Our Exchange Programme is a great way to broaden your horizons.
Opportunities for student exchange have been available at AUB for many years and we now have Partner Institutions in 7 countries. The aim of our Exchange Programme is to provide a culturally enriching experience, allowing students to develop new skills and techniques to enhance their project work on their course at AUB, and to boost their employability and future career prospects!
Our Exchange Programme covers both our European and International exchange activities – European applies to all countries within the EEA, with International covering the rest of the world. Besides location, the main difference between both activities is the funding available to students, you can read more about this on the ‘What about Finance?‘ page.
The Exchange Programme is overseen by our Exchange Coordinator, who is located in the International Office.
When Can I go on exchange?
The Exchange Programme is open to students enrolled on a full time undergraduate (BA) course at AUB.
All exchanges usually take place during Level 5 (2nd year), with the exception of students on BA Architecture, who go on exchange at Level 6 (3rd year). An exchange will usually last anywhere between 3 and 5 months, depending on the institution and study units you choose.
You can find out more on the Exchange Opportunities by Course page.
How can I find out more?
Our Exchange Coordinator arranges an Introductory Information Talk for all students who are interested in going out on exchange, which usually takes place in the Spring Term of your 1st year (or 2nd year for Architecture students). This should be advertised to you by your course team and will give you the opportunity to find out more about your options, hear from previous exchange students, and ask any questions you may have.
After the talk, if students have any further queries smaller drop in sessions can be arranged, usually in course groups, to offer a chance for students to find out more in-depth information or explore their options in more detail. We politely request that interested students make use of these group sessions and avoid visiting the International Office one-by-one for information; it is not possible for the Exchange Coordinator to meet with each student individually.
How can I apply?
If you would like to take part in our Exchange Programme, you should first speak to your course leader and read the information on our website carefully, before following the application process outlined on the Apply for an Exchange page.
besides my application, what else will i need to consider?
Take a look at the Prepare for your Exchange section to find information about visas, units & credits, insurance, finance and accommodation for your exchange.
Our Exchange Coordinator will also be able to support you with your preparations, once you have been accepted for an exchange at one of our Partner Institutions.