Overview partner universities outside Europe

Do you want to study further away from home? Do you want to go on an adventure to Australia, Indonesia, or maybe Japan? Or perhaps South Korea offers you better academic opportunities? Below, you will find an overview of the partner universities outside Europe for students of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Important to know:

  • Check if the university offers enough interesting courses in a language you speak in the semester you want to go.
  • Please note that some courses may not be open to exchange students, so always look if the university has a list of courses for exchange students
  • A course with an English title may still be in the local language
  • As a bachelor’s student you generally cannot choose graduate courses (= master’s courses). But feel free to contact the International Office at the host university to ask if you can get permission.
  • The general deadline for application is 31 January for exchange both in the fall and in the spring semester.
  • Once a place is granted, you are expected to accept the place.

Please feel free to contact the IOSS at any time for more information.

Agreements:

  • RBP = University-wide agreement: places are available to students of all faculties. This means more competition, but also that you can choose any faculty abroad to study at (Law and Medical Science may be excluded though).
  • JFA = Joint faculty agreement: places are available to students of a limited number of faculties. Less competition, but also a smaller choice of faculties to study at.
  • SSC = Faculty agreement: places are only available for to Social Sciences students. Here you have the highest chance of getting selected. You will study at the Faculty of Social Sciences or similar.

GPA = Grade Point Average: this is your average grade here at RU. Use your current GPA for reference. You can check your GPA by requesting a Study Progress Overview (Studievoortgangsoverzicht) in Osiris. Be sure to check the average grade box.

For this university, there is limited chance of selectionmeans that this university has more applicants than available places. Therefore even people who have it as their first choice will not get selected, so it is no use choosing this as your 2nd, 3rd, or 4th destination.

CAOS-students/PWO-students have priority = students who study CAOS/PWO will always be first in line, regardless the quality of their motivation letter.

FTR = Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies
JUR = Faculty of Law
LET = Faculty of Arts
MAN = Nijmegen School of Management
NWI = Faculty of Science
SOW = Faculty of Social Sciences
UMC = Faculty of Medical Science

Last update: 23 December 2022

Africa: University-wide agreement (RBP) and Faculty agreement (SSC)

Country City University Nr. of places per year or semester Remarks
Egypt Cairo The American University in Cairo

RBP 4

2 places reserved for MAN

Ghana Cape Coast University of Cape Coast

SSC 3

CAOS students have priority
Kenya Nairobi St. Paul’s University

SSC 4

CAOS students have priority

South-Africa Bloemfontein University of the Free State RBP 4

Courses in Afrikaans and English

2 places reserved for MAN

South-Africa Johannesburg University of the Witwatersrand RBP 4
South-Africa Stellenbosch Stellenbosch University RBP 3

For this university, there is limited chance of selection

1 place reserved for SOW

GPA: 6.8

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Asia: University-wide agreement (RBP) and Faculty agreement (SSC)

Country City University

Nr. of places

Remarks
China Beijing Beijing Normal University

RBP 4

GPA: 7.0
China Beijing Peking University

RBP 4

Not available to Chinese nationals (including Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau)

1 place reserved for UMC / 1 place reserved for NWI

China Hong Kong City University of Hong Kong

RBP 12

GPA: 6.6

English grade 8 (VWO) is mandatory, or else an official certificate is needed. Only Bachelor courses, but Master students are welcome.

China Hong Kong Lingnan University

JFA 4

with LET and MAN

GPA: 6.6

1 place reserved for SOW

China Hong Kong The Education University of Hong Kong RBP 4

Only for Bachelor's students

China Ningbo Nottingham Ningbo RBP 4
China Shenzhen Shenzhen University RBP 4
China Wuhan University of Wuhan RBP 4
Indonesia Jakarta Universitas Indonesia RBP 4
Indonesia Yogyakarta Gadjah Mada RBP 8

2 places reserved for FTR / 2 places reserved for MAN

Israel Jerusalem Hebrew University Jerusalem RBP 4 For this university, there is limited chance of selection
Israel Tel Aviv Tel Aviv University RBP 4
Japan Nishinomiya Kwansei Gakuin University

RBP 4

(2 per semester)

For this university, there is limited chance of selection

2 places reserved for NWI

Japan Tokyo Rikkyo University RBP 8 Undergraduate students can only take undergraduate courses. Graduate students are allowed to take both graduate and undergraduate courses.
Japan Kyoto Ryukoku University SSC 2 Master students of AI have priority / both students can come for 1 semester or for a full year
Japan Nagasaki University of Nagasaki SSC 8
Japan Osaka Kansai Gaidai University RBP 2

Students from MAN have priority, but other faculties have a good chance of placement as well.

