Where can I go?

The University prides itself on its ability to offer students a wide array of study abroad opportunities. Your preferred destination may depend on the course and criteria set by your department but where your course is more flexible, we have agreements with partner institutions across the world. Whilst some partners may restrict student numbers in certain years, we will try to accommodate your choice wherever possible.  

Explore over 250 Study Abroad destinations across Europe and the rest of the World.

Please click on the map below to access University of Birmingham Partner Institutions:

where can i go

There are three types of programmes managed by the Study Abroad and Exchanges Team within the University's International Relations Department.

1. The International Exchange Programme
2. The Erasmus+ Exchange Programme
3. Summer Schools

1. The International Exchange Programme

This exchange programme is for students that wish to study at one of our Non EU partner universities around the world. Students on programmes that permit an exchange period can apply to any one of the University's partners that offer modules in their discipline. You should also have enough prior knowledge of the overseas institution's language of instruction to be able to fully engage with university level study. 

2. The Erasmus+ Exchange Programme

This exchange programme is for students that want to study at one of our partner universities in Europe. With a handful of exceptions, where you can go depends on which department you study in and which universities they have exchange agreements with. Students in departments with Erasmus+ agreements in place are allocated to exchange universities by their department.


Université Aix Marseille (Université Paul Cézanne - Aix-Marseille III)
Université Montpellier 2
Freie Universität Berlin
Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Biology and Biochemistry

Computer Science (Staff Only)

Earth Sciences

Engineering (PG Only)

Genetics Neuroscience (Staff Only)



History of Art

Czech Republic
Charles University in Prague
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
University of Leiden

Humanities - History

Humanities (Except Language)

Humanities/Political Science/Business Studies/Earth Sciences/Engineering

Humanties / Foreign Languages


Universität Wien
Université de Liège
Université Aix Marseille (Université de Provence - Aix-Marseille I)
Université Blaise Pascal - Clermont-Ferrand II
Université de Bourgogne - Dijon
Université de Caen Basse-Normandie
Université de Franche-Comté
Université de Poitiers
Université de Strasbourg
Université de Toulouse II - Le Mirail
Université Lumière Lyon 2
Université Michel de Montaigne - Bordeaux 3
Université Nancy 2
Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7
Université Paris Est Créteil – Val de Marne
Université Paris-Est-Creteil Val-de-Marne UPEC
Université Paul Valery (Montpellier III)
Université Stendhal - Grenoble 3
albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau
Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Universität Augsburg
Universität Koblenz-Landau
Universität zu Köln
Katholieke Universiteit Eichstatt-Ingolstadt
Universitat Kassel
Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione ILUM
Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Università degli Studi di Bologna 'Alma Mater Studiorum'
Università degli Studi di Ferrara
Università degli Studi di Firenze
Università degli Studi di Genova
Universita degli Studi di Messina
Università degli Studi di Padova
Università degli Studi di Siena
Università degli Studi di Urbino 'Carlo Bo'
Università degli Studi di Verona
Università degli Studi Roma Tre
Universite degli Studi Gabriele D'Annunzio di Chieti-Pascara
Università degli Studi di Milano
Universidade de Coimbra
Universidade de Lisboa
Universidad de Alcalá
Universidad de Granada
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Universidad de Almeria
Universidad de Cádiz
Universidad de Extremadura
Universidad de Huelva
Universidad de Málaga
Universidad de Oviedo
Universidad de Salamanca
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
Universidad de Sevilla
Universidad de Valencia
Universidad de Zaragoza
Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea
Universidad Pablo de Olavide
Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona
Universitat de Barcelona
Université de Fribourg

Languages / Lingustics

Languages, Humanties and Earth Sciences


Université de Strasbourg
Université d'Orléans
Université Montesquieu - Bordeaux IV
Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II
Freie Universität Berlin
Universität Bayreuth


Universiteit Gent
Universite Catholque de Louvain
Czech Republic
Charles University in Prague
Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Universität Koblenz-Landau
Ethnikon Kai Kapodistriakon Panepistimion Athinon
Universita degli Studi di Bari
Università Tà Malta
Universidad de Granada

Linguistics (PG Only)

Universiteit van Tilburg

Metallurgy and Materials

Music (PG Only)

Royal Conservatoire


Social Sciences (Social Work and Counselling)


University Wide

3. Summer Schools

There are a variety of summer schools and short-term programmes available to students at the University of Birmingham based in our partner institutions across the world. These are potentially excellent opportunities to gain academic, cultural and social experiences if you are not able to access longer term exchange opportunities. Please see below some examples of the summer schools opportunities offered by our partners. 

