Partner universities

UVic has active partnership agreements with over 300 post-secondary institutions worldwide, enabling students and faculty to collaborate internationally and to travel abroad for study and research.

Current partners


Australia

University of Adelaide

Location: South Australia
Websiteadelaide.edu.au (see info for exchange students)
Language of instruction: English
Terms: Term 1: February - July; Term 2: July - December

Highlights:

  • Since its establishment in 1874 the University of Adelaide has been amongst Australia's leading universities. It is consistently ranked in the top 1% in the world and is associated with five Nobel Prize winners, has produced 102 Rhodes Scholars and 104 Fulbright Scholars. The University is a member of the Group of Eight – Australia’s leading research-intensive universities.
  • With more than 25,000 students and over 3,000 staff, the University is small enough to provide personal interaction with teaching staff, yet large enough to offer a broad range of programs and student support services.
  • The outback of Australia, including the famous opal-mining area of Coober Pedy and the Flinders Ranges is easily accessible from Adelaide. Famous wine regions such as the Barossa Valley and the McLaren vale are a short drive from Adelaide. Kangaroo Island offers a pristine wilderness and is a place that has offered protection to native Australian animals.
  • Areas of study include: Courses are offered in the following areas of study: Aboriginal Studies, History, Politics and International Studies, Sociology, Classics, Art History, English, Creative Writing, French,      German, Chinese, Japanese, Linguistics, Media, Philosophy, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Gender Studies & Social Analysis, Geographical and Environmental Studies, Criminology; Agriculture, Animal Science,      Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Geology, Oenology; Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics and Statistics, Computer Science; Health Sciences, Psychology; Business Studies, Design Studies (Architecture), Law. For more details, please refer to the Inbound Study Abroad and Exchange website.

Transfer credit history: See the transfer credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from the University of Adelaide. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.

Housing:

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

Student reports:

Deakin University

Location:Melbourne, Geelong & Warrnambool cities
Websitewww.deakin.edu.au (see info for exchange students
Language of instruction: English
Terms: 1st Trimester (Feb-July), 2nd Trimester (July-Nov), 3rd Trimester (Nov-Feb)

Highlights:

  • One of the new generation of universities
  • Twice awarded the Australian University of the Year award
  • Melbourne is a renowned cosmopolitan and culturally rich city
  • The state/province of Victoria enjoys a temperate climate, spectacular coastline areas, beautiful mountain ranges and surfing

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

Units can be found in the handbook: http://www.deakin.edu.au/students/enrolment-fees-and-money/university-handbook

Pre-approved units: http://www.deakin.edu.au/international-students/study-abroad-and-exchange/academic-information/pre-approved-study-options

Transfer credit historySee the transfer credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from Deakin University. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.

Housing:

  • On-campus housing: Available (on-campus units with private rooms and shared kitchens, living areas and laundry facilities). Please check Deakin University's Residences website
    for further details for exchange students.
  • Off-campus housing: Available (off-campus private housing)

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

Student reports: Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Office for information

Griffith University

LocationQueensland, Australia and has campuses in Brisbane, Nathan and on the Gold Coast
Websitewww.griffith.edu.au (see info for exchange students)
Language of instruction: English
Terms: 1st semester (Feb-July) and 2nd semester (July-Nov)

Highlights:

  • Griffith University offers innovative and dynamic academic programs and is ranked amongst the top 4% of the world's universities
  • Queensland, known as "the Sunshine State", offers a subtropical climate, beautiful forests and beaches, national parks and mountain resorts for hiking and exploring
  • The Brisbane-Gold Coast corridor is one of the fastest growing areas in Australia

Areas of study availableCourses are offered in the following areas of study: Arts & Communication, Australian Culture & Society, Business & Commerce, Environment & Planning, Health, International Studies, Music, Science and Technology, and Visual & Creative Arts.

Transfer credit historySee the transfer credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from Griffith University. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.

Housing:

  • On-campus housing: Available. See Griffith University's Accommodation website for details
  • Off-campus housing: Available but may be difficult to secure. See Griffith University's Off-campus Living website for details

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

Student reports: Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Office for information

James Cook University

Location: Northern Queensland, Australia
Websitewww.jcu.edu.au (see info for exchange students)
Language of instruction: English
TermsTerm 1: Feb-June; term 2: July-Nov

Highlights:

  • The two main campuses of James Cook University are located in the tropical cities of Townsville and Cairns, between the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics rainforest, both World Heritage listed sites
  • The second oldest university in Queesland and the leading research university in the tropics
  • A growing student population with over 17,000 students including 5,000 international students from 500 countries

Areas of study availableCourses are offered in the following Faculties: Arts, Education, Social Sciences, Business, Creative Arts, Science, Engineering.

Transfer credit historySee the transfer credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from James Cook University. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.

Housing:

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

Student reports: Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Office for information

Murdoch University

LocationPerth, Western Australia
Websitewww.murdoch.edu.au (see info for exchange students)
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/murdochinbound/
Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/murdochinbound/

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

Highlights:

  • Murdoch's International Office subsidizes a ten-day camping trip for students to visit the vast and beautiful North-West as part of their study abroad program, allowing students to experience the "real" Australia by touring remote beaches, deep gorges and vast distances of the famous "outback" and a three-day trip around Southwest WA.
  • Every semester they also run a series of social events which are aimed at allowing students to make the most of Perth and Australia, and all of these events are also subsidised – the
    calendar of events changes from semester to semester, but in recent semesters they have offered the following: surfing lessons, street art walking tours; day trip to the Pinnacles; trips to Rottnest Island.
  • They also offer formal Welcome and Farewell events, and run the MEXSA Global Buddy programme, which allows exchange students to connect with Murdoch students and form friendships with
    local and international students.

Areas of study availableCourses are offered in the following Schools: 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)

Transfer credit historySee the transfer credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from Murdoch University. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.

Housing:

  • On-campus housing: Available in Murdoch University's Student Village
  • Off-campus housing: the university can offer basic advice but students are responsible for finding their own accommodation if they choose to live off campus

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

Student reports:  Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Office for information

Partnership Expires: November 2019  (Science, Social Science, Humanities)

University of Newcastle

LocationNew South Wales, Australia
Websitewww.newcastle.edu.au (see info for exchange students)
Language of instruction: English
Terms: Term 1: Feb-June; term 2: July-Nov

Highlights:

  • Three main campuses. The largest is Callaghan, 12km from the centre of Newcastle. The other is at Ourimbah on the Central Coast, halfway between Newcastle and Sydney. These campuses are set in superb bushland, minutes away from spectacular beaches, waterways, national parks and state forests.  The Newcastle city campus “New Space” is in the heart of Newcastle's CBD, a 1.4km walk to the beach and 700 metres from Honeysuckle (Harbour precinct)
  • Newcastle offers the largest single site accommodation complex of any university in Australia. There are close to 1,000 students living on the Callaghan campus in three traditional halls of residence and one new motel style complex

Areas of study availableCourses are offered in the following areas of study: 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.

Transfer credit historySee the transfer credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from the University of Newcastle. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.

Housing:

  • On-campus housing: Available. For more details, check the University of Newcastle's Accommodation Services website
  • Off-campus housing: Available

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

Student reports: Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Office for information

University of South Australia (UniSA)

LocationAdelaide, South Australia
Websitewww.unisa.edu.au (see info for exchange students)
Language of instruction: English
Terms: Term 1: Feb-June; term 2: July-Nov

Highlights:

  • field orientation program introduces students to South Australia's natural environment, wildlife and lifestyle
  • three-hour drive and you can be in the "outback"

Areas of study availableCourses are offered in the following divisions: Business and Enterprise, Health Sciences, Education, Arts and Social Sciences, and Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment.

Transfer credit historySee the transfer credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from the University of South Australia. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.

Housing:

  • On-campus housing: Not available
  • Off-campus housing: Available
  • Please check the UniSA Accommodation Services website for more details on private rental, shared houses, fullboard and homestay. Some students elect to share an apartment by the beach, whereas other students might choose to live in the centre of the city or close to campus

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

Student reports: Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Office for information

University of Wollongong

LocationWollongong, New South Wales
Websitewww.uow.edu.au (see info for exchange students)
Language of instruction: English
Terms: Term 1: Feb-June; term 2: July-Nov

Highlights:

  • The university is a leading Australian research and teaching institution and rated in the top 2% of universities in the world by The Times Higher Education – QS World University Rankings 2008
  • Wollongong is a dynamic, multicultural city located on the beautiful Australian coast and only 80 kilometers from Sydney
  • Wollongong is regarded as Australia's most "livable" regional city and offers a broad range of dining, cultural, shopping and outdoor pursuits

Areas of study available:

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

Transfer credit historySee the transfer credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from University of Wollongong. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.

Housing:

  • On-campus housing: Available in catered, flexi-catered, and self-catered options. See the University of Wollongong's Accommodation Services website for details.
  • Off-campus housing: Available. Homestay is also offered. See the Accommodation Services website for details.

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

Student reports:

Victoria University (Melbourne)

LocationMelbourne, AUS
Websitewww.vu.edu.au (see info for exchange students
Language of instruction: English
Terms: Term 1: Feb-June; term 2: July-Nov

Highlights:

  • Victoria University is ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide and 56 in the world’s best 200 universities under 50 years of age.
  • Victoria University 10 campuses in the Melbourne region, as an exchange student you would study at one of our central locations in the city centre or at Footscray Park.
  • Melbourne is the cultural hub of Australia and offers many cultural and performing arts festivals as well as sporting and entertainment events. It’s a great base for day or weekend trips to the mountains, beaches or tropical rain forests.

Areas of study available: Courses are offered in the following areas: Arts and Education, Business, Computers and IT, Engineering and Science, Health, Law, Sports and Exercise Science.

Transfer credit historySee the transfer credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from Victoria University. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.

Housing:

  • On-campus housing: Available at Unilodge

  • Off-campus housing: Available

  • Victoria University's Housing Services website provides more details on housing options for international students.

