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FAUexchange – Partner universities

Partner universities in the direct exchange programme for students from all faculties

FAU students can spend one to two semesters abroad at the partner universities listed below as part of the direct exchange programme FAUexchange. As a rule, exchange students are exempt from tuition fees at the partner university abroad.

Not all partner universities offer all the degree programmes available at FAU. Please check the partner universities’ websites yourself to see whether they offer suitable degree programmes. You should also check whether there are any admission restrictions for exchange students.

Semester dates in Argentina: March to July (1st semester) and end of July/beginning of August to December (2nd semester).

1. Universidad Nacional de San Martín (UNSAM)

  • Study options: Humanities and social sciences, engineering, business and economics
  • Level of study: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programmes
  • Teaching language: Spanish
  • Funding available: Waiver of tuition fees

Semester dates in Brazil: January/February to July (1st semester) and end of July/beginning of August to December (2nd semester).

1. Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC)

  • Study options: Humanities and social sciences, engineering, sciences, business and economics
  • Level of study: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programmes
  • Teaching language: Portuguese
  • Funding available: Waiver of tuition fees

2. Universidade de São Paulo (USP)

  • Study options: Humanities and social sciences (book and media studies), engineering (materials science), business and economics
  • Level of study: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programmes
  • Teaching language: Portuguese
  • Funding available: Waiver of tuition fees

Semester dates in Chile: March to July (1st semester) and end of July/beginning of August to December (2nd semester).

1. Universidad de la Serena

  • Study options: Humanities and social sciences, engineering, sciences, business and economics
  • Level of study: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programmes
  • Teaching language: Spanish
  • Funding available: Waiver of tuition fees

2. Universidad Austral de Chile

  • Study options: Humanities and social sciences, engineering, sciences, business and economics
  • Level of study: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programmes
  • Teaching language: Spanish
  • Funding available: Waiver of tuition fees

Exchanges at the School of Business, Economics and Society are organised directly by the International Relations Office in Nuremberg.

Semester dates in China: September to January (winter semester) and February to July (summer semester).

1. Huazhong University of Science & Technology (HUST)

  • Study options: Only natural sciences and engineering (chemistry, chemical engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, energy technology, life science, materials science, mathematics, mechanical engineering, molecular biology, physics)
  • Level of study: only Master’s degree programmes
  • Teaching language: Chinese, English
  • Funding available: Waiver of tuition fees

Semester dates in Japan: October to February (winter semester) and April to July (summer semester).

1. Osaka University

  • Study options:
    • iExPo: Attending regular teaching units in Japanese, additional courses may be available in English (admission requirements: a high level of proficiency in Japanese at JLPT level N2 or N1).
    • OUSSEP: A very restricted range of courses is available in English, usually in combination with a Japanese language course (admission requirements: proficiency in English; knowledge of Japanese not required), predominantly for Bachelor’s students who have already studied four semesters at FAU before starting to study in Japan.
    • FrontierLab@Osaka: A laboratory course (only for certain areas of research in engineering and sciences)with the option to attend teaching units taught in Japanese or English (admission requirements: proficiency in English or Japanese at JLPT level N2).
    • Maple: Intensive one year course in Japanese language and culture (admission requirements: proficiency in Japanese, JLPT level N3).
  • Level of study: Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes
  • Teaching language: Japanese, English
  • Funding available: Waiver of tuition fees

Students of Japanese Studies who would like to study at Osaka University should apply directly via the Chair of Japanese Studies.

FAU is a member of the exchange network Programme québécois d’échanges étudiants (PQÉÉ) run by the Canadian BCI (Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire) in Québec. FAU does not have any independent bilateral agreements on exchange places at the Canadian partner universities. The students nominated after the internal FAU selection process compete with students from the other member universities in the network for the places at the Canadian universities. However, the majority of students selected in the internal FAU process are offered a place by the Canadian partners.

Information on the options for studying at Canadian partner universities is available on the BCI website. Only certain degree programmes are open to exchange students.

Students of medicine and dentistry may only study disciplines relating to their subject (e.g. immunology) at the Canadian universities. It is not possible to study medicine as such.

Semester dates in Canada: August to December (trimestre d’automne) and January to May (trimestre d’hiver). It is not possible to study in Canada during the trimestre d’été.

