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The School encourages all of its students to consider spending a period of study abroad; it's a great way of developing personal and employability skills, experiencing exciting new cultures, gaining a more global outlook and perspective, as well as – and definitely not to be forgotten – an opportunity to meet new friends and have fun!

Student mobility both outwards and inwards from Queen’s is supported via active participation in ERASMUS partnerships, Study Abroad partnerships, BEI and IASTE participation and more recently the PMI2 student exchange programmes which involve exchanges student visits with Malaysia, India and China.

A semester of study under the Erasmus scheme can be integrated into either Level 2 or Level 3 of your undergraduate programme, and may also be integrated into most postgraduate programmes. A full year of study under the Erasmus scheme can only be integrated into Level 2, and also for students planning to study abroad for one semester only it is normally much preferrable to go abroad at Level 2 rather than Level 3.

Regardless of your degree programme, under the Erasmus scheme tuition fees at the host institution are waived. You only have to pay fees to QUB and your normal Student Finance arrangements remain in place. You can also apply for an Erasmus grant to help defray additional expenses. 

General information on the Erasmus programme is available online: Erasmus UK

Erasmus Programmes

Erasmus links in the School of Natural and Built Environment

The School has exchange agreements with 23 European universities, where Queen's students can study for a semester.

Students should ideally go in the second semester of their second year at Queen's University. Alternatively the first semester of their second year. Third year is not advised, or allowed if the student is doing a dissertation.  Architecture students will go in their first year of MArch.  Students are encouraged to go for one semester only, but will exceptionally be allowed to go for a full year if they are in their second year.

Students who want to go on Erasmus should have an average overall 2:1 mark. Deadline to apply is 31 March of each year. There is some flexibilty, especially if you are going on the second semester. But check the  partner university you want to go to as some of them have early and very strict deadlines (you should apply to the partner university only after you have applied and been accepted by QUB). 

Please follow the links below for more information

University Erasmus webpage (with all official forms)

British Council page on Erasmus

Please contact your subject coordinator (click on the relevant name in the list below), if you are interested in applying, for more information. 

Below is a full list of our partner universities for 2015-16



Institution Name

Architecture                   Belgium        Hogeschool voor Wetenschap en Kunst
Gehan Selim (   Universiteit Hasselt
  France Université François-Rabelais de Tours
    Ecole National Supérieure d’Architecture de Bretagne
  Germany Technische Universität München

 University of Stuttgart

  Portugal Universidade de Evora
  Turkey Bilkent University
    Middle East Technical University
Civil Engineering Cyprus Frederick University
Ulrich Ofterdinger ( France Université de Bretagne-Sud
    Université de Cergy-Pontoise
    Université Blaise Pascal Clermont II
  Poland Wroclaw University of Technology
  Spain Universidad de Burgos
    Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  Sweden KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Planning Germany University of Stuttgart
Wes Flannery ( Sweden Stockholm University
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology
    Blekinge Institute of Technology
  The Netherlands Universiteit van Amsterdam
    Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
  Turkey Bilkent University


Study Abroad