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

Student reports: Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Office for information.

Belgium

Universite Libre de Bruxelles

LocationBrussels, Belgium
Websitehttp://www.ulb.ac.be/enseignements/cpe/index2.html
Language of instruction: French
TermsFall semester (September-December) and Spring semester (January-May). Students may go for one or two terms.

Highlights:

  • 20,000 students (25% foreign students : 15% from Europe, 10% from outside Europe)
  • The university in the located in the city of Brussels – within close proximity to other popular European destinations such as Paris and Amsterdam
  • The Computing Centre provides academic computing and data networking systems and is equipped with large-scale systems, including a CRAY YMP supercomputer, which is an incomparable tool for numerous research teams

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.

Free french courses are offered during each semester. 

Transfer credit historySee the transfer credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from Universite Libre de Bruxelles. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.

Housing:

  • On-campus housing: Not available for exchange students
  • Off-campus housing: Available (single rooms and shared apartments)
  • Further details: refer to their English Handbook or Housing website.

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

  • Medical insurance: mandatory
  • Immigration documents: Student Visa required (see Belgian Embassy in Canada)
  • Orientation program: mandatory for exchange students

Student reports:

Brazil

Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RIO)

Location: Gávea, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Website: http://www.puc-rio.br/english/

Language of Instruction: All instruction is in Portuguese. Note: For students who do not speak Portuguese it is recommended to have taken at least 2 semesters of Portuguese.

Terms: August - December (Fall)  and February - July (Spring)

Highlights:

  •  PUC-RIO is located near the forest and the beach. Its campus is a pleasant green area with a stream running through it; small monkeys and squirrels can be seen jumping up in the trees.
  •  The perfect place for those who want to  immerse themselves into the South American reality: plays, shows, concerts,  exhibitions, street performances, scientific conferences, cultural debates. .
  •  15000 students on campus
  • National Heritage of Tingua Private Reserve - Atlantic Forest

Areas of study available: The courses have a content based on Brazilian and Latin American aspects, such as: culture, literature, business, design, civilization, engineering, international relations among others. Along with the courses in English, international students must attend Portuguese as a Second Language

Transfer credit history: Available at a later date.

Housing:   http://www.puc-rio.br/ensinopesq/ccci/housing.html

Medical Insurance, immigration and arrival: http://www.studyoverseas.com/studying-abroad/study-in-south-america/study-in-brazil/

Student Reports: Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Office for information.

Canada

Université de Montréal

LocationThe Université de Montréal is located in the heart of Montreal, Quebec.
Websitewww.international.umontreal.ca
Language of instruction: French
TermsFall (September to December), and Winter (January-April). Students may study for 1 or 2 terms

Highlights:

  • Together with its affiliated schools, HEC Montréal and the École Polytechnique, UdeM is the leading education and research hub in Quebec
  • Personalized health services, first-rate athletic facilities, a vast spectrum of cultural activities: UdeM has all the essential services you require at your fingertips
  • Cosmopolitan, multicultural and bilingual, Montreal has a unique personality, stemming from a dazzling intermingling between Europe and the New World

Areas of study availableExchange 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.

Transfer credit historySee the transfer credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from the Université de Montréal. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.

Housing:

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

Student reports: Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Office for information.

University of Ottawa

Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Websitehttp://www.international.uottawa.ca/en/
Language of Instruction: English and French
Terms: Fall (September - December) and Winter (January - April)

Highlights:

  • More than 40,000 students, 5,000 employees and more than 210,000 alumni
  • First and largest French immersion program among Canadian universities
  • A major economic force in the National Capital Region
  • Largest law school in Canada

Transfer credit historySee the transfer credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from the University of Ottawa. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.

Housing: http://www.uottawa.ca/housing/

Student reports: Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Office for information

Chile

Universidad del Desarrollo

Incoming Students Only- Contact your Exchange Adviser at UDD for more information

China

Beihang University

LocationBeijing, China 
Websitehttp://global.buaa.edu.cn 
(see info for exchange students)
Language of instruction: English and Mandarin
TermsFall (September - January) Spring (March - July)

Highlights:

  • Beihang University is located in the capital city of China; centre of culture and art that date back three millennia.
  • Heavy focus on high level technological and scientific research
  • One of China's first key universities

Areas of study available: This exchange is open to Engineering students.  Subjects include: Sciences, engineering, economics, management, humanities, law, philosophy, education, medicine and art.

Transfer credit history: Will be made available at a later date.

Housing:

  • On-campus housing: Available. Further details on residential halls are available on the Beihang Information Sheet available through the UVic ISS Office.
  • Off-campus housing: May be available.

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

  • Medical insurance: Mandatory. All exchange students are required to obtain medical/dental insurance in their home country. The cost is posted in 2016 as 400 RMB for 6 months, payable upon arrival.
  • Immigration documents: Student Visa required (see Embassy of the P. R. China and City University's International Student Visa website for details). Beihang University will send the correct forms neccessary for the visa application.
  • Orientation program: Required for Exchange Students and occurs the first week of school.

Student reports:Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Office for information.

City University Hong Kong

LocationHong Kong, China 
Websitewww.cityu.edu.hk (see info for exchange students)
Language of instructionEnglish is the language of instruction except for Chinese literature related courses
TermsSemester A (end of August – December); semester B (January – May), with a three-week break between semesters. Students may study for 1 or 2 terms

Highlights:

  • City University is conveniently located in the center of the city offering easy access to Hong Kong and mainland China
  • Established in 1984, City U has a very high academic reputation and ranks amongst the top 150 universities in the world
  • Hong Kong offers a wide range of natural and cultural attractions in a cosmopolitan environment

Areas of study availableThis exchange is open to UVic Economics majors only.

Transfer credit historySee the transfer credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from the City University of Hong Kong. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.

Housing:

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

Student reports:Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Office for information.

East China Normal University (ECNU)

LocationShanghai, China 

Websitehttp://english.ecnu.edu.cn/(see info for exchange students)

Language of instructionEnglish and Mandarin

Terms: Fall (September - January)  Spring (February - June)

Highlights:

  • ECNU is located in one of the most international cities in the world; Shanghai and the campus hosts incredible gardens and scenery
  • 4000 faculty and approximately 300,00 students
  • One of the worlds highest ranking, world famous research university with a strong focus on cultivating creative talents and cross-disciplinary education.

Areas of study available: Humanities, education, science, engineering, economics, management, philosophy, psychology, law, history and art.

Transfer credit historySee the transfer credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from the East China Normal University. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.

Housing:

  • On-campus housing: Available - fees apply
  • Off-campus housing: May be available

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

  • Medical insurance: Mandatory. All exchange students are required to obtain medical/dental insurance in their home country.
  • Medical exam required for exchange to ECNU
  • Immigration documents: Student Visa required (see Embassy of the P. R. China).
  • Orientation program: Required attendance

Student reports:Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Office for information.

University of Hong Kong (HKU)

LocationHong Kong, China

Websitewww.hku.hk (see info for exchange students) Language of instructionEnglish is the language of instruction. Free Mandarin and introductory Chinese language training courses are offered to all undergraduate exchange students Terms1st Semester (September – January), 2nd Semester (January – June) with a three-week break between semesters. Students may study for 1 or 2 terms

Highlights:

  • "The world is our classroom" is the motto for Hong Kong’s oldest university, founded in 1911
  • HKU is a leading research university in Asia Pacific region
  • The University provides a wide range of facilities and support for students, including Residences, Libraries, Health Services, Counseling, a Financial Aid Office, a Computer Centre, and Sports Centers that provide many recreational opportunities

Areas of study availableCourses are offered in the following Faculties: Science, Social Science and Humanities. Some courses may be available in: Education, Engineering, Law, and Business.

Transfer credit historySee the transfer credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from the University of Hong Kong. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.

Housing:

  • On-campus housing: Available. Further details on residential halls are available on the Accommodation website
  • Off-campus housing: Available (may be slightly more expensive than on campus housing options)

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

  • Medical insurance: Mandatory. All exchange students are required to obtain medical/dental insurance in their home country
  • Immigration documents: Student Visa required  (see Hong Kong Immigration Department)
  • Orientation program: Available for exchange students

Student reports:Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Office for information.

Denmark

Aarhus University

LocationAarhus, Denmark
Websitewww.au.dk/exchange
Language of instructionfirst language of instruction is Danish, but most departments have courses taught in English
Terms: Fall semester (September-December) and Spring semester (February-June)

Summer terms: July and August www.au.dk/summeruniversity

Highlights:

  • Aarhus University is the second largest university in Denmark with 40,000 students
  • The people of Aarhus are closely connected to their university, as the campus is located in the centre of town
  • Aarhus is a young and vibrant university city known as Denmark's gastronomic capital  and with one of Denmark’s best music and entertainment scenes

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 Theilogy, Computer Science, Education and Pedagogics, 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

Transfer credit historySee the transfer credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from the University of Aarhus. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.

Housing:

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

  • Medical insurance: mandatory
  • Immigration documents: Student Visa and Residence Permit required (see Danish Embassy in Canada)
  • Orientation program: available for exchange students

Student reports: Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Office for information

University of Copenhagen

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-December) and Spring semester (January-May). Students may study for 1 or 2 terms. The University also offers an eight week summer course in Danish language and culture.

Highlights:

  • The university represents the greatest single concentration of academic resources in Denmark, with a teaching staff of over 2,100 and a student body of more than 37,000
  • Although Copenhagen is a capital city, everything is close at hand, including museums, historic buildings, shops, restaurants, the canals, the famous Tivoli Gardens and the Little Mermaid

Areas of study available: Courses are offered in the following faculties: 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.

Transfer credit history: See the transfer credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from the University of Copenhagen. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.

Housing:

  • On-campus housing: not available
  • Off-campus housing: available (International Office will assist in finding alternative off-campus accommodation in shared flats and halls of residence). Please check the University of Copenhagen's Housing website for further details.

