DESTINATIONS

Different types of study abroad programme offer different destinations.

Use the map to explore each partner institution.

Please note that school destinations are added when you choose a faculty.

We have over 60 university-wide exchanges, including with many of the world’s top-ranking institutions. Destinations include the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, East and South-east Asia, Europe, South Africa and Latin America.

Students from all schools allowing study abroad can apply for a place at a university-wide exchange partner. Most of these universities teach across a wide range of subject areas, but some will have limitations and won’t offer programmes that match all Leeds degrees. Some are specialist institutions, such as Georgia Institute of Technology. Research the universities before you apply to make sure they teach subjects related to your degree.

Some destinations are extremely popular, and we advise against choosing all of our most popular exchanges. Discuss your selections with a member of the Study Abroad staff before you complete your application form.

Select individual institutions from the list below or from the map above.

Africa

  • South Africa: Rhodes University

    Rhodes University

    Rhodes University celebrated its centenary in 2004 and is one of the oldest South African universities. With just over 6,000 students, it is also the smallest university in South Africa. The University is set in a beautiful and safe campus and offers comfortable accommodation and modern facilities. Rhodes University has six faculties - Commerce, Education, Humanities, Law, Pharmacy, and Science. Rhodes has developed an international reputation for many of its undergraduate courses such as Journalism, Psychology, Drama and Economics, with graduates of those disciplines excelling in their fields. Recent honorary doctorates include Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela and economics Nobel laureate, Amartya Sen.

  • South Africa: University of Cape Town

    University of Cape Town

    Founded in 1829, the University of Cape Town has a proud tradition of academic excellence and effecting social change and development through its pioneering scholarship, faculty and students. The University prides itself on its diverse student population, which stands at approximately 26,000 students and reflects the vibrant, multicultural atmosphere for which the city of Cape Town is well-known. The University is also renowned for its striking beauty, with its campus located at the foot of Table Mountain’s Devil’s Peak and panoramic views of much of Cape Town.

Asia

  • China: Fudan University

    Fudan University was founded in 1905, and was the first Chinese university to be founded by a Chinese national. It is one of the leading research universities in China, coming in the top three Chinese universities in the QS rankings 2013, and 88th in the world. Located in downtown Shanghai, Fudan’s main campus covers just over 2 square kilometres, and is well served by public transport.
  • China: Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

    Xi’an Jiaotong – Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a new international university founded by Xi’an Jiaotong University China and the University of Liverpool UK as a joint venture in 2006. XJTLU’s ambition is to provide a unique international learning environment, drawing on the strengths of the Chinese and Western traditions and best practices in global higher education. Its large urban campus is located in Suzhou, which is home to seven million residents and is one of the most developed cities in China.
  • Hong Kong Baptist University

    Hong Kong Baptist University has three closely knitted campuses: the Ho Sin Hang Campus on Waterloo Road, the Shaw Campus on adjacent Renfrew Road and the Baptist University Road Campus. Located in the heart of Kowloon, these three campuses are only a few minutes’ walk from Kowloon-Canton Railway and two Mass Transit Railway stations, and are well serviced by public buses from virtually every point in Hong Kong. Together they provide an attractive, student-focused, urban university environment. HKBU has approximately 7,000 students and the average class size is 35. Students studying in Hong Kong have the chance to obtain funding through the Scholarships for Excellence Scheme.
  • Hong Kong City University

    During the past 20 years, the City University of Hong Kong(CityU) has grown significantly from a small institution with less than 1,000 students to a major university with over 20,000 students and an international reputation for teaching and scholarship. Supported by top quality teaching and research facilities, CityU provides students with an excellent environment for learning and research. The physical environment, infrastructure and teaching facilities have been adapted to create an ambiance that encourages intellectual curiosity, social interaction, self-expression and mutual support.

  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) admitted its first students in October 1991 and now has approximately 10,000 students. The University campus occupies a 150-acre site of sweeping natural beauty. It is housed on a hillside waterfront complex overlooking Port Shelter on the Clear Water Bay peninsula, less than 30 minutes’ drive from central Hong Kong. HKUST ranks 40th in the QS world rankings (2nd in Asia). Students studying in Hong Kong have the chance to obtain funding through the Scholarships for Excellence Scheme.

    Suitable for Business, Engineering, Environmental Science, Mathematics and Science Subjects.

  • Hong Kong: Chinese University of Hong Kong

    Founded in 1963, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a leading comprehensive research university. The eight Faculties — Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science and Social Science, with the Graduate School, offer over 330 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Currently, it has approximately 20,000 students undertaking undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes, including 10,000 undergraduates and the same number of postgraduates. Please note that while there is a wide range of courses taught in English, some are taught in Chinese so you should research your subject carefully. Students studying in Hong Kong have the chance to obtain funding through the Scholarships for Excellence Scheme.
  • Hong Kong: University of Hong Kong

    The University of Hong Kong is the territory’s oldest institute of higher learning and also an internationally recognised, research led, comprehensive university. While recognising the strength of its heritage and traditions, HKU also engages in frontier research and academic endeavours that reflect the needs of a fast changing, knowledge-based world. Students studying in Hong Kong have the chance to obtain funding through the Scholarships for Excellence Scheme.
  • Israel: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem was founded in 1925. It is a research intensive university with a strong international focus, offering programmes in humanities, social sciences, sciences and medicine. English medium programmes are offered within the Rothberg International School and in the School of Law. HUJ’s student population is over 23,000.
  • Israel: The Interdisciplinary Centre at Herzliya

    IDC Herzliya is a private university founded in 1994, located in the city of Herzliya, six miles north of Tel Aviv.  The institution was founded on the principle that scholarship should go hand in hand with social responsibility, and there are many volunteering and extra curricular opportunities available for students to get involved in.  IDC offers courses in English in Business, Communication, Government, Computer Science and Psychology.
  • Japan: Kyoto University

    Kyoto University is a national university in Kyoto, Japan. It is the second oldest Japanese university and one of Asia's highest ranked universities. Kyoto University is famed for producing world-class researchers, including ten Nobel Prize laureates, two Fields medalists and one Gauss Prize winner.
  • Japan: Nagoya University

    Nagoya University is based in the heart of Japan, with the city of Nagoya, Japan’s 4th largest city, located 300km west of Tokyo. It is a member of the ‘Global30’ group of research-intensive universities that have come together to promote and encourage international education, and so is committed to offering a wide variety of internationally focused programmes.
  • Japan: Osaka University

    Osaka University was founded in 1931 and currently has over 15000 undergraduate students, with almost 2000 international students.  It is one of the top universities in Japan, particularly in science and technology subject areas, and alumni include Hideki Yukawa, physicist and first Japanese Nobel Laureate.  The eleven faculties are split over three campuses, and there are over 100 student societies themed around sports and culture.

