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​ ​An exchange program is when there is an agreement between two universities for a fixed number of students to exchange places for a semester or a year. Students pay their home institution’s tuition fees. Places are limited and in the case of popular destinations, the selection process may be competitive.       
Please note that AUB has no summer exchange programs, although it has many recommended summer study abroad programs.


  • Undergraduates are required to have a successfully completed at least 24 AUB credits at the sophomore level before they study abroad during fall or spring
  • Students can study abroad in summer even if they did not complete 24 AUB credits.
  • Graduate students are required to have successfully completed at least 6 AUB credits before they study abroad
  • Undergraduate students may NOT study abroad during the final semester of their degree program at AUB
  • Students must be in good academic standing
  • A student who transferred into AUB as a junior is only permitted to attend a summer study abroad program
  • AUB requires students to have a minimum of a 78 cumulative GPA in order to be considered as candidates for an exchange Note: Other kinds of study abroad do not have such a high GPA requirement
  • MEPI students are not eligible for exchange.

Tuition and Fees

In an exchange program each student pays tuition at his or her home university. In other words, students pay the usual AUB tuition for a full semester's worth of courses at the host university. Students who are on financial aid at AUB will still benefit from it if they attend an exchange program. While students pay tuition to AUB they will pay any housing or activity fees charged by the Host University.

How to Apply    

  • Start by reviewing AUB's  list of exchange partner universities ( Refer to the below list)
  • Submit an online  Exchange Nomination Application by the assigned deadline 
  • Short-listed students will be invited to an interview with members of the Study Abroad Advisory Committee on International Programs.
  • Once nominated, students will be required to submit a $500 refundable confirmation fee (students will be refunded if they go on their chosen exchange program)
  • OIP staff will guide the students in completing the host university application process.

Fill out the Study Abroad Course Approval Application by the assigned deadline in order to pre-approve your courses, maintain an active status at AUB, and register for the semester following study abroad. Further  details are listed on the                

If you are not selected to go on an AUB exchange, you can still apply to one of AUB’s recommended study abroad programs.

In terms of educational value there is no difference between an exchange program and a study abroad program; they simply differ in terms of the application procedures and the institution to which students ultimately pay tuition.

​​FALL 2018-19 EXCHANGE SPOTS        

Name  Location  Faculties and Levels
 Aarhus University                         Aarhus, Denmark
Nearly Everything  (Undergraduate and Graduate)
American University ( Not an exchange but students must be nominated by AUB)
Washington DC, USA FAS & OSB  (Undergraduate  & Graduate)
American University in Cairo
Cairo, Egypt FAS,OSB,FEA (Undergraduate; Graduate)
Amherst College​Amherst,USAArts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities (Undergraduate)
Augsburg University  Minneapolis, USA FAS & OSB (Undergraduate)
Bilkent University
Ankara, Turkey FAS,FEA,OSB,FHS (Undergraduate)
Boğaziçi University  Istanbul, Turkey
FAS, FEA & OSB  (Undergraduate)
Università Bocconi ​Milan, ItalyEconomics and Business Administration (Undergraduate; Graduate)
Boston University​Boston, USAAll Faculties (Undergraduate, Graduate)
Danish School of Media & Journalism
Aarhus, Denmark FAS, Media and Journalism (Undergraduate & Graduate)
Ecole Superieure des Sciences Commerciales d'Angers (ESSCA)Shanghai, ​Budapest, Angers, Paris, Aix-en Provence, Bordeaux,Lyon ​OSB students only.(Undergraduate;Graduate)
MBA students are encouraged to apply to the Shanghai Summer Program.

*Freie Universität Berlin                            

Berlin, Germany FAS,OSB,FHS (Undergraduate; Graduate)
Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po.) Dijon/ Nancy Le Havre/ Poitiers/ Paris/ Menton/ Reims France ​FAS, OSB (Undergraduate; Graduate)
Refer to campus website for specifics
IE University​Madrid, Spain​All Faculties except for Faculty of Medicine(Undergraduate). Note to graduate students: The Only graduate program eligible for exchange is the MA in International relations.
​* Koc University ​Istanbul, TurkeyFEA,FAS,OSB,FM  (Undergraduate; Graduate)
*Lund University Lund, Sweden FEA,FM,FAS
(Undergraduate; Graduate)
* Middle East Technical University
Ankara, Turkey FEA, FAS, OSB   (Undergraduate; Graduate; PhD)
NYU Stern School of Business​New York,USA​OSB Students ONLY (Graduate). Consult with your department for specifics

*Politecnico di Torino

Torino, Italy FEA , Mechanical Engineering              (Graduate)
Reed College Portland, USA FAS  (Undergraduate)
Sodertorn University​Stockholm, SwedenFAS & FHS ​Social Sciences, humanities, natural sciences, environmental studies  (Undergraduate & Graduate)
Technical University of Munich
Munich, Germany Mechanical Engineering & ECE only ; consult with department ( Undergraduate; Graduate; PhD)
Temple University​Philadelphia,USA​FAS,HSON,OSB, FEA (Landscape Architecture, Electrical Engineering) (Undergraduate;Graduate)
*​Universita Iuave di Venezia​Venice, Italy​Department of Architecture & Design .              (Undergraduate;  Graduate) Consult with Dr. Samar Damluji for specifics 
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Madrid, Spain FEA, OSB or FAS  (Undergraduate)
University College, Dublin
Dublin, Ireland FAS  (Undergraduate; Graduate ; PhD) 
Université de Genève Geneva, Switzerland FAS,FHS,OSB,FM (Undergraduate; Graduate) Funding available
Université de Montréal Montreal, Canada
In French Only- FAS,FHS   (Undergraduate;Graduate)

University of New Mexico

New Mexico, USA Nearly Everything - (Undergraduate; Graduate; PhD) 
*​Universitat Tubingen​Tübingen, Germany​Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences (Undergraduate)
*Uppsala University Uppsala, Sweden
FAS, OSB, FHS, FAFS  (Undergraduate; Graduate)
University of Wisconsin- Platteville
Wisconsin, USA Everything (Undergraduate)
+ 4,500$ Stipend Available 
University of Zurich - Institute of Political Science Zurich, Switzerland

FAS - Political Science
​(Undergraduate; Graduate)

Virginia Commonwealth University ​Virginia, USA​OSB, FAS, Engineering & Architecture (Undergraduate)



"Any racial boundaries I had before traveling, are now extinct. I have discovered new cultures and new beliefs among people, especially from the other exchange students... I learned a lot about different countries and their cultures which was very different to me since I have never traveled outside Lebanon before my exchange" Jean-Claude S, Koc University​, Fall 2015


Study Abroad Course Approval Application  
To secure approval for the courses that you plan to take abroad.

  • Summer 2018: March 21,2018

  • Spring 2018: October 30, 2017

  • Fall 2019 : April 11,2018

Final Clearan​ce Form 
To ensure that your status as an AUB student  remains active during your study abroad semester. 

  • Summer 2018 : April 25, 2018
  • Spring 2018 : November 30, 2017
  • Fall 2019 : May 23, ​2018

To schedule an appointment with a study abroad advisor, fill out the following study abroad advising request form.

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