; History; Celtic Studies;  Computer Science; Language and Linguistics; Literature; Film and Theatre Studies; Mathematics; Physics; Psychology; and Agriculture.

  • Germany

    Augsburg University of Applied Sciences

    Full time studies
    • Outgoing exchange: Unavailable
    • UVic students may be able to participate in an international co-op opportunity at Augsburg University of Applied Sciences or an affiliated organization.
    • For more information, please review the information on the international co-op website and get in contact with Sarah McQuillan, the International Co-op & Career Coordinator. 
    • UVic welcomes students from AUAS for 1-2 terms as incoming exchange students.
  • Australia

    Australian National University

    Full time studies

    Location: Canberra, Australia
    Website: www.anu.edu.au (see information for exchange students)
    Language of instruction: English
    Terms: Spring semester (February-June aka Term 1) // Fall semester (July-November aka Term 2)

    Areas of study available: Arts and social sciences, Computer Science and Engineering, Psychology, Earth Sciences, Physics, Artificial Intelligence, Languages, Political Sciences, International Relations, Commerce, Business, Finance, Accounting, Actuarial Studies, Astronomy, Law.

  • France

    Avignon University

    Full time studies

    Location: Avignon, France
    Websiteinfo for exchange students
    Language of instruction: French
    Minimum language requirement: French level B1

    • UVic students may need French language proficiency certification in order to be nominated. The UVic French and Francophone Studies department hosts proficiency exams to obtain certification, several times a year. Please contact the UVic Exchange Team at goglobal@uvic.ca for more information!
    Terms: Fall semester (September – January) // Spring semester (January – May)

    Areas of study available: Course topics include Art, Communication and Culture, Biology, Chemistry, Commerce and Economic Sciences, Computer Sciences, Foreign Languages and Civilizations, Geology, Human and Social Sciences, Legal Sciences and Law, Marketing Techniques, Mathematics, Physics, Political Sciences, and Teacher Training.

  • China

    Beihang University

    Full time studies

    Location: Beijing, China 
    Website:
    Information for exchange students
    Language of instruction: English, Chinese
    Terms: Fall semester (September - January) // Spring semester (March - July)

    Areas of study available: Engineering, economics, management.

  • Italy

    Bocconi University

    Full time studies Part time studies
    *IMPORTANT NOTE: Exchange spaces are not currently available at this partner institution for 2024/2025*

    Location: Milan, Italy
    WebsiteInternational Student Desk for incoming exchange students
    Language of instruction: Italian and English
    Terms:

    • Fall semester (early September - early February). Incoming exchange students can take their fall term exams in the December session and may be done by the Christmas break.
    • Spring semester (early February - mid-July). Incoming exchange students can take their spring term exams in the May session and may be done by the end of May.

    Areas of study available: Accounting, Decision Sciences, Economics, Finance, Law, Management, Marketing, Social and Political Sciences, Computing Sciences. 

  • UK - England

    Canterbury Christ Church University

    Full time studies

    Location: Canterbury, England
    Website: For information for exchange students, see Canterbury Christ Church University: International
    Language of instruction: English
    GPA Requirement: minimum GPA of 2.75/4.0 
    Terms
    : Fall semester (September - December) // Spring semester (January - April) 

    Areas of study available: Arts and Humanities, Business and Management, Education, Health and Social Care, and Social and Applied Sciences.

  • Austria

    Central European University

    Full time studies

    Location: Vienna, Austria
    WebsiteCEU Home Page (for more information, check out the Inbound exchange program website)
    Language(s) of instruction: ​English
    Terms: ​Fall semester (September-December) // Spring semester (January-March)

    Areas of study available: 

    • Non-degree students need to take at least 50% of their courses (or ECTS credits) at their host department at CEU and are free to take the remaining 50% from any other department that offers courses related to the student's current studies. 
    • Check out the full course catalogue here.
  • China

    City University of Hong Kong

    Full time studies
    Location: Hong Kong, China 
    Websitewww.cityu.edu.hk (see info for exchange students)
    Language of instruction: English (except for Chinese literature related courses)
    Terms: Fall semester (end of August – December, aka 'Semester A') // Spring semester (January – May, aka 'Semester B'), with a three-week break between semesters.

    Areas of study available: This exchange is open to UVic Economics majors only.

    For a tentative course list for the Exchange Semesters, view the pages for Semesters A and B.

  • Australia

    Deakin University

    Full time studies
    *IMPORTANT NOTE: Exchange spaces are not currently available at this partner institution for 2024/2025*

    Location: Melbourne, Geelong & Warrnambool cities
    Websitewww.deakin.edu.au (see info for exchange students
    Language of instruction: English
    Terms: Spring semester (February-July, aka '1st Trimester'), Fall semester (July-November, aka '2nd Trimester')

    Areas of study available: Science, Social Science and Humanities. Courses available in: Commerce, Computing, Education, Engineering and Technology, Environmental Sciences, Health, Human Movement and Sport, and Math.