To Note: 

There may be bursaries available for summer schools offered at our U21 partner institutions. Please visit International Relations Summer Bursaries for further information.  

Some Summer Schools offer tuition fee waivers where students attending are classified as exchange students. Please check with the partner instiution directly if you are eligible for the fee waiver. 

You should research the full costs, eligibility criteria and application process before you apply to any of them. 


University of Vienna

Winter School: Cultural Historical Studies

The two-week programme combines first-calss academic courses with an extensive social and cultural program. Vienna's rich cultural heritage will lead to a thorough understanding of the impact of the fin de siècle on the modernization of Europe. The Winter School takes place 2nd - 17th February 2018.

For more information please visit the University of Vienna website.

Summer School: International and European Studies

The univie summer school offers four weeks of European Studies and cultural exchange. The four week program consists of two two-week sessions, and there is a choice of twelve European Studies courses and four levels of German. The pituresque campus is located directly on the shore of Lake Wolfgang, surrounded by meadow and woods with a spectacular view of the nearby mountains.

For more information please visit the University of Vienna website.


McGill University 

International Summer Program 

The International Summer Program at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill is designed to provide international undergraduate students the opportunity to gain critical North American perspectives on issues of global importance.

For information please visit McGill website

The University of British Columbia

UBC Vancouver Summer Program

The Vancouver Summer Program (VSP) is a four week academic program offered at the University of British Columbia, Canada for cohorts of international students to study at UBC. The program provides the opportunity for cooperating universities to organize groups of students to take two academic courses in various UBC Faculties while learning about Canadian practices and culture.

For information please visit the VSP website

The University of Ottawa

Ottawa Summer Program

The three-week intensive program will offer a comprehensive international perspective and real-time intercultural exchange.

For information please visit the Ottawa Summer Program website.

China (Mainland) 

Fudan University

Fudan University International Summer Session 

Fudan University International Summer Session provides a 4-week course study and cultural experience to students from all over the world. Students will have the opportunity to get to know China, experience Shanghai and be part of the Fudan community. 

For more information please visit Fudan University website

Fudan School of Management Summer School 2017

The School of Management, Fudan University, is proud to present its first edition of the international summer program: BEYOND. The two-week intensive global and China-focused program gives participants the opporunity to gain academic knowledge and hands-on experience while in the financial and cultural hub of China. This programme is English-taught, and participants will be able to gain 3 transferable credits and a certificate on completion.

For more information please visit the School of Management Summer School

Jinan University

Jinan University Summer Session

Jinan University Summer Session offers over 50 courses each summer, in a wide variety of disciplines.  Students from all around the world attend Jinan University in the summer and big portion of students are visitors (non-Jinan University students).

For information please visit Jinan University website. 

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

SJTU Global Winter School 2018

This three-week programme is a great opportunity for students to experience modern life in Shanghai while learning about topics of classical Chinese culture.

SJTU Global Summer School 2018

Global Summer School provides excellent opportunities for students to learn about China through academic and cultural immersion this summer. A wide range of courses in various disciplines are provided, including Public Policy and City Governance, Brain Science and Technology, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Culture, Urban Horticulture and its Culture, and Discovering Chinese Creativity, each of which will be accompanied with Chinese language courses for both beginners and intermediate learners. 

SJTU Summer Research Internship 2018

SJTU offers 39 world-class research projects for overseas undergraduate students which covers 8 fields including mechanical engineering, electronic information and electronic engineering, agriculture and pharmacy, etc. The internship lasts eight weeks.  

