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Study Abroad opportunities for students studying in the Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences for 2022-23.

To help you make the best application, we have marked each institution with a level of demand. Please remember that you are advised not to list more than one very high demand institution on your application. We also encourage you to use our How to Decide guide to help set your priorities and determine the best unviersity choices for your personal and academic goals. 

Download the How to Decide Guide

The number of exchange places available at each of our partner institutions is negotiated on an annual basis, which means that it does fluctuate. Changes can be made to exchange numbers, or agreements can be pulled altogether, with very little notice. Please do remember this when you're thinking about your exchange options and remember - the key to becoming a Global Citizen is to have an open mind! Due to the UK’s departure from the Erasmus programme, arrangements with some of our European partners are still in progress

If you have questions about institutions you would like to apply to, please open an enquiry via askUCL. Our partners kindly ask that you do not contact them directly. 

Anthropology

Below is a list of the exchanges open to your programme. Please be advised that this list may be updated without notice. Once you have decided which institutions you would like to apply for, find out how to apply for your preferred exchanges

Thinking of applying to the University of California?  Download the UC Formal Application Sheet to ensure you are prepared if you are successful in obtaining an exchange placement at UC! 

UC Formal Application Information Sheet

InstitutionCountryErasmus Status Typical number of Applications per SpaceLanguage of Instruction
University of MelbourneAustraliaNo11+English
University of SydneyAustraliaNo3 to 5English
University of QueenslandAustraliaNo3 to 5English
Universitat WienAustriaYes1 to 2English
McGill UniversityCanadaNo3 to 5English
University British ColumbiaCanadaNo11+English
University of Toronto (see below for more information) CanadaNo6 to 10English
Simon Fraser UniversityCanadaNo6 to 10English
Universidad Nacional de ColombiaColombiaNoNewSpanish
University of HelsinkiFinlandYes1 to 2Finnish, Swedish and English
Sciences Po - Institut D'Etudes Politiques de ParisFranceYes1 to 2French and English
Universitaet HeidelbergGermanyYes1 to 2German
Freie Universität BerlinGermany Yes3 to 5German and English
University of the AegeanGreece Yes1 to 2Greek or English
Chinese University of Hong KongHong KongNo3 to 5English
University of Hong KongHong KongNo3 to 5English
University of BolognaItalyYes1 to 2Italian and English
Waseda UniversityJapanNo11+Japanese or English
Doshisha University Japan No3 to 5English
Kyoto UniversityJapanNo NewJapanese or English
Osaka UniversityJapanNoNewJapanese or English
University of MaltaMaltaYes1 to 2English
University of AucklandNew ZealandNo6 to 10English
Universitetet I OsloNorwayYes1 to 2English
National University of SingaporeSingaporeNo6 to 10English
Seoul National University South KoreaNo1 to 2English
Universidad Autonoma de BarcelonaSpainYes1 to 2Catalan, Spanish or English
Amsterdam Univesity CollegeThe NetherlandsYes3 to 5English
Universiteit van AmsterdamThe NetherlandsYes3 to 5Dutch and English
Universiteit LeidenThe NetherlandsYes3 to 5Dutch and English
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill USANo3 to 5English
University of WashingtonUSANo6 to 10English
University of CaliforniaUSANo6 to 10English
University of Texas at AustinUSANo3 to 5English
University of Chicago USANo3 to 5English
University of MarylandUSANo1 to 2English
George Washington UniversityUSANo3 to 5English
Stony Brook University USANo1 to 2English
University of Massachussetts, AmherstUSANo3 to 5English
University of MichiganUSANo1 to 2English
University of Toronto - Students should be willing to attend any of U.Toronto’s 3 campuses. Campus allocation will be decided by the Study Abroad Team
Archaeology 

Below is a list of the exchanges open to your programme. Please be advised that this list may be updated without notice. Once you have decided which institutions you would like to apply for, find out how to apply for your preferred exchanges

Thinking of applying to the University of California?  Download the UC Formal Application Sheet to ensure you are prepared if you are successful in obtaining an exchange placement at UC! 

