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Semester Exchanges

FALL/YEAR exchange programs application deadline: February 15

SPRING exchange programs application deadline: September 15


Important Note:

As a result of the global pandemic, a phased restart of study abroad programming is currently in progress across CUNY. Programs included on this page are subject to restart at varying dates. Please contact the Education Abroad Office regarding specific programs' restart date. In the meantime, for additional program options, please explore similar offerings at other CUNY institutions, as well as our affiliated and external programs.For further information and the latest updates, please visit our homepage.

We are now advising students in person and online! If you'd like to speak with an advisor about studying abroad, you can make an appointment here.

HUNTER/Exchange application instructions are found on the university-specific pages linked below.
Be sure to submit ALL required documents with your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applicants to the exchange programs are also eligible to apply for the Gilman Scholarship (if eligible) in addition to other scholarships.

Hunter College offers reciprocal tuition exchange programs to the following universities abroad:

Australia - Deakin University

Description: Scholastic excellence, top quality research, industry partnerships and tailored courses are among the factors that attract students from all around the world. This exchange program offers you the chance to enrich your academic experience, embrace a new culture and experience all Australia has to offer, all while you earn credit for a Hunter degree. Choose from Deakin's three principal campuses - from the busy multiculturalism of Melbourne, to the distinctive regional flavor of the bayside and coastal campuses of Geelong and Warrnambool. Deakin is one of Australia's largest universities, yet the campuses are not huge and overwhelming. Each Deakin campus has a distinct atmosphere and a strong sense of community.


Learn more about the exchange with Deakin University and how to apply here!

United Kingdom - Queen Mary College, University of London

Description: Queen Mary is one the largest colleges of the internationally renowned University of London. It has an international reputation for academic excellence in teaching and research and offers a wide range of undergraduate programs. It is the only campus-based College of the University of London in central London and offers a friendly and welcoming study environment. The College is located in the vibrant East End, two miles east of the Tower of London, close to the new Docklands financial centre and just 15 minutes from the center of London.


Learn more about the exchange with Queen Mary University of London and how to apply here!

United Kingdom - University College London, Bartlett School of Planning

Description: The Bartlett School at UCL brings students a hands-on opportunity for learning with leading academics and practioners in urban planning. The internationally diverse staff has expertise in planning, geography, design, sustainability, economics, sociology, and politics. This creative, stimulating environment teaches students about the form, planning, design and management of cities and about how to shape their future.


Learn more about the exchange with University College London and how to apply here!

The Netherlands - University of Amsterdam

Description: The Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA), founded in 1632, has a strong historical bond with the city of Amsterdam. Nowadays studying at the UvA means having one of the world’s most fascinating cities as a campus because the university buildings are scattered all over the city. With over 24,000 students, including more than 2,500 international students and researchers, the UvA is one of the four ‘classical’ comprehensive universities in the Netherlands. It offers a very wide range of programmes, including Humanities, Social Sciences, Economics, and Sciences. In order to attract some of the best students around the world, the UvA has developed strong mainstream academic programs in English, taught by distinguished faculties.


Learn more about the exchange with the University of Amsterdam and how to apply here!

Spain - Universidad Antonio de Nebrija

Description: Universidad Antonio de Nebrija is a private, independent university, officially accredited by the Spanish government. Its commitment to academic excellence and the innovative design of its curriculum have obtained an ample recognition in academics as well as in business. It is deliberately small and customized. Students from all over Spain and more than 30 countries fill its classrooms. This intercultural atmosphere guarantees a plurality of ideas and customs that enrich not only the students but the university as well. Hunter students can apply for the Integrated Programmes, taking subject courses in Spanish. Applicants to this program must have a B2 (according to the Common European Framework Reference) level of Spanish.


Learn more about the exchange with Universidad Nebrija and how to apply here!

Spain - Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Description: The University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) is an institution that believes strongly in and promotes scientific progress, human exchanges and on-going collaboration in its endeavor to offer all its members an integral education. The ULPGC offers a wide range of degrees in all the major fields of knowledge. The ULPGC is located in the Autonomous Region of the Canary Islands (Spain), an undisputed tourist center, attracting visitors because of its mild climate and the stunning varieties of its landscape, not to mention its wealth of cultural and artistic heritage, stemming from its situation at the crossroads between the Ancient and New worlds.


Learn more about the exchange with Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and how to apply here!

Japan - Meiji Gakuin University

Description: The MGU International Student Program (ISP) provides an opportunity for English-speaking students from exchange partners to pursue undergraduate studies for a semester or academic year at the Yokohama campus, located in Kanagawa Prefecture. The aim of this program is to provide a creative academic environment for studies pertaining to Japan and the Japanese language for international students who have studied Japanese for a minimum of one year at the university level. The International Student Program welcomes exchange students from partner universities located in Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania.


Learn more about the exchange with Meiji Gakuin University and how to apply here!

Please note: Fall semester or full year study abroad only.

Japan - Meijo University

Description: Meijo University has over 90 years of history that can be traced back to the establishment of the Nagoya Science and Technology Course in 1926. As one of the largest universities in the Chubu region, Meijo University is a comprehensive learning institution that supports a wide range of academic fields from the humanities to physical sciences. To foster the human resources of the next generation, the university continues to tackle ongoing challenges by further enhancing its campus and creating new faculties. Applicants must have studied Japanese for a minimum of one year at the university level.


Learn more about the exchange with Meijo University and how to apply here!

Germany - Pädagogische Hochschule (German Department Exchange Program)

Description: Hunter College's German Department offers students the opportunity to study for a semester or academic year at the Pädagogische Hochschule in Karlsruhe, Germany. *Please contact the German Department for deadlines for this program.


Learn more about the exchange with Pädagogische Hochschule and how to apply here!

CUNY-Wide Exchange Opportunities

Description: Hunter College students may also participate in two CUNY-wide exchange opportunities: CUNY-Paris Exchange Program and CUNY-Italy Exchange Program. Prospective applicants must first apply to Hunter's Office of Education Abroad, then complete an application to the program via Queens College. *Please contact Queens College Education Abroad for deadlines and requirements for these two programs.


Learn more about the CUNY-Paris Exchange here!

Learn more about the CUNY-Italy Exchange here!

Program Requirements

  • In order to be considered for these programs, students must have at least 60 credits at the end of the semester in which they apply for the exchange program and a minimum GPA of 3.0. Only Hunter students are eligible to apply.
  • Hunter students going to any of these partner universities as exchange students pay Hunter tuition and continue receiving financial aid for which they are eligible while studying on campus. *Students who receive Pell may also be eligible for the Benjamin Gilman Scholarship.
  • Students are responsible for costs of student visas, housing, books, living expenses and courses that are not included in the regular semester offerings at the host schools.
  • Students are responsible for contacting their chosen country's consular offices in the U.S. to secure their student visas.
  • No special majors are required, but applicants should consult their advisors regarding courses they should be taking while abroad.
  • We encourage transfer students who have completed at least one full semester (minimum of 12 credits) at Hunter to apply for our exchange programs, provided they meet the other requirements. Qualified transfer students with fewer than 12 completed Hunter credits may be considered on a case-by-case basis. All students who have transferred to Hunter must also provide an official transcript from their previous institution(s) with their application (we will accept unofficial transcripts printed from CUNYfirst only from other CUNYs).
  • HUNTER/Exchanges are highly competitive and very limited in space.
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