For information on both winter and summer schools please visit SJTU website

Sun Yat-sen University

International Summer Program 

SYSU international summer program will offer you an excellent opportunity to enrich your knowledge and understanding of various China-related topics like Chinese language, business management, politics and culture. You will also participate in a wide range of group projects and cultural activities with Chinese and international students, experience the essence of Chinese culture, satisfy your intellectual curiosity and explore many facets of the university, the city and even the country. 

For information please visit SYSU website

Tsinghua University

Tsinghua International Summer School - Experiencing China

Packed into two exciting weeks, this summer programme opens up to you the fascinating and diverse world of China. Guided by a standout team of experts in their field, you will be taught how global issues play out in the Chinese context through interactive classes and panels. With thirteen special China-focused tracks to choose from, you can hone in on your specific academic interest including Economy, City Development and Environment, Innovation, Education and Humanities.

For more information please visit the Tsinghua University website.

University of Nottingham Ningbo China

UNNC International Summer School 2018

The Summer School will give you the chance to study a new subject overseas while learning about a different culture first-and. UNNC are offering three exciting courses for 2018: 'The Rise of China', 'Doing Business in China' and 'Mandarin for Work'.The Summer School includes a number of trips that will provide you with a fantastic chance to explore this amazing country at a time of rapid change. 


For information please visit UNNC website. 

Czech Republic

Charles University in Prague

Spring University Prague

Spring University Prague 2017: Understanding Europe in an Age of Uncertainty will take place during April 2017. This study programme is internationally acknowledged and recognised, and will provide students with a broad understanding of the most significant political and social issues in contemporary Europe.

For further information please visit the Spring University Prague website.


Aarhus University

AU Summer University

AU Summer University is Aarhus University’s summer school which takes place on our beautiful campus every year in July and August. The programme consist of a broad variety of courses, taught in English at Bachelor’s or Master’s level, within the fields of: Arts, Business and Economics, Media and Communication, Social Science and Law, Health, Science and Technology. Along with the academic programme, we offer accommodation service, visa service, and a social programme for both lecturers and students.

For more information please visit the Aarhus University website.


ESC Rennes School of Business

Summer Programme

The purpose of the Summer Programme is to provide students with a conceptual framework and practical ideas for understanding how organizations and managers can optimize eonomic, social and environmental performance through a successful Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy. The Summer Programme will examine how responsible managers and their companies' stakeholders - employees, customers, suppliers, government, the community, and society at large - can work together to create a more sustainable world.

For more information please visit the ESC Rennes School of Business website.

Kedge Business School

Kedge International Summer School

Kedge Business School offers a flexible summer programme in Southern France, with programmes in Marseille, Bordeaux and Toulon, along with a range of buisiness trips and social activities to choose from.

For more information please visit the Kedge Business School website.

Grenoble Ecole de Management

Spring Programme

A great opportunity for students to discover France, Grenoble and its business environment. The Certificate in Innovation, Design Thinking & Intrapreneurship is a three-week course designed for managers of technology-based and also service companies willing to take leadership in innovation and initiate change. The modular structure of the program is designed so that the modules can be followed independently or in a block, allowing participants to fully benefit from the complete training if they attend the three weeks.

For more information please visit the Grenoble EM website.

Université Grenoble Alpes

Grenoble INP Summer Schools

Grenoble offers two summer programs for 2018: one in Nanotechnology and one in Smart Energy. Both are taught by highly-qualified teaching staff in Grenoble INP fields of expertise. In addition to science courses, Grenoble INP summer schools offer insights on French Culture, practicals, visits to state-of-the-art European scientific facilities and a full social program.

For further information please visit the Université Grenoble Alpes website.

Université Paul Valery (Montpellier III)

Pre-Doctoral Summer School

This all-inclusive Pre-Doctoral Summer School, completely taught in English, will combine theoretical and methodological training with case studies for future doctoral students interested in economics, cultural policies, heritage and tourism development.