  • Japan

    Doshisha University

    Full time studies

    Location: Kyoto, Japan
    WebsiteDoshisha University ( see info for exchange students)
    Language of Instruction:

    • Japanese language at the Center for Japanese Language and Culture
    • English langauge at the Center for Global Education
    Terms: Spring semester (April - September) and Fall semester (September - March)

    Areas of Study Available: Japanese Culture, Society, and Nature at CGE, Japanese language and culture at CJLC

  • Japan

    Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts

    Full time studies

    Location: Kyoto, Japan
    Website: Info for exchange students
    Language of Instruction:
     Japanese and English
    Program requirements: Must be a female student who has completed at least one year of Japanese language study
    Terms: Fall semester only (September-December)

    Areas of Study Available: Japanese language and culture studies

  • Germany

    Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg

    Full time studies
    • Outgoing exchange: Unavailable
    • UVic students may be able to participate in an international co-op opportunity at Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg.
    • For more information, please review the information on the international co-op site and get in contact with Sarah McQuillan, international co-op and career coordinator. 
    • UVic welcomes students from DHBW for 1-2 terms as incoming exchange students.
  • China

    East China Normal University

    Full time studies
    *IMPORTANT NOTE: The department of Pacific and Asian Studies at UVic must recommend you to study at this partner institution. For more information, contact the UVic Chinese Language Program*

    Location: Shanghai, China 
    WebsiteInformation for exchange students   
    Language of instruction: English and Mandarin
    Terms: Fall semester (September - mid-January) or Spring semester (late-February - mid-July)
    Registration options: Full-time only

    Areas of study availableChinese Language Program

  • Austria

    FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences

    Full time studies
    • Outgoing exchange: Unavailable
    • UVic welcomes students from FH Joanneum for 1-2 terms as incoming exchange students.
  • Australia

    Griffith University

    Full time studies
    *IMPORTANT NOTE: Exchange spaces are not currently available at this partner institution for 2024/2025*

    Location: Queensland, Australia  (campuses in Brisbane, Nathan, and on the Gold Coast)
    Websitewww.griffith.edu.au (see info for exchange students)
    Language of instruction: English
    Terms: Spring semester (February - mid June, aka 'Trimester 1') // Fall semester (July - late October, aka 'Trimester 2')

    Areas of study available: Arts & Communication, Australian Culture & Society, Business & Commerce, Environment & Planning, Health, International Studies, Music, Science and Technology, and Visual & Creative Arts. 

  • Australia

    James Cook University

    Full time studies
    *IMPORTANT NOTE: Exchange spaces are not currently available at this partner institution for 2024/2025*

    Location: Northern Queensland, Australia
    Websitewww.jcu.edu.au (see info for exchange students)
    Language of instruction: English
    Terms: Spring semester (February - June, aka 'Term 1') // Fall semester (July - November aka 'Term 2')

    Areas of study available: Arts, Education, Social Sciences, Business, Creative Arts, Science, Engineering. 

  • Japan

    Konan University

    Full time studies

    Location: Kobe, Japan
    WebsiteInfo for exchange students
    Language of Instruction: English and Japanese
    GPA Requirement: 3.0/4.0 cumulative GPA
    Terms: 
    Fall semester (September – December) // Spring* semester (January – May)
    *language requirement of CEFR A1 level Japanese for spring term students

    Areas of Study Available: Japanese language, Japanese Studies

  • France

    L'Ecole Supérieure des Agricultures (ESA)

    Full time studies Part time studies

    Areas of study available: Environmental Studies

    Learn more about the short term summer field school opportunity in Angers, France

  • Netherlands

    Maastricht University

    Part time studies Full time studies

    Location: Maastricht, Netherlands
    Websiteinfo for exchange students and exchange guide
    Language of instruction: English
    TermsFall semester (late August - January) // Spring Semester (late January - July)*
    *early exit is available, ending in December or June instead and receiving less credit

    Areas of study available: This exchange opportunity is open to Psychology majors only. See course catalogue for full course selection for exchange students.

  • Australia

    Macquarie University

    Full time studies
    • Outgoing exchange: Unavailable
    • Indigenous UVic students may be able to participate in an international co-op opportunity at Macquarie University, through the Indigenous International Exchange Program.
    • For more information, please review the information on the Indigenous co-op website and get in contact with David Busch, the Indigenous Co-op & Career Coordinator.
    • UVic welcomes students from Macquarie for 1-2 terms as incoming exchange students.
  • Thailand

    Mahidol University

    Full time studies

    Location: Bangkok, Thailand
    Website: Mahidol University (see Information for Exchange Students)
    Language of instruction: English
    Terms: Fall semester (September - December, aka 'Trimester 1') // Spring semester (January - April, aka 'Trimester 2')

    Areas of study available: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Applied Mathematics, Environmental Studies, Southeast Asian Studies, Linguistics, Modern Language Studies, Hospital Management, Science & Technology Management, Computer Sciences, Food Science and Food Technology, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, and Travel Industry Management.

  • Australia

    Murdoch University

    Full time studies
    *IMPORTANT NOTE: Exchange spaces are not currently available at this partner institution for 2024/2025*

    Location: Perth, Australia
    WebsiteHomepage (see info for exchange students)
    Facebook: 
    Instagram: @murdochinbound

    Language of instruction: English
    Terms: Fall semester (late July - late November, aka 'Semester 2') // Spring semester (late February - late June, aka 'Semester 1')

    Areas of study available: Biological and Environmental Sciences, Business, Education, Humanities, Law, Physical Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Social Sciences and Psychology, and Veterinary Studies. Many units with Australian content are also offered; such as Introduction to Australian Indigenous Studies, Indigenous Australia and the Nation, Australian Biodiversity, Australian Literature and Film, Australian Environmental History etc (some units are only offered once each academic year)

  • Singapore

    Nanyang Technological University

    Full time studies

    Location: Singapore
    WebsiteInfo for exchange students
    Language of instruction: English
    GPA Requirement: 3.3/5.0 CGPA (minimum 'B' average)
    Terms: Fall semester (August - December) // Spring semester (January - May)

    Areas of study available: Accountancy & Business, Art, Design & Media, Communication Studies, Education, Engineering, Humanities, Medicine, Science, Sport Science. See course catalogue for full selection.
  • Taiwan

    National Sun Yat-sen University

    Full time studies Part time studies

    Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Website: info for exchange students. See also FAQs for exchange students
    Language of instruction: Chinese. 
    Terms: Fall semester (September – January) and Spring semester (February – June)

    Courses are offered in the following colleges: Liberal Arts, Science, Management, Marine Science and Social Sciences. 

