Here you will find information on all programs offered by NKU and our affiliate institutions. You may also search programs by major.
Please note that most study abroad programs are assessed a $35 study abroad fee, which appears on a student's bill during the study abroad term.
*Apply for your CCSA Winter Program by September 8th and save $100
*Apply for your KIIS Winter Program by August 1st and save $100
The programs below are offered through our international exchange partners, often at a discount to NKU students.
Students MUST speak with Exchange Coordinator Anne Perry before applying for any of the following programs. Please make an appointment with her at the below link.
The organizations below all offer approved summer & semester programs.
Students considering any of the following programs should meet with Anne Perry before paying any application fees.
January-term (J-term) and alternative spring break programs which do not align with NKU's calendar are NOT approved.
Here you will find all of NKU's partner universities abroad. These are universities with which NKU has an agreement allowing students to attend the foreign university while paying the NKU tuition rate.
Academic exchanges are the most independent study abroad programs offered at NKU. Students spend either a semester or an academic year at one of our exchange universities.
Students must meet with Anne Perry before applying.
Spring Semester Exchange Deadline: around mid September
Fall Semester Exchange Deadline: around mid February
Click on a country below to learn more about our partner universities.
ECU offers over 300 diverse courses in fields such as Health Science, Engineering, Education, Arts & Humanities, Business & Law, Science, Performing Arts, and the largest Nursing program in the State. It is also home to the Centre for Australian Indigenous Education & Research.
East China University of Political Science & Law
Located in Shanghai, East China University of Political Science & Law is in the economic heart of China. The city is a strong influence in global commerce, culture, media, and technology. The university is one of the first to specialize in politics and law within China.
The university is multidisciplinary, including courses in economics with a focus on international economic law, finance, language and the humanities, political and social sciences, and law and criminal justice. Students have the opportunity to take courses in Chinese and study the Chinese language, or take courses in English.
USFQ is a private liberal arts university in Cumbayá--just a 20-minute bus ride from the capital, Quito. Despite being so close to the equator, the altitude allows for the locals to enjoy a mild climate.
Quito has one of the most well-preserved colonial city centers in all of South America, boasting a labyrinth of colonial mansions, cathedrals, and cobblestone streets. Approximately 700 international students attend USFQ each year. It is the perfect place to both study and explore, given the country's countless natural wonders.
De Montfort University (DMU) is located in the welcoming and multicultural city of Leicester, just over an hour from London. We offer safe campus living, quality teaching, one-to-one time with our academics and a great student experience, all within our diverse, inclusive and welcoming DMU community. Each year more than 2,700 international students from more than 130 countries choose to study with us.
The University of East London, founded in 1898, is one of the top six modern research universities in England, and is fast becoming the premier university for sports education in London.
Being a student in London is a unique opportunity, as student discounts are offered at a variety of museums, art galleries, theaters, and other cultural attractions.
The University of Hertfordshire offers a safe, green environment just a half-hour train ride away from London. The international student population makes up 12% of the nearly 24,000 students that attend UH. Most of the university's 550 bachelor degree programs are available to exchange students. Exchange students have a variety of resources at their disposal, including assistance in finding accommodations on campus.
UH was ranked "the top new university in Britain" by the Independent Complete University Guide and is in the top 50 of all UK universities.
The University of Caen is located in heart of Normandy. The city is two hours by train from Paris and just 15 min from the English channel. Caen offers a cosmopolitan atmosphere, providing cultural activities for an urban experience, yet enough green space to enjoy the natural beauty of Northern France.
Visiting students will have the opportunity to improve French language proficiency at the Carré international. This department is located on the historic campus where approximately 2,500 students of more than 120 nationalities study. Entrants must take a language placement exam. Accommodations are either in the dorms or with a host family.
The University of Rennes-1 is one of the two main universities in the city of Rennes, in the east of the Brittany region in northwestern France. The university city of Rennes offers plenty of cultural and historical activities, botanical gardens, parks and green spaces as well as a vibrant nightlife. The city is two hours away from Paris by train and one-hour drive from historic sites such as the Mont Saint Michel and Saint Malo. The University of Rennes 1 offers degrees in STEM, health sciences, law, economy, management and philosophy with an on-going development of courses and entire curricula taught in English.
Bremen University of Applied Sciences, also called Hochschule Bremen (HSB), is a fully-accredited university with a history extending back to 1799. The university's nearly 8,000 students can choose from 64 different degree programs. HSB is the recipient of many accolades, including:
While most courses are taught in German, HSB offers over 50 courses taught in English.
Founded in 1527, Philipps-Universität Marburg, or "Uni Marburg", enrolls around 25,700 students, 12% of whom are international students. Marburg offers programs in a wide variety of scientific disciplines as well as philosophy, law, psychology, business, geography, education, foreign language, and theology. Marburg counts many world-famous minds amongst its alumni, including Nobel laureates and even the Brothers Grimm.
Gifu University is located in Gifu City, central Japan, about halfway between Tokyo and Kyoto.
Experience the Japanese culture in a safe, spacious, and comfortable city. Located on the Nagara River, Gifu City’s attractions include Gifu Castle, Mount Kinka National Forest, and cormorant fishing.
Language requirements for study at Gifu University are determined on an individual basis and classes for foreign students are taught on three levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced.
*Full academic year & summer only
Located in Tokyo, MU is a small private institution with a student population of around 4,000. International students receive strong support services and are integrated into campus life. The local neighborhood features a small shopping district filled with shops and restaurants.
