Overseas travel suspended

The health and safety of our students is always our priority. At this time, all student overseas travel has been suspended until April 2021 until the global situation concerning COVID-19 improves. The decision to commence accepting applications will be determined by future Australian Government travel advice.

We have exchange partner agreements with institutions in many countries across Europe.

Read more about these institutions, including their location and surroundings, and units offered to exchange students.

Austria

Joanneum University of Applied Sciences is located in Graz, Austria's second largest city and only 200km south-west of the capital of Vienna. Home to six universities, Graz is full of students taking advantage of the Alps and the sunny Mediterranean influenced weather. Graz is an easy to get around with an extensible public transport service including trams, buses and trains for easy access to neighbouring countries such as the Czech Republic, Hungary Italy and Germany. The Global Business Program is offered in Graz and the International Programme is offered at the Kapfenberg campus.

Study options

Subjects are available in business, engineering and masters courses. Internship opportunities may also available.

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Austria's fourth largest city, Salzburg is located close to the German border and is only 150km south-east of Munich and is home to three universities. Rich in art, culture and history, Salzburg is a European treasure with the Alps a short trip to the south, with the rest of Europe not much further away.

Study options

Subjects at the University of Salzburg are available in communication, media and public relations, business, international studies and political sciences, environmental science and biotechnology, law, psychology, social sciences and computer science and information systems.

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Sasha Henriss-Anderson, University of Salzburg, Austria.

Finland

The city of Jyvaskyla is situated in the heart of Finland, 270 kilometres north of the capital, Helsinki, and is surrounded by beautiful lakes, ridges and forests. The Jyvaskyla region with a population almost of 170,000 is a modern centre for industry and learning. JAMK University of Applied Sciences' central location makes it easily accessible to other areas and towns in Finland as well as the rest of Europe.

Study options

Subjects are available in business, hospitality, tourism and events management, supply chain and logistics, sports, recreation management and exercise science and masters courses.

VU students have the opportunity to study a semester abroad in Buenos Aires (Argentina) at Universidad Argentina de la Empresa, JAMK's partner university. The program takes place in VU Semester 1 (January to April) and focuses on business in Latin America.

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France

Founded in Angers in 1909, ESSCA is a business school (grande école) that offers management programs. ESSCA has four campuses located in Angers, Paris, Budapest and Shanghai. Its international program is based on partnerships with 160 universities in over 40 countries. The city of Angers (population 160,000) is a real student city that boasts a lively historical town centre in beautiful setting close to the famous Loire river. The ESSCA campus in Paris is located right on the banks of the river Seine.

Study options

Subjects are available in business, supply chain and logistics and masters courses. Opportunities available to undergraduate and master level students.

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Germany

With approximately 10,000 students, the Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL) is one of the largest institutions of higher education in Germany’s capital city. The BSEL is distinguished by a clear focus on providing academic education strongly linked to real world skills, an intensive and diverse program of research, high quality standards and a strong international approach. Berlin is an excitingly cosmopolitan and international city. The German capital is also rightly renowned as one of the world's leading academic locations with a tradition including such seminal figures as Humboldt and Einstein, Virchow and Koch, and Meitner and Planck.

Study options

Subjects are available in business.

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Watch a video of two exchange students in Berlin.

Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences has three campuses, all of which are located in the southern part of the green belt of Cologne, Germany. Close to the city's renowned cultural sites, the university is surrounded by sport and recreation facilities.

Study options

Subjects are available in business and masters courses. All study areas are taught in German except for the Business Administration Programme, International Management Certificate, which is available for one semester and is taught in English.

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Cologne is located in the heart of the Rhineland and is one of the largest university cities in Germany. There is a lively multicultural student scene and opportunities to take part in numerous cultural, sporting and music events. The city also has beautiful highlights to visit such as museums, churches, galleries and theatre.

Study options

Subjects at CBS are available in business, hospitality, tourism and events management, supply chain and logistics and masters courses. Preparatory German language classes are available.

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Frankfurt am Main, one of the foremost financial centres in Europe and since 1998 the headquarters of the European Central Bank, has the flair of a manageable mini-metropolis. It is a striking city of fascinating contrasts – historical and modern, commerce and culture, activity and tranquillity. Frankfurt's reputation as an international and cosmopolitan city can be attributed to its position as a commercial centre, as a finance capital and as a cultural centre and, last but not least, to its advantageous location in the heart of Germany and Europe.