    Please note:
    The English language programme (called ‘OUSSEP’) at Osaka is very limited, and is more suitable for the Horizon programme. Year-long research project options may be available through Osaka's 'Frontierlab' programme in science-related areas.

  • Japan: Ritsumeikan University

    Ritsumeikan is an integrated academy accommodating a total of 49,000 students, with a rich culture supporting individuality and international awareness. Politics students take classes from the ‘Japan & World Perspectives’ programme based at the Kyoto Kinugasa campus. Business students are based at the Osaka Ibaraki campus. Course offerings should be carefully checked as they are relatively limited.

    Suitable for Politics and Business students.

  • Japan: Sophia University

    Sophia University was founded in 1913 and is ranked as one of the top private universities in Japan. It takes its name from the Greek Sophia meaning "wisdom". Sophia University has 11,000 undergraduate students and has a diverse student population. Its campus is located in the heart of Tokyo.

    New exchange opportunity for 2017/18

  • Japan: Waseda University, Tokyo

    Waseda University is one of the top private universities in Japan.  Waseda’s School of International Liberal Studies teaches in English as well as providing compulsory intensive Japanese classes for all students to take alongside their academic studies.  This is a chance to experience life in the Japanese capital with its fascinating contrast of old and new whilst learning about Japanese culture and society and learning the language.

    Applicants to Waseda may also apply to other faculties at Waseda, as there are now a growing number of degree programmes that offer some modules in English. Careful research should be carried out if you wish to study outside the School of International Liberal Studies.

  • Malaysia: Monash University Sunway Campus

    If selected for an exchange at Monash University, Leeds students are now able to choose to study at Monash’s Sunway Campus.  The campus is located in Bandar Sunway, 18km from Kuala Lumpur.  With their main campus based in Melbourne, Australia, Monash University is a member of Australia’s prestigious ‘Group of Eight’ universities.  They were invited to set up their Sunway campus in 1998 by the Malaysian government, which now has a student population of 5000, 30% of whom are international students from around Asia and the world.
  • Singapore: Nanyang Technological University

    Nanyang Technological University was established in 1991 and is now the second largest public university in Singapore. It is a research-intensive university, leading in science and technology.  The campus has an astonishing scenic backdrop created by the beautiful Yunan Gardens and a rich history, with its own Art and Heritage Museum. The university teaches a comprehensive range of subjects but there are some notable exclusions, so please research course offerings carefully.
  • Singapore: National University of Singapore

    The National University of Singapore (NUS) has its roots in Singapore’s first centre of higher education. NUS is a multi-campus university that spans three locations – its principal 150-hectare Kent Ridge campus, Bukit Timah campus (Faculty of Law) and Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore at Outram. Courses are available in the faculties of Arts & Social Sciences, Computing, Design & Environment, Engineering, Science and Music. Students may apply for the DUO-Singapore Exchange Fellowship Award, which is worth up to €4000 to cover airfares, accommodation and living expenses. Applications for this scholarship must be approved by the Leeds Study Abroad Office, and the outcome is not guaranteed.

    Particularly recommended for students of Biological Science, Civil Engineering, Geography, Mechanical Engineering and Product Design. Exchange students cannot select modules from the following faculties: Medicine, Dentistry, Systems Science, Singapore-MIT Alliance, and Law.

  • South Korea: Hanyang University

    Hanyang University was founded in 1939 and has two campuses. The central campus is based in Seoul. Another campus is at Ansan, where the newly built and sophisticated ERICA (Education Research Industry Cluster) is located. There are fantastic on campus amenities in the Hanyang Plaza, including cafes, restaurants and a convenience store, as well as a University Museum where you can explore a range of artefacts celebrating the history of science. The campus offers a rich array of sporting (including a Gym), cultural, and educational events and excellent facilities.
  • South Korea: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, or KAIST, was established in 1971 as a graduate school and began offering undergraduate programmes in 1986.  In 2013 it was ranked 3rd in the world in the Times’ Top 100 universities under 50 years old.  KAIST currently has just over 10,000 students, based over three campuses, the principle of which is in Daejeon and has excellent facilities, including shops, food outlets, libraries, Language Centre, and sports facilities including a swimming pool.

    Suitable for students of Mathematics, Science and Engineering.

  • South Korea: Korea University

    Korea University is widely acknowledged as one of the oldest, largest and top-ranked universities in Korea. KU is located in Seoul, about 20 minutes northeast of the city centre by tube. KU campus is known to be one of the most beautiful campuses in Korea. It covers over 182 acres and is home to more than 35,000 students. KU prides itself not only in being a progressive and globally conscious institution but one that plays a role in preserving and developing Korea’s unique culture.
  • South Korea: Seoul National University

    Seoul National University was founded in 1946. SNU is ranked 2nd in Korea after KAIST (QS Rankings 2015), and counts UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon among its alumni. SNU is committed to preparing students to work and live in an increasingly competitive global environment, something which is written in to its mission statement. The main campus is the largest in Seoul, and is located around 30 minutes from the centre of the city.

Australasia

  • Australia: Australian National University

    The Australian National University (ANU) commands a magnificent position between lake and mountain in the centre of the nation’s capital, Canberra. ANU is one of the world’s foremost research universities and attracts leading academics and outstanding students from Australia and across the world. It has 13,500 students who benefit from a high ratio of academic staff to pupils. The University campus has over 200 buildings and occupies 145 hectares adjacent to the city centre of Canberra.
  • Australia: Curtin University

    Curtin University is a leading national research university and has 16 campuses across Australia and South East Asia, with its principal campus based in Bentley, just outside Perth in Western Australia. As the largest university in Western Australia, the Bentley campus covers 116 acres with beautiful landscaped gardens with great on-site facilities. Curtin is a culturally diverse university with Australia’s third largest student body of international students, currently approximately 10,000. It is a national leader for Aboriginal Studies and has the highest Aboriginal student population in the country.
  • Australia: Deakin University

    Deakin University was established in 1974 and was named after the Australian Prime Minister, Alfred Deakin. It has a strong international outlook and a large community of international students, representing 8000 of the 42000 studying there.  It has four individual campuses in Melbourne, Geelong and Warrnambool, with the Melbourne-based Burwood campus being the largest.  Deakin has strong links with industry, and innovative facilities, including the ‘Motion.Lab’, the only motion capture lab at an Australian university.
  • Australia: Griffith University