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

  • Medical insurance: mandatory
  • Immigration documents: Student Visa and Resident Permit required (see Danish Embassy in Canada)
  • Orientation program: available for exchange students

Student reports: Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Office for information

Finland

University of Tampere

Location: Tampere, Finland

WebsiteUniversity of Tampere (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). Students may study for 1 or 2 terms.

Highlights:

  • The most popular multidisciplinary university in Finland – six faculties and 15,000 degree students

  • Multifaceted research and education on society and health

  • Tampere, the third largest city in Finland (220 000 inhabitants) located 1,5 h from Helsinki, is frequently voted the best Finnish city in terms of quality of life


Areas of study available: Courses are offered in the following faculties: Social Sciences, Communication Sciences, Natural Sciences, Education, Management

Transfer credit history: See the transfer credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from the University of Tampere. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.

Housing:

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

  • Medical insurance: Mandatory
  • Immigration documents: Student Visa Required (See Finnish Embassy in Canada)
  • Orientation program: Mandatory for all international students

Student reports: Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Office for information.

France

Université d'Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse

LocationAvignon, France
Websitewww.univ-avignon.fr (see info for exchange students)
Language of instruction: French
TermsFall semester (September – December) and spring semester (January – April). Students may choose to study for 1 or 2 semesters.

Highlights:

  • Out of the 7,500 students who attend Avignon, more than 500 are international students, and they represent more than 50 countries
  • Via the TGV (French high speed rail) Paris can be reached in less than three hours and Marseille, on the Mediterranean, in less than one hour
  • The city of Avignon, encircled by stone walls dating back to the 11th century, has a fascinating history and is known for housing the Pont Saint-Bénezet and the Palais des Papes

Areas of study availableCourse 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.

Transfer credit historySee the transfer credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from the Universite d’Avignon. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.

Housing:

  • On-campus housing: Not available
  • Off-campus housing: Available. The university has access to student residences located close to campus. Off-campus accommodation in a privately owned student residence, in a studio apartment, or with a French family may also be available. For further details, please refer to the Guide for Incoming Exchange Students or the Student Housing website.

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

  • Medical insurance: Mandatory
  • Immigration documents: Residence Permit and Student Visa required (See French Consulate in Vancouver)
  • Orientation program: Not provided

Student reportsConnect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Office for information.

Université Bretagne Sud /University of Southern Brittany

New partner university! More information coming soon.

Université de Nantes

LocationNantes, France
Websitewww.univ-nantes.fr (see info for exchange students
Language of instructionFrench. Some courses in English taught in the English department (history, literature, linguistics)
TermsFirst semester is September - January. Second semester is January - May

Highlights:

  • Université Nantes is the second largest university in France and offers courses for exchange students in 14 faculties
  • Nantes, the capital of the west of France, offers a multitude of historical and cultural sites, spectacular architecture, numerous parks and gardens, and plenty of green space for hiking and exploration
  • Nantes has several festivals throughout the year including the Carnival of Nantes in April and a Holiday Festival in September

Areas of study availableCourses are available in the following disciplinary areas: Arts and Language, Foreign Languages, Sociology, History, Art History, Archeology, Psychology, Geography and Regional Development, French as a Foreign Language, Economics and Management, and Science.

Transfer credit historySee the transfer credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from Université de Nantes. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.

Housing:

  • On-campus housing: Available but limited. See the Accommodation website for details
  • Off-campus housing: Available. See the Accommodation website for details

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

Student Reports: Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Office for information.

Sciences Po

Location: 3 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

Websitewww.sciences-po.fr (see info for exchange students)
Language of instruction: Exchange students at the undergraduate level can study entirely in French, English, or in a combination of both languages.

Sciences Po has multiple campuses, each of which has a distinct geographical focus: North America (Reims), South America (Poitiers), Africa (Reims), Asia (Le Havre), the Middle East (Menton) and Europe (Dijon and Nancy). The core undergraduate curriculum common to all campuses features political science, economics, history, international relations, law and sociology. They also offer numerous elective courses in the humanities. The following campuses have English-only tracks available that include intensive French language classes:

Undergraduate students would typically pick courses from the 2nd year program of study or "bachelor". For more information, please ask your Exchange Student Adviser for a copy of the Sciences-Po Fact Sheet.

Terms: Fall semester (September – December) and spring semester (January – May). Students may study for 1 or 2 semesters.

Highlights:

  • As one of Europe's most competitive universities, Sciences Po prepares its graduates for work in international business, multilateral organizations, positions of public responsibility and other fields of endeavor
  • The campuses of Sciences Po are each located in unique architectural buildings, and in the center of their respective cities. Students can therefore enjoy culturally and historically rich activities, in addition to the countless cafés, shops, cinemas and restaurants that the cities have to offer.
        
        

Areas of study available

Undergraduate courses: Political Science, International Relations, History, Economics, and French. 

Graduate courses: Political Science, International Relations, Contemporary History and European Studies, Political Economics, and Sociology.

Transfer credit history: See the transfer credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from Sciences Po. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way. 

Please note the following registration information pertaining to Sciences Po:

  • To register for courses at Sciences Po, students use an on-line registration system.
  • Dropping courses is possible but there is a very short window. The terms are shorter at Sciences Po making registration in new courses challenging. Course attendance is mandatory.
  • Some courses have variable credit which can significantly impact the number of UVic units students will receive.  It is very important to review your course selections.
  • Students will have access to an Academic Adviser at Sciences Po. Following registration, students will receive the contact information.

Housing:

  • On-campus housing: Not available
  • Off-campus housing: Available. All students who obtain a French residence permit are eligible to apply for a housing subsidy, which is conditional on the student's financial situation. For further details about accommodation, check Science Po's Housing information. Note: Sciences Po offers support for housing.

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

Student reports: Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Office for information.

Université Paul-Valery Montpellier III

LocationMontpellier, 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
TermsFirst semester is September - December. Second semester is January - May

Highlights:

  • Established in 1289, Université Paul Valery- Montpellier III is the third oldest university in France
  • L'Université Paul Valery- Montpellier III has a student population of over 20,000, 13.8% of which are international students
  • Montpellier is located on the Mediterranean coast, and offers a rich history for students to enjoy as well as a wide range of cultural events. The campus is situated north of the city of Montpellier, a mere fifteen minutes on the tram from the city centre. Student population is one fourth of the city population.

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

Transfer credit historySee the transfer credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from Université Paul Valery. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.

Housing:

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

Student reports: Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Office for information.

Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3

LocationParis
Websitewww.univ-paris3.fr (see info for exchange students
Language of instruction: French
TermsFirst semester is mid-September - December. Second semester is mid-January - May.

Highlights:

  • Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris III has over 17,000 students, including more than 5000 international students
  • Established in the 12th century, the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris III remains one of the most prestigious and internationally renowned universities in France
  • Located in the heart of Paris, the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris offers students direct access to historical monuments, museums, and other cultural opportunities available within the city

Areas of study availableThis exchange is only open to Fine Arts and Humanities students. Courses are offered in the following disciplinary areas: Foreign Languages, Literature and Civiliation; 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.

Housing:

  • On-campus housing: Not Available
  • Off-campus housing: Available. Please refer to Paris III's Housing website for further details

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

  • Medical insurance: Mandatory
  • Immigration documents: Residence Permit and Student Visa required (See French Consulate in Vancouver)
  • Orientation program: Available

Student reports: Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Office for information.

Université Toulouse -Jean Jaures (UT2J)

Location: Toulouse, France

Website:  http://www.univ-tlse2.fr/home/

Language of instruction: English and French. Two options are available: (1) Students with beginner or intermediate level French can enroll in History and English courses taught in English, and complement this with French courses at their level; (2) Students with advanced French (normally FRAN 375 or higher) are free to enroll in any course offered across campus, including specialized history courses, French language and literature, and other areas of study.

Terms: Fall semester (3rd week of September - December) and Spring semester (3rdweek of January - early May). Students may study for 1 or 2 terms. 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.

Highlights:

  • Toulouse is a vibrant city in the south-west of France, about equidistant from the Mediterranean and from Bordeaux on the Atlantic, and 90 minutes from the Pyrenees Mountains which form the French-Spanish border. It’s set in the land of red-slate roofs, sunflower fields and vineyards, farmers’ markets and hundreds of years of history. Students can easily spend a weekend in Barcelona, spend spring break hiking the Camino de Santiago or skiing in the Alps, and backpack around Europe when they’re done.
  • The University of Toulouse has a long-standing tradition of humanities studies. Founded in 1229, the institution became renowned in the 16th century for hosting prestigious humanist thinkers including Rabelais and Montaigne. The Faculty of Humanities was transferred in 1968 from the centre of Toulouse to its current location, the newly-built Mirail district which gave its name to the University of Toulouse le Mirail.
  • The Department of History was ranked third among French universities in a survey of 700 world universities. The Department now offers an innovative bilingual diploma in History in either English or Spanish. Toulouse has been ranked the best city in France for student life by “L’Etudiant,” a magazine for students that annually ranks French university towns.

Areas of study available: Although this partnership was initiated by the departments of History in both universities, participation is open to all students in Humanities and Social Sciences. Courses taught in English are limited to the History and English departments. For students interested in taking courses taught in French, courses are offered in the following areas: Arts, Literature, Languages, Humanities, Social Sciences, Technology, Health, and Management. Click here for a full list [in French] of departments housed at Toulouse II-Le Mirail.

Transfer credit history: A selection of courses offered in English have been evaluated for transfer credit. Students accepted for the exchange may enquire, before their departure, about other courses may transfer back to UVic. Click here for a full listing of the courses offered in English.  There may be additional lower-level courses available in History.

Note: Students are required to meet with the Exchange Student Adviser and be referred to the Departmental Champion for review and consultation in preparation for this exchange.