GPA: 7.0

Japan Nagoya Nagoya University RBP 4

GPA: 7.0 - this is a strict requirement

1 place reserved for JUR

Japan Kyoto Ritsumeikan Univeristy RBP 2 1 place reserved for MAN
Japan Sendai Tohoku University RBP 4 1 place reserved for MAN / 1 place reserved for NWI
Japan Tokyo Tokyo International University RBP 4

For this university, there is limited chance of selection

GPA 6.7

2 places reserved for MAN

Kazakhstan Almaty Al-Farabi Kazakh National University RBP 4 1 place reserved for FTR
Libanon Beirut American University of Beirut RBP 4 1 place reserved for MAN
Malaysia Bangi National University of Malaysia RBP 4

1 place reserved for MAN

GPA 7.0

Accepted English certificates:

TOEFL iBT: 79 or above / TOEFL ITP: 550 or above /  IELTS: 6.0 or above / Duolingo 95-100

Philippines Quezon City Ateneo de Manila University RBP 6
South Korea Seoul Chung-Ang University RBP 10 2 places reserved for SOW / 2 places reserved for MAN
South Korea Seoul Korea University RBP 4

GPA 6.55

The School of Cybersecurity (master) is not available to exchange students

South Korea Pusan Pusan National University

RBP 20

8 places reserved for SOW / 2 places reserved for MAN
South Korea Seoul Sungkyunkwan University RBP 8
South Korea Seoul Yonsei University RBP 4

For this university, there is limited chance of selection

Students from MAN have priority

Graduate courses are limited and research or thesis is not possible. Graduate courses: https://oia.yonsei.ac.kr/intstd/exCourse.asp

GPA: 6.6

Official Language Certificate required

Taiwan Taipei National Taiwan University RBP 6 1 place reserved for MAN

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Europe (non-Erasmus): University-wide agreement (RBP) and Faculty agreement (SSC)

Country City University Nr. of places Remarks
Russia Moscow HSE University

RBP 15

Not available

4 places reserved for MAN / 4 places reserved for FTR

Russia Moscow Lomonosov Moscow State University

RBP 4

Not available
Russia St Petersburg Saint-Petersburg State University

RBP 4

Not available

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North America: University-wide agreement (RBP) and Faculty agreement (SSC)

Country City University Nr. of places / per year or semester Remarks
Canada Montreal Concordia University RBP 6

Not available for SOW in 2023-2024

GPA: 7.0

Canada St. Catharines Brock University RBP 12

3 places reserved for LET / 3 places reserved for MAN

GPA: 7.0

Canada Ottawa University of Ottawa

JFA with  LET and MAN

Not available for SOW in 2023-2024

Courses of the faculty of Education are not open to exchange students.  GPA: 7.0

Canada Ottawa Carlton University

RBP 4

1 place reserved for MAN

Canada

Winnipeg University of Manitoba RBP 4

Canada

London Western University RBP 10 Only Bachelor's courses

Canada

Grenfell Campus, Corner Brook Memorial University Newfoundland

RBP 4

3 places reserved for SOW

GPA: 6.6

Canada

Toronto York University

RBP 4

A limited number of Master's programmes are open for exchange. No limitations for Bachelor's programmes

Jamaica

Kingston University of West Indies SSC 2
United States Albany University at Albany - State University of New York RBP 12

Not available 2023-2024

4 places reserved for LET

United States Arcata, California Cal Poly Humboldt (previously known as Humboldt State University) RBP 4

Only Bachelor's courses

GPA: 6.8

United States Asheville, Noth Carolina UNC Asheville RBP 4 2 places reserved for LET
United States Boone Appalachian State University RBP 3 1 place reserved for MAN
United States Boston Northeastern University RBP 6

For this university, there is limited chance of selection

1 place reserved for SOW

GPA: 6.6

United States Boston University of Massachusetts Boston RBP 4 Not available 2023-2024
United States Bakersfield California State University RBP 4