    Griffith University has five campuses that span three cities across Australia’s fastest growing corridor from Brisbane to the Gold Coast. Southbank campus is located in the Brisbane central business district and is home to the College of Art and the Conservatorium of Music. Nathan campus is about ten minutes out of the city and has a comprehensive range of programs. Mt Gravatt campus is “across the road” from Nathan (there are intercampus buses), 10 kilometres south of central Brisbane in the scenic bushland setting of Toohey Forest. It offers Education, Leisure Studies, Psychology, Criminology & Criminal Justice and Vocational Training. Logan is a semi-rural campus about 30 minutes from Brisbane and also from the Gold Coast, offering IT, Business, Human Services (Social Work & Rehabilitation). Gold Coast campus (one hour south of Brisbane, on the border with New South Wales) has a comprehensive range of programs and is very close to the world famous Surfers Paradise beach. The University has over 37,000 students from more than 122 countries.
  • Australia: Monash University

    Monash University is Australia’s largest university with more than 53,000 students from over 100 countries. As one of Australia’s leading Group of Eight universities, Monash is recognised for its excellence in research, scholarship and teaching. Monash is known amongst its students and graduates for providing a good mix of study and social life and a vibrant place of learning, which is enriched by a dynamic and diverse group of students. Monash Abroad offers a comprehensive support network to assist with integration issues, enabling students to settle-in and focus on academic and social opportunities.
  • Australia: Queensland University of Technology

    Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is one of Australia’s largest universities with 40,000 students including 6,000 from overseas. QUT’s graduate employment rate is well above the national average for Australian universities. QUT offers a very practical and hands-on range of courses and allows entry to many of the subject areas that are restricted at some other partner universities, such as Communications, Creative Writing, Dance, Design, Fine Art, Product Design and Theatre. QUT is particularly recommended for Business students, boasting one of the largest business faculties in Australia.
  • Australia: University of Adelaide

    With 16,000 students, including more than 2,000 students from 70 different countries, the University of Adelaide has produced two Nobel Prize-winning graduates and many Rhodes Scholars. The University is small enough to provide personal interaction with teaching staff, yet large enough to offer a broad range of courses and outstanding opportunities for research. Its research is at the leading edge of knowledge and the University of Adelaide consistently ranks highly among the top universities in the Asia-Pacific region in winning research funds.  An innovative and forward-looking university, Adelaide has major strengths in wine and food, biological sciences, physical sciences, information technology and telecommunications, environmental sciences and social sciences.
  • Australia: University of New South Wales

    HIGH DEMAND
    The University of New South Wales is one of Australia’s leading research universities and is home to a number of internationally recognised research developments in the fields of quantum computing, photovoltaics, HIV/Aids research, interactive cinema and polymer chemistry. UNSW’s expertise is regularly sought after by business and government for the wide range of consultancy and training services offered. UNSW has the number one rated Business School in Australia. Located in Sydney, UNSW is situated near the business hub of Australia’s largest city, providing easy access to a wide range of academic, cultural and social activities, and is close to some of the most famous beaches in the world. UNSW has a total enrolment of over 40,000 students and 6,000 staff. The main campus is located on 38 hectares at Kensington, an inner south-eastern suburb of Sydney about 20 minutes’ drive from both the central business district and the airport.

  • Australia: University of Newcastle

    High academic standards, superb recreational facilities, natural surroundings, award-winning buildings and readily available access to the latest technology are just some of the reasons why students choose to study at the University of Newcastle.  The University has an international reputation for expertise in innovative approaches to teaching and learning. The University has a student population of around 27,000, including some 6,000 international students from more than 80 countries studying both on and off-shore in Business, Engineering, Medicine, Nursing, Science, Teaching and Technology.

    Newcastle was also voted number 9 in Lonely Planet’s top 10 cities for 2011!

  • Australia: University of Queensland

    The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s premier learning and research institutions. It is the largest and oldest university in Queensland and has produced generations of graduates who have gone on to become leaders in all areas of society and industry. The University is a founding member of the national Group of Eight, an alliance of research-strong “sandstone” universities committed to ensuring that Australia has higher education institutions that are genuinely world class. The University has more than 38,000 students, including over 6,000 international students. The University combines world-class teaching with the vitality of a modern campus.
  • Australia: University of Sydney

    The University of Sydney, founded in 1850, is Australia’s first university and has an international reputation for outstanding teaching, as a centre of research excellence and as an active and engaged community leader. Many student organisations, such as the debating club and drama society, have long traditions of enriching student life and providing a springboard for future careers. High profile Australians such as Prime Minister John Howard, Justice Michael Kirby and radio presenter Adam Spencer have been University of Sydney debaters. There are approximately 45,000 students at the University of Sydney, including 8,000 international students. The University is well known as the home of historic sandstone buildings, complete with Australia’s only Kangaroo gargoyle, cloisters, lawns and courtyards. It also has lecture theatres with state-of-the-art audiovisual facilities and labs with all the latest technology. There are seven different teaching campuses spread throughout the Sydney area.
  • Australia: University of Technology, Sydney

    University of Technology Sydney

    The University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) is based right in the heart of Sydney’s Central Business District. It is known for its practice-based approach to learning and places a strong focus on employability and experience. Many of the professors and lecturers are active in professional practice, which means you’ll be exposed to the most relevant and up-to-date knowledge and skills in your field.

  • Australia: University of Western Australia

    The University of Western Australia (UWA) is the oldest university in the state of Western Australia and the only university in the state to be a member of the prestigious Group of Eight as well as a ‘Sandstone university’. The 65-hectare Crawley campus is adjacent to the beautiful Swan River in the heart of Perth’s leafy inner-city. The campus borders lively and appealing neighbourhoods as well as Kings Park Botanic Garden.  Perth is cosmopolitan, friendly and laid-back with a Mediterranean climate. It has a modern, well-designed city centre and a culturally diverse population. Perth prides itself on having neither the pretensions nor the pace of the eastern Australian cities. Over 80 kilometres of white sandy beaches make Perth’s coast ideal for swimming and surfing.
  • Australia: University of Wollongong

    The University of Wollongong is a leading public research university based in New South Wales. UOW has a large and dynamic student body with over 30,000 students, 11,000 of which are international students, making the campus and learning experience lively and interesting. Wollongong is situated along the southern coast of New South Wales (in the Illawarra region) and is around a two hour drive south of Sydney. New South Wales is home to many great national parks, with mountains, sand dunes, islands and fantastic pacific coastline.
  • New Zealand: University of Auckland

    The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university, and is also the country’s largest with over 40,000 students.  It has a comprehensive range of courses with teaching and research conducted over eight faculties and two large-scale research institutes.  The city campus covers 16 hectares and houses the majority of faculties.
  • New Zealand: Victoria University of Wellington

    Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) is located in the centre of New Zealand’s capital city and has a student population of around 20,000. International students make up about 15% of the student community and come from over 80 different countries. Three strategically located sites and a number of unique relationships within the government, business and arts communities, ensure that Victoria University is an integral part of the city. The main university campuses, university accommodation and the city are all within easy walking distance of each other.