For more information please see the Pre-Doctoral Summer School Flyer


Goethe University

Frankfurt Summer School 

During the four weeks participants will discover the city of Frankfurt, take part in a diverse cultural programme, attend German language courses, and seminars provided by researchers and lecturers from Goethe University as well as from partner universities cooperating with Goethe University within the programme of Strategic Partnerships. Seminars in three different tracks are offered: Legal Studies, Psychology, and Natural Life Sciences.

For further information please visit the Goethe University website. 

Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich

Munich International Summer University

Munich International Summer University (MISU) offers a range of courses across languages, the natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities, with the opportunity to gain credits. Students will have the chance to join excursions to discover some of the fascinating historic castles, cities and landscapes of Bavaria and to explore LMU's 530 year old history.

For more information please visit the LMU website.

Hong Kong 

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

International Summer School

The CUHK International Summer School (ISS) provides you with an exceptional opportunity to combine high-quality learning with an unforgettable summer experience. While attending, students can learn and live alongside other academic achievers from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures.

For information please visit CUHK website. 

University of Hong Kong

HKU Summer Institute 

HKU Summer Institute offers a wide range of programmes from different faculties, providing quality learning and rare chances to study abroad for students. The programmes are open to all undergraduates and secondary students and are best suited for students who are looking to expand their academic and cultural horizons during summer in one of the most vibrant cities in Asia.

For information please visit HKU website

Global Leadership Experience 2018 - Hong Kong! 30 June - 8 July

We are launching a brand new project, the Global Leadership Experience, in partnership with the University of Nottingham, Hong Kong University and Common Purpose. Our aim is to support first year students that previously participated in outreach activities to take advantage of study abroad opportunities.

We are providing up to 25 fully funded places for eligible students to spend a week in one of China’s biggest cities - Hong Kong!  

What is the eligibility criteria?

This programme is open to all first year students with special consideration given to students who have experience of public care, attended a non-selective state secondary school, have a home postcode in a low progression neighbourhood or are in receipt of the Chamberlain award.

In our selection we will prioritise students who completed Access to Birmingham, Realising Opportunities, Routes to Professions or the Academic Enrichment Programme.

To find out more and how to apply click here

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

PolyU International Summer School

PolyU International Summer School offers a wide range of credit-bearing academic subjects and a number of educational field trips to Hong Kong, Taiwan and Chinese Mainland to complement and mazimise your learning experience.

For more information please visit The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.


Chitkara University

Summer School 2017

Chitkara University, Punjab and Chitkara University, Himachal Pradesh are pleased to announce Summer School 2017, consisting of forty-one worshops. This Summer School covers a range of topice and courses, sufficiently interdisciplinary in nature.

For more information please visit the Chitkara University Summer School website.

O.P Jindal Global University

Indo-UK Immersion Programme

JGU are hosting an 'Indo-UK Immersion Programme' in July 2018 focussing on the theme of Law, Business and Society in India. The two week programme will also include visits to Delhi NCR, Agra and Jaipur, along with a variety of cultural activities.

For more information please visit the JGU website.


Universitas Gadjah Mada

UGM DREaM International Students Summer Program 

UGM DREaM International Students Summer Program will highlight "Managing The Blue Planet: Ocean and Coastal Zone Management for Security, Prosperity and Peace" as the main theme. The program consists of public lecture, internship, action plan workshop, cultural events, and also community service that provides opportunity for participants to live with the locals and experience various activities in the village.

For more information please visit the UGM website.


Bocconi University

Bocconi Summer School

Bocconi Summer School offers a selective study program, entirely taught in English, open to motivated students. It is a unique opportunity to participate in an exciting laboratory of teaching and experiential learning.

For more information please visit the Bocconi University website.


Keio University

Keio Summer Programme

Keio University welcomes students from around the world to its new quarter-long Summer Programme for academic and cultural learning opportunities in Japan. Live in Tokyo, study alongside Keio students, and experience all that Japan has to offer this Summer!

For more information please visit the Keio University website.

