Semester/Year Abroad Partner universities

Strathclyde has Student Exchange Agreements in place with a wide range of universities around the world. These agreements are coordinated by the Exchange Team in the Recruitment and International Office and the SBS Exchange Team for students taking a Business degree.

Semester/year abroad is normally open to students in all Faculties provided your course doesn't have any restrictions (e.g. professional accreditation requirements).

SBS students should contact the SBS Exchange Team for further details on sbs-exchange@strath.ac.uk.

All other students should contact the Exchange Team in the Recruitment and International Office on outbound-exchange@strath.ac.uk.

 When can you go on a semester exchange? 

  • 3rd Year - Semester 2 only 
  • 5th Year - Semester 1 only 

Where can I go? 

The list below is subject to change. It was last updated on September 2023. Any option below that has an '*' means that a student from this department has studied there previously. 

Host University Country City Type of Agreement 
KU Leuven Belgium Ghent  Department 
Dalhousie University Canada  Halifax, Nova Scotia Department 
Aarhus School Of Architecture Denmark  Aarhus Department 
Ecole Nationale Superieure D'architecture De Paris La Villette France  Paris Department 
Bauhaus Universitat Germany  Weimar Department 
Universita Degli Studi Roma Tre Italy  Rome Department 
Universita Iuav Di Venezia Italy  Venice Department 
Warsaw University Of Technology Poland  Warsaw Department 
National University of Singapore Singapore    Department 
Turku University of Applied Sciences  Finland  Turku Faculty Wide 
Technische Universitat Munchen Germany  Munich Faculty Wide 
Lulea University of Technology  Sweden Lulea Faculty Wide 
Chalmers Tekniska Hogskola Sweden Gothenburg  Faculty Wide 
Queensland University of Technology Australia Brisbane, Queensland University Wide 
Deakin University Australia Melbourne, Victoria University Wide 
Concordia University Canada   Montreal, Quebec  University Wide 
McMaster University Canada  Hamiton Ontario University Wide 
University of Toronto Canada  Toronto, Ontario University Wide 
Queen's University Canada  Kingston, Ontario University Wide 
The Pontifical Catholic University of Chile  Chile  Santiago University Wide 
Hong Kong City University Hong Kong Kowloon, Hong Kong University Wide 
Hong Kong University Hong Kong Kowloon, Hong Kong University Wide 
Nanyang Technological University Singapore    University Wide 
Clarkson University USA  Potsdam, NY state University Wide 
Clemson University USA  Clemson, South Carolina  University Wide 
Georgia Tech USA  Atlanta, Georgia University Wide 
Louisiana State University USA  Baton Rouge, Louisiana  University Wide 
Michigan Tech University USA  Houghton, Michigan  University Wide 
Northern Arizona University USA  Flagstaff, Arizona  University Wide 
Purdue University USA  West Lafayette, Indiana  University Wide 
San Diego State University USA  San Diego, California  University Wide 
San Jose State University USA  San Jose, California  University Wide 
University of East Carolina USA  Greenville. North Carolina  University Wide 
University of Iowa USA  Iowa City, Iowa  University Wide 
University of South Carolina USA  Columbia, South Carolina  University Wide 
Willamette University USA  Salem, Oregon  University Wide 
Curtin University Australia Perth, Western Australia University Wide *
RMIT University Australia Melbourne, Victoria University Wide *
Swinburne University of Technology Australia Melbourne, Victoria University Wide *
University of Technology Sydney Australia Sydney, New South Wales University Wide *
University of Toronto Canada  Toronto, Ontario University Wide *
University of Waterloo Canada  Waterloo, Ontario University Wide *

University

City

State/Province

Important information

Concordia University

 Montreal Quebec 

Long-standing partner.

Limited places available.

Dalhousie University

Halifax Nova Scotia

Dalhousie University is only available to architecture students.  

McMaster University

Hamilton

Ontario

Long-standing partner.

Limited places available.

Osgoode Hall Law School

Toronto

Ontario

Osgoode Hall Law School is only available to LLB Law students. 

Queen's University

Kingston

Ontario

Long-standing partner.

Limited number of places available for Engineering students.  Good number of place available for HASS

students.

University of Guelph

Guelph

Ontario

Not suitable for Engineering students.

Not suitable for Chemistry students. 

Good number of places available.

University of Toronto

Toronto

Ontario

Long-standing partner.

Academic level can be challenging.

Campus housing is not guaranteed and it can be quite difficult to find accommodation in the city. 

Limited places available.

University of Victoria

Victoria

British Columbia

Long-standing partner.

Agreement covers Humanties, Science & Social Sciences. Not suitable for Engineering students.

Campus housing not guaranteed.  Limited places available.

University of Waterloo

Waterloo

Ontario

Suits most subject areas. 

Reasonable number of places available.

 

 

UniversityCityState/ProvinceImportant information

Hong Kong City University

Kowloon

Hong Kong

Long-standing partner.

Classes taught in English.

Campus accommodation is limited and not guaranteed.

Lots of places available.

Hong Kong University

 

Hong Kong

New partner in 2022/23.

Classes taught in English.

Lots of places available.

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (Science Exchange programmes)

 

Kowloon

Hong Kong

HKUST is only available to students in the Science Faculty (exception Computer Science which is offered in the Engineering Faculty at HKUST).

Classes taught in English

Housing is limited so you may require to find your own housing off-campus.  Norm tends to be shared-rooms in campus accommodation.

Good number of places available for Science students.

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Kowloon

Hong Kong

HKPU is currently only available to Biomedical Engineering students.   Lots of places available.

Tsinghua University

Beijing

 

Very limited classes in English.

NOT AVAILABLE IN SESSION 2023/24 DUE TO ONGOING COVID RESTRICTIONS IN CHINA.

 

UniversityCityState/ProvinceImportant information

Nanyang Technological University

Kowloon

Singapore

 

Limited places available in 2023/24.

 

National University of Singapore

  Singapore

NUS is only available to architecture students.  

 

University City State/Province Important information 

University of Otago

Dunedin

South Island

Limited to one semester of exchange (Feb - May 2024).

Not suitable for Engineering students.  Good match for most other subject areas.

Limited number of places available.

UniversityCityState/ProvinceImportant information

Curtin University

Perth

Western Australia

Limited to one semester of exchange (Feb - May 2024)

Places to be confirmed.

Queensland University of Technology

Brisbane

Queensland

Limited to one semester of exchange (Feb - May 2024)

Limited number of places available.

RMIT University

Melbourne

Victoria

Limited to one semester of exchange (Feb - May 2024)

Limited places available.

Swinburne University of Technology

Melbourne

Victoria

Limited to one semester of exchange (Feb - May 2024)

Limited places available.

University of Technology Sydney

Sydney

New South Wales

Limited to one semester of exchange (March - June 2024)

Reasonable number of places available.

Deakin University

Melbourne

Victoria

Limited  to one semester of exchange (Feb - May 2024)

Places to be confirmed

UNITEN - (Universiti Tenaga Nasional)