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Research your Destination

To apply for the Exchange study placement, students must submit an application form to the International Education Division (form available here).

Before choosing a destination, students should thoroughly research the institutions with which UL has exchange agreements in the subject area of their degree. Students may select universities from the partner list for their degree programme only.

Arts students should select a partner university from one of their majors, e.g. a student studying Psychology and English may select a destination from the Psychology list or from the English list. Arts students should be aware that it is not always possible to combine both majors at the host university, therefore they may have to prioritise one subject during their exchange placement.

Information sources

Information on partner universities can be found from the following sources:

  • Read the fact sheet and student reports on the IED website
  • Find information on the partner university’s website
  • Look for information for International/Erasmus/Exchange/ Incoming students
  • Find information on the host city
  • Consult the DFA website
  • Call in to the IED Office (EO-020)
  • Contact returning UL students and incoming students – IED staff can provide contact email addresses

Partner universities publish information in English on their websites, where practical information is provided. The keywords for searching for information are "Exchange", "international" or "incoming students".

Students are also advised to contact other UL students who have attended the host university in previous years or students from that institution who have studied at UL as exchange students. Please contact IED for former exchange students’ contact details. 


Some factors to consider

Students should consider the following factors when selecting a destination:

Courses on offer

To be discussed with Academic Coordinator

Academic calendar/Semester dates

Autumn: Semester dates can range from mid August to mid-December. In Australia and Japan terms can run from July-November.
Spring: Semester dates can range from mid-January to mid-May.  In Australia and Japan terms can run from February-July.

Cost of living

Check university’s fact sheet
Type “cost of living” in search box on host institution’s website


Check location on a map.
Check flights, trains, etc.

Student accommodation

University accommodation is generally not “on-campus”.

Private off-campus accommodation and be expensive and prove difficult to find.


Past students' reports are available on SharePoint.

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