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Study abroad destinations

At Manchester we have links with numerous partner universities around the world where you could study abroad for up to a year.

European partners

Many of our academic Schools have subject-to-subject exchanges with European universities (for example the geography department in Manchester has a link with the geography department in the Universidad de Granada in Spain). These agreements are known as Erasmus+ exchange agreements. 

Programmes in Europe are supported by the European Commission within the Erasmus+ Programme. For more information, please visit the Erasmus+ website.

Where you can go will depend on the links established by your particular subject area. Click below to explore our European partner universities organised under each subject area. 

European partner universities

Below is a full list of our undergraduate subject areas and their associated links with partner universities overseas, where you could study abroad as part of your Manchester degree.

Subject areaCountryName of universityErasmus code
Accounting and Finance   No Erasmus exchanges offered. Worldwide exchanges possible instead.  
Archaeology Sweden Linnaeus University S VAXJO01
Business and Management   IBFE students see 'IBFE' section. Undergraduate students (except IBFE) - please see Alliance MBS website for details of your options.  
Chemical Engineering France Université de Lorraine F NANCY43
Chemical Engineering France Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse F TOULOUS28
Chemical Engineering Germany Universitat Stuttgart D STUTTGA01
Chemical Engineering Greece National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) G ATHINE02
Chemical Engineering Spain Universidad de Oviedo E OVIEDO01
Chemistry France Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie de Montpellier (ENSCM) F MONTPEL08
Chemistry France Université de Strasbourg F STRASBO48
Chemistry Germany Albert-Ludwigs Universitat Freiburg D FREIBUR01
Chemistry Germany Georg-August Universitat Gottingen D GOTTING01
Chemistry Italy Universita Degli Studi di Firenze, Florence I FIRENZE01
Chemistry Spain Universitat de Valencia E VALENCI01
Classics and Ancient History Germany Universitat Rostock D ROSTOCK01
Combined Studies   Due to the broad nature of these degree programmes, Combined Studies do not have any of their own links, but you can use places offered by the relevant subject area you are interested in. Please note that you may not be able to study both of your subjects while in Europe, and may need to complete one semester on one subject area in Manchester and your semester abroad on your other subject area.  
Dentistry and Oral Health Services   No exchanges possible  
Drama   Drama do not have any of their own exchanges in Europe, although many drama students participate in the Worldwide Exchanges programme. Occasionally it may be possible for a Drama student to 'borrow' an exchange place from English. Please contact the Study Abroad Unit if you would like us to investigate this option for you.  
Earth Sciences Netherlands Universiteit Utrecht NL UTRECHT01
Economics and Social Studies (BA Econ) Germany Universitat Konstanz D KONSTANZ
Education   No exchanges possible  
Electrical and Electronic Engineering   No exchanges possible due to nature of project-based work throughout degree programme  
English Literature Austria Universität Wien, Vienna A WIEN01
English Literature Denmark Kobenhavns Universitet Copenhagen DK KOBENHA01
English Literature Germany Freie Universitat Berlin D BERLIN01
English Literature Netherlands Universiteit van Amsterdam NL AMSTERD01
English Literature Spain Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona E BARCELO02
English Literature Switzerland Universitat Zurich CH ZURICH01
Environmental Science   See 'Earth Sciences'  
European Studies France Institut des Etudes Politiques de Lyon F LYON61
European Studies France Institut des Etudes Politiques de Paris Sciences Po F PARIS014
European Studies France Institut des Etudes Politiques de Toulouse F TOULOUS48
European Studies Spain Universidad Complutense de Madrid E MADRID03
Geography France Université Joseph Fourier Grenoble I F GRENOBL01
Geography Germany Universitat Osnabruck D OSNABRU01
Geography Netherlands Universiteit van Amsterdam NL AMSTERD01
