You must have completed one year of study and have the agreement of the School to participate in an exchange with one of our non-EU exchange partners.
Non-EU exchange programmes count towards your degree but you must remember that:
- to graduate from Newcastle University as planned, you must always comply with our regulations
- you must speak to the School's International Officer, Dr Adam Mearns and your Degree Programme Director (DPD)
- you must get your course selections approved by your DPD at application stage
- you must have some reserve course selections to allow for some courses being full
There are language requirements for some of our partner institutions (intended for students taking specialist language degrees).
Our partner in Hong Kong allows students to take a Chinese Language Summer School, rather than the traditional semester of study.
All of our other partners teach in English.
Our partners outside the EU are:
- University of Adelaide, Australia
- University of New South Wales, Australia
- Concordia University, Canada
- Dalhousie University, Canada
- McGill University, Canada
- University of New Brunswick, Canada
- University of Waterloo, Canada
- Hong Kong Polytechnic (Summer language course)
- National University of Singapore
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
- Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis, USA
- University of Vermont, USA
For further information, speak to someone in the Student Mobility and Integration team. You can either make an appointment in advance or attend one of their drop-in sessions (10:00-11:00 and 14:00-15:00 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday) at King's Gate, Level 2.
The deadline for submitting Non-EU nominations is in January (in the academic year before you want to study abroad). You will need the approval and signature of the School's Exchange Co-ordinator, Dr Adam Mearns, for this.
Find out how to apply.
How to Apply
To apply to study abroad at a overseas university outside the EU, please follow the process outlined below.
Step 1. Nomination
First, you need to identify which partner institution you'd like to study at. You can find details of the University's and School's exchange partners via the Student Mobility and Integration team webpages.
Look at the partner institution's website and identify some modules you would potentially be interested in taking (which are compatible with your degree requirements here, ie still in your subject area).
Collect a Non-EU exchange nomination form from the Student Mobility and Integration team at King's Gate, Level 2. During term time, their week-day drop-in sessions are: 10:00-11:00 and 14:00-15:00 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Submit your signed nomination form to the Student Mobility and Integration team at King's Gate level 2, by the deadline.
Step 2. Application
To make the application, there are two application forms to complete.
The first is a standard Newcastle Erasmus Exchange Application form, which is obtained from and returned to the Student Mobility and Integration team (King's Gate level 2).
The deadline for submitting this form to the Student Mobility and Integration team is February in the academic year before you want to go abroad.
You will need the approval and signature of the School's international officer and exchange co-ordinator, Dr Cristina Dye, for this.
The second form is provided by the university you wish to study at. These are usually available from that university's website. It is your responsibility to obtain, complete and return this form to the selected university by the deadline specified by the institution.