Housing:

  • Residence housing: available by application through the International Office at the University of Toulouse. More information forthcoming, spring 2014.
  • Private accommodation: the International Office at the University of Toulouse can give advice on locating private accommodation (studios or apartments, with the possibility of sharing). All students, including foreign students, are also eligible to apply for a housing benefit to reduce the cost of their rent.
  • For further information about living in Toulouse, check out the Ariane Handbook.

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

Student reports:  Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Office for information.

Université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut-Cambresis

Location: Valenciennes (main campus), Cambrai, Maubeuge and Arenberg

Websitewww.univ-valenciennes.fr

Language of instruction: French

Courses taught in English:

* Bachelor of Arts in International Trade (one-year vocational degree, 60 ECTS) http://formations.univ-valenciennes.fr/cdm/en-EN/program/FR_RNE_0593279U_PR_I3CAI261

* Module in Public and European Business Law (6 ECTS) at Master level, Chaire Jean Monnet, spring semester (information available on request)

* Master course in Transportation & Energy (120 ECTS)

http://www.univ-valenciennes.fr/ensiame/cursus-transport-anglais-ensiame

Terms: Autumn - September to December, January or February (depending on the faculty) and Spring - January or February to June or July (depending on the faculty) including the teaching and examination periods. Each faculty determines its own teaching and examination periods.

Areas of study available: See the online course catalogue: http://formations.univ-valenciennes.fr/cdm/

Transfer credit history: This information is not yet available.

 Housing:

Accommodation available for international students at 4 halls of residence.

Prices vary from 255€ up to 417 € per month depending on the size and the equipment.

Online Accommodation request must be sent along with the application : http://www.univ-valenciennes.fr/RI/RI-Francais/vie-univ/demande_de_logement.htm

Deadline for request : May 31st (Autumn semester) and November, 1st (Spring semester)

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

  • Medical insurance: It is compulsory to be affiliated with the “Sécurité Sociale Etudiante” (social health security scheme for students) in France and to pay the annual fee of 215 EUR.
  • Immigration documents: Residence Permit and Student Visa required (See French Consulate in Vancouver)
  • Orientation: International exchange students are strongly recommended to attend the Integration Seminar taking place end of August (dates to be confirmed) for international students (free of charge). Programme of these integration days : discovery of Valenciennes city centre and UVHC Campus sites, official registration to UVHC, integration activities (welcome reception, restaurant, bowling, etc.).

Student reports:  Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Office for information.

Germany

Philipps-Universität Marburg

LocationMarburg City, Germany
WebsitePhilipps-Universität Marburg (see info for exchange students)
Language of instruction: German and English (Marburg has designed an exchange program for students with little or no German)
TermsFall term is September to December. Spring term is February to June. Students may choose to study for 1 or 2 terms.

Highlights:

  • Founded in 1527, the Philipps-University of Marburg is one of the most historic German universities as it is the oldest remaining Protestant university in Germany
  • The university, with its 17,400 students is situated in a beautiful medieval town located halfway between Frankfurt and Kassel
  • Marburg is molded by the university. The town's attractions include a castle, a 13th century church, narrow streets and many timber-framed houses

Areas of study availableCourses are offered in the following areas of study:  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.

Transfer credit historySee the transfer credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from the Philipps University Marburg. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.

Housing:

  • On-campus housing: Available. The University provides assistance to exchange students who wish to obtain accommodation in residence halls. Residences are coed and are located throughout the town. The cost is approximately $250-$325 per month for a single room with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities. Further information is available on Phillips University Marburg's Accommodation website.
  • Off-campus housing: Available

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

Student reports: Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Student Services Office for information.

Osnabrück University

Location: Osnabrück, Germany
WebsiteOsnabrück University
Language of instructionAs most of the lectures are held in German it is necessary that the students have sufficient knowledge of German (at least B1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
TermsWinter semester (October – February), summer semester (April – July)

Highlights:

  • One part of the university is situated in the city centre, and the other part is situated in the district of Westerberg, close to the city centre. Students can reach both locations easily by bus
  • The peace city, Osnabrück, is the only German city which is situated in a national park – the ‘UNESCO Geo park TERRA.vita’, which includes the Teutoburg Forest and the ‘Wiehengebirge’

Areas of study availableExchange students are generally allowed to participate in all courses. Departments include the History Institute, the Institutes for Languages, Media, Cultural Sciences, Economics, Business Management, Law, and the Mathematics and Natural Sciences Institute.

Housing:

  • On-campus housing: Available (see website)
  • Off-campus housing: Private accomodation available (see website)

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

  • Medical insurance: Mandatory
  • Immigration documents: Student Visa required (see the German consulate in Vancouver)
  • Orientation program: Available and compulsory

Student reports: Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Student Services Office for information.

Technische Universität Berlin

New partner university! More information coming soon.

Iceland

University of Iceland

Locationthe heart of the capital city of Reykjavik, Iceland
Websitehttp://english.hi.is/
Language of instruction: Icelandic. Several faculties offer a steadily increasing number of courses in English. Icelandic language and culture courses are also available.
Terms: Autumn semester (August-December), spring semester (January-May). Students may study for 1 or 2 terms.

Highlights:

  • The University of Iceland is a progressive educational and scientific institution, world-renowned in the scientific community for its research
  • The University of Iceland was founded on June 17, 1911, had only 45 students, one of which was female
  • In 2017, the University of Iceland was ranked among the best 250 universities in the world, according to the THE World University Rankings.

Areas of study availableCourses are offered in the following faculties: Humanities, Social and Health Sciences, and Education. Note: Engineering exchanges are not possible to Iceland because Iceland is not a signatory of the Washington Accord.  Transfer credit history

Housing:

The University of Iceland does not provide or guarantee housing for students.

Further information on housing is available on the University of Iceland´s accommodation website: http://english.hi.is/university/accommodation_0

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

  • Medical insurance: Mandatory
  • Immigration documents: Student Visa/Resident Permit required
  • Orientation program: Available to exchange students

Student reports: Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Student Services for information.

Reykjavik University

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Websitehttps://en.ru.is/studies/exchange-students/
Language of instruction: Icelanidic and English
Terms: Fall (August - December) and Spring (January - May)

Highlights:

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

Select department and exchange studies: https://en.ru.is/course-catalogue/

Students can select courses from other departments, but must meet the prerequisites for those courses. Exchange students cannot take courses offered by Iceland School of Energy, the MBA and clinical psychology.

Housing:

On-campus housing: Not available

Off-campus housing: https://en.ru.is/studies/starting-at-ru/practical-information/#accommodation

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

Student reports: Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Student Services for information.

Italy

Bocconi University

LocationMilan city, Italy
Website:http://www.unibocconi.eu/wps/wcm/connect/Bocconi/SitoPubblico_EN/Navigation+Tree/Home/
Language of instructionItalian/English
Terms
Fall term (early September - early February), however, incoming exchange students can take their exams in the December session and may be done by the Christmas break.

Spring term (early Febraury - mid-July), however, incoming exchange students can take their exams in the May session and might be done by the end of May.

Highlights:

  • Bocconi is Italy's most renowned school for economics and business.
  • Bocconi has approximately 14,000 students with a curriculum of over 600 courses and a permanent faculty of nearly a 1000 members.
  • Milan boasts some artistic masterpieces renowned all over the world such as the “Duomo”, the world’s fourth largest church, “Cenacolo Vinciniano”, Leonardo da Vinci’s iconic Last Supper, etc.
  • Students can also reach Florence, Venice, the Mediterranean, the Alps and Italy’s nicest lakes (Lago di Como, Lago Maggiore and Lago di Garda) within a few hours from Milan.

Areas of study availableThis exchange is open to UVic Economics majors only. 
Undergraduate and graduate courses are offered in the following areas: Business Administration, Public Administration and International Institutions Management, Financial Institutions and Markets Management, Law and Business Administration, Economics and Management of Arts, Culture and Communication, Economics and Social Sciences, Economics of International Markets and New Technologies, International Economics and Management, and Law.

Transfer Credit History

See the transfer credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from Bocconi University. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.

Housing:

On Campus Housing: Not available
Off Campus Housing: Available. Off campus rooms are assigned on a first-come-first-served basis.
Further information on housing is available on Bocconi University's Housing website.

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

Medical insurance: Students should have an insurance with international validity to be approved for the Permit of Stay.
Immigration Documents: Student Visa required (See Italian Consulate in Vancouver) or find more details at the Visa for Italy website. 
Orientation: upon arrival the International Student Desk organizes a mandatory Orientation Meeting, and Permit of Stay Sessions to help non-EU students with the Permit of Stay application.

Student reports: Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Student Services Office for information.

Japan

Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts

More information coming soon!

Konan University

LocationKobe, Japan
Websitehttp://www.konan-u.ac.jp/english/index.html
Language of Instruction: English

Terms

Fall semester (September – December), Spring semester (January – May). Students are required to attend the full academic year (Fall and Spring semesers).

Highlights

  • Konan University, located in a residential area which sits at the foot of the Rokko Mountains, is 10 minutes by train from downtown Kobe.
  • Homestay accommodations also provide an opportunity to learn the "living" Japanese language and culture.
  • About 50 students from around the world participate in this program each year.

Areas of Study Available

The "Year in Konan" program is structured as follows:  Japanese language is taught in the mornings, and the afternoons are devoted to courses in Japanology, including the Japanese Self, Society in Japan, Japanese Business and Management, a Survey of Japanese History, and Modern Japanese Novels in translation.

Transfer Credit History

See the transfer credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from Konan University. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.

Housing

On Campus Housing: Not available
Off Campus Housing: Available. Participants of the "Year in Konan" program may register for homestay with a Japanese host family or may choose dormitory accommodation. Students accepted into the homestay program must make a pre-payment of approximately $150 in July that will be put towards their homestay fees.

Medical Insurance, Immigration & Arrival

Medical insurance: Mandatory
Immigration Documents: Student Visa and Work Visa (if a student wants to work off campus) are required (See Japanese Consulate in Vancouver). 
Orientation: Available for exchange students

Student Reports: Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Student Services Office for information.