Study options

Subjects at Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences are available in business, engineering and computer science and information systems. Internship opportunities may also be available (WILI program).

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Cologne (Koln) is Germany's fourth-largest city, located in the west of the country near the borders of Belgium and the Netherlands. German Sport University is located near the thriving city centre, and is surrounded by Sport and Recreation facilities, all within close proximity of the many popular beer halls.

Study options

Subjects are available in sports, recreation management and exercise science. These are only available to students in VU's College of Sport and Exercise Science.

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Situated idyllically in one of Germany's most beautiful tourist regions, Bad Honnef is close to the cities of Bonn, Cologne and Dusseldorf, as well as the neighbouring countries of The Netherlands, Belgium and France. The region's extensive range of leisure-time pursuits provide a welcome counter-balance to the compact program of intensive project work.

Study options

Subjects at the International University of Applied Sciences Bad Honnef are available in business, hospitality, tourism and events management and masters courses.

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Located in southwest Germany, Ludwigsburg is home to an international music festival and several other cultural attractions. It is also just two hours from France, and four hours from Austria and Switzerland. Baden-Württemberg scholarship scheme offers scholarships of approximately EUR 1600. Contact Victoria Abroad office for further details.

Study options

Subjects at Ludwigsburg University of Education are available in education.

Opportunities are open to British and American studies: (linguistics, cultural studies, literature and media) all taught in English ESL methodology (also taught in English), ESL practicum (including subject teaching in English), sport, music, art practice (all possible in English), German speakers have a free option on all seminars in all subjects of course with no restrictions.

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Munich is the German capital of Bavaria and the third largest city in Germany. Situated in southern Germany (near the border with Austria) Munich provides a perfect central base for exploring all that Europe has to offer. Munich is consistently ranked one of the world's most liveable cities and with its city motto translated as, "Munich likes you", it is no wonder why. The city is riddled with history and is famous for its breweries, culture and culinary delights.

Study options

Subjects at Munich University of Applied Sciences are available in business, international studies and political sciences, hospitality, tourism and events management, social sciences, engineering, computer science and information systems and masters courses. Some masters level units offered in business.

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The University of Applied Sciences Europe – Iserlohn, Berlin, Hamburg educates the designers and decision-makers of tomorrow in the fields of business, psychology, media and communication, sports management, art and design. It came into existence in 2017 after the merge of BTK University of Art & Design and BiTS University of Business Leadership.

The Berlin campus is situated in the creative centre of the capital, near to Potsdamer Platz and the Sony Centre, on the edge of the vibrant Kreuzberg district and in walking distance from many cultural highlights such as the New National Art Gallery, the Berlin Philharmonic and the Martin Gropius Building, with its contemporary art exhibition.

Iserlohn is located in the west of Germany. It is surrounded by the beautiful landscape of Sauerland and the Ruhr area, Europe's Culture Capital 2010. The major cities of Dortmund and Hagen are located within easy reach of Iserlohn, providing a further choice of cultural activities.

Study options

Subjects are available in business, psychology, media and communication, sports management, art and design.

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The University of Bamberg is located in the more than 1000 year old town, which has been named as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site with over 2400 historically listed buildings. There's plenty of culture on offer throughout the year in Bamberg ranging from theatre, to art and music. In summer, the small town hosts the university's Old Town Festival and enjoys a lively and energetic student vibe.

Scholarship

The University of Bamberg is offering all VU students a €2,000 scholarship to assist with university accommodation throughout the semester and living costs.

Study options

Subjects are available in business, international studies and political sciences, social sciences, computer science and information systems and masters courses.

Contact Victoria Abroad for information about undergraduate units taught in English. Units in English can be found in the courses link under the Download-Bereich area. Opportunities are available to study an extensive range of German language and culture units.

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Caroline Edmunds-Latham, Nuremberg Institute of Technology, Germany.

Hungary

Founded in Angers in 1909, ESSCA is a business school ("grande école") that offers management programs. ESSCA has four campuses located in Angers, Paris, Budapest and Shanghai. Its international program is based on partnerships with 160 universities in over 40 countries. Budapest is a cosmopolitan Central European capital with masses of history situated on the banks of the River Danube.

Study options

Subjects are available in business, supply chain and logistics and masters courses.

Opportunities available to undergraduate and master level students.