    Particularly recommended for Earth Sciences and Criminology students.

Canada

  • Carleton University

    Traditional areas of strength for Carleton University include Business, Geography, History, Journalism and Media, Political Science and International Affairs and Sociology. Carleton’s pleasant campus covers 62 hectares and is bordered by the Rideau River and Canal on two sides. It is a ten minute bus journey from the city centre and the airport, and about five minutes away from the Greyhound bus station. The residences are on campus. All the campus buildings, including the sports hall, library, nightclub and bar are joined by tunnels, keeping everyone warm despite the freezing winter temperatures.
  • Concordia University

    Concordia University is based in the bilingual city of Montreal but teaches in English.  Founded in 1976 through a merger of Loyola College and George Williams University, it now has over 40,000 students enrolled in total, with over 23,000 full-time undergraduates.  The name of the university comes from the motto of the City of Montreal, “Concordia Salus,” which means “well-being through harmony.”  Some subjects, such as visual arts, business, engineering, and many arts and science subjects are taught at the central Sir George Williams campus in downtown Montreal, while performing arts, communications, journalism and some science subjects are taught at the Loyola campus, 7km west of downtown in a leafy suburban area.
  • Dalhousie University

    Dalhousie University

    Founded in 1818, Dalhousie University is one of Canada’s oldest universities, attracting more than 18,500 students from around the world. Located on Canada’s East Coast, the university blends world-class academic programs with leading-edge research. Dalhousie’s three Halifax campuses are situated in residential areas, within easy walking distance of downtown Halifax and a five minute walk from the ocean. Historic, ivy-covered buildings and well-kept grounds provide a beautiful and inspiring learning environment.

    Not suitable for Engineering students.

  • McGill University

    McGill University’s central campus is based in the heart of downtown Montreal, nestled at the foot of Mount Royal Park, and consists of 70 buildings spread across 32 hectares of land. McGill is one of the best Universities in Canada, and is currently ranked 3rd in Canada according to the Times 2012/13 rankings. It is an exciting place to study, with a rich history and a wealth of diversity. It is a popular choice for exchange students worldwide due to its first class reputation.
  • McMaster University

    McMaster University was founded in 1887. The University has six faculties: Engineering, Business, Science, Health Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities. The University is based in Hamilton in the province of Ontario, about 322 miles from Canada’s capital, Ottawa. The campus is situated in the west end of the city on approximately 300 acres of natural parkland. The campus atmosphere is friendly, casual and cosmopolitan, with many support facilities and groups assisting students with their day-to-day needs and concerns. The University is home to students from over 70 different countries.
  • Queen’s University

    Queen’s University was founded in 1841 and is one of Canada’s oldest universities. It is a lively institution with high academic standards and an attractive campus. Queen’s has around 16,500 students and is one of the best state schools in Canada. It is a friendly and compact university. Queen’s is known for its high quality and incomparable 24-hour learning environment.
  • Simon Fraser University

    Simon Fraser University opened in 1965 and in less than 40 years has gained an international reputation for its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, as well as for its innovative interdisciplinary and professional programs. It has been rated as Canada’s best comprehensive university five times. The University is a half hour drive from downtown Vancouver and its scenic campus is nestled in the foothills of the Rockies.

    Not suitable for Fine Art, English, Business, PCI.

  • Trent University

    Trent University is a liberal arts and science-oriented institution based in both Peterborough and Durham, Ontario. Peterborough is a vibrant mid-sized city 90 minutes from Toronto. This site straddles the Otonabee River and has over 6,500 students. The Durham site opened in 2010 and has approximately 850 students. Halls of residence with a meal plan is compulsory at this university.

    This is a new exchange opportunity for 2016/17.

  • University of Alberta

    The University of Alberta is well known for its commitment to innovation and research which have given it a good reputation in the fields of engineering and technology. With 35,000 students the University is of comparative size to Leeds, with a campus life that is friendly and inclusive and a range of social activities to encourage student interaction. Students enjoy an exceptional quality of life on a friendly campus in the midst of a city that values research and technology as well as its beautiful river-valley parkland.
  • University of Calgary

    Founded in 1966, the University of Calgary prides itself as one of the top research-intensive universities in Canada. It has 30,000 students including over 1,900 international students. The University has a beautifully landscaped 213-hectare campus in northwest Calgary. Aside from academic study, the University strongly values the recreational aspects of university life, encouraging students to get involved wherever possible. Sport is a large part of campus life, whether students participate or just support the University’s own Dino’s sports teams.
  • University of Ottawa

    University of Ottawa

    The University of Ottawa is the largest bilingual (English-French) university in the world. Ottawa is Canada's capital and has a population of almost 1 million. The university's main campus is located in the heart of the city. The university's advances in social sciences, health, science and the humanities make it a unique place to learn, grow and excel. The university has over 40,000 students.

    Not suitable for Business or Education students.

  • University of Toronto

    The University of Toronto is one of Canada’s most respected and well-ranked institutions with an excellent choice of courses and a high academic standard. Students considering Toronto should be independent-minded. Along with the diversity of a world-class university, Toronto also offers the intimate scale of small college life. The University is composed of 10 colleges, each with a distinctive feel and sense of community. The St George campus sits nestled in a park-like setting in downtown Toronto, and the two other main campuses of Mississauga and Scarborough are located about 30km west and east of downtown, respectively. Students who apply for a place to study abroad at Toronto should be prepared to be placed at the most appropriate campus for their academic subject, which is likely to not be St George as this is usually oversubscribed.
  • University of Victoria

    The University of Victoria is situated in the town of Victoria on beautiful Vancouver Island just off the west coast of Canada and would particularly suit students who enjoy an outdoor lifestyle as there are many parks, trails, ski resorts and water sport activities close by. The University of Victoria ranks consitently among the top comprehensive universities in Canada. It provides innovative programmes and real-life learning experience in a diverse and welcoming West Coat environment. The University is widely recognised for its innovative and responsive approach and interdisciplinary and international initiatives.
  • University of Waterloo

    The University of Waterloo is situated in the heart of the town of Waterloo, Ontario. UW has long been recognized as the most innovative University in Canada. They are the national leader in the transfer of ideas and technology to the private sector. More Canadian high-tech and knowledge-based spin-off companies trace their roots to the University of Waterloo than to any other school.