Nara Prefactural University

More information coming soon!

Seikei University

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Websitehttp://www.seikei.ac.jp/university/eng/
Language of Instruction: Japanese. A limited number of courses are offered in English, but not necessarily every year.

Terms

Fall semester (mid-September – beginning of February with winter break in between) and Spring semester (April – July)

Highlights

  • Seikei University, with a population of approximately 8000 students, is a private university conveniently located in the lively Kichijoji area of Musashino City near shops, restaurants and the Hachiman Shrine.
  • Seikei Gakuen was founded in 1906 by Haruji NAKAMURA, one of the leading education specialists in Japan at that time.
  • Seikei University claims several famous alumni including authors, actors and Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe.

Areas of Study Available

Undergraduate courses are offered in the following Faculties: Economics, Humanities, and Science and Technology. Japanese language courses are also available.

See the transfer credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from Seikei University. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.

Housing

On Campus Housing: A limited number of cluster style dormitory rooms for international students are available in International House
Off Campus Housing: Available but difficult to find.

Medical Insurance, Immigration & Arrival

Medical insurance: Mandatory
Immigration Documents: Student Visa and Work Visa (if a student wants to work off campus) are required (See Japanese Consulate in Vancouver). 
Orientation: Available for exchange students

Student reports: Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Student Services Office for information.


University of Tokyo

Location: Tokyo, Japan
WebsiteThe University of Tokyo
Information for University-wide Student Exchange Program (USTEP).
Language of instruction: English, Japanese
Terms: A1A2 term: September – March, S1S2 term: April - August

Highlights:

  • Founded in 1877, the University of Tokyo is the oldest national university in Japan and is the most comprehensive research university in Japan.
  • UTokyo has three      main campuses in the Tokyo region, with the two campuses in central Tokyo offering a tranquil contrast to the hustle and bustle of modern, high tech Tokyo.
  • Tokyo is considered to be one of the safest cities, and one which allows you to experience both traditional and modern Japanese cultures almost side-by-side.

Housing:

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

Areas of study available: Courses are offered in the following Faculties/College and Graduate Schools:

Law/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

Undergraduate exchange students can take various courses offered by each Faculty regardless of their majors. Course Catalogue for Type U

Graduate exchange student will belong to a Graduate School and take courses offered by the Graduate School or conduct research under the guidance of a faculty member. Course Catalogue

Korea

Pukyong National University

Location: Busan, South Korea
WebsitePukyong University

Language of instruction: English
Terms: 1st Semester (September – December), 2nd Semester (March – June)

Highlights:

  • 26000 Students, 544 Professors
  • Two campuses:Daeyeon Dong and  Yong Dong situated near coastal district of Nam-gu
  • Three large libraries (two are in Daeyeon Dong and one is in Yong Dong campus) are there. The old library is open to students 24 hours a day.
  • A network of shuttle buses runs every 15 minutes. The two campuses are separated by about 4 km distance. The bus takes 10–15 minutes and is free for students.

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

Transfer credit history: Available at a later date.

Housing:

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

  • Medical insurance: Mandatory
  • Immigration documents: Student Visa required
  • Orientation program: may be available

Yonsei University

Location: Seoul, Korea
Website: http://www.yonsei.ac.kr/en_sc/ (University-wide) http://oia.yonsei.ac.kr (Exchange Program information)
Language of instruction: English / Korean
Terms: Fall semester (September - December) and Spring semester (March – June) and Summer semester (June – August)

Highlights

  • Yonsei University, the oldest university in Korea, is located near the centre of Seoul with access to major cultural sites, financial centers and entertainment areas.
  • Yonsei University is now home to over 25,000 undergraduate students and the city of Seoul is home to 10 million people.

Areas of study

While there is a full range of degrees and programs offered in Korean, course offerings in English are limited to the following areas: East Asian Studies, International Relations and Language Courses (beginning, intermediate and advanced courses in Korean). For more information please see here: http://oia.yonsei.ac.kr/intstd/exCourse.asp

Transfer Credit History

See the transfer credit history  listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from Yonsei University. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.

Housing

Overall information is available here: http://oia.yonsei.ac.kr/campus/preHousing.asp
On Campus Housing: Available but not mandatory. Exchange students live in the International House which is a western-style residence with shared rooms. Please see http://ih.yonsei.ac.kr for more details. 
Off Campus Housing: Students may choose to live off-campus but there is no facility offered by the university

Medical Insurance, Immigration & Arrival

Medical insurance: Mandatory
Immigration Documents: Student Visa is required (See Korean Consulate in Vancouver
Orientation: Yes, usually a week before each term commences

Student reports: Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Student Services Office for information.

Yonsei, Major: Pacific and Asian Studies, Term: 2011-2012

Netherlands

Maastricht University

Location: Maastricht, The Netherlands
Websitehttps://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/education/exchange/fpn
Language of instruction: English
Terms:
Fall semester
September - January (max. 32 ECTS) (Period 1, 2, 3)
September - December (max. 26 ECTS) (Period 1, 2)

Spring semester
February - July (max. 32 ECTS) (Period 4, 5, 6)
February - June (max. 26 ECTS) (Period 4, 5)


Full-Year
September - July (max. 60 ECTS)
September - June (max. 54 ECTS)

Highlights:

  • Maastricht has everything a student could wish for: a beautiful and historic city centre, a countless number of inviting sidewalk cafés, pubs and restaurants, sports facilities, discos and other nightspots, etc.
  • Film, music and theatre fans will find a wealth of opportunities in Maastricht. Are you a lover of landscapes and natural beauty? Then you'll find ample opportunity to take long, beautiful, leisurely walks or to go mountain biking in the region surrounding Maastricht.

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

Transfer credit history: See the transfer credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from Maastricht University. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.

Housing:

  • On-campus housing: Not available.
  • Off-campus housing: The Guesthouse UM is the main source of housing for international students and offers several locations within the vicinity of the faculties of the University of Maastricht.

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

Student reports: Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Student Services Office for information.

Utrecht University

Note: Graduate exchanges may be possible too.

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

Note: it is possible to end the 1st semester before Christmas. Information available here: https://www.uu.nl/en/education/exchange-and-visiting-students/course-information/academic-calendar

Highlights:

  • Utrecht University, the largest university in the Netherlands, is regarded as one of Europe's top universities and is recognized internationally for its high-quality and innovative teaching and research.
  • Utrecht University is a true top-100 university. The Shanghai Ranking ranks Utrecht University as 1st in the Netherlands, 22nd in Europe and 65th in the world. The Nobel Prize has been awarded to 12 Utrecht scholars.
  • Situated in Utrecht, a lively student city located in the heart of the Netherlands and considered the "gateway to Europe".
  • For a stay in the Netherlands you do not have to know the Dutch language, because most people speak English. The Netherlands is number 1 in the EF ‘English Proficiency Index’. This is a worldwide ranking of the level of English language skills of non-native countries.
  • As an exchange student in the city of Utrecht you will be in a hidden gem according to some international media:
    - Utrecht ranks 6th on the Lonely Planet’s list of ’10 of the world’s unsung places’.
    - According to a BBC feature Utrecht is “one of the happiest places to live” (http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20131022-living-in-the-worlds-happiest-places)
    - According to CNN “Utrecht is the new Amsterdam and hotspot in Europe” (http://www.utrechtcentral.com/news/society/utrecht-is-the-new-amsterdam-quotes-cnn-45158/)

Areas of study available: Generally 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.

Transfer credit history: See the transfer credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from Utrecht University. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.

Housing:

  • On campus housing: Not available.
  • Off campus housing: Available. Utrecht University offers a limited number of rooms for exchange students in international guesthouses through SSH Short Stay Solutions. See the university's Accommodation website for details.

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

Student reports: Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Student Services Office for information.

New Zealand

Victoria University of Wellington

Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Websitehttp://www.studyabroadnz.com/
Language of instruction: English
Terms: First Trimester (February - June), Second Trimester (July – November)

Highlights

  • Victoria University has over 21,000 students, including over 3,400 international students from more than 100 countries
  • Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city, is a beautiful, compact city situated at the southern tip of the North Island.  Wellington has a thriving art, culture and café scene with more cafes, bars and restaurants per capita than New
  • Wellington is the gateway to the rest of New Zealand, with the busiest airport in the country and only a ferry ride away from the South Island.

Areas of study available

Courses are offered in the following Faculties and Schools: Architecture and Design; Commerce and Administration; Education; Humanities and Social Sciences; Law; Science; and Engineering. Transfer credit history

Housing

Changes to the New Zealand University environment, and a general shortage of accommodation in Wellington, have resulted in an acute shortage of student accommodation at Victoria University of Wellington. You are welcome to discuss any concerns or other options with the Exchange Coordinators at Victoria University of Wellington.

Accommodation Website: http://www.victoria.ac.nz/accommodation/

On Campus Housing: Available. Students can choose to live in catered or self-catered residences. See the university's Accommodation website for details. 
Off Campus Housing: Available. See the university's Accommodation website for details.

Medical Insurance, Immigration & Arrival

Medical Insurance: Mandatory
Immigration Documents: Student Visa required (See New Zealand High Commission in Ottawa
Orientation: Available and mandatory.

Student reports: Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Student Services Office for information.

Victoria University of Wellington Major: Biology Term: Spring 2012
Victoria University of Wellington Major: Music Term: Spring 2010
Victoria University of Wellington Major: Kinesiology Term: Spring 2010

Waikato University

Location: Hamilton, New Zealand

Website: University of Waikato  (see information for exchange students)

Language of instruction: English

TermsFirst Semester (February - June) and Second Semester (July – November)

Highlights

  • Comprehensive university hosting 12,000 students from around the world
  • Student-centered learning environment

Areas of study available

Courses are offered in the following Faculties: Science, Social Science, Humanities

Transfer credit history: Will be added at a later date

Housing

On Campus Housing: http://www.waikato.ac.nz/students/accommodation/
Off Campus Housing: May be available

Medical Insurance, Immigration & Arrival

Medical Insurance: Mandatory
Immigration Documents: Student Visa required (See New Zealand High Commission in Ottawa
Orientation: Mandatory

Student reports: Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Student Services Office for information.



