About Exchange Programs

The University of Minnesota maintains several bilateral exchange agreements with universities from around the world. These agreements include opportunities for a limited number of students to “exchange” and study at the partner university. UMN students enroll in courses that are fully integrated with local students and faculty from the partner university, and students are expected to perform at the same level as local students, often in a more independent educational system. In some cases, students may combine integrated coursework with special courses aimed at non-native students. Exchange programs are suitable for students who are comfortable being independent and who are able to deal with a high level of ambiguity at times. Because spaces are limited, exchange programs can be competitive and applicants are strongly encouraged to explore alternative program options in the event their application is not accepted.

UMN students can apply for an exchange spot at the following universities:

Austria

Germany

Iceland

Japan

Netherlands

Norway