    Recommended for Engineering, Maths & Geography students.
  • Western University

    Western University, formerly known as the University of Western Ontario, was founded in 1878 and is one of Canada’s oldest universities. Research is an integral part of its mission and external support for research projects totals nearly $140 million CAD per year. The University supports approximately 30,000 students and its campus is located on 155 hectares of land along the banks of the Thames River in London, Ontario. Western is particularly strong in Social Sciences, Biology, Chemistry and Engineering. Western was recently voted the best for student experience in Canada and has the best American football team in Canada.
  • York University

    York University

    York University has a worldwide reputation for excellence in teaching and research and is considered to be a boundary-pushing, cutting-edge institution. York is a big, urban university based an hour from Toronto, with two separate and distinct campuses - Keele and Glendon. Keele is the main campus and is located in the north west area of Toronto. It offers extensive modern facilities including 40 restaurants and cafeterias, a shopping mall, banks, a medical/dental clinic, five libraries, art galleries, theatres and a wide variety of festivals and cultural activities.

    Not open to Business students.

Europe

  • Denmark: Aarhus University

    "University Studies in Jutland" opened in 1928 as a rented house with only 78 students. Today, around 23,000 undergraduate and graduate students attend what is now Aarhus University (AU). These students are taught by around 5,000 full and part-time academic staff and are supported by 2,000 technical and administrative personnel. Aarhus University’s buildings and the University Park in Aarhus were selected by the Ministry of Culture as being among the 12 most important architectural icons in Denmark.

    Not suitable for Law students.

  • France: Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3

    The Université Jean Moulin, based in Lyon, in the Rhone Valley, is a long standing partner of the University of Leeds which has recently agreed to accept students from a wider variety of subject areas.  Lyon is mid-way between Paris and the mediterranean and is reputed to be a centre for gastronomy.

    The university runs a one-semester English language programme that students may choose to follow during the first semester while they build up their confidence in the French language, and classes are taken in French in semester two.  Despite the English language option, a good level of French is still required.  This exchange is particularly recommended for students based in the Faculty of Arts, the Business School or the Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law.

    Not suitable for Sciences, Engineering or Mathematics.

  • Germany: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

    The Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, also known as LMU, is situated in the heart of Munich. The University is part of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, a society of Germany's leading research universities. LMU has a wide range of degree programs. Fifteen per cent of the 43,000 students who attend the university come from abroad.

    German language required.

    Not open to Business/Economics and Medical Sciences students.

  • Netherlands: Erasmus University College (Rotterdam)

    Erasmus University College is part of the Erasmus University Rotterdam and is located in metropolitan Rotterdam, a young and vibrant city with a global outlook in the west of the Netherlands. EUC offers a Liberal Arts & Sciences programme, which would be particularly suitable for Joint Honours students. EUC uses a specific educational model of Problem-Based Learning (PBL) and students should read about it on their website to check that this learning-style is appropriate for them.
  • Netherlands: Erasmus University Rotterdam

    Erasmus University Rotterdam is located ten minutes from the centre of Rotterdam, a young and vibrant city with a global outlook in the west of the Netherlands.  The University has existed in its present form since 1973, but has its roots in the Netherlands School of Commerce, founded in 1913.  It is named after the 15th century philosopher and scholar, Desiderus Erasmus, who also gave his name to the EU’s flagship student exchange programme!

    The exchange is with EUR’s Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC).  This makes the exchange particularly suitable for students of these subject areas, but students from similar areas may also find suitable courses are available.  A wide variety of classes are taught in English, and students must take a minimum of 70% of classes with the ESHCC department.

  • Netherlands: Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen

    Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen is one of the leading academic communities in the Netherlands. Established in 1923 and situated in the Netherlands' oldest city, it has seven faculties and over 17,500 students. One of Radboud University's most pleasing features is its green campus, which is generally regarded as the most attractive in the Netherlands. All the University’s facilities are concentrated there.

    Nijmegen requires that students take 2 modules within the Faculty of Arts, regardless of their subject area at Leeds. Students must therefore check that there are some module options suitable for them within the Faculty of Arts.

  • Netherlands: University College Utrecht

    University College Utrecht is a liberal arts institution which offers a wide range of subjects, based in the suburbs of the pretty dutch town of Utrecht.  It is affiliated to the University of Utrecht but is independent, with its own campus based community.  All courses at UCU are taught in English, and there is a large proportion of international students, both on exchange and studying for their degree.  The college itself is small, with around 600 students.  This allows students to make the most of more contact with professors, and to enjoy a very different academic experience to what they have so far found at Leeds.
  • Netherlands: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is 125 years old and has approximately 18,000 students. The University is divided into 12 faculties that offer a great variety of courses. The campus stands as a centre of excellence in academic research and education at the heart of the city's new international business district, the Zuidas.

    Classes are available in English in the majority of areas, although the number of modules available varies according to subject area.

    Not suitable for Geography students.

Latin America

  • Argentina: Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina, Buenos Aires

    Universidad Católica Argentina

    (UCA) is one of the largest private universities in Argentina, with branches in several cities. Its main campus is in Buenos Aires, and there are also faculties in Paraná, Rosario and Mendoza. Since its foundation in 1958, UCA has been a pioneer in many fields and has attracted leading scholars in each academic discipline to its faculty. UCA also created the country’s first business administration department. The University offers courses and degrees in: Economics, Business, Political Science, International Relations, Law, Engineering, Computer Science, Philosophy, History, Music, Education and Theology. The central campus is accessible by bus and metro. It is a short walk from the city’s historical and financial districts, yet offers quiet surroundings.

    Spanish language required.

  • Brazil: Universidade Estadual de Campinas

    Universidade Estadual de Campinas

    The Universidade Estadual de Campinas, or Unicamp as it is more commonly known, is based on the edge of the city of Campinas, around 100Km north of the city of Sao Paulo. Sao Paulo is around an hour away from Campinas by bus, and some of the best beaches in Brazil can be reached in just two hours: not too long a trip when you’re in the fifth largest country in the world! Unicamp offers 70 undergraduate programmes taught over 22 different schools and institutes, and has around 18,000 undergraduate students. It was founded in 1966, and is currently the second ranked university in Brazil. This exchange is particularly recommended for students of Business, Biological Sciences, Earth & Environment and Portuguese Language. Research project modules supervised in English may be available for Economics students.

    Portuguese language required.

  • Chile: Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago

    The Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Chile (PUC Chile) was founded in 1888. It is one of Chile’s oldest universities and one of the most prestigious institutions in Latin America. It has 18 schools on four different campuses in Santiago and one regional campus located in Southern Chile (Sede Villarrica). At present, PUC has 20,000 enrolled students in its campuses. The University’s leadership in research and graduate programmes has had considerable influence on the country’s cultural and scientific development.