Singapore

National University of Singapore

Location: Singapore
WebsiteNational University of Singapore (NUS)
Information for International Students.
Language of instruction: English
TermsSemester 1: August-December, Semester 2: January-May

Highlights:

  • NUS was ranked amongst the top 4 universities in Asia in 2007

  • NUS, located on a ridge surrounded by lush greenery, is a vibrant cosmopolitan university community with over 32,000 students from 88 countries

  • NUS is a multi-campus university with a strong focus on research and enterprise.

Housing:

On Campus Housing: Available. Please check NUS's Residential Services website for details. 

Off Campus Housing: Available. For further information, please see the Private Accommodation website.

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

Medical insurance: Mandatory

Immigration Documents: Student Visa required (See the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Singapore 

Orientation: Available.

Areas of study availableCourses are offered in the following Schools and Faculties: Arts and Social Sciences, Business, Computing, Design and Environment, Engineering, Law, and Science. Please refer to the NUS Non-Graduating Programme website for academic program and course restrictions.

Transfer credit history: See the transfer credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from the University of Orebro. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.

Student reports: Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Student Services Office for information.

Nanyang Technological University

Location: Singapore
WebsiteNanyang Technological University
Language of instruction: English

Terms: First Semester:  August-December; Second Semester: January to May

Highlights:

  • Around 33,000 undergrad and grad students
  • Two campuses: residential garden campus in the Juron West Extension area; and one in Biopolis, Singapore’s biomedical research hub; both accessible with MRT.
  • High and rising ranks among World Universities and International and Industrial rankings
  • Well-rounded, global education; tailored programmes for high-achievers
  • The world’s biggest engineering university
  • New and vibrant campus
  • National monuments on Campus

Housing:

On-Campus: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/has/Graduate/Pages/Applying.aspx

Off Campus: www.oia.ntu.edu.tw/oia/index.php/doc/view/sn/209/block/85/lang/en

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival: All international students at NTU are required to obtain a StudentPass. More details herehttps://www.ntu.edu.sg/isc/Immigration/Pages/StudentsPass.aspx

Areas of Study availableCourses are offered in the following areas of study: Accountancy & Business, Art, Design & Media, Communication Studies, Education, Engineering, Humanities, Medicine, Science, Sport Science.

Transfer credit history: See the transfer credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from the Uppsala University. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.

Student reports: Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Student Services Office for information.

Spain

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Location: Getafe, just 20 minutes from the center of Madrid by train.

https://www.uc3m.es/ss/Satellite/UC3MInstitucional/en/DescripcionHijas/1371206554269/Campuses

Website: https://www.uc3m.es/Home and

https://www.uc3m.es/ss/Satellite/UC3MInstitucional/en/TextoDosColumnas/1371219273906/International_Exchange_Students

Language of Instruction: Spanish and English

Terms: 

Fall term: September to January
Spring term: January to May
Re-sitting exams in June

Highlights:

  • International Campus of Excellence
  • UC3M leads Spanish universities in attracting students with the best grades and in percentage of students with international mobility.
  • World University Rankings: QS and Times Higher Education (THE)
  • Courses offered in English, English/Spanish
  • Sport facilities

Areas of study available:

This exchange is restricted to Economics students. Students can only be enrolled in other departments or faculties by special permission.

https://www.uc3m.es/ss/Satellite/Grado/en/ListadoGrados/1371212987094/Bachelor_s_Degrees

Housing:

https://www.uc3m.es/ss/Satellite/ApoyoEstudiante/en/TextoMixta/1371215921371/Alojamiento#aloja

Medical insurance, immigration, and arrival:

https://www.uc3m.es/ss/Satellite/UC3MInstitucional/en/TextoDosColumnas/1371219273906/

University of Alcalá

Location: Spain
WebsiteUniversity of Alcalá  (see Information for Exchange Students).
Language of instructionEnglish is the language of instruction except for Spanish language classes, as well as other foreign language centers, which include: German, Arabic, Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Rumanian, and Russian
TermsTerm 1: September-end of January, Term 2: end of January-end of May. Students may study for 1 or 2 terms.

Highlights:

  • The University of Alcalá is one of the few universities that is a World Heritage Site
  • Very small student to teacher ratio and every student has their own personal tutor
  • All of the degrees use the European system of ECTS credits, which is valid in more than 45 countries

Housing:

On Campus Housing: Available. For further details, see the university’s Accommodation page.

Off Campus Housing: Available in either homestays or shared rentals; more information at the website above.

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

Medical Insurance: Mandatory

Immigration Documents: Student Visa and Resident Permit Required (See Spain Embassy).

Orientation: Available

Areas of study availableCourses are offered in the following areas of study: Arts and Humanities, Science, Health Sciences, Social and Legal Sciences, Engineering and Architecture. Transfer credit history

Student reports: Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Student Services Office for information.

University of Oviedo

Location: Spain

Website: University of Oviedo  See more information about Studying at Oviedo as an international student at: http://www.uniovi.es/internacional/extranjeros/estudiar

Language of instruction: English and Spanish are the languages of instruction.

Subjects taught in English: http://sies.uniovi.es/ofe-pod-jsf/web/ingles/index.faces

Highlights:

  • Every year, the University of Oviedo receives more than a thousand foreign students. It is a destination that is highly sought after and highly valued by international students owing to its academic prestige and its privileged location in a setting such as that of the Principality of Asturias.

Housing:

The University of Oviedo offers two outstanding student halls of residence providing a comfortable stay and full integration in university life.

In Oviedo, the Campus of Los Catalanes is home to the San Gregorio Residence Hall and the America Residence Hall. They are all located in a privileged environment with extensive grounds overlooking the so-called "Winter Park", with adjoining university sports facilities, as well as being close to the old quarter of the town. The Residence Halls offer the best accommodation with cleaning and food services, and Wi-Fi connection for all the members of the university community, as well as for students, lecturers and administrative staff from other Universities that are part of Eduroam.

On the Campus of Mieres, the university residence hall offers a modern accommodation, providing 112 beds in individual rooms and studio flats. The building, whose services include a library, computer room, self-service restaurant and Wi-Fi in all areas, is located adjacent to the campus teaching, research and sports facilities, only a few minutes' walk from the town centre and right opposite the bus station.

To request more information on University Residence Halls, send an email to infocolegios@uniovi.esor call 985 10 41 49/985 10 95 00.

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

Medical Insurance: Mandatory

Immigration Documents: Student Visa and Resident Permit Required (See Spain Embassy).

 

For more information, visit: http://www.uniovi.es/internacional/extranjeros/acceso/grados/convenios

Student reports: Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Student Services Office for information.

Sweden

Örebro University

Location: Örebro City, Sweden
WebsiteÖrebro University (see Information for Exchange Students)
Language of instruction: English and Swedish
Terms: Autumn semester (August – January) and Spring semester (January – June)

Highlights:

  • The University has over 15,000 students.
  • The city of Örebro is situated in the heart of Sweden, about halfway between Stockholm and Göteborg.
  • In the surroundings of Örebro, there are abundant recreation facilities and possibilities including both downhill and cross-country skiing, great mountain bike and running tracks, and year round concerts and theatre performances.

Housing:

  • On-campus housing: Available. All exchange students are guaranteed accommodation, providing their housing application form is completed and sent to the International Office six weeks before the semester starts. See the Accommodation for Exchange Students website for further details.
  • Off-campus housing: Available

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

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.

Transfer credit history: See the transfer credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from the University of Orebro. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.

Student reports:Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Student Services Office for information.

Major: Pre-Com; Sept 08 - Apr 09

Major: Economics Term: Sept - Dec 05

Uppsala University

Location: Uppsala, Sweden
WebsiteUppsala University (see Information for Exchange Students)
Language of instruction: English
Terms: Autumn/Fall semester (September – early January) and Spring semester (mid January – early June)

Highlights:

  • Since 1901, 8 Nobel prizes have been awarded to Uppsala researchers. Today the university has more than 40,000 students in nine faculties.
  • Student life in Uppsala revolves around the 13 Student Nations which are associations modeled on medieval patterns. Each nation is connected to, and bears the name of, a region in Sweden and is primarily a club for students from that area.

Areas of study available: Courses are offered in the following faculties: Arts, Social Sciences, and Science and Technology.

Transfer credit history: See the transfer credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from the Uppsala University. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.

Housing:

  • On-campus housing: Available. Student residences consist of single rooms with shared kitchens. Most students do their own cooking. There are no meal plans and no eating facilities on campus. See the Accomodation section of the website for details.
  • Off-campus housing: Not available

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

  • Medical insurance: Mandatory
  • Immigration documents: Student visa and residence visa (for non-EU students) required (See Embassy of Sweden in Ottawa)
  • Orientation program: Available

Student reports:Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Student Services Office for information.


Taiwan

National Taiwan University

Location: Taipei, Taiwan
WebsiteNational Taiwan University (see Information for Exchange Students)
Language of instruction: Chinese. A limited number of courses are taught in English. 
Terms: Fall semester (mid-September – mid-January) and Spring semester (mid-February – mid-June)

Highlights:

  • National Taiwan University has over 30,000 students studying in 11 colleges, 54 departments and 99 graduate institutes.
  • National Taiwan University is the oldest university in Taiwan and was initially founded by the Japanese in 1928 as Taihoku (Taipei) Imperial University.
  • The university is located in downtown Taipei, a thriving metropolitan city, offering plenty of opportunities for shopping and cultural exploration including night markets, festivals, temples, and museums.