Geography (via Earth Sciences link) Netherlands Universiteit Utrecht NL UTRECHT01
Geography Spain Universidad de Granada E GRANADA01
Geography Sweden Lund Universitet S LUND01
History France Université Lumiere Lyon II F LYON02
History Germany Freie Universität Berlin D BERLIN01
History Germany Universitat Potsdam D POTSDAM01
History Ireland Trinity College Dublin IRL DUBLIN01
History Netherlands Universiteit van Amsterdam NL AMSTERD01
History Netherlands Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam NL ROTTERD01
History Spain Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao E BILBAO02
History Sweden Uppsala Universitet S UPPSALA01
Human Communication   No exchanges possible  
Law (LLB) Finland Helsingin University, Helsinki SF HELSINK01
Law (LLB) Poland Uniwersytet Warszawski PL WARSZAW01
Learning Disability Studies   No Erasmus exchanges offered.  
Life Sciences Austria Universitat Wien, Vienna A WIEN01
Life Sciences Denmark Kobenhavns Uinversitet, Copenhagen DK KOBENHA01
Life Sciences France Université Claude Bernard Lyon I F LYON01
Life Sciences France Université de Montpellier II F MONTPEL02
Life Sciences France Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris F PARIS006
Life Sciences France Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III F TOULOUS03
Life Sciences Germany Albert-Ludwigs Universitat Freiburg D FREIBUR01
Life Sciences Germany Ruprecht-Karls Universitat Heidelberg D HEIDELBO01
Life Sciences Germany Universitat zu Koln, Cologne D KOLN01
Life Sciences Greece Aristoteleio Panepistimio Thessalonikis G THESSAL01
Life Sciences Italy Universita Delgi Studi di Firenze, Florence I FIRENZE01
Life Sciences Italy Universita Delgi Studi di Roma, Tor Vergata I ROMA02
Life Sciences Spain Universitat de Barcelona E BARCELO01
Life Sciences Spain Universidad Autonoma de Madrid E MADRID04
Life Sciences Spain Universidad de Salamanca E SALAMAN02
Life Sciences Sweden Lund Universitet S LUND01
Life Sciences Switzerland Université de Geneve, Geneva CH GENEVE01
Linguistics and English Language Germany University of Paderborn  D PADERBO01
Management and Leisure   No Erasmus exchanges offered.  
Material Science Denmark Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (Technical University of Denmark) DK LYNGBY01
Material Science France Université de Limoges (École Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs de Limoges) F LIMOGES01
Material Science France Université de Montpellier II F MONTPEL02
Material Science Switzerland Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne CH LAUSANN06
Mathematics Denmark Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (Technical University of Denmark)  DK LYNGBY01
Mathematics France Université de Bordeaux I F BORDEAU01
Mathematics Germany Eberhard-Karls-Universitat Tubingen D TUBING01
Mathematics Italy Universita di Roma La Sapienza, Rome I ROMA01
Mathematics Spain Universidad Complutense de Madrid E MADRID03
Mechanical, Aerospace, Civil Engineering   No Erasmus exchanges offered. Worldwide exchanges possible instead.  
Medicine (for students on MBChB with European Studies only) France Université de Rennes I F RENNES01
Medicine (for students on MBChB with European Studies only) France Université de Nantes UFR de Médecine F NANTES01
Medicine (for students on MBChB with European Studies only) France Université Claude Bernard Lyon I F LYON01
Medicine (for students on MBChB with European Studies only) France Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris F PARIS006
Medicine (for students on MBChB with European Studies only) France Université Paris 7 Denis Diderot F PARIS007
Medicine (for students on MBChB with European Studies only) Germany Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin D BERLIN13
Medicine (for students on MBChB with European Studies only) Germany Medizinische Hochschule Hannover D HANNOVE02
Medicine (for students on MBChB with European Studies only) Germany Universitat des Saarlandes D SAARBRU01
Medicine (for students on MBChB with European Studies only) Spain Universidad de Granada E GRANADA01
Medicine (for students on MBChB with European Studies only) Spain Universidad Autonoma de Madrid E MADRID04
Medicine (for students on MBChB with European Studies only) Spain Universidad Complutense de Madrid E MADRID03
Medicine (for students on MBChB with European Studies only) Spain Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