UC Formal Application Information Sheet

InstitutionCountryErasmus? Typical number of Applications per SpaceLanguage of Instruction 
Flinders UniversityAustraliaNot Erasmus3 to 5English 
University of SydneyAustraliaNot Erasmus3 to 5English 
University of Western AustraliaAustraliaNot Erasmus3 to 5English 
Universität WienAustriaErasmus1 to 2German 
McGill UniversityCanadaNot Erasmus3 to 5English 
University of Toronto (see below for more information)CanadaNot Erasmus6 to 10English 
Aarhus UniversityDenmarkErasmus1 to 2Danish or English 
Freie Universität BerlinGermanyErasmus1 to 2German or English 
Universitaet zu KoelnGermanyErasmus1 to 2 German or English 
Università degli Studi di BolognaItalyErasmus1 to 2Italian or English 
Waseda UniversityJapanNot Erasmus11+Japanese or English 
Klaipeda UniversityLithuaniaErasmus1 to 2English 
University of AucklandNew ZealandNot Erasmus6 to 10English 
Universitetet i OsloNorwayErasmus1 to 2English 
Uniwersitet JagiellonskiPolandErasmus1 to 2Polish or English 
Comenius University, BratislavaSlovakiaErasmus 1 to 2English 
Universiteit LeidenThe NetherlandsErasmus1 to 2English 
Stony Brook UniversityUSANot Erasmus1 to 2English 
University of CaliforniaUSANot Erasmus6 to 10English 
University of Texas (at Austin)USANot Erasmus3 to 5English 
University of WashingtonUSANot Erasmus6 to 10English 
University of MichiganUSANot Erasmus1 to 2English 
University of Toronto - Students should be willing to attend any of U.Toronto’s 3 campuses. Campus allocation will be decided by the Study Abroad Team
Economics

Below is a list of the exchanges open to your programme. Please be advised that this list may be updated without notice. Once you have decided which institutions you would like to apply for, find out how to apply for your preferred exchanges

Thinking of applying to the University of California?  Download the UC Formal Application Sheet to ensure you are prepared if you are successful in obtaining an exchange placement at UC! 

UC Formal Application Information Sheet

InstitutionCountryErasmus?Language of Instruction
Universidad Torcuato di Tella Argentina NoSpanish or English
University of SydneyAustralia NoEnglish
University of QueenslandAustraliaNoEnglish
University of British ColumbiaCanadaNoEnglish
University of TorontoCanadaNoEnglish
Sciences Po – Institut D’Etudes Politiques De ParisFranceYesFrench or English
Humboldt Universitat zu BerlinGermanyYesGerman and English
Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi di MilanoItalyYesEnglish and Italian
University of TokyoJapanNoJapanese or English
Universidad Carlos III de MadridSpainYesSpanish and English
Stockholm University SwedenYesEnglish
University of California UCEAPUSANoEnglish
University of ChicagoUSANoEnglish
University of PennsylvaniaUSANoEnglish
Dartmouth CollegeUSA NoEnglish
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill USA NoEnglish
Geography (BA/BSc 3 Year Course)

Below is a list of the exchanges open to your programme. Please be advised that this list may be updated without notice. Once you have decided which institutions you would like to apply for, find out how to apply for your preferred exchanges

InstitutionCountryErasmus?Typical number of Applications per SpaceLanguage of Instruction
University of SydneyAustraliaNo3 to 5English
University of Western AustraliaAustraliaNo3 to 5English
Universitat WienAustria Yes3 to 5English
Université du Québec à MontréalCanadaNo1 to 2French
University of Toronto (see below for more information) CanadaNo6 to 10English
University of HelsinkiFinland Yes1 to 2English
Université Toulouse Le MirailFrance Yes1 to 2French
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, BonnGermanyYes1 to 2German
Universität PotsdamGermanyYes1 to 2German and English
Freie Universität Berlin Germany Yes1 to 2German
Waseda UniversityJapanNo11+Japanese or English
University of AucklandNew ZealandNo6 to 10English
National University of SingaporeSingaporeNo6 to 10English
Universidad Autonoma de MadridSpainYes1 to 2 Spanish
Universitat de BarcelonaSpainYes1 to 2Spanish
Lund UniversitySwedenYes1 to 2English
University of AmsterdamThe NetherlandsYes3 to 5English
University of UtrechtThe NetherlandsYes3 to 5English
University of Toronto - Students should be willing to attend any of U.Toronto’s 3 campuses. Campus allocation will be decided by the Study Abroad Team
Geography (BA/BSc International 4 Year Course)

Below is a list of the exchanges open to your programme. Please be advised that this list may be updated without notice. Once you have decided which institutions you would like to apply for, find out how to apply for your preferred exchanges

Thinking of applying to the University of California?  Download the UC Formal Application Sheet to ensure you are prepared if you are successful in obtaining an exchange placement at UC! 