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Malta

Tucked away in the Mediterranean Sea to the south of Italy is the small island of Malta, home to this university. The University of Malta has three campuses with the largest based in Msida, on the eastern coast of the island. Surrounded and influenced by many countries there are an amazing number of beaches with crystal clear water.

Study options

Subjects are available in communication, media and public relations, creative arts industries, education, community development, business, international studies and political sciences, hospitality, tourism and events management, social work and youth work, music, environmental science and biotechnology, law, psychology, nutritional therapy, supply chain and logistics, sports, recreation management and exercise science, social sciences, engineering and computer science and information systems.

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Netherlands

HAN University of Applied Sciences is located in the twin cities of Nijmegen and Arnhem. Both cities are only about 18km apart and are both situated in the Netherlands far east, only a short distance from the German border. Both cities are surrounded by the beautiful Dutch countryside with major train stations acting as a gateway into the rest of northern Europe and beyond.

Most courses in economics and management, automotive, and engineering are taught at HAN’s Arnhem campus. The Arnhem campus is located in the middle of a large park and has beautiful green surroundings. The Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Health and Social Studies are located in Nijmegen. Additionally, many courses in the life sciences domain and the Masters course International Business are taught at the Nijmegen campus.

Study options

Subjects are available in business, education, international studies and political sciences, hospitality, tourism and events management, nutritional therapy, sports, recreation management and exercise science and social sciences.

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Den Haag (the Hague) is a small city in the west of the Netherlands on a short distance from both Rotterdam and Amsterdam. Although emitting a small town atmosphere the Hague is a hub of international activity being home to many international bodies and organisations, including the Dutch Royal Family. The Hague University consists of four campuses around the city with the main campus (Laakhaven) situated in the city centre.

Study options

Subjects are available in creative arts industries, business, international studies and political sciences, social work and youth work, law and social sciences.

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Spain

School of Tourism, Hospitality and Gastronomy is situated in the heart of Barcelona, the second biggest city to Madrid in Spain. The campus, boasting its own Hotel and multiple restaurants, submerges students in an incomparable hospitality education experience. This beautiful city is full of what European cities are known for (outdoor markets, restaurants, shops, museums and churches) and is fantastic for walking with an extensive and reliable Metro system for more far-flung destinations. The core centre of town, focused around the Ciutat Vella ("Old City") provides days of enjoyment for those looking to experience the life of Barcelona.

Study options

Subjects are available in hospitality, tourism and events management.

Two specialised semester programs have been structured in the areas of tourism development and hotel management. Students can follow one of these itineraries or build a tailor-made program from the subjects available.

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Sweden

Jonkoping University offers a modern and creative learning environment. Jonkoping is a city in southern Sweden and is located on the southern tip of the picturesque lake Vattern. With countryside a short walk away and a beachfront a sandy beach running through the towns centre, there is plenty to do and see on campus and off.

Study options

Subjects are available in communication, media and public relations, education, community development, business, international studies and political sciences, social work and youth work, engineering and masters courses.

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Watch a video of Jonkoping University's 'Kick Off week' (similar to O-Week).

Karlstad University is located in Sweden's south-east and is situated in the northern shore of lake Vänern. The city is accessible from most major cities with both Gothenburg and Stockholm being approximately 200km away. The University is relatively new and modern and is a place where you can enjoy the relaxed small town atmosphere, and the friendly hospitality of the locals.

Study options

Subjects are available in communication, media and public relations, creative arts industries, business, international studies and political sciences, environmental science and biotechnology, social sciences, engineering, computer science and information systems and masters courses.

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A seaside city with a mixture of modern culture and industrial trade, Gothenburg is situated on Sweden's south west coastline. The city is brimming with parks and gardens and hosts numerous festivals throughout the year. You'll feel right at home in this city when you see your first Gothenburg tram, which are in use throughout the city.

Study options

Subjects at the University of Gothenburg are available in communication, media and public relations, creative arts industries, education, business, international studies and political sciences, music, environmental science and biotechnology, law, psychology, supply chain and logistics, social sciences, computer science and information systems and masters courses.

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United Kingdom (UK)

Edinburgh Napier University is one of the largest higher education institutions in Scotland with over 17,000 students from 109 countries. Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland and has many historic buildings, including Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, the churches of St. Giles, Greyfriars and the Canongate. Edinburgh's Old Town and New Town are jointly listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city's historical and cultural attractions, together with an annual calendar of events, have made it the second most popular tourist destination in the United Kingdom after London

Study options

Subjects are available in communication, media and public relations, creative arts industries, business, hospitality, tourism and events management, music, environmental science and biotechnology, law, psychology, sports, recreation management and exercise science, social sciences, engineering and computer science and information systems.