    Spanish language required

  • Mexico: Universidad de las Américas Puebla

    The Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLA) enjoys a prestigious international reputation in different areas of knowledge such as the sciences, engineering, the performing and visual arts, the humanities, business and economics. Its campus has 38 buildings on over 70 hectares. On a clear day it is possible to make out four of the highest volcanoes in Mexico on the horizon. UDLA tends to look towards the states in many respects and the University’s culture reflects this.

    Spanish language required

  • Mexico: University of Guadalajara

    The University of Guadalajara was founded in 1972 and is the second largest university in Mexico. The modern university has six separate campuses in the Guadalajara area, each specialising in a different area of study – Social Sciences & Humanities, Art, Architecture and Design, Economics-Management Sciences, Biological & Agricultural Sciences, Exact Sciences & Engineering and Health Sciences. In all, it caters to the needs of around 185,000 students.

    Spanish language required

USA

  • Arizona State University

    Arizona State University (ASU) was founded in 1885. With 58,000 students, it is the fourth largest university in the U.S. and also one of the top-ranked public research universities in the U.S. Most exchange students take courses on the Tempe campus, but there are also three additional campuses around Phoenix. ASU is well known for strong programs in Business, Journalism, Engineering, Architecture, Biology, and more than a hundred other subject areas, from African American studies to Studio Art.
  • California State University San Marcos

    California State University San Marcos is one of 23 campuses in the CSU system. Formerly part of San Diego State University, CSUSM became its own campus in 1989. CSUSM offers a comprehensive list of degree offerings in 52 majors. The overall student population is 14,000 (90% undergraduate students). CSUSM's campus is in a suburban area of North County San Diego.

    New exchange opportunity for 2017/18

  • California State University at Monterey Bay

    California State University at Monterey Bay is a young university, founded in 1994 to serve the local community.  It is a small university with around 7,600 students and prides itself on small class sizes and a more personal experience for students. CSUMB currently offers 25 undergraduate programmes, and the biggest subject areas are Biology, Business and Psychology.
  • Colorado School of Mines

    Colorado School of Mines is a research university devoted to engineering and applied science, and it has the highest admissions standards of any university in Colorado. The School operates one of the country’s most prestigious geology museums. The museum displays rock and mineral specimens collected from Colorado’s numerous mining districts and around the world. CSM is one of very few institutions in the world that has a broad expertise in resource exploration, extraction, production and utilisation. As such, CSM occupies a unique position among the world’s institutions of higher education.
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Daytona Beach campus, Florida) is located adjacent to an international airport, a few miles from the beach, and a short drive to Orlando and Kennedy Space Center. The campus serves approximately 5,000 students from 50 states and nearly 100 countries.
  • George Washington University

    The George Washington University (GW) community is composed of students, faculty, researchers, and staff from every U.S. state and over 130 countries. The University is relatively small and is set in a fantastic location, just four blocks from the White House in Washington D.C. It has a student population of 19,000 of which about 2,000 are international students. This exchange has been set up with the school of Media at Public Affairs at GWU, which offers a focused set of Political and Journalistic courses. It is particularly suitable for students interested in Political Communications.
    Priority for Communications and Political Studies students

  • Georgia Institute of Technology

    Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is best known for its programs in Engineering, Computing and the Sciences. It is one of the leading research universities in the United States and has approximately 17,000 students. The campus occupies 450 acres in the heart of Atlanta.
    Suitable for Science and Engineering students only.

  • Juniata College

    Juniata College is home to only 1,400 students and is ranked inside the USA’s top 100 colleges. It is situated on a 110 acre campus in the town of Huntingdon, and has an excellent reputation for giving students a highly personalised education due to the close relationship between students and faculty. Juniata is popular with Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences and Environment Studies as it boasts excellent laboratories as well as an environmental research field station that covers a 365 acre reserve of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Uniquely, exchange students attending this institution have the opportunity to ‘graduate’ from Juniata with a US degree following their year there as well as gaining a degree from Leeds. This would be particularly valuable for students wanting to apply for a Master degree in the US after finishing their studies in Leeds.
  • North Carolina State University

    With more than 31,000 students and nearly 8,000 faculty and staff, North Carolina State University is a comprehensive university known for its leadership in education and research, and globally recognised for its science, technology, engineering and mathematics leadership. This well-equipped, campus-based university is located about ten minutes from the centre of Raleigh. Thirty-three percent of all students live on campus in one of twenty different residence halls. Most residence halls provide academic and social events as well as host programs that help exchange students get used to the college experience. Each residence hall has an elected council to provide for local event programming and an outlet for student concerns.

  • Northern Arizona University

    Northern Arizona University is located in Flagstaff, a small city just south of the San Francisco Peaks, the highest mountain range in Arizona.  Average temperatures are slightly lower than the rest of the state due to its elevation at 7000 feet, with average temperatures for July at 27 degrees celsius.  Founded as Arizona State College in 1899, and granted university status in 1966, NAU has continued to grow and serves a large community of over 25,000 students studying on over 100 different degree programmes.
    Modules for Business Management students are limited since exchange students are unable to select modules from the Department of Business Administration

  • Penn State University

    Penn State University is research-intensive university with campuses and facilities throughout Pennsylvania. Its University Park campus, the flagship campus, lies within the Borough of State College and has over 45,000 students. Penn State has over 900 student organisations and is one of the largest universities in the US.

    Not suitable for Architectural Engineering students.

  • State University of New York: Stony Brook University

    Stony Brook University, established in 1957, makes up part of the State University of New York and has an extensive wooded main campus that stretches along Long Island’s North Coast, complete with its own nature preserve. In total the university has 24,000 students and is ranked as one of the top 25 public universities in the USA.  On Long Island, the main university campus is located 60 miles east of New York City and 3 miles from West Meadow Beach in the village of Stony Brook. Stony Brook itself is a quaint residential area, with shops, restaurants and a harbour.
  • State University of New York: The College at Brockport

    The College at Brockport is part of the State University of New York and was founded in 1835. The campus is 464 acres and is in an open green setting in the Victorian village of Brockport, New York State. The college currently has around 9,000 students in total. Brockport has many historical buildings and a canal boardwalk. The village itself is home to just over 8,000 residents, thus offers an experience of small town American living. The nearest cities are Buffalo and Rochester, and it is a short drive from the Canadian border.
  • Towson University

    Towson University was founded in 1866 and is a part of the University System of Maryland. The University is located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore in a beautifully landscaped, 329-acre setting. With nearly 22,000 students, Towson University is among the largest public universities in Maryland.

