Studying Abroad

Students wishing to study abroad for a year may be able to take part in one of the University exchange programmes. Exchanges with European universities are organised through Erasmus. Some courses and faculties also operate exchanges with non-European universities.

Student exchange opportunities in your faculty

Please see the Erasmus+ page for a list of Erasmus Faculty Coordinators.

Exchange programmes with European partner institutions

The ERASMUS (European Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students) programme provides students with the opportunity to take part in study exchange visits at partner institutions throughout Europe.

Tips for students aiming to study in the USA

If you want to take part in an exchange programme with a USA institution, you will have to go through a student visa interview. Here are some tips for a successful student visa interview for the United States:

  • Anticipate that the interview will be conducted in English.
  • Interviews are generally very brief.
  • Keep answers to the officer’s questions short and to the point.
  • Do not take family members or friends with you to the interview.
  • Maintain a positive attitude: be friendly, courteous and confident that you will receive the visa.
  • Be prepared to show strong ties to your home country.
  • Organize your supporting documentation so that it can be logically presented without hesitation or fumbling through a briefcase.
  • Be prepared to show evidence that sufficient financial resources (at least equal to the amount indicated on the I-20) are readily available for your support.
  • Do not state that you intend to work in the United States, even temporarily, after completing your studies.
  • If you are married, especially with children, and your family is remaining behind in your own country, be prepared to address how they will support themselves in your absence.
  • Be aware that F-2 dependents cannot, under any circumstances, be employed in the US. You must show sufficient financial resources to support dependents.
  • Share information about your academic achievements, thus far, in your own country.
  • Be prepared to discuss what you expect to get out of your education.
  • If you have had any family member complete higher education in the US who has now returned to your country, mention this.
  • Be prepared to address a mandatory military service if your country has one.