Waseda University

Waseda Summer Session

Explore Tokyo as you take part in the courses covering a variety of interests including business, culture, economics, history, literature and politics in the context of Japan and Asia. The courses are taught in English by experienced faculty members from Waseda and visiting professors from our partner institutions

For information please visit the Waseda University website. 


Ewha Womans University

Co-ed Summer College for International Students 

Ewha ISc offers two summer sessions. Session I is a month-long program designed for global minded students who desire to pursue both academic and cultural endeavors.  Session 2 “Introductory Korean Studies” is a two-week program designed to provide students with an enriching opportunity to learn about and experience Korean culture, language, and history.

For information please visit Ewha ISC.  

Korea University

International Winter Campus 2017-18

KU IWC will embrace a global student body by offering the program for both international and domestic Korean students. Every student may achieve academic credits through Session 1 (3 weeks) and/or experience Korean culture through Session 2 (2 weeks). Along with the academic opportunities, there will be plenty of opportunities to attend fabulous events.

For more information plese visit the Korea University website.

Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)

POSTECH Summer Program

The Summer Program is a great opportunity for students who seek firsthand research experience. Individual research anad the Korean cultural program will allow students to explore the academic field of their interest and unique Korean culture and language.

For more information please visit the POSTECH website.

Pusan National University

PNU Summer School

PNU Summer School provides international students with an enriched cultural and educations experience through participation in either a five-week or three-week program. Each session consists of academic courses coversing diverse subjects taught in English, as well as a variety of extra-curricular activites including field trips.

For more information please visit the PNU website.

Yonsei University

Yonsei International Summer School

The Yonsei International Summer School (YISS) has become an integralpart of campus life based on a unique blend of Korean and global cultures. The program provides a a dynamic education in a broad range of fields, from the arts, culture and humanities to science and technology. Furthermore, we offer cutting-edge classes in management and economics, global issues, history and social sciences.

For more information please visit the YISS website.


The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

International Summer School

Based at the award-winning countryside campus just outside Kuala Lumpur, this Summer School Programme offers opportunities for anyone wishing to undertake short term study abroad while learning about Malysia's wonderful and varied culture first hand. You can choose from a range of subjects taught by experienced academics in state-of-the-art facilities and impressive surroundings.

For information please visit the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus website 

Universiti Teknologi Mara

UiTM International Summer Programmes

The Summer Programme allows students not only to study modules and gain language skills, but also to explore the rich culture and history of Malaysia through weekend excursions, social events and cultural immersion activities. There are twenty-four programme modules on offer under the themes: culture & art, biodiversity, business management, technology advancement and language.

For more information please visit the UiTM website


Tecnologico de Monterrey 

TEC Summer School 

Summer Certificates:

  • Human Rights & Corruption
  • Innovation, Development & Negotiation
  • International Marketing & Public Relations
  • Social Entrepreneurship & Corporate Sustainability 

Summer Courses:

One or two courses from the regular offerings

Intensive Spanish Summer:

Options in basic, intermediate and advanced Spanish

For more information please visit TEC website


University of Amsterdam

UvA Summer School 

At the UvA Summer School, you can pursue your studies in a wide range of disciplines while enjoying social and academic activities in one of the most culturally and intellectually vibrant cities of Western Europe – Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands.

For information please visit the UvA website.  

University of Groningen

The University of Groningen (1614) is hosting a range of summer schools in Groningen and elsewhere in the world. Summer schools are a wonderful way to bring bright students and inspired researchers together to work intensively on important topics. Our summer schools are always research-driven, and many of them are multidisciplinary, offering a wide range of perspectives. 

For more information please visit RUG website

Utrecht University

Utrecht Summer School

Utrecht Summer School offers a broad selection of over 200 academic courses in virtually all disciplines organised by Utrecht University, HU University of Applied Sciences and HKU University of the Arts. These institutions offer high quality, challenging summer courses on bachelor, master and PhD level.

For information please visit the Utrect Summer School website

New Zealand 

The University of Auckland

Screen Tools 

A four-week practical course for emerging filmmakers. Discover first-hand what draws the global film industry here, and create your own short drama. Develop the tools you need to launch your career.