UC Formal Application Information Sheet

InstitutionCountryErasmus?Typical number of Applications per SpaceLanguage of Instruction
University of SydneyAustraliaNo3 to 5English
University of Western AustraliaAustraliaNo3 to 5English
Universität Wien Austria Yes1 to 2English
Université du Québec à MontréalCanadaNo1 to 2French
University of Toronto (see below for more information) CanadaNo6 to 10English
Simon Fraser University CanadaNo6 to 10English
University of British ColumbiaCanadaNo11+English
Universidad Nacional de ColombiaColombiaNoNewSpanish
University of HelsinkiFinland Yes1 to 2 English
Université de Toulouse le MirailFranceYes1 to 2French
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, BonnGermanyYes1 to 2German
Universität PotsdamGermanyYes1 to 2German and English
Freie Universität BerlinGermany Yes1 to 2German
University of Hong KongHong KongNo3 to 5English
Waseda University Japan No11+Japanese or English
University of AucklandNew ZealandNo6 to 10English
National University of SingaporeSingaporeNo6 to 10English
Universidad Autonoma de MadridSpainYes1 to 2Spanish
Universitat de BarcelonaSpainYes1 to 2Spanish
Lund UniversitySwedenYes1 to 2English
University of AmsterdamThe NetherlandsYes3 to 5English
University of UtrechtThe NetherlandsYes3 to 5 English
University of CaliforniaUSANo6 to 10English
University of Texas at AustinUSANo3 to 5English
Northwestern UniversityUSANo11+English
University of WashingtonUSANo6 to 10English
University of MichiganUSANo1 to 2English
University of Toronto - Students should be willing to attend any of U.Toronto’s 3 campuses. Campus allocation will be decided by the Study Abroad Team
History with a European Language

Please liaise directly with your department (history-ug-enquiries@ucl.ac.uk) for details on how to apply for your year abroad. The list is subject to updates for those interested in studying in a French institution.

InstitutionCountryErasmus?
Humboldt-Universität zu BerlinGermanyYes
Università Ca’ Foscari VeneziaItalyYes
Universidad Complutense de MadridSpainYes
Sorbonne UniversitéFranceYes
Université de StrasbourgFranceYes
Universidad de GranadaSpainYes
University of Toulouse-Jean JauresFranceYes
University of SevillaSpainYes
History with a Year Abroad

Please liaise directly with your department (history-ug-enquiries@ucl.ac.uk) for details on how to apply for your year abroad. You will see below that the following institutions are marked as 'central UCL placement'):

  • University of Melbourne 
  • University of Sydney 
  • Waseda University 

Students on the History with a Year Abroad option have the opportunity to apply for one or more of these institutions alongside the other departmental choices. Please be advised that these exchanges are open to students from many UCL faculties and are therefore very competitive. Please liaise with your departmental Study Abroad Tutor for information on how to apply for these options. 

Thinking of applying to the University of California?  Download the UC Formal Application Sheet to ensure you are prepared if you are successful in obtaining an exchange placement at UC! 

UC Formal Application Information Sheet

InstitutionCountryErasmus?Language of Instruction
Universidad Torcuato di TellaArgentinaNoSpanish or English
University of Melbourne (central UCL placement- see above)AustraliaNoEnglish
University of Sydney (central UCL placement- see above)AustraliaNoEnglish
University of QueenslandAustraliaNoEnglish
McGill UniversityCanada NoEnglish
University of British Columbia Canada NoEnglish
University of TorontoCanada NoEnglish
University of WaterlooCanada NoEnglish
 Pontificia Universidad de Chile ChileNoSpanish
University College DublinIrelandYesEnglish
Kyoto UniversityJapanNoJapanese or English
Waseda University (central UCL placement- see above)JapanNoJapanese or English
Universitat Leiden NetherlandsYesEnglish
National University of Singapore SingaporeNoEnglish
University of ChicagoUSANoEnglish
Stony Brook UniversityUSANoEnglish
George Washington UniversityUSANoEnglish
Simon Fraser UniversityUSA No English
University of California USANoEnglish
University of MarylandUSANoEnglish
University of Pennsylvania USANoEnglish
University of Texas at AustinUSANoEnglish
University of WashingtonUSANoEnglish
University of MichiganUSANoEnglish
Institute of the Americas 