Admission onto music, journalism, design and film and photography modules will require you to be majoring in the subject at VU, and while at Edinburgh Napier, you may be asked to take all three modules per trimester in this subject (rather than one module in journalism, one in business, etc).

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Kingston University is located in a busy riverside town on the border of London and Surrey. The university has four campuses which are all linked by their free bus. Kingston upon Thames is close to the beautiful countryside and has a rich history dating back to the Anglo-Saxon times. Central London is also only 25 minutes away by train.

Study options

Subjects are available in communication, media and public relations, creative arts industries, business, international studies and political sciences, music, environmental science and biotechnology, law, psychology, nutritional therapy, sports, recreation management and exercise science, social sciences, engineering and computer science and information systems.

Kingston modules are full year length however exchange students are eligible to pick up only half of the modules and get assessed on this part.

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A fantastic city in which to be a student, Leeds has one of the most active cultural scenes in the UK with a nightlife that is second to none. Its cosmopolitan city centre is full of independent shops. Leeds Beckett University has two main campuses, one in the city centre and one in Headingley, just outside it. A mini campus is now based at Headingley Carnegie Stadium at the world famous Headingley Cricket Ground.

Study options

Subjects are available in communication, media and public relations, creative arts industries, education, community development, business, international studies and political sciences, hospitality, tourism and events management, music, environmental science and biotechnology, law, psychology, nutritional therapy, supply chain and logistics, sports, recreation management and exercise science, social sciences, engineering, computer science and information systems and masters courses.

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Loughborough University is known for offering a life-changing student experience. In the Times Higher Education (THE) Student Experience Survey 2018, Loughborough came first in the UK. Located in the small market town of Loughborough in the Leicestershire countryside, our welcoming Loughborough campus is set on 440 acres and offers lots of green open spaces, landscaped gardens, woods, and is also home to the country’s largest concentration of world-class sporting facilities. All of this is interspersed with academic buildings and state-of-the-art facilities. Due to it’s central location within the country, Loughborough is only a short train ride away from London, Derby, Leicester and Nottingham.

The student experience is renowned, with endless opportunities to get involved in at Loughborough Students' Union. Loughborough has been named University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019.

Study options

Loughborough are particularly well regarded for sport, exercise and health sciences. Subjects are available in arts, biosciences, business, communication and media, computer science, engineering, history, natural sciences, politics and international studies, psychology, sport, exercise and health sciences. Students are only able to study at the main campus in Loughborough.

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Based in Hatfield just north of London, our university is close enough to London to make use of everything it offers, yet surrounded by the beauty of rural Hertfordshire. The University of Hertfordshire makes a great partner for Victoria University because like us, it believes that universities and business need to work on an integrated and collaborative basis. Every course is developed with input from employers. It is focused on developing new and creative approaches to learning, teaching and research with a commitment to adding value to employers, enterprise and regional, national and international economies.

Study options

Subjects are available in communication, media and public relations, creative arts industries, education, business, international studies and political sciences, hospitality, tourism and events management, environmental science and biotechnology, law, psychology, nutritional therapy, sports, recreation management and exercise science, social sciences, engineering and computer science and information systems.

Students wishing to study education modules cannot choose modules from the BEd degree, only from the BA(Hons) Education Studies degree. Other restricted discipline areas include social work and film & TV.

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Just two hours north of London by train, York is renowned for its heritage, strong cultural and economic community and flourishing cutting edge scene. With a host of bars, cafes and restaurants, there's something for every taste and pocket. The city's Viking heritage comes to life every year in a rowdy, fun-packed festival with hoards of Vikings taking occupation of the streets. York St John has a thriving international dimension and offers many opportunities to develop your strengths and learn new skills.

Study options

Subjects are available in communication, media and public relations, creative arts industries, education, business, hospitality, tourism and events management, social work and youth work, music, psychology, sports, recreation management and exercise science, social sciences, computer science and information systems and masters courses.

Make sure that you check for any restrictions on which modules are open to exchange students.

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Imogen Hair, York St John University, United Kingdom.

Imogen Hair, York St John University, United Kingdom.