    New exchange opportunity for 2016/17.

  • University of Illinois

    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious campus in the University of Illinois system. As a result, it is constantly present in the Top 10 public universities in the USA, with notable recognition in Engineering, Sports Science and Environmental Sciences. Furthermore, UIUC offers over 150 programmes of study. There are over 42,000 students at UIUC, of which approximately 12.5% are international students. The UIUC campus has 272 major buildings on nearly 1,500 acres.

    Not suitable for Business.

  • University of Kansas

    The University of Kansas, often known as KU, was founded in 1865. The University has over 30,000 students across three campuses. Considered one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation, KU’s main campus occupies 1,000 acres on and around Mount Oread in Lawrence, among the forested hills of eastern Kansas. Architectural engineering dates back to 1913 at KU, and the undergraduate programme has been ABET accredited since accreditation began.

    Not suitable for Art and Design students.

  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst

    Founded in 1863, UMass Amherst is the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts and sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. It is a national research university recognised for superb faculty, outstanding teaching and top-notch students who come from across the state and around the world.
  • University of Mississippi

    The University of Mississippi, also known as Ole Miss, is located in Oxford in North Mississippi. With just 20,000 inhabitants, Oxford itself is only slightly larger than the University campus. Though small and mostly rural, Oxford and the surrounding towns offer a cosmopolitan blend of music, literature and the arts with a relaxed lifestyle. Oxford has safe and scenic surroundings and mild climate. Those interested in the work of William Faulkner are able to visit his historic home.

    The nearest city is Memphis, Tennessee, which is just over an hour’s drive from the University campus. UM’s Study Abroad Office organises excursions to Memphis, Nashville and Atlanta. Ole Miss offers an abundance of sporting opportunities and has a famous football team which energises campus life.

    Ole Miss has a Centre for the Study of Southern Culture which offers modules which should be of interest to students in Humanities and Social Sciences.

  • University of New Mexico

    The University of New Mexico is the largest institution for higher education in the state of New Mexico which borders Arizona and Texas. Albuquerque has a unique blend of styles, people, pursuits and panoramas and is recognised as one of the most culturally diverse cities in the country as well as a centre for arts and culture. It is one of the most visited cities in the USA due to its natural beauty and culture.
    The University offers 93 bachelor’s degree programs in a broad range of departments.  Strengths include art and design
    The campus encompasses over 600 acres along Route 66 in the heart of Albuquerque, a city of more than 700,000 people that enjoy over 300 days of sunshine a year. It is bordered by the majestic 10,000-foot high Sandia Mountains and magnificent mesas. UNM is in turn a culturally diverse institution and has over 26,000 students.
  • University of Rochester

    The University of Rochester has approximately 6,000 undergraduate students and is one of the country's top-tier research universities. This university remains one of the smallest and most collegiate among top research universities; learning is on a very personal scale with smaller classes and a low 10:1 student to teacher ratio. It has an urban campus in the medium-sized city of Rochester, which has a population of approximately 1 million (including suburban areas).
  • University of South Carolina

    The University of South Carolina (USC) has 40,000 students and more than 350 degree programs. Chartered in 1801 as South Carolina College, the University still remains on its original site in Columbia, the state capital. The campus has grown from its origins of one building on the historic Horseshoe to 156 facilities on 351 acres. USC Columbia offers more than 350 undergraduate and graduate courses of study. Programmes range from Liberal Arts and Sciences to Business, Law, Medicine, and other professional studies, many of which have been widely recognised for their academic excellence. The University is particularly strong in Business and International Business Management, Journalism and Engineering.
  • University of Vermont

    The University of Vermont was founded in 1791 and is among the oldest universities in the US. The University's 451-acre campus is located in Burlington, Vermont's largest city.

    New exchange opportunity for 2016/17.

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison

    The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a major research university and is nationally and internationally renowned for its academic excellence and resources. UW-Madison was founded in 1848 and has over 29,000 undergraduate students. The main campus includes four National Historic Landmarks and spans 933 acres along the shore of Lake Mendota.
  • Western New England University, Massachusetts

    Founded in 1919, Western New England University is located on a beautifully maintained 215 acre campus in suburban Springfield, Massachusetts. This private liberal arts university has a small, community feel with a student population of approximately 5,000 and most undergraduates living in one of its ten on-campus residences. It offers a diverse range of disciplines with a particular strength in Business. Despite its small size, WNE is home to over 60 student interest groups and societies as well as a number of formal and intramural sports teams. The state of Massachusetts is located in the New England region and is home to quaint historic towns such as Salem, famed American beach communities along Cape Cod, and the city of Boston, one of the country’s most famous urban centres.

Each teaching school at the University of Leeds has its own departmental exchanges that are open only to students studying in that school (both single and joint honours). These universities have been chosen as exchange partners because they are particularly strong in the relevant academic area.

Most school exchanges are in Europe and all European destinations are part of the Erasmus+ scheme. Funded by the European Commission, Erasmus+ is a European-wide exchange programme for university students, which currently provides a non-repayable grant to assist with the costs of studying abroad.

To view your school’s exchanges, select your home faculty below.

New in 2015/16 is the Horizon study year abroad, which focuses on developing linguistic and intercultural competencies. It’s still academically rigorous, but you’re not limited to taking modules in your degree subject.

The academic content of a Horizon study abroad year focuses on language learning and intercultural understanding. You’ll be required to complete a compulsory 20-credit Leeds module (on a distance-learning basis) on intercultural communication and global citizenship, as well as at least 20 credits of beginner or intermediate level language modules in a local language. You’ll select your remaining credit load from a selection of modules taught in English at the host university, which don’t have to be in your main degree subject.

You can only take a Horizon study year abroad at the universities listed on page, not at any other partner universities.

Africa

  • Morocco: Mohammed VI University, Faculty of Governance, Economy & Social Sciences

    Mohammed VI University has recently completed a merger process with the Ecole de Gouvernance et d’Economie (EGE), in Rabat. Any Leeds student taking up the opportunity to study at Mohammed VI University will actually be based at the site of EGE Rabat, which is now the Faculty of Governance, Economy & Social Sciences of the Mohammed VI University. EGE itself was granted university status in 2008, and delivers programmes in Finance, Economics, Politics, Law and International Relations. Rabat is Morocco’s second largest city, and was voted into CNN’s 2013 list of top travel destinations. EGE is an urban campus, but Rabat is generally known to be a calmer city than places such as Marrakech or Casablanca.

    Students studying at Mohammed VI University will have the opportunity to study French and/or Arabic at a variety of levels, and remaining modules will usually be selected from a variety of English-medium modules that have been designed specifically for international students. Those who have a higher level of French may also be able to select modules from the faculty’s normal module catalogue. Read an overview of English-medium modules in 2013/14.