    Course catalogues:

    • English-taught course lists
    • For courses taught in Chinese, sports courses, or courses offered in the previous semesters, visit Courses and click on Course Selection System
  • Taiwan

    National Taiwan University

    Full time studies

    Location: Taipei, Taiwan
    WebsiteExchange Program information
    Language of instruction: Chinese. A limited number of courses are taught in English. 
    Terms: Fall semester (September – January) and Spring semester (February – June)

    Courses are offered in the following colleges: Liberal Arts, Science, Social Science, Bio-Resources and Agriculture, Management and Life Science. See English courses catalogue for full selection.

  • Singapore

    National University of Singapore

    Full time studies

    Location: Singapore
    Website: Info for Incoming Exchange Students
    Language of instruction: English
    Terms: Semester 1: August-December, Semester 2: January-May

    Courses are offered in the following Schools and Faculties: Arts and Social Sciences, Business, Design, Engineering, Law, and Science. Please refer to the NUS Non-Graduating Programme Module Related Matters website for academic program and course restrictions.
  • UK - England

    Newcastle University

    Full time studies

    Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
    WebsiteNewcastle University; See information for exchange students 
    Language of instruction: English
    Terms: Fall Term (September - December), spring term (January - April) 

    Courses are offered in the following Faculties: Humanities and Social Sciences, Business and Finance, Psychology and Biomedical, Nutritional and Sport Sciences,
    Science, Agriculture and Engineering.

  • Germany

    Philipps-Universität Marburg

    Part time studies Full time studies

    Location: Marburg City, Germany
    WebsitePhilipps-Universität Marburg
    Language of instruction: German and English (Marburg has designed an exchange program for students with little or no German)
    Terms: Fall semester (October - February) // Spring semester (April - July)

    Areas of study available: Law, Business and Economics, Social Science and Philosophy, Psychology, Theology, History, Classical Studies, German Studies, Modern Languages, Non-European Languages and Cultures, Mathematics and Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Biology, Geosciences, Geography, Medicine, and Education.
  • Brazil

    PUC Rio

    Full time studies Part time studies

    Location: Gávea, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Website: info for exchange students
    Language of Instruction: Portuguese and English

    • There are a number of  courses available in English, see more information on PUC Rio Study In English page
    • There are no Portuguese language requirements prior to exchange, but students have the option to arrive a month in advance to attend the Portuguese intensive language course for an added fee.
    Terms: August - December (Fall)  and February - July (Spring)

    Areas of study available: The courses taught in English have a content based on Brazilian and Latin American aspects, such as: Culture, Business, Design, Civilization and History, Engineering, Psychology, International Relations among others. Along with courses in English, international students will also attend Portuguese as a Second Language.

  • Korea

    Pukyong National University

    Full time studies

    Location: Busan, South Korea
    WebsitePukyong National University

    Language of instruction: Korean. Most courses are taught in Korean, however, a variety of courses offered in English will be available one or two months prior to each semester. The list will be sent to accepted exchange students via email.
    Terms: 1st Semester (September – December), 2nd Semester (March – June)

    Areas of study available: Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Studies

  • Iceland

    Reykjavík University

    Full time studies Part time studies
    Location: Reykjavík, Iceland
    Websiteinfo for exchange students
    Language of instruction: Icelanidic and English
    Terms: Fall (August - December) and Spring (January - May)

    Areas of study available: Business, Computer Science, Law, Science & Engineering.

  • Australia

    RMIT University

    Full time studies

    INCOMING EXCHANGE STUDENTS TO UVIC ONLY.

  • UK - Scotland

    Robert Gordon University - Gray's School of Art

    Full time studies

    Location: Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Websiteinfo for exchange students
    Language of instruction: English
    Terms: Semester 2 (January - May)

    This exchange is open to visual arts majors only. See courses offered by the Gray's School of Arts.

  • France

    Sciences Po

    Full time studies Part time studies

    Location: France - 4 English speaking regional Campuses:

    • Reims Campus – 45 minutes from Paris by train
    • Le Havre Campus – on the English Channel
    • Menton Campus – on the French Riviera
    • Paris Campus – in Paris (Note: English-language class options are more limited)

    Note: You can note a campus preference on your Sciences Po application, however, your top choice campus is not guaranteed.

    Websitewww.sciences-po.fr (see info for exchange students)
    Terms: Fall semester (September – December) and spring semester (January – May)

    Students may study for 1 or 2 semesters.

    Areas of study available

    • Undergraduate courses: Political Science, International Relations, History, Economics, French, Law, Political Humanities, and Sociology.
    • Graduate courses: Political Science, International Relations, Contemporary History and European Studies, Political Economics, and Sociology.
  • UK - Wales

    Swansea University

    Full time studies

    Location: Swansea, Wales, UK
    WebsiteSwansea University (see Information for Exchange Students)
    Language of instruction: English
    Terms: Fall term (late September - mid December), spring term (mid January - late March) and summer term (late April - late June)

    Areas of study available: American Studies, Anthropology, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Classics, Computer Science, Development Studies, Economics, Engineering, English, Geography, Hispanic Studies, History, Law, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology and Sociology. See course credit for full selection. 

