Partner Universities

Australia
Griffith University, Gold Coast
Monash University, Melbourne
University of Newcastle, Newcastle
University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Sydney
RMIT University, Melbourne
Queensland University of Technology(QUT), Brisbane
Western Sydney University, Rydalmere

Austria
Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, Steyr and Wels

Canada
Laval University, Quebec City

China
ESSCA School of Management, Shanghai
Ocean University of China, Qingdao**
Shanghai University of Electric Power, Shanghai**
Tsinghua University School of Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing**

Croatia
University of Rijeka, Rijeka

Denmark
Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Lyngby

England
Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
University of Brighton, Brighton
University of Essex, Colchester
University of Leicester, Leicester

France
IÉSEG School of Management, Lille or Paris
KEDGE Business School, Bordeaux or Marseille
EM Strasbourg Business School, Strasbourg
ESSCA School of Management, Angers or Paris
Grenoble Ecole de Management, Grenoble
Université Catholique de Lyon ESDES, Lyon
Université de Technologie de Troyes, Troyes

Germany
Konstanz University of Applied Sciences, Konstanz
Universitat Potsdam, Potsdam
SRH Heidelberg, Heidelberg

Hong Kong
City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon

Hungary
ESSCA School of Management, Budapest

India
Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), Chennai**

Ireland
National University of Ireland, Galway

Italy
University of Bologna, Bologna**
Sant'Anna Institute, Sorrento*
Politecnico di Torino, Turin**
Sapienza University, Rome**

Japan
Kyushu Institute of Technology, Fukuoka**   

Mexico
University of Monterrey, Monterrey
Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico City

Netherlands
Delft University of Technology, Delft

New Zealand
AUT University, Auckland

Romania
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iasi

Scotland
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

Singapore
Nanyang Technical University, Singapore
National University of Singapore, Singapore

South Africa
CIEE - Cape Town Program, Cape Town*

South Korea
Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), Seoul

Spain
Comillas Pontifical University, Madrid

Sweden
Jönkoping University, Jönkoping
Luleå University of Technology, Luleå

Taiwan
National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan

Uruguay
University of Montevideo, Montevideo

Vietnam
RMIT University, Ho Chi Minh City

*Study only
**Research only

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Policies

Academic Policies for Partner Universities

  • To ensure that you have the best study abroad experience possible, we want you to be fully prepared academically. For that reason, we recommend that all study abroad students have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Please note that some partner programs have their own GPA requirements, which may be higher than ours. We also want to make sure that the classes you take while abroad will count for Clarkson credit, and fit requirements for your major and graduation.

Transfer of credit

While studying abroad the credit that you earn abroad will appear on your Clarkson transcript. You will need to do two things to successfully transfer academic credit:

  • Off-campus Coursework Permission (OCP) Forms need to be completed and approved to ensure credit is transferable. Completing these forms is part of the application process and continues throughout the process to ensure that once you are enrolled abroad you have the appropriate approvals in place.

  • Request that an official transcript be sent to the International Center.