Below is a list of the exchanges open to your programme. Please be advised that this list may be updated without notice. Once you have decided which institutions you would like to apply for, find out how to apply for your preferred exchanges

Thinking of applying to the University of California?  Download the UC Formal Application Sheet to ensure you are prepared if you are successful in obtaining an exchange placement at UC! 

UC Formal Application Information Sheet

InstitutionCountryErasmus?Language of Instruction
Universidad Torcuato di Tella ArgentinaNoSpanish or English
Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de JaneiroBrazilNoPortuguese or English
McGill UniversityCanadaNoEnglish
University of TorontoCanadaNoEnglish
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de ChileChileNoSpanish
Universidad de Los AndesColombiaNoSpanish
Universidad Nacional de ColombiaColombiaNoSpanish
El Colegio de Mexico MexicoNoSpanish
Pontificia Universidad Católica del PerúPeruNoSpanish
University of PennsylvaniaUSANoEnglish
Northwestern UniversityUSANoEnglish
University of Washington USANoEnglish
University of Texas at Austin USANoEnglish
Purdue UniversityUSANoEnglish
University of CaliforniaUSANoEnglish
University of MarylandUSANoEnglish
George Washington University USANoEnglish
University of North Carolina at Chapel HillUSANoEnglish
University of MissouriUSANoEnglish
University of MichiganUSANoEnglish
PPE- Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Below is a list of the exchanges open to your programme. Please be advised that this list may be updated without notice. Once you have decided which institutions you would like to apply for, find out how to apply for your preferred exchanges

Thinking of applying to the University of California?  Download the UC Formal Application Sheet to ensure you are prepared if you are successful in obtaining an exchange placement at UC! 

UC Formal Application Information Sheet

Institution CountryErasmus?Typical number of Applications per SpaceLanguage of Instruction
University of Sydney Australia No3 to 5English
University of WaterlooCanada No3 to 5English
University of British Columbia Canada No11+English
University of Toronto (see below for more information) Canada No6 to 10English
McGill UniversityCanadaNo3 to 5English
Waseda University Japan No11+Japanese or English
University of ChicagoUSANo3 to 5English
University of CaliforniaUSANo6 to 10English
University of Washington USA No6 to 10English
George Washington UniversityUSANo 3 to 5English
Northwestern University USA No11+English
University of Toronto - Students should be willing to attend any of U.Toronto’s 3 campuses. Campus allocation will be decided by the Study Abroad Team

 

Politics and International Relations 

Below is a list of the exchanges open to your programme. Please be advised that this list may be updated without notice. Once you have decided which institutions you would like to apply for, find out how to apply for your preferred exchanges

Thinking of applying to the University of California?  Download the UC Formal Application Sheet to ensure you are prepared if you are successful in obtaining an exchange placement at UC! 

UC Formal Application Information Sheet

Institution CountryErasmus?Typical number of Applications per SpaceLanguage of Instruction
University of Sydney Australia No3 to 5English
University of WaterlooCanada No3 to 5English
University of British Columbia Canada No11+English
University of Toronto (see below for more information) Canada No6 to 10English
McGill UniversityCanadaNo3 to 5English
Waseda University Japan No11+Japanese or English
University of ChicagoUSANo3 to 5English
University of CaliforniaUSANo6 to 10English
University of Washington USA No6 to 10English
George Washington UniversityUSANo3 to 5English
Northwestern University USA No11+English
University of Toronto - Students should be willing to attend any of U.Toronto’s 3 campuses. Campus allocation will be decided by the Study Abroad Team
School of Slavonic & East European Studies

Please liaise with your department for details of the options available for SSEES students.