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Exclusive exchanges

MChem students can apply to go on exchange in their fourth year.

Please note that the number of places available at each exchange destination can vary from year to year. 


Brussels Free UniversityB1 French required




Heidelberg UniversityB1 German required

RWTH Aachen UniversityB1 German required


New Zealand

The University of Victoria, Wellington
Study in English


University of SevilleDELE (B2) Spanish required


The Laboratory for Drug Discovery in Neurodegeneration, Boston
Study in English

For academic queries, including joint honours options, contact your supervisor or the Departmental International Officer, Dr Martin Bates: or

How to apply

Work abroad

Explore the Year In Industry, Placement Year options, or summer international internships, if you are interested in work opportunities outside the UK.

Find out more about work abroad.

Postgraduate opportunities

Depending on your programme of studies, you may be interested in:

What to expect

Previous destinations

As well as taking part in Study Exchange, Chemistry students have also recently been to the following destinations:

Previous destinations

Degree  UG/PG Country Host organisation Programme Duration
Chemistry (with a year abroad) UG Denmark Aarhus University Summer School 3 weeks, August
Chemistry (with a year in industry) UG Netherlands Fibrant, Maastricht Work Placement 10 months, Oct-August
Chemistry (with a year in industry) UG Germany Bayer, Monheim Work Placement 11 months, Sep-Aug