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Global Exchange Programs for Fall 2020 Postponed

Amid the uncertainty surrounding international travel, visa processing and how UC San Diego will approach instruction in Fall 2020, Global Education has unfortunately decided to suspend Global Exchange Programs for the Fall 2020 Quarter. We apologize to those who applied, and encourage to students to apply for another quarter as early as Winter 2021. Please contact Max Reinke and or your university's international exchange office for additional information.

Global Exchange Programs are reciprocal, academic year exchange programs with key research and pedagogical peer institutions and programs around the world.

Students from the following universities are can apply to a Global Exchange Program with UC San Diego:

  • Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany
  • CETYS Universidad, Mexico
  • Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany (graduate level only)
  • École Polytechnique, France
  • Kyoto University, Japan
  • Macquarie University, Australia
  • Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Mexico
  • University of Southampton, United Kingdom

Students must first be nominated by their home universities. Any students who are interested should contact the study abroad office at their home university to find out how to be nominated for a Global Exchange Program.


The deadlines for the 2020-2021 Academic Year are as follows:

Fall 2020 Quarter (September 28- December 15):
Nomination Deadline- February 1, 2020
Application Deadline- February 15, 2020

Winter 2021 Quarter (January 4- March 20):
Nomination Deadline- June 12, 2020
Application Deadline- June 26, 2020

Spring 2021 Quarter (March 24- June 11):
Nomination Deadline- August 14, 2020
Application Deadline- August 28, 2020

Any questions from a student or adviser should be directed to the inbound exchange coordinator Argiria Williams at

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For students who are not enrolled at one of the partner universities listed above, below are other opportunities to study at UC San Diego:

For Degree-Seeking Students: 
UC San Diego Office of Undergraduate Admissions
UC San Diego Graduate Division

For Students Interested in Short-Term Programs:
UC San Diego Extension- International Programs