Nanzan University is located on the island of Honshu in Nagoya--the fourth largest city in Japan. NKU students will study at the Center for Japanese Studies (CJS) where they will receive intensive language instruction (from beginner to advanced). Students will also have the opportunity to take courses in Japanese culture and society.
NKU students live either with a Japanese host family or in an off-campus international student residence hall. Approximately 100 students study at the CJS each year.
Hansung University is located Seoul, South Korea. Surrounded by mountains, Seoul is the country’s center for business, education, and modem culture. It offers many activities for everyone, including museums and palaces, parks and mountains, and amusement parks and night clubs. Hansung has a variety of academics to choose from in humanities, social sciences, arts, engineering, and education. Intensive Korean language courses are also available. Students attending Hansung receive the highest standard of education from dedicated teachers while enjoying many aspects of Korean culture.
Sookmyung Women's University is located in Seoul, South Korea, and was established as a private women's university. However, admission is granted for both international women and men who wish to study there.
Sookmyung is traditionally known as one of the leading universities in Korea. It has a wide variety of colleges including a College of Liberal Arts, Science, Human Ecology, Social Sciences, Economics & Business Administration, Music, and Fine Arts.
Students can take courses in Korean and/or English.
The city of Ulsan, South Korea was founded as home to the Hyundai corporation, which now funds projects at the University. Ulsan is a coastal city known for its beaches Jinha and Ilsan on the Sea of Japan.
Approximately 13,000 students attend the university. Exchange students can take courses ranging from engineering and business to sociology and political science, while also taking Korean language.
Ulsan's International Summer School accepts students to study Korean culture, language, history, and business.
The Hague, located 30 miles southwest of Amsterdam, is the thrid largest city in the country. The Dutch have a great appreciation for the outdoors with nearly 3,000 miles of waterways and 10,000 miles of bike paths. The Hague serves as the home to the Dutch royal family as well as the headquarters of the United Nations.
The Hague University has over 20,000 students from 135 different nations. The campus is within walking distance of the city and is the perfect place to learn about international trade, law, and diplomacy. All courses offered to International Students are taught in English.
Rotterdam is the second largest city in the Netherlands with just over 600,000 residents.
Located on the North Sea, it has a rich maritime history as well as a diverse population, evident in its sizeable Indonesian, Turkish, and Moroccan communities.
The university has over 30,000 students and offers a huge variety of programs including business, communication, education, engineering, health care, and social work.
Babeș-Bolyai University, the largest university in Romania, is located in Cluj-Napoca, a city of about 350,000. The city is one of Romania's most important academic, cultural, industrial, and business centers and home to many museums, entertainment venues, and parks. Forests, castles, and even a ski-resort in the nearby hills surround Cluj-Napoca.
BBU caters to about 50,000 students, including 500 international students, who can pursue academic programs taught in Romanian, German, Hungarian, or English. Courses taught in English are mathematics, computer science, chemistry, political science, administration, and European studies. The university buildings are spread across Cluj-Napoca and include a student housing area, making it easy for students to explore all that the city has to offer.
Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, offers world-renowned art galleries, museums, and many cultural events, including music festivals, concerts, ballet, and opera. Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is located in the heart of the city, where accommodations, nightlife, shopping, and restaurants are all within walking distance.
About 14,000 students attend GCU. The university offers modern facilities and a variety of courses to cater to many academic disciplines.
The city of Leon was established nearly 2,000 years ago and thus is home to numerous historical sites, such as ancient cathedrals and Roman ruins. Located in the northwest part of Spain, Leon is easily accessible by rail to many cities throughout the country. The people of Leon are known to be hospitable and friendly. The city is a great mix of a medieval town and a growing modern city. The student enrollment compares to that of NKU and although the university is quite young, it provides modern facilities and a progressive campus. Proficiency in Spanish is required for the exchange, but classes are taught at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. A summer program is also available.
Karlstad University is one of the youngest universities in Sweden, with a modern atmosphere that includes an architecturally unique library and newly-renovated School of Music with a state-of-the-art sound studio.
Karlstad currently enrolls 16,000 students and 300 international students, who can choose from 70 academic programs and 900 courses. Some of its strongest programs include teacher training, business, engineering, and nursing.
The city itself has around 87,000 residents and myriad opportunities for recreation and entertainment. Students will have access to a number of outdoor activities and vibrant sports culture as well as shopping, concerts, and dining.
National Chengchi University is located at the foot of Chi-nan Mountain in the south of Taipei, with the Ching-mei River to the west. With Taipei as its capital, Taiwan is situated about 160 km (l00 mi) southeast of mainland China. The city of Taipei is a popular tourist destination and is considered by many to be a gateway to the rest of Asia.
Though Mandarin is the most widely spoken language in Taiwan, exchange students have the opportunity to take classes taught in English. Classes to learn Mandarin are also offered through the Chinese Language Center at NCCU.
Soochow University is on the cultural axis of Taipei City. Near the National Palace Museum, among lush green hills and a clear stream flowing by, the Waishuanghsi Campus presents a spectacular view and offers the students a superior study environment. On this campus are the School of Arts & Social Sciences, the School of Foreign Languages and Cultures, and the School of Science.
The School of Law, the School of Business and the Extension School are on the Downtown Campus, in the administrative and commercial center of Taipei. Transportation between the two campuses is convenient. Both campuses have their own unique cultural and academic resources and distinctive environments."