  • Finland

    Tampere University

    Full time studies
    Location: Tampere, Finland
    WebsiteTampere University (see info for exchange students)
    Language of instruction: First language of instruction is Finnish, but most departments have courses taught in English
    Terms: Autumn semester (late August-December) and Spring semester (January-May)

    Areas of study available: Social Sciences, Communication Sciences, Natural Sciences, Education, Management

  • Mexico

    Tec de Monterrey

    Full time studies

    *NEW PARTNER ALERT*

    We are excited to add Tec de Monterrey as our first partner in Mexico! Stay tuned for more information as we continue updates for 2024/2025.

    Location: Various Locations, Mexico
    Choose between 5 different campuses:

    • Campus Ciudad de Mexico
    • Campus Guadalajara
    • Campus Queretaro
    • Campus Monterrey
    • *Campus Santa Fé (*only available for Business programs)
    WebsiteInternational Info Page

    Language of instruction: English and Spanish
    TermsSpring semester: February - June, Fall semester: August - December

    Areas of study available

    Tecnológico de Monterrey offers several undergraduate degrees under 6 different schools, all with a wide variety of courses in English and Spanish.

    • Architecture and Design
    • Business
    • Engineering and Sciences
    • Humanities and Education
    • Medicine and Health Sciences
    • Social Sciences and Government
  • Germany

    Technical University of Berlin

    Part time studies Full time studies
    Location: Berlin, Germany
    Website:  info for exchange students
    Language of instruction: Mostly German and some English
    Minimum language requirements: B2 level of either German or English
    Terms: Winter Semester: October – March, Summer Semester: April - September Areas of study available: This exchange is only open to Graduate students in the Faculty of Humanities. Students can only be enrolled in other departments or faculties with permission.
  • Belgium

    Thomas More University of Applied Sciences

    Full time studies

    Location: Belgium

    UVic students may be able to participate in an international co-op opportunity at TMU. For more information, please review the information on the international co-op site and get in contact with Sarah McQuillan, international co-op and career coordinator. 

  • Japan

    Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology

    Full time studies

    Location: Japan

    INCOMING EXCHANGE STUDENTS TO UVIC ONLY.

  • Spain

    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

    Part time studies Full time studies

    Location: Getafe, just 20 minutes from the center of Madrid by train.
    Website: Information for exchange students
    Language of Instruction: English and Spanish
    Terms: 
    Fall term: September to January
    Spring term: January to June
    Re-sitting exams in June

    Faculties of Social Sciences, Science, and Humanities. See course catalogue for full selection.
  • Chile

    Universidad del Desarrollo

    Full time studies Part time studies
    Locations: Campus Santiago: Santiago, Chile // Campus Concepción: Concepción, Chile
    Websitewww.udd.cl (see info for exchange students)
    Languages of instruction: Courses offered in both Spanish and English
    Terms: Spring semester (March - July aka '1st semester') // Fall semester (August - December aka '2nd semester')

    Areas of study available: Architecture, Communications, Design, Economics, Education, Health Sciences, Kinesiology, Nutrition, Psychology, Engineering, Political Science

  • Brazil

    Universidade Estadual Paulista

    Full time studies

    INCOMING EXCHANGE STUDENTS TO UVIC ONLY.

  • UK - Scotland

    University of Aberdeen

    Full time studies

    Location: Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Websiteinfo for exchange students
    Language of instruction: English
    Terms: Semester 1 (September - December), Semester 2 (January - May)

    Specific Restrictions:

    • Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 5.0/9.0 (B)

    Courses are offered in Schools that encompass, Biological Sciences, Business, Divinity, History, Philosphy and History of Art, Education, Engineering, Geosciences, Law, Language, Literature, Visual Culture & Music, Medical Sciences, Natural & Computing Sciences, Psychology

    See the course catalogue for full selection. 

  • Norway

    University of Bergen

    Full time studies

    Location: Bergen, Norway
    Websitewww.uib.no/exchange
    Language of instruction: English and Norwegian. Courses for exchange students are taught in English. Norwegian proficiency is not required as an exchange student.
    TermsAutumn Semester: August - December / Spring Semester: January - June

    See courses available in English
  • Denmark

    University of Copenhagen

    Part time studies Full time studies

    Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
    Website: University of Copenhagen's Information for Exchange Students
    Language of instruction: first language of instruction is Danish, but a number of courses are offered in English
    Terms: Autumn semester (September-End of January) and Spring semester (February-June). The University also offers an eight week summer course in Danish language and culture.
    Part-time registration: Must register in minimum 22.5 ECTS per term to meet UCPH requirements.

    Areas of study available: Humanities, Social Sciences and Science. Courses may be available in: International Business and Economics, Child Development and Diversity, Marine Biology and Ecology, Architecture, Health Sciences.

  • UK - England

    University of East Anglia

    Full time studies

    Location: Norwich, England, UK
    Websiteinfo for exchange students
    Language of instruction: English
    Terms: Fall semester (September - December) and Spring semester (January - May)

    Psychology, Environmental Sciences, History, English Literature, Creative Writing, Biology, Political Sciences, International Development, and Economics. See course catalogue for full selection.