1. Bishop’s University

2. École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS)

    • Study options: Only engineering
    • Level of study: only Bachelor’s degree programmes
    • Teaching language: French
    • Funding available: Waiver of tuition fees

3. Université Laval

    • Study options: Humanities and social sciences, engineering, sciences, business and economics
    • Level of study: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programmes
    • The following options are offered for students at the Faculty of Medicine: Maîtrise en épidémiologie, Maîtrise en microbiologie-immunologie (méd), Maîtrise en médecine moléculaire, Maîtrise en santé communautaire; it is not possible to study either medicine or dentistry
    • Students at the School of Law can choose the following: Baccalauréat en droit, Maîtrise en droit
    • Teaching language: French
    • Funding available: Waiver of tuition fees

4. Université de Sherbrooke

5. Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT)

6. Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

7. Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO)

8. Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR)

9. Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR)

Semester dates in Columbia: January to July (1st semester) and early/mid July to December (2nd semester).

1. Universidad del Norte (Uninorte)

  • Study options: Humanities and social sciences, engineering, sciences, medicine
  • Level of study: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programmes
  • Teaching language: Spanish
  • Funding available: Waiver of tuition fees

Exchanges at the School of Business, Economics and Society are organised directly by the International Relations Office in Nuremberg.

Semester dates in Latvia: September to January (winter semester) and February to June (summer semester).

1. Latvijas Universitate

  • Study options: Humanities and social sciences, engineering, sciences, business and economics
  • Level of study:
  • Teaching language: Latvian and English (especially at the Faculty of Economics and Management, Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art and in courses offered as part of the Baltic Study Programme)
  • Funding available: Waiver of tuition fees

2. Rigas Tehniska universitate

  • Study options: Only engineering
  • Level of study:
  • Teaching language: Latvian, English
  • Funding available: Waiver of tuition fees

Semester dates in Mexico: January to July (1st semester) and end of July/beginning of August to December (2nd semester).

1. Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL)

  • Study options: Humanities and social sciences, sciences, business and economics, medicine
  • Level of study: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programmes
  • Teaching language: Spanish
  • Funding available: Waiver of tuition fees

Information on the tense situation regarding security as a result of organised crime can be found on the website of the Federal Foreign Office.

2. Universidad de Guanajuato (UGTO)

  • Study options: Humanities (Romance languages), engineering (chemical engineering, materials science), sciences (chemistry)
  • Level of study: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programmes
  • Teaching language: Spanish
  • Funding available: Waiver of tuition fees

3. Universidad de Guadalajara (UDG)

  • Study options: All subject areas
  • Level of study: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programmes
  • Teaching language: Spanish
  • Funding available: Waiver of tuition fees

Exchanges at the School of Business, Economics and Society are organised directly by the International Relations Office in Nuremberg.

Exchanges at the Institute of Economics at the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology are organised directly by the Institute itself.

4. Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de México (UIA)

  • Study options: Humanities and social sciences, engineering, sciences, business and economics
  • Level of study: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programmes
  • Teaching language: Spanish
  • Funding available: Waiver of tuition fees

Exchanges at the School of Business, Economics and Society are organised directly by the International Relations Office in Nuremberg.

5. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

  • Study options: Humanities and social sciences, engineering, sciences, business and economics
  • Level of study: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programmes
  • Teaching language: Spanish
  • Funding available: Waiver of tuition fees

Semester dates in Russia: September to February (autumn semester) and February to June (spring semester).

1. Vladimir State University

  • Study options: Humanities and social sciences, engineering, sciences, business and economics
  • Level of study:
  • Teaching language: Russian
  • Funding available: Waiver of tuition fees, funding may be offered by Erasmus+ for students from partner countries

2. Ural State Techical University

  • Study options: Humanities and social sciences (teaching specific subjects, linguistics, intercultural business communication), engineering, business and economics
  • Level of study:
  • Teaching language: Russian, English (in particular at the Faculty of International Relations and the Faculty of Economics and Management)
  • Funding available: Waiver of tuition fees

Semester dates in South Korea: September to December (winter semester) and ;March to June (summer semester).

The partner universities in South Korea offer courses in English. Students are not expected to have any knowledge of Korean.

1. Chungnam National University

  • Study options: Students can choose from all degree programmes on offer but it is not possible to study medicine or dentistry.
  • Level of study: Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes
  • Teaching language: Korean, English
  • Wide range of degree programmes available in English in humanities and social sciences, engineering, sciences and business and economics e.g. Asian studies, biology, business and economics, chemistry, chemical and biological engineering, geosciences, life science, materials science, mathematics, physics, political science, psychology.
  • Funding: Waiver of tuition fees, option to apply for a scholarship as part of the Global Scholarship Programme (GSP) run by Chungnam National University if grades are good enough (GPA of at least 3.5/4.5, roughly equivalent to an average grade of 2.0 at FAU).