Areas of study available: Courses are offered in the following colleges: Liberal Arts, Science, Social Science, Bio-Resources and Agriculture, Management and Life Science.

Transfer credit history: See the transfer credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from the National Taiwan University. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.

Housing:

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

  • Medical insurance: Mandatory
  • Immigration documents: Visitor Visa required and students need to apply for a Residence Visa and the Alien Resident Certificate from the National Immigration Agency in Taipei on arrival. 
  • Orientation program: Available

Student reports: Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Student Services Office for information.

National Sun Yat-sen University

Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Website:National Sun Yat-Sen University (see Information for Exchange Students)
FAQ website for exchange students http://exchange.oia.nsysu.edu.tw/nsysu/doc/view/menu_sn/24
Language of instruction: Chinese and Mandarin
Terms: Fall semester (mid-September – mid-January) and Spring semester (mid-February – mid-June)

Highlights:

  • The university is located in the warm, scenic seaside location of Kaohsiung, the second largest city in Taiwan.
  • Many ancient Chinese customs and holidays are still observed in Taiwan some of which include the Dragon Boat Festival, the Mid-Autumn Festival and the Feast of Lanterns.
  • The bustling night markets are a great place for students to go and enjoy the vast array of delicious foods.

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

Transfer credit history: See the transfer credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from the National Sun Yat-sen University. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.

Housing:

  • On-campus housing: Available. Exchange students are eligible for the recently renovated dormitory, International Villa, offering shared, furnished dormitory rooms for two students. Alternatively, international students are eligible for the student dormitory (four students per room). The housing application deadlines are April 30th (fall semester) and November 30th (spring semester).
  • Off-campus housing: Students are fully responsible for finding for their off-campus housing.

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

  • Medical insurance: Mandatory
  • Immigration documents: Visitor visa required and students need to apply for a residence visa and the Alien Resident Certificate from the Foreign Affairs Division of the Kaohsiung Police Headquarters on arrival.
  • Orientation program: Available

Student reports: Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Student Services Office for information.

Thailand

Bangkok University International College (BUIC)

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Website: Bangkok University International College

Language of instruction: English
Terms: 1st Semester (August – December), 2nd Semester (January – May)

Highlights:

  • The Kingdom of Thailand, located in Southeast Asia on the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea, has a tropical climate with long hours of sunshine and high humidity.
  • Bangkok has an attractive blend of Western and Thai architecture and offers a range of cultural experiences.
  • Bangkok University is one of the oldest and most famous private universities in Thailand under the patronage of the Bangkok University Foundation. The University has operated since 1962.
  • City Campus
    Located in the heart of Bangkok, the campus is for 3rd and 4th year students, day program of some schools, International College students, graduate and doctoral students, Special Program students, Office of the President, International College, Graduate School, schools, labs, classrooms, seminar rooms, library, computer center, indoor stadium, multi-purpose building housing the students’ union, clubs, and Pom Pom cheerleading team rehearsal space, International College buildings and Bangkok University Gallery, Innovation and Technology Center, Admissions and Information Center, the center of information about admissions of new students and general information about the University for the general public and other agencies are found on the city campus.

Areas of study available: This exchange is open to Theatre Majors only.  Please speak to the Fine Arts Academic Advisor.  See the Program Description for Communication Arts.

Transfer credit history: Available at a later date.

Housing:

  • On-campus housing: Available. See Bangkok University International College’s Accommodation website for details.
  • Off-campus housing: Available.

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

 Student reports: Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Student Services Office for information.

Mahidol University

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
WebsiteMahidol University (see Information for Exchange Students)
Language of instruction: English
Terms: 1st Trimester (September – December), 2nd trimester (January – March) and 3rd Trimester (April – June) and Summer semester (July – August)

Highlights:

  • The Kingdom of Thailand, located in Southeast Asia on the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea, has a tropical climate with long hours of sunshine and high humidity.
  • Bangkok has an attractive blend of Western and Thai architecture and offers a range of cultural experiences.
  • Mahidol University is one of the most prestigious universities in Thailand, recognized for its outstanding achievements in teaching, research and professional services.

Areas of study available: Courses are offered in the following areas: 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.

Transfer credit history: See the transfer credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from Mahidol University. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.

Housing:

  • On-campus housing: Available. See Mahidol University's Student Housing website for details.
  • Off-campus housing: Available.

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

Student reports:Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Student Services Office for information.

United Kingdom

Aberystwyth University, Wales

Location: Aberystwyth, Wales, UK
WebsiteAberystwyth University (see Information for Exchange Students) – links to incorrect webpages. The correct URL is: https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/international/study-abroad/international-exchange/incoming-students/
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 (late September - mid December), spring semester (January - March) and summer semester (late April - early June)

Highlights:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptHW9reGfsc

  • 95% of the University’s research is of an internationally recognised standard, REF 2014
  • 4th in the UK and 1st in Wales for student satisfaction, National Student Survey 2016
  • Over 7,000 students, including over 1,100 postgraduates in seventeen academic departments
  • Aberystwyth hosts the National Library of Wales, the Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research, the United Theological College and a College of Further Education.
  • Aberystwyth has excellent natural and man-made facilities which include on-campus swimming pool and sports halls, many all-weather sports fields, and a newly-furbished gym.
  • The safest place to study in Wales and amongst the 10 safest in the UK, the Complete University Guide 2016

Areas of study available: 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.

Transfer credit history: See the transfer credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from Aberystwyth University. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.

Housing:

  • On-campus housing: Guaranteed for International Students. See the university's Accommodation website for details.
  • Off-campus housing: Available.

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

  • Medical insurance: Mandatory
  • Immigration documents: Student visa required (See the British High Commission in Canada). Aberystwyth University offers      comprehensive guidelines on Visa and Immigration through the Visa Support & Advice webpages.
  • Orientation: Available both semesters

Student reports: Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Student Services Office for information.

Major: Linguistics; Jan-June 2013

Major: Bio; Sept 07 - May 08

Canterbury Christ Church University

Location: Canterbury, Kent, England - UK
WebsiteCanterbury Christ Church University (see Information for International 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)

Highlights:

  • Located in the historic city of Canterbury, Canterbury Christ Church University has a student population of approximately 15,000.
  • The main campus of the University is located within a few minutes walk of the historic city center, a world heritage site featuring the ruins of the 6th century Abbey of St. Augustine, magnificent cathedrals and numerous historic buildings.
  • Canterbury offers students a myriad of cafes, bars, restaurants and clubs within its narrow, bustling shopping district.

Areas of study available: Courses are offered in the following Faculties: Arts and Humanities, Business and Management, Education, Health and Social Care, and Social and Applied Sciences.

Transfer credit history: See the transfer credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from Canterbury Christ Church University. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.

Housing:

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

Student reports: Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Student Services Office for information.

Robert Gordon University - Gray's School of Art

Location: Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
WebsiteRobert Gordon University, Gray's School of Art (see Information for Exchange Students)
https://graysartschoolaberdeen.com/
http://www.rgu.ac.uk/areas-of-study/subjects/art-and-design/art-and-design/

Language of instruction: English
Terms: Semester 2 (January - May)

Highlights:

  • Robert Gordon University was ranked the Best Modern University in the UK by The Times Good University Guide 2010.
  • Robert Gordon University was also awarded gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework in the UK. Only 20% of Universities in the UK achieved gold and so this puts them at the forefront of teaching quality in the UK.
  • Gray's School of Art is proud of being "the professional art school" offering a range of programs that span all creative disciplines.
  • Aberdeen is a vibrant, multicultural, cosmopolitan city with a range of cinemas, art galleries, museums and concert venues.

Areas of study available: This exchange is open to visual arts majors only.

Transfer credit history: See the transfer credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from Robert Gordon University. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.

Housing:

  • On-campus housing: Available. See the university's Accommodation website for details.
  • Off-campus housing: Available. See the university's Accommodation website for details.

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

Student Reports:Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Student Services Office for information.


Swansea University

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)

Highlights:

  • Founded in 1920 on a single campus, the University of Wales, Swansea now has about 12,500 students and offers over 500 undergraduate courses in a wide range of subject areas.
  • The Taliesin Arts Centre on campus presents a lively program of international film, theatre, music and fine art.
  • Swansea is on the south coast of Wales, three hours by train from London and linked by ferry to Cork, Ireland.

Areas of study available: Courses are offered in the following areas of study: 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.

Housing:

  • On-campus housing: The university offers housing to all exchange students in one of the five halls of residence or the student village. A meal plan is available in the off-campus halls only. See the university's Residence Services website for details.
  • Off-campus housing: Available. See the Private Sector Housing website for details.

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

Student reports: Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Student Services Office for information.

University of Aberdeen

Location: Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

Website: University of Aberdeen  (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)

Highlights:

  • Some of the best facilities in the UK

Areas of study available: Courses are offered in the following areas of study: Arts, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences

Transfer Credit History Will be added at a later date

Housing:

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

Student reports: Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Student Services Office for information.

University of East Anglia

Location: Norwich, England, UK
WebsiteUniversity of East Anglia (see Information for Exchange Students)
Language of instruction: English
Terms: Fall semester (late September - December) and Spring semester (mid January - mid June)

Highlights:

  • Founded in 1961, it has a student population of over 13,000, including many international students.
  • The central city streets still follow their medieval plan, outlined by the remaining parts of ancient city walls, and contain a wealth of historic buildings, including the Norman Cathedral and Castle.

Areas of study available: Courses are offered in the following areas of study: Modern Literature, Creative Writing, Film Studies, International Relations, World Art Studies, Environmental Sciences, Development Studies, Biological Sciences, American Studies, History, Law, Music, Economics, Education, Chemical Sciences and Computing Science.

Transfer credit history: See the transfer credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from University of East Anglia. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way

Housing:

  • On-campus housing: Available. International students are guaranteed on-campus accommodation. All rooms have self-catering facilities. For details see the University of East Anglia's Accommodation website.
  • Off-campus housing: Available.