Asia

  • China: Fudan University

    Fudan University was founded in 1905, and was the first Chinese university to be founded by a Chinese national. It is one of the leading research universities in China, coming in the top three Chinese universities in the QS rankings 2013, and 88th in the world. Located in downtown Shanghai, Fudan’s main campus covers just over 2 square kilometres, and is well served by public transport.

    Students selected to study at Fudan through the Horizon programme will study Mandarin at beginner, intermediate or advanced level, and will be able to select from a range of undergraduate modules that are taught in English. Read modules in English available in previous years - the exact offer changes annually.

  • China: Nanjing University

    Nanjing University (NJU) is situated in the old capital city of Nanjing. NJU has a one-hundred-year-long history and is one of the oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher learning in China. NJU has two main campuses: Xianlin campus (where most undergraduate students are based), located northeast of Nanjing and south of the Yangtze River, and Gulou campus, which is located in the centre of Nanjing city.
  • China: Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

    Xi’an Jiaotong – Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a new international university founded by Xi’an Jiaotong University China and the University of Liverpool UK as a joint venture in 2006. XJTLU’s ambition is to provide a unique international learning environment, drawing on the strengths of the Chinese and Western traditions and best practices in global higher education. Its large urban campus is located in Suzhou, which is home to seven million residents and is one of the most developed cities in China.

    Students selected to study at XJTLU through the Horizon programme will build up their own programme of study from the many modules taught in English across the university.  Students can select Chinese Mandarin language modules to complement the programme from beginner to advanced levels. Click here to look for courses taught in English.

  • Israel: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem was founded in 1925. It is a research intensive university with a strong international focus, offering programmes in humanities, social sciences, sciences and medicine. English medium programmes are offered within the Rothberg International School and in the School of Law. HUJ’s student population is over 23,000.
  • Israel: The Interdisciplinary Centre at Herzliya

    IDC Herzliya is a private university founded in 1994, located in the city of Herzliya, six miles north of Tel Aviv. The institution was founded on the principle that scholarship should go hand in hand with social responsibility, and there are many volunteering and extra curricular opportunities available for students to get involved in.

    Students selected to study at IDC through the Horizon programme will be based in the Raphael Recanati International School, which offers courses in English in Business, Communication, Government, Computer Science and Psychology.  Within these areas there are a range of subjects that will allow students to develop their cultural understanding. In terms of the language requirement, students can choose to study Hebrew or Arabic.

  • Japan: Kyoto University

    Kyoto University is a national university in Kyoto, Japan. It is the second oldest Japanese university and one of Asia's highest ranked universities. Kyoto University is famed for producing world-class researchers, including ten Nobel Prize laureates, two Fields medalists and one Gauss Prize winner.
  • Japan: Kyushu University

    Kyushu University is based in the city of Fukuoka, in the northern part of Kyushu island, in southern Japan. It is a member of the ‘Global30’ group of research-intensive universities that have come together to promote and encourage international education, and so is committed to offering a wide variety of internationally focused programmes.

    Students selected to study at Kyushu through the Horizon programme will participate in the ‘Japan in Today’s World’ programme, which includes Japanese language classes at beginner and intermediate level. Students may take all of their classes from the JTW programme if they choose, but are also eligible to enrol in a limited number of classes taught in English in faculties, as well as individual study projects supervised by Kyushu staff.

  • Japan: Nagoya University

    Nagoya University is based in the heart of Japan, with the city of Nagoya, Japan’s 4th largest city, located 300km west of Tokyo.  It is a member of the ‘Global30’ group of research-intensive universities that have come together to promote and encourage international education, and so is committed to offering a wide variety of internationally focused programmes.

    Students selected to study at Nagoya University through the Horizon programme will select classes from the wide range of modules taught in English across various departments. This includes modules taught by the International Education and Exchange Centre, who offer many culturally-focused modules. Click here for a link to the course listings. These will be complemented by the study of Japanese language, with classes available from elementary to advanced levels.

  • Japan: Osaka University

    Osaka University was founded in 1931 and currently has over 15000 undergraduate students, with almost 2000 international students. It is one of the top universities in Japan, particularly in science and technology subject areas, and alumni include Hideki Yukawa, physicist and first Japanese Nobel Laureate.

    Students selected to study at Osaka University through the Horizon programme will enrol in Osaka’s ‘OUSSEP’ programme. This programme offers a range of cultural modules, independent study/research modules, and the opportunity to study Japanese language at five different levels (beginner to advanced). Click here for an overview of the OUSSEP programme.

  • Japan: Sophia University

    Sophia University was founded in 1913 and is ranked as one of the top private universities in Japan. It takes its name from the Greek Sophia meaning "wisdom". Sophia University has 11,000 undergraduate students and has a diverse student population. Its campus is located in the heart of Tokyo.

    New exchange opportunity for 2017/18

  • South Korea: Seoul National University

    Seoul National University was founded in 1946. SNU is ranked 2nd in Korea after KAIST (QS Rankings 2015), and counts UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon among its alumni. SNU is committed to preparing students to work and live in an increasingly competitive global environment, something which is written in to its mission statement. The main campus is the largest in Seoul, and is located around 30 minutes from the centre of the city.

    Students selected to study at SNU through the Horizon programme will build up their own programme of study from the many modules taught in English across SNU’s Colleges and Schools. Students can select Korean language modules to complement the programme from beginner to advanced levels. For courses taught in English check Undergraduate programmes on the SNU website.

  • South Korea: Yonsei University

    Yonsei University was established in 1885 and is the oldest university in South Korea. It is one of Korea's three SKY universities, which are considered to be the most prestigious in the country. Yonsei has approximately 26,700 undergraduate students and has extensive programmes in Korean and English. Yonsei's main campus is based in Seoul.
  • Thailand: Chulalongkorn University

    Chulalongkorn University is Thailand’s oldest university, founded in 1917, and currently ranks in the top 50 Asian universities according to the QS Rankings. CU has a large campus in downtown Bangkok, hosting almost 40,000 students in total, across 21 different departments. Students should be aware that uniform is worn by university students in Thailand, and any study abroad student will need to purchase and wear the undergraduate uniform.

    During a year at Chulalongkorn university students can study Thai language at beginner or intermediate level. Further modules should be selected with the aim of developing awareness of Thai culture from the range of programmes taught in English at CU. These include Design, Language & Culture, Business, Accounting, Communication, Economics, Mechanical Engineering, Information Engineering, Nano Engineering, Psychology and Chemistry. Explore international programmes and the curriculum on the Chulalongkorn university website.