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Overseas Exchange

Students from our non-European partner universities may come to Durham on a placement.

Durham University has signed student exchange agreements with selected universities in overseas (non-EU) destinations. Under these agreements we send and receive a number of students for a visiting period of normally one academic year. Most exchanges are set up at undergraduate level, though a few postgraduate opportunities exist. 

Is my university an Overseas Exchange partner university? 

Durham is currently linked with exchange with partner universities in the Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, China/Hong Kong, Colombia, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and USA. A list can be found on our partner universities page. We are costantly expanding our network of partners, please contact the Exchanges & Study Abroad Team in the International Office for an up-to-date list. Students from European partners should apply through the Erasmus+ programme. Should your university not have an exchange agreement, you are welcome to apply through the fee-paying study abroad programme. 

Why study through Overseas Exchange at Durham? 

  • Inspiring surroundings in an historic university town. 
  • Or unique College Experience provides a strong sense of community - all students are members of a college. 
  • Opportunities to participate in a wide range of sports and other activities, both at University and college level. 
  • An excellent network of support and welfare services, including a dedicated Exchanges and Study Abroad Team and a personal College Tutor.