Not available 2023-2024

For this university, there is limited chance of selection

1 place reserved for MAN

United States Baton Rouge Lousiana State University RBP 4

2 places reserved for LET

Only Bachelor's courses

United States Cookeville Tennessee Technological University RBP 2
United States Dayton University of Dayton RBP 4 2 places reserved for MAN
United States Durham University of New Hampshire RBP 4

1 place reserved for MAN

Only for Bachelor's students

United States Honolulu Hawaii Pacific University RBP 4

Not available 2023-2024

For this university, there is limited chance of selection

GPA: 6.8

United States Loudonville, NY Siena College RBP 10

6 places reserved for LET and MAN

GPA: 6.8

United States New Orleans Loyola University RBP 4

2 places reserved for LET

GPA: 6.8

United States Portland University of Southern Maine RBP 4

2 places reserved for LET

GPA: 6.8

United States Washington (Pennsylvania) Washington & Jefferson College, Washington RBP 6

4 places reserved for MAN and NWI

Official language certificate mandatory, unless your programme is fully in English

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Oceania: University-wide agreement (RBP) and Faculty agreement (SSC)

Country City University Nr. of places Remarks
Australia Various cities Australian Catholic University RBP 4

For this university, there is limited chance of selection

1 place reserved for SOW / 1 place for MAN / 1 place for LET

English: VWO grade 7,0 or fully English taught programme, or official language certificate or native speaker

Australia Brisbane Queensland University of Technology RBP 4

For this university, there is limited chance of selection

1 place reserved for JUR

Australia Canberra Australian National University

RBP 12

(6 per semester)

2 places reserved for SOW

English: VWO grade: 8,0 or fully English taught programme, or official language certificate or native speaker

Australia

Hobart

University of Tasmania

RBP 3

2 places reserved for MAN & LET
GPA: 6.6

Australia

Melbourne, Geelong, and Warrnambool

Deakin University

RBP 6

In 23/24 only 2 places available and MAN and LET have priority for these places

4 places reserved for MAN and Arts

English: VWO grade: 7,0 or fully English taught programme or official language certificate

Australia

Perth

Curtin University

RBP 4

Also campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius, and Dubai

English: VWO grade: 7,0 (master 8,0) or fully English taught programme or official language certificate

Australia Sydney University of New South Wales

JFA 3

with LET & MAN

Not available 2023-2024

English: VWO grade 8,0 or fully English taught programme or an official language certificate, or native speaker

Australia Sydney University of Sydney

JFA 12

with JUR, LET, MAN & NWI

For this university, there is limited chance of selection

2 places reserved for SOW

English: VWO grade 8,0 or fully English taught programme or an official language certificate

Australia Sydney Macquarie University RBP 3

For this university, there is limited chance of selection

GPA 6.6

Australia Sydney Western Sydney University

SSC 4

Australia Toowoomba University of Southern Queensland

RBP 4

GPA 6.6
Australia Wollongong University of Wollongong RBP 4
New Zealand Auckland Auckland University of Technology RBP 4

For this university, there is limited chance of selection

1 place reserved for MAN / 1 place reserved for LET

New Zealand Christchurch University of Canterbury RBP 4

For this university, there is limited chance of selection

1 place available in 23/24. MAN has priority for this place

GPA 7.0

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South America: University-wide agreement (RBP) and Faculty agreement (SSC)

Country City University Nr. of places Remarks
Argentina La Plata Universidad Nacional de la Plata RBP 4

Courses only in Spanish

2 places reserved for LET

Argentina Buenos Aires Universidad del Salvador RBP 4 Students NSM have priority
Brazil Belo Horizonte Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais RBP 4

Courses in Portuguese

Minor in International Studies in English or Spanish

Brazil Rio de Janeiro Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro RBP 6

2 places reserved for MAN

Some years a limited number of courses are offered in English

Brazil Sao Paulo Universidade de Sao Paulo

JFA 4

with FTR, LET & MAN

Courses only in Portuguese

Chile

Valparaíso Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso

RBP 4

Courses only in Spanish

Colombia

Cali Pontifical Xavierian University Cali

RBP 4

B1 Spanish mandatory

Mexico

Guanajuato University of Guanajuato

RBP 4

1 place reserved for SOW

Courses only in Spanish

Only Bachelor's courses

CAOS students have priority

Mexico Cholula University of the Americas Puebla (UDLAP)

RBP 8

4 places reserved for SOW

Courses in English and Spanish

CAOS students have priority

Peru Lima Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru SSC 4

Courses only in Spanish

PWO students have priority

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