E MADRID26

Medicine (for students on MBChB with European Studies only) Switzerland Université de Lausanne CH LAUSANN01
Modern Languages   Exchanges are organised through the Residence Abroad coordinator in the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures (SLLC). Options include working abroad and teaching English abroad as an 'assistant' as well as studying abroad at a partner university. Please see SLLC website for details of your options.  
Music   No Erasmus exchanges offered. Worldwide exchanges possible instead.  
Nursing   No exchanges possible  
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences   No exchanges possible  
Physics and Astronomy France Université Claude Bernard Lyon I F LYON01
Physics and Astronomy France Université Joseph Fourier Grenoble I F GRENOBL01
Physics and Astronomy France Université de Paris Sud, Orsay F PARIS011
Physics and Astronomy France Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris F PARIS006
Physics and Astronomy Germany Freie Universität Berlin D BERLIN01
Physics and Astronomy Germany Ruprecht-Karls Universitat Heidelberg D HEIDELBO01
Physics and Astronomy Germany Technische Universitat Munchen, Munich D MUNCHEN02
Physics and Astronomy Italy Universita di Trieste I TRIESTE01
Physics and Astronomy Spain Universidad Autonoma de Madrid E MADRID04
Physics and Astronomy Spain Universidad de Cantabria, Santander E SANTAND01
Planning and Landscape Austria Technische Universität Wien A WIEN02
Planning and Landscape Austria Universitat fur Bodenkultur Wien, Vienna A WIEN03
Planning and Landscape Germany Technische Universität Dresden D DRESDEN02
Planning and Landscape Netherlands Wageningen Universiteit NL WAGENIN01
Planning and Landscape (via Geography link) Sweden Lund Universitet S LUND01
Planning and Landscape Sweden Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet, Lund S UPPSALA02
Planning and Landscape Turkey Middle East Technical University, Ankara TR ANKARA04
Politics and International Relations France Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris F PARIS014
Politics and International Relations France Institut d’Études Politiques de Toulouse F TOULOUS48
Politics and International Relations Netherlands Universiteit van Amsterdam NL AMSTERD01 
Politics and International Relations Spain Universidad Complutense de Madrid E MADRID03
Psychology Spain Universidad Complutense de Madrid  E MADRID03
Religions and Theology Switzerland Université de Lausanne CH LAUSANN01
Social Anthropology Denmark Kobenhavns Universitet Copenhagen DK KOBENHA01
Social Anthropology France Université de Paris Ouest - Nanterre La Defense F PARIS010
Social Anthropology Netherlands Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam NL AMSTERD02
Social Anthropology Spain Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona E BARCELO02
Social Work   No exchanges possible  
Textiles France École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Industries Textiles (ENSAIT), Roubaix F ROUBAIX01
Textiles France Université Catholique de Lille F LILLE11
Textiles Germany Hochschule Niederrhein D KREFELD01
Textiles Portugal Universidade do Minho P BRAGA01
Textiles Sweden Hogskolan i Boras S BORAS01

Worldwide partners

We also have many exchange partners outside of Europe. Most of these partnerships are not subject-specific and are open to students from almost all subject areas across our University. Please click below to find out more about our worldwide partner universities.

Worldwide partner universities

The University of Manchester has exchange partnerships with the following institutions worldwide:

Country                Name of university
Argentina Universidad del Salvador
Australia Australian National University
The University of Melbourne
The University of Queensland
The University of Sydney
The University of Western Australia, Perth
Brazil Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (Faculty of Humanities)
Universidade de Sao Paulo
Canada McGill University
Queen's University
Simon Fraser University
University of British Columbia
University of Calgary
University of Guelph
Université de Sherbrooke (Faculty of Humanities)
University of Toronto
Chile Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
China Beijing Normal University (Faculty of Humanities)
East China Normal University (Faculty of Humanities)
Fudan University (Faculty of Humanities)
Nanjing University (Faculty of Humanities)
Shandong University (Faculty of Humanities)
Sun Yat-sen University (Faculty of Humanities)
Tsinghua University
Zhejiang University (Faculty of Humanities)
Cuba Universidad de La Habana
Hong Kong Chinese University of Hong Kong (Faculty of Humanities)
University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Textiles)
Israel The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Faculty of Humanities)
Japan Chuo University (Faculty of Humanities)
Dokkyo University (Faculty of Humanities)
Fukuoka Women's University (Faculty of Humanities)
Hiroshima University (Faculty of Humanities)
Hitotsubashi University (Faculty of Humanities)
Hokkaido University (Faculty of Humanities)
Kansai Gaidai University (Faculty of Humanities)
Keio University (Faculty of Humanities)
Kobe University (Faculty of Humanities)
Kwansei Gakuin University (Faculty of Humanities)
Kyoto University
Kyushu University
Meiji University (Faculty of Humanities)
Meiji Gakuin University (Faculty of Humanities)
Nagoya University (Faculty of Life Sciences)
Nanzan University (Faculty of Humanities)
Ochanomizu University (Faculty of Humanities)
Oita University (Faculty of Humanities)
Osaka University (Faculty of Humanities)
Rikkyo University (Faculty of Humanities)
Ritsumeikan University (Faculty of Humanities)
Saitama University (Faculty of Humanities)
University of Tokyo (Faculty of Humanities)
University of Tsukuba (Faculty of Life Sciences)
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (Faculty of Humanities)
Waseda University (Faculty of Humanities)
Yamagata University (Faculty of Humanities)
Korea Seoul National University
Ewha Womans University
Mexico Universidad de las Americas, Puebla
New Zealand University of Auckland
University of Otago
Singapore National University of Singapore
Nanyang Technological University
Singapore Management University (Law)
Taiwan National Taiwan University (Faculty of Humanities)
Uruguay Universidad ORT Uruguay
USA Arizona State University
Case Western Reserve University
North Carolina State University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Stony Brook University (Life Sciences)
University of California
University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign
University of Kentucky
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Massachusetts at Amherst 
University of Missouri at Columbia
University of Tennessee at Knoxville
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 
University of Vermont 
Wellesley College