2. Inha University

  • Study options: Students can choose from all degree programmes on offer but it is not possible to study medicine or dentistry.
  • Level of study: Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes
  • Teaching language: Korean, English
  • Wide range of degree programmes available in English in the humanities and social sciences, engineering, sciences and business and economics e.g. Asian studies (Chinese studies, Japanese studies), chemical and biological engineering, computer science, economics, electrical engineering, energy technology, English studies, geosciences, industrial engineering, materials science, mathematics, mechanical engineering, physics, political science, sports science, teaching.
  • Funding available: Waiver of tuition fees

3. Pusan National University (PNU)

  • Study options: Students can choose from all degree programmes on offer, but it is not possible to study medicine, dentistry, pharmacy or law.
  • Level of study: Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes
  • Teaching language: Korean, English
  • Wide range of degree programmes available in English in the humanities and social sciences, engineering, sciences and business and economics e.g. Asian studies, biology, chemistry, chemical and biological engineering, computer science, economics, electrical engineering, energy technology, English studies, industrial engineering, life science, materials science, mathematics, mechanical engineering, mechatronics, molecular and cell biology, nanotechnology, physics, political science, sports science, teaching.
  • Funding available: Waiver of tuition fees
  • Please note: Exchange students are enrolled at the Department of Global Studies , but may also attend teaching units at other departments. It is not possible to attend teaching units in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing science or law.

Semester dates in Taiwan: September to January (winter semester) and February to June (summer semester).

1. National Taiwan University (NTU)

  • Study options: Students can choose from all degree programmes on offer but it is not possible to study medicine or dentistry.
  • Level of study: Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes
  • Teaching language: Chinese, English
  • Wide range of degree programmes available in English in the humanities and social sciences, engineering, sciences and business and economics e.g. Asian studies, chemistry, chemical and biological engineering, computer science, economics, electrical engineering, English studies, life science, materials science, mechanical engineering, mechatronics, medical engineering, philosophy, physics, political science, law.
  • Funding available: Waiver of tuition fees

Students from the School of Business and Economics who would like to study at NTU should apply directly via the International Relations Office.

Semester dates in Ukraine: Early September to late January (winter semester) and mid February to mid June (summer semester)

1. V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University

  • Study options: All subject areas
  • Level of study:
  • Teaching language: Ukrainian
  • Funding available: Waiver of tuition fees, funding may be offered by Erasmus+ for students from partner countries

Semester dates in Uruguay: March to July (1st semester) and end of July/beginning of August to December (2nd semester).

1. Universidad Católica del Uruguay (UCU)

 

  • Study options: Humanities and social sciences, engineering
  • Level of study: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programmes
  • Teaching language: Spanish
  • Funding available: Waiver of tuition fees

Exchanges at the School of Business, Economics and Society are organised directly by the International Relations Office in Nuremberg.

Semester dates in USA: August to December (fall term) and January to May (spring term).

Due to admission restrictions at the US partner universities, students of medicine, dentistry and the School of Law cannot study in the USA.

1. University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)

  • Study options: All degree programmes except for Master of Business Administration (MBA), law, pharmacy, medicine and dentistry
  • Level of study: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programmes
  • Teaching language: English
  • Funding available: Waiver of tuition fees, possible paid teaching assistant position (depending on the department, and only for graduate studies)
  • Please note: You must submit a TOEFL certificate with your application as proof of language ability.

2. University of Kansas (Lawrence, Kansas)

  • Study options: Exchanges available for one year (it is not possible to only stay for one semester); only graduate degree programmes; admission only possible to degree programmes offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and to the Professional Schools except for Business, Law, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Medicine.
  • Level of study: only Master’s degree programmes
  • Teaching language: English
  • Funding available: waiver of tuition fees and GDX scholarship from the University of Kansas (7,500 USD in 2017/18).
  • Please note: You must submit a TOEFL certificate with your application as proof of language ability.

3. Minnesota State University (Mankato, Minnesota)

  • Study options: all degree programmes except for law, medicine and dentistry
  • Level of study: only Bachelor’s degree programmes; students studying Master’s degree programmes at FAU can be admitted to undergraduate degree programmes at the MNSU
  • Teaching language: English
  • Funding available: waiver of tuition fees or reduction of tuition fees to 4,265 USD (in 2017/18) per semester.