Drama Tools

A four-week practical course in the art of theatre-making. Centred around acting and storytelling, this intensive course also incorporates an understanding of design, set, props, costume, lighting and sound.

For more information please visit the University of Aukland website


National University of Singapore

FASStrack Asia - The Summer School 2018

The summer programme will tap into NUS' research strengths in the region and offer students an enriching knowledge and understanding of various Asian-related topics and issues. Taught over a 5-week summer period, students will attend classes, participate in active discussions and learn from academic experts specializing in their area of study.

For information please visit the NUS website

Global Science Summer Programme

Offering courses in Data Analytics and Forensic Science, this programme is an opportunity to broaden academic and cultural horizons. Students will gain new skills and ideas, immerse themselves in new surroundings and expand their international perspective.

Form more information visit the NUS website.

Nanyang Technological University

GEM Trailblazer Summer 

GEM Trailblazer Summer offers up ​​​​​four different tracks to for a full Asian cultural ​experience, with opportunities ​​to enhance your future business career in Asia!

For information please visit NTU website

Singapore Institute of Management (SIM)

SIM International Summer Program (ISP)

ISP offers a six-fold experience, by not only providing an internationally-focused classroom experience with in-depth lectures and case-consulting projects by visiting businessmen and researchers, but also hosting daily excursions such as industry visits and community service projects - all activities to develop the global skills and understanding of each participant.

For more information please visit the ISP website


Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

Summer School of Economics and Business

The Summer Program offers some of UAM's most popular high-quality courses in an intensive 6-week format, in a truly international environment.

For more information please visit the Summer School of Economics and Business website.

University of Almería

Summer Abroad: Spanish Language and Culture

The Almería province has beautiful beaches, natural parks, and an array of interesting villages to visit. Students can improve their Spanish through a combination of classroom instruction and excursions throughout southern Spain that include trips to the Alhambra in Granada, Cabo de Gata Natural Park, and historic and cultural landmarks throughout Almería. In addition to daily classes, these trips count toward students' total credit hours. Housing and meals will be provided by a local host family in Almería.

For more information please visit the University of Almería website.

University of the Basque Country

Basque Culture II. International Summer School

This two-week course is taught by international experts, with a fun cultural plan to get to know Basque society and culture. Specific classes range from literature, dance and music to science and technology. This extensive academic offer is completed with Basque language courses and other optional activities.

For more information please visit the Basque Culture II. International Summer School website.


Linköping University

Linköping University Summer Academy has several high-quality courses to choose from and students will gain cultural insights together with other international students from all over the world. Linköping is one of Sweden's fastest growing cities. High world-class technology, an innovative university and lively trade characterise the city. Linköping is situated in an inviting landscape of beautiful natural surrounding, and here history and tradition meet creativity and innovation.

For more information please visit the Linköping University website.


University of Zurich

Summer Schools University of Zurich

During the two weeks you will deepen your understanding of Switzerland and experience Zurich, one of the world's most attractive student cities. 'How Switzerland got rich', July 9th - 20th 2018, will include several study tours to deepen your understanding of Switzerland.

For more information please visit the University of Zurich website.

Zurich University of Applied Sciences

Swiss Summer Academy

This course provides an exciting opportunity to study, connect and socialize with other students from around the world, enjoy company visits, field trips and extra-curricular activities. The ZHAW School of Management and Law offers a unique study environment and a choice of accredited programs. Besides sharing the latest academic knowledge and offering you access to leading companies in their respective fields, a dedicated team of experienced lecturers and staff endeavours to provide you with an insightful and inspiring once-in-a-lifetime experience.

For more information please visit the ZHAW School of Management and Law Summer Academy website


University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago Summer Session 2017

Study with nationally recognised faculty at one of the top research-funded institutions in the nation. Summer is the perfect time to enjoy UIC's green campus and state-of-the-art recreation centres. UIC Summer Session allows you to earn up to 12 credit hours or focus on a single course, giving you the flexibility to combine study with work, internships and travel.

For more information, visit the UIC Summer Session website.