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

  • Medical insurance: Mandatory
  • Immigration documents: Student visa required (see the British High Commission in Canada)
  • Orientation program: Available for exchange students

Student reports:Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Student Services Office for information.

University of Essex

Location: Colchester, England, UK
WebsiteUniversity of Essex (see Information for Exchange Students)

Language of instruction: English
Note: English proficiency requirement for exchange students whose first language is not English is as  follows:

  • CEFR – B2
  • IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component
  • TOEFL 76 overall, with a minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing
  • Listening 21
  • Speaking 23
  • Writing 21
Essex will accept an IELTS or TOEFL certificate as proof of a student’s English ability. 

Terms: Autumn term (October - December), spring term (January - late June)

Highlights:

  • The main campus of the University of Essex, situated on more than 200 acres of beautiful parkland, is located two miles from the centre of Colchester and 45 minutes from London by train.
  • The University of Essex, with more than 8000 students studying at its three campuses, is the most internationally diverse university in the UK.
  • Colchester offers many historic sites and buildings and the surrounding countryside of the region has been the inspiration for many artistss throughout history.

Areas of study available: 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.

Transfer credit history: See the transfer credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from the University of Essex. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.

Housing:

  • On-campus housing: Available for full-year students. The university offers a range of cluster style residences. Further details are available on the Accommodation Services website.
  • Off-campus housing: Available.

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

Student reports:Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Student Services Office for information.

University of Exeter

Location: Exeter, England, UK
WebsiteUniversity of Exeter (see Information for Exchange Students)
Language of instruction: English
Terms: Fall semester (September - January) and spring semester (January - June)

Highlights:

  • University of Exeter is consistently ranked      within the top 1% of world universities and over 10 different subjects are      within the top 100 in the world. What makes the university so special are      the splendid facilities and the excellent teaching.
  • The university has an excellent reputation for sports and student activities. There are 50 sports clubs and over 200 student societies. Our students are actively involved with the local community, volunteering and fundraising for over 20 different local charities.

  • Consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the UK the city of Exeter combines modern lifestyle with a sense of the past. Exeter began its life as a Roman military base in 50 AD and visitors can still see the remains of the Roman wall throughout the city. Today Exeter is a vibrant community which offers a choice of cafes, restaurants, pubs and modern shops which mix easily with historic buildings, including the Cathedral, consecrated in 1133 and rebuilt in the late medieval period.

Areas of study available: As an International Exchange student you will be able to choose modules from 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.

Transfer credit history: See the transfer credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from the University of Exeter. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.

Housing:

  • On-campus housing: Available. There is housing for about 3900 students in residences and self-catering flats. Some units are renovated manor houses and others are modern custom-built facilities. All are within an easy walk of the campus.
  • University housing is guaranteed to all exchange students who come for a full year to Exeter and Penryn campuses.
  • University housing is also guaranteed for students coming for 1 semester to our Penryn campus (Cornwall).

  • University housing is not guaranteed for students coming for 1 semester to Exeter campuses.

  • Please see Exeter’s Accommodation website for information about application deadlines, etc.

  • Off-campus housing: Available.

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

Student reports:Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Student Services Office for information.

University of Leeds

Location: Leeds, England, UK
Website:  University of Leeds (see Information for Exchange Students)
Incoming study abroad blog: https://leedsunibound.wordpress.com/
Terms: Semester 1 (September - January) and Semester 2 (January - June)

Highlights:

  • The University of Leeds is one of the top 10 research universities in the UK focusing on integrating research, learning and teaching in an innovative and progressive academic environment.
  • Leeds, the fastest growing city in the UK, was named University of the Year 2017 by the Times and Sunday Times. It has also been named 2017’s 5th Best City in Europe by Lonely Planet.
  • Leeds offers top class nightlife, live music, sporting and cultural events, in the county of Yorkshire, home of the Yorkshire Dales and known for its historical attractions, amazing scenery and outdoor activities.

Areas of study available: A variety of courses are offered through the following faculties: Arts, Biological Sciences, Social Sciences, Environment, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, and Performance, Visual Arts and Communications.

Transfer credit history: See the transfer credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from the University of Leeds. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.

Housing:

  • On-campus housing: Available and guaranteed for exchange students if you apply by the deadline. See the university's Accommodation website for details.
  • Off-campus housing: Available. See the university's Accommodation website for details.

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

Student reports: Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Student Services Office for information.

University of Stirling

Location: Stirling, Scotland, UK
Website:  University of Stirling (see Information for Exchange Students) 
Terms: Fall semester (September - December) and spring semester (January - June)

Highlights:

  • The university is located 2 miles from the centre of the historic city of Stirling in central Scotland, less than an hour's drive to the larger cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow.
  • The university is in an area of natural beauty that stands at the crossroads of Scotland, both geographically and historically. Stirling is known as the ‘Gateway to the Highlands’, and nearby are the world famous Trossach Mountains and Loch Lomond.
  • Exchange students have full access to all university facilities, including a newly modernized library, the Robbins Student Centre, the MacRobert Arts Centre (cinema and theatre), Pathfoot Art Collection, shops, restaurants and a bank.  The University of Stirling is also designated as Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence, and exchange students can join the Sports Union to access the university’s wide range of excellent sporting facilities.

Areas of study available: A wide range of courses are offered: 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.

Transfer credit history: See the transfer credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from the University of Stirling. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.

Housing:

  • Exchange students have the choice of two or three on campus and one off campus residence each year. Students apply for accommodation online and instructions on how to do this will be sent to students after they have been admitted. The University of Stirling is unable to guarantee on campus housing for exchange students, but students who apply by the published deadline will normally receive their preferred housing assignment.
  • Accommodation options 

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

  • Medical insurance: Mandatory
  • Immigration documents: Student visa required (see the British High Commission in Canada)
  • Orientation program: Mandatory for exchange students

Student reports: Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Student Services Office for information.

University of Strathclyde

Location: Glasgow, Scotland, UK
WebsiteUniversity of Strathclyde (see Information for Exchange Students)
Language of instruction: English
Terms: Fall semester (late September - late January), spring semester (late January - early June)

Highlights:

  • Glasgow has much to offer with its historical and contemporary architecture, shops, theatres, cinemas, restaurants and bars, sports facilities, music venues, museums and art galleries, parks and gardens, markets, nightclubs, Imax cinema, science centre, and millennium tower.
  • The city is only half an hour's travel away from the unspoilt treasures of Scotland's countryside.

Areas of study available: Courses are offered in the following faculties: Science, Arts & Social Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering and Science.

Transfer credit history: See the transfer credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from the University of Strathclyde. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.

Housing:

  • On-campus housing: Available. The university guarantees all international and exchange students a place in the students' halls of residence. Student accommodation (except Jordan Hill which has catering provided) is self-catered. Students live in single rooms arranged in flats of four and six rooms. All flats share cooking facilities. Some rooms have private bathroom facilities and others have communal facilities. For details, see the university's Accommodation website.
  • Off-campus housing: Available.

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

Student reports:Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Student Services Office for information.

Plymouth University

Location: Plymouth, England, UK
WebsitePlymouth University
Language of instruction: English
Terms: Fall semester (late September - December), spring semester (January -  late March)

Areas of study available: Courses are offered in the following faculties: Science, Arts & Social Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering and Science.

Transfer credit history: See the transfer credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from Plymouth University. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.

Housing:

  • On-campus housing: Available. There is a mixture of University allocated Halls, Student Accommodation Agencies and University approved private houses available. Halls do tend to be slightly more expensive than private accommodation, however may be more convenient as students can secure accommodation before they arrive in Plymouth. For details, see the university's Accommodation website.
  • Off-campus housing: Available.

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

Student reports: Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Student Services Office for information.

United States

University of Southern Mississippi

LocationHattiesburg, Mississippi, USA 
Websitewww.usm.edu (see info for exchange students)
Language of instruction: English
TermsFall semester (late August – mid December), spring semester (January – May) and summer semester (late May – Early August)

Highlights:

  • The university is mid-sized with nearly 16,000 students
  • The University of Southern Mississippi is close to New Orleans, Louisiana, Jackson and the beaches of the Gulf Coast
  • The University has more than 200 clubs and organizations and the 1,090 acre wooded campus has been named ‘America's Most Livable Small City’ by the US Conference of Mayors

Areas of study availableA 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.

Transfer credit historySee the transfer credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from the University of Southern Mississippi.  Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.

Housing:

  • On-campus housing: Available. Most exchange students select the Elam Arms (male) or Hillcrest (female) residences. Each has its own cafeteria and swimming pool and both are located on-campus within 10 minutes walk of other campus facilities. See the Residence Life website for further details.
  • Off-campus housing: Available (tends to be more expensive and requires a car)

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

  • Medical insurance: Mandatory 
  • Immigration documents: Student Visa required (see US Consulate in Vancouver)
  • Orientation program: Available for exchange students

Student reports:  Connect with other UVic students that have studied at this university and hear about their experiences. Email the International Student Services Office for information.

University of Washington

Location: Seattle, Washington, USA 

Websitehttp://www.washington.edu/  (see info for exchange students)

Language of instruction: English

TermsAutumn semester (late September – early December); Winter semester (January – March);  Spring semester (late March – late August) 

Highlights:

$10,000 scholarship for two semesters (September through April). First eligible applicant, first awarded! https://jsis.washington.edu/canada/student-funding/corbett/

  • The university hosts 54,000 students annually
  • Defined by its values and belief in possibility and "unshakeable" optimism

Areas of study availableA 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.

Transfer credit historySee the transfer credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from the University of Washington.  Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.

Housing:

  • On-campus housing: May be available. See the Student Life website for further details.
  • Off-campus housing: Available (tends to be more expensive and may require a car)

Medical insurance, immigration and arrival:

  • Medical insurance: Mandatory 
  • Immigration documents: Student Visa required (see US Consulate in Vancouver)
  • Orientation program: Available for exchange students