  • UK - England

    University of Essex

    Full time studies

    Location: Colchester, England, UK
    WebsiteUniversity of Essex (see Information for Exchange Students)
    Virtual tour: Colchester campus tour 
    Language of instruction: English
    Terms: Fall semester (late September - December) // Spring semester (January - late June)

    Courses are offered in the following Faculties: Art History; Biological Sciences; Computer Science and Electronic Engineering; Economics; Government; Health and Human Sciences; History; Language and Linguistics; Literature, Film and Theatre Studies; Mathematical Sciences; Philosophy; Psychology; Sociology; and Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies.

    Courses available to incoming exchange students: https://www1.essex.ac.uk/modules/

  • UK - England

    University of Exeter

    Full time studies

    Location: Exeter, England
    WebsiteUniversity of Exeter (see info for exchange students)
    Language of instruction: English
    GPA Requirement: GPA of 3.0/4.0
    Terms: Fall semester (September - January) // Spring spring semester (January - June)

    Courses are offered in the following five different colleges: The Business School, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, College of Social Sciences and International Studies and College of Humanities. See course catalogue for full selection. Note: Psychology courses are not available. 

  • China

    University of Hong Kong

    Full time studies

    Location: Hong Kong, China
    WebsiteUniversity of Hong Kong (see Incoming Student Exchange Programme)
    Language of instruction: English is the language of instruction. Free Mandarin and introductory Chinese language training courses are offered to all undergraduate exchange students
    Terms: 1st Semester (September – January), 2nd Semester (January – June) with a three-week break between semesters. Students may study for 1 or 2 terms

    Areas of study available: Science, Social Science and Humanities. Some courses may be available in: Education, Engineering, Law, and Business.

  • Iceland

    University of Iceland

    Full time studies
    Location: the heart of the capital city of Reykjavik, Iceland
    WebsiteUniversity of Iceland
    Language of instruction: Icelandic. Several faculties offer a steadily increasing number of courses in English.
    Terms: Fall (August-December) & Spring (January-May)

    Areas of study available: The University of Iceland has a number of courses available in English which are all open to exchange student, except for a few exceptions. Learn more on the 2024-2025 fact sheet.

  • UK - England

    University of Leeds

    Full time studies

    Location: Leeds, England, UK
    WebsiteUniversity of Leeds / Incoming study abroad blog
    Language of instruction: English
    Terms: Semester 1: September - January
    Semester 2: January - June
    An early exit option (September - December) is available on a course-by-course basis. Students can inquire about this once they have applied to the partner university

    Important: UVic students studying at Leeds are expected to be enrolled in a full-time course load. Part-time exchanges are not an option.

    Courses are offered in the following Faculties: Arts*, Biological Sciences, Social Sciences, Environment, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, and Performance, Visual Arts and Communications. See course catalogue for full selection.

  • UK - England

    University of Manchester

    Full time studies

    Location: Manchester, England
    Website: Information for Exchange Students
    Language of instruction: English
    Terms:

    • Fall semester: September - January. An early exit option (Sept-Dec) is available on a course-by-course basis. Students can inquire about this once they have applied to the partner university
    • Spring semester: January - June

    Specific Restrictions:

    • Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 5.0/9.0 (B)
  • France

    University of Nantes

    Full time studies

    Location: Nantes, France
    Websitehttps://www.univ-nantes.fr/ (see info for exchange students
    Language of instruction: French. Some courses are taught in English in several Faculties.
    Minimum language requirements: French level B1 and B2 for Humanities

    • Students may need French language proficiency certification ahead of their exchange. The UVic French and Francophone Studies department hosts tests in March and November. Please contact goglobal@uvic.ca for more information!

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

    Areas of study available: Foreign languages and cultures, School of Economics and Management (IAE), Law and Political Science, Sociology, Science and Technology, History, Art History and Archaeology, Humanities and Languages

  • Australia

    University of Newcastle

    Full time studies
    *IMPORTANT NOTE: Very limited exchange spaces are available at this partner institution for 2024/2025*

    Location: New South Wales, Australia
    Websitewww.newcastle.edu.au (For information for exchange students, see Study Abroad and Exchange)
    Language of instruction: English
    Terms: Term 1: Feb-June; term 2: July - November

    Areas of study available: Aboriginal Studies, Ancient History, Australia Asia-Pacific Studies, Chinese, Classical Languages, Community Welfare and Human Services, Creative Arts, Cross-Cultural Communication, Development Studies, Drama, Economics, English, Film and Television Studies, French, Gender Studies, German, History, Human Geography and the Environment, International Affairs, Japanese, Leisure Studies, Linguistics, Media and Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Politics and Policy, Psychology Studies, Religious Studies, Societies and Cultures, Sociology and Anthropology, and Writing ; Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Geography, Marine Science, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Sports Science and Physical Activity, and Sustainable Resource Management.

  • Australia

    University of Newcastle Wollotuka Institute

    Full time studies

    INCOMING EXCHANGE STUDENTS TO UVIC ONLY.

  • Canada

    University of Ottawa

    Full time studies

    Location: Ottawa, Ontario
    Websiteinfo for exchange students
    Language of Instruction: English and French
    Terms: Fall (September - December) and Winter (January - April)
    Deadline: Must apply for February 1 UVic ICS Exchange deadline to study at this partner university regardless of term.

    Note: Students must have completed a  minimum of one university academic year of study at time of application.

    Areas of study available: Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities. See study options available for exchange students.

  • Spain

    University of Oviedo

    Part time studies Full time studies

    Location: Spain

    WebsiteUniversity of Oviedo  See more information about studying at Oviedo as an international student

    Language of instruction: English and Spanish, for Spanish courses the University reccommends having at least a B2 level on the CEFR

    Subjects taught in English. 

    See course catalogue for full selection.
  • UK - England

    University of Plymouth

    Full time studies

    Location: Plymouth, England, UK
    Websiteinfo for exchange students
    Language of instruction: English
    Terms: Fall semester (late September - January), spring semester (January -  May)

    Courses are offered in the following Faculties: Science, Arts & Social Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering and Science. See course catalogue for full selection.

  • Australia

    University of South Australia

    Full time studies

    Location: Adelaide, South Australia
    Websiteinfo for exchange students
    Language of instruction: English
    Terms: Study Period 2 (Feb – June); Study Period 5 (July/August – Nov)

    Courses are offered in the following study areas: Art, Architecture & Design, Business, Creative, Film, Journalism & Arts, Education, Engineering, Construction & Aviation, Health, IT, Mathematics & Science, Justice & Society and Psychology & Social Work.

  • France

    University of Southern Brittany/Université Bretagne Sud

    Full time studies

    Location: Lorient and Vannes, Brittany, France
    Websitehttps://www.univ-ubs.fr/ (see info for exchange students)
    Language of instruction: French
    Minimum language requirement: French level B2 or C1 depending on subject

    • Students may need French language proficiency certification ahead of their exchange. The UVic French and Francophone Studies department hosts tests in March and November. Please contact goglobal@uvic.ca for more information!
      Terms: Semester 1: September – January, Semester 2: January to May

    Areas of study available: Humanities, Social Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science, Biochemistry, Mathematics, Law, Economics and Business

  • United States

    University of Southern Mississippi

    Full time studies

    Location: Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA 
    Websitewww.usm.edu 
    Language of instruction: English
    Terms: Fall semester (late August – mid December), spring semester (January – May) and summer semester (late May – Early August)

    A variety of courses are available in the following areas of study: Fine Arts, Business, Education, Health and Human Science, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology. See course information, and the course catalogue.

  • UK - Scotland

    University of Stirling

    Part time studies Full time studies

    Location: Stirling, Scotland, UK
    Website:  info for exchange students
    Language of instruction: English
    Terms: Fall semester (September - December) and spring semester (January - May)

    Areas of study available:  English, psychology, history, biological sciences, politics, business/marketing, economics, computing science, mathematics, environmental science, business law, film and media/journalism, sports studies, kinesiology, philosophy, religious studies, tourism, sociology and social policy, education, French, and Spanish. See course catalogue for full selection. 

    Students may register at Stirling for part-time studies, taking a minimum of 40 Stirling credits per semester (Most classes are 20 credits).

  • UK - Scotland

    University of Strathclyde

    Full time studies

    Location: Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    WebsiteInformation for exchange students
    Language of instruction: English
    Terms: Semester 1 (September - December), Semester 2 (January - May)

    Courses are offered in the following faculties: Science, Arts & Social Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering and Science. Please see the course catalogue for full selection. 

    Please note:

    • Speech and Language Pathology is restricted
    • Chemistry courses are year-long modules only
    • Psychology courses are limited
  • Australia

    University of Technology Sydney

    Full time studies

    *NEW PARTNER ALERT*

    We are excited to add UTS to our Australian partners! Stay tuned for more information as we continue updates for 2024/2025.

    Location: New South Wales, Australia
    Websitehttps://www.uts.edu.au/ (see info for exchange students)
    Language of instruction: English
    Terms: Term 1: February - July; term 2: Late July - November

     

    Areas of study available:

    • Arts & Social Sciences
    • Business
    • Health
    • Engineeering & IT
    • Sciences
    • Law 

     

  • Japan

    University of Tokyo

    Full time studies
    IMPORTANT NOTE: Limited exchange spaces available. Space not guaranteed if selected as your first choice.

    Location: Tokyo, Japan
    WebsiteThe University of Tokyo [Information for University-wide Student Exchange Program (USTEP)]
    Language of instruction
    : English, Japanese
    Terms: Fall semester (September – March, aka 'A1A2 term') // Spring semester (April - August, aka 'S1S2 term')
    Important notes:
    - UVic students must be in their third year to be considered for exchange at uTokyo. 
    - If you are considering studying at UTokyo for two terms, be sure to select both terms on your application form. Exchanges cannot be extended once you are nominated to UTokyo.
    - For a Second Term exchange, UTokyo offers a mandatory orientation that typically takes place at the end of March.

    Areas of Study Available: Law and Politics, Medicine, Engineering, Letters/Humanities and Sociology, Science, Agriculture/Agriculture and Life Sciences, Economics, Arts and Sciences, Education, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Information Science and Technology, Interdisciplinary Information Studies, Public Policy

  • France

    University of Toulouse-Jean Jaurès

    Full time studies
    Location: Toulouse, France
    Website:  https://www.univ-tlse2.fr/ (see info for exchange students)
    Language of instructio: English and French (B1 level recommended to access courses taught in French).
    • Students may need French language proficiency certification ahead of their exchange. The UVic French and Francophone Studies department hosts tests in March and November. Please contact goglobal@uvic.ca for more information!
    Terms: Fall semester (mid-September - December) and Spring semester (mid-January - May).
    • Note: Exams for the fall semester are usually written in the first two weeks of January; arrangements can be made for students on fall-only exchanges to write their exams either in Victoria, by correspondence, or in Toulouse prior to their departure.

    Areas of study available: This exchange is only open to Fine Arts and Humanities students. Courses are offered in the following disciplinary areas: Foreign Languages, Literature and Civilization; Language Study and Didactics; Linguistic Sciences; Film and Audiovisual Studies; Theatre Studies; Arts and Cultural Management Studies; Communication Studies; Applied Foreign Languages; and European Studies

  • New Zealand

    University of Waikato

    Full time studies
    *IMPORTANT NOTE: Exchange spaces are not currently available at this partner institution for 2024/2025*
    Location: Hamilton, New Zealand
    Website: University of Waikato  (see information for exchange students)

    Instagram: @waikatouniversity
    Language of instruction: English
    Terms: Trimester A (February - June) and Trimester B (July – November)

    Courses (called "papers" at Waikato!) are offered in the following Faculties: Science, Social Science, Humanities. See course catalogue for full selection.
  • United States

    University of Washington

    Full time studies Part time studies
    Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
    Website: http://www.washington.edu/  (see info for exchange students)
    Instagram: @uofwa

    Language of instruction: English
    GPA Requirement: 3.0/4.0
    Terms
    : Autumn quarter (September – December) // Winter quarter (January – March); // Spring quarter (March – June)

    Study Options:
    • One quarter (Autumn or Winter) -- part-time (4.5 UVic units)
    • Three quarters (A/W/S) -- full-time (7.5 UVic units) or part-time (4.5 UVic units)

    A variety of courses are available in the following areas of study: Cultural and Ethnic Studies, Environmental Studies, Health and Human Science, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.

  • Australia

    University of Wollongong

    Full time studies
    *IMPORTANT NOTE: Exchange spaces are not currently available at this partner institution for 2024/2025*
    Location: Wollongong, New South Wales
    Instagram: @uow
    Websitewww.uow.edu.au (see info for exchange students)
    Language of instruction: English
    Terms: Term 1: Feb-June; term 2: July-Nov

    FACULTY OF LAW, HUMANITIES AND THE ARTS: Arts, English and Media; Humanities and Social Inquiry; Law

    FACULTY OF BUSINESS: Accounting, Economics and Finance; Management, Operations and Marketing; Business

    FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES: Education; Health and Society; Geography and Sustainable Communities; Psychology

    FACULTY OF SCIENCE, MEDICINE AND HEALTH: Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Earth and Environmental Sciences; Medicine; Nursing

    FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND INFORMATION SCIENCES: Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering; Physics; Mechanical, Materials and Mechatronic Engineering; Computing and Information Technology; Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering; Mathematics and Applied Statistics

  • Poland

    University of Wroclaw

    Full time studies Part time studies

    Location: Wroclaw, Poland
    Website: Information for Exchange Students
    Language of instruction: English and Polish
    Terms: Winter semester (October - February) and Summer semester (February - June)

    Part-time registration: Must register in minimum 15 ECTS per term to meet UWr exchange requirements.

     

    Areas of study available:

    • Polish Studies
    • History
    • European-Cultures (Faculty of Historical and Pedagogical Sciences)
    • Cultural Studies
    • Czech, Croatian, Serbian, Russian Philology
    • Philosophy
    • Tourism and Hospitality
    • International Relations
    • Biotechnology
    • Biology
    • European Studies
    • Political Sciences
    • Journalism and Social Communication
    • Sociology
  • UK - England

    University of York

    Full time studies Part time studies
    Location: York, United Kingdom
    Website: Info for Exchange Students

    Instagram: @uniofyork
    Language of instruction: English 
    Terms: Semester 1: September - February; Semester 2: February - June

    Areas of study available: Fine Arts, Humanities, Science & Social Sciences

  • France

    University Paul Valéry Montpellier

    Part time studies Full time studies
    Location: Montpellier, France
    Websitewww.univ-montp3.fr (see info for exchange students)
    Language of instruction: French except all of the classes offered by the English department are taught in English
    Minimum language requirements: French level B1 for the Undergraduate level, B2 for the Graduate level.
    • Students may need French language proficiency certification ahead of their exchange. The UVic French and Francophone Studies department hosts tests in March and November. Please contact goglobal@uvic.ca for more information!
    Terms: Semester 1: September – December, Semester 2: January to May

    Areas of study available: Courses are available in the following disciplinary areas: Arts, Literature, Languages, and Human and Social Sciences

  • Canada

    Université de Montréal

    Full time studies

    Location: The Université de Montréal is located in the heart of Montreal, Quebec.
    Websiteinfo for exchange students
    Language of instruction: French
    Minimum language requirements: French level B2 (see Language requirements for proof of French language proficiency)

    • Students may need French language proficiency certification ahead of their exchange. The UVic French and Francophone Studies department hosts tests in March and November. Please contact goglobal@uvic.ca for more information!

    Terms: Fall (September to December), and Winter (January-April). Students may study for 1 or 2 terms

    Areas of study available: Exchange students have access to most of the disciplines taught at the Université de Montréal; however, you should regularly check the list of programs that are closed to exchange students. Some programs may also have certain restrictions or exceptions.

  • France

    Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ)

    Full time studies

    Location: Versailles, France
    Website:  (see info for exchange students)
    Language of instruction: French and English

    • Students may need French language proficiency certification ahead of their exchange. The UVic French and Francophone Studies department hosts tests in March and November. Please contact goglobal@uvic.ca for more information!

    Terms: UVSQ courses are based on a semester system, divided into a Fall term (semester I) from mid-September to mid-January and a Spring term (semester II) from mid-January to mid-May, with some exams continuing until the end of June. Please be aware that Master programs have their own calendar.

    Areas of study available: This exchange program is available to students in the Faculty of Science, particularly for students studying in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Students from other faculties may inquire about participation.

  • Belgium

    Université Libre de Bruxelles

    Full time studies

    Location: Brussels, Belgium
    Websiteinfo for exchange students
    Language of instruction: French

    • Students may need French language proficiency certification ahead of their exchange. The UVic French and Francophone Studies department hosts tests in March and November. Please contact goglobal@uvic.ca for more information!

    Terms: Fall semester (September-January) and Spring semester (February-June).

    Areas of study available: Philosophy and Literature, Social and Political Sciences, Economics, Psychology, Sociology, European Studies, Languages and Phonetics, Pharmacy, Environmental Studies, Science, Applied Sciences and Medicine.

  • France

    Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France

    Full time studies

    Location: France

    INCOMING EXCHANGE STUDENTS TO UVIC ONLY.

  • France

    Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3

    Full time studies Part time studies

    Location: Paris
    Websitewww.univ-paris3.fr (see info for exchange students
    Language of instruction: French
    Minimum language requirement: French level B2.

    • Students may need French language proficiency certification ahead of their exchange. The UVic French and Francophone Studies department hosts tests in March and November. Please contact goglobal@uvic.ca for more information!
    Terms: Semester 1: mid-September - December, Semester 2: mid-January - June.

    Areas of study available: This exchange is only open to Fine Arts and Humanities students. Courses are offered in the following disciplinary areas: Foreign Languages, Literature and Civilization; Language Study and Didactics; Linguistic Sciences; Film and Audiovisual Studies; Theatre Studies; Arts and Cultural Management Studies; Communication Studies; Applied Foreign Languages; and European Studies

  • Sweden

    Uppsala University

    Full time studies

    Location: Uppsala, Sweden
    Website: Exchange Studies at Uppsala University
    Language of instruction: English, Swedish
    Terms: Autumn semester: end of August - mid January; Spring semester: mid-January - beginning of June

    Areas of study available: more than 700 courses taught in English for incoming exchange students in the following faculties: 

    • Faculty of Arts
    • Faculty of Educational Services
    • Faculty of Languages
    • Faculty of Law
    • Faculty of Pharmacy
    • Faculty of Science and Technology
    • Facutly of Social Sciences
    • Faculty of Theology
  • Netherlands

    Utrecht University

    Part time studies Full time studies
    Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Website
    Information for Exchange Students
    Language of instruction: English
    Terms: Semester I: September - January, Semester II: February - July.

    Areas of study availableGenerally speaking: courses at faculties of Humanities; Social and Behavioural Sciences; Geosciences; Law, Economics & Governance; Science (limited offer). Courses in Biomedical
    Sciences
     at our faculty of Medicine are also open to exchange students. The international honours colleges, University College Utrecht (UCU) and University College Roosevelt (UCR), are also open to exchange students. See course catalogue for full selection.

  • Australia

    Victoria University

    Full time studies
    Location: Melbourne, AUS
    Websitewww.vu.edu.au (see info for exchange students

    Instagram: @victoriauniversity
    Language of instruction: English
    Terms: Term 1: Feb-June; term 2: July-Nov

    Areas of study available: Arts and Education, Business, Computers and IT, Engineering and Science, Health, Law, Sports and Exercise Science.

  • New Zealand

    Victoria University of Wellington

    Full time studies
    *IMPORTANT NOTE: Exchange spaces are not currently available at this partner institution for 2024/2025*
    Location: Wellington, New Zealand
    Instagram: @vicuniwgtn
    Websiteinfo for exchange students
    Language of instruction: English
    Terms: First Trimester (February - June), Second Trimester (July – November) Courses are offered in the following Faculties and Schools: Architecture and Design; Commerce and Administration; Education; Humanities and Social Sciences; Law; Science; and Engineering. See course catalogue for full selection.
  • Korea

    Yonsei University

    Part time studies Full time studies
    *IMPORTANT NOTE: Limited exchange spaces available. Space not guaranteed if selected as your first choice.*
    Location: Seoul, Korea
    WebsitesHome page | Info for exchange students 
    Instagram: @yonsei_official

    Language of instruction: English / Korean
    Terms: Fall semester (September - December) and Spring semester (March – June)

    Specific Restrictions: 

    • Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.0/9.0 (B-)

    Liberal arts, Commerce and Economics, Business (only students majoring in Business are allowed to take these courses), Science, Engineering, Life System, Theology, Social Science, Human Ecology, Sciences in Education, Korean Language courses. For more information please see Visiting Student Course Info

  • Sweden

    Örebro University

    Full time studies
    Location: Örebro City, Sweden
    Websiteinfo for exchange students

    Instagram: @studyinorebro
    Language of instruction: English
    Terms: Autumn semester (August – January) and Spring semester (January – June)

    Areas of study available: The following areas of study offer courses in English:  Accounting and Finance, Business, Communication Studies, Computing Science, Cultural Studies, Economics, Education, Language Studies, Law, Marketing, Political Science, Psychology, Public Relations, Social Policy and Sociology, and Statistics. See the Courses for Exchange Students website for further information.

Application details

Are you ready to apply? The Exchange Team is looking forward to receiving your exchange application. The world is waiting for you!

Need help?

Contact our Exchange Student Advisers for assistance! They are happy to offer guidance and answer your questions. 

Partner with UVic

UVic appreciate proposals for new international partnerships, which focus on:

  • students, staff and faculty exchanges
  • student recruitment
  • co-operative education
  • double/dual degrees
  • other collaborations

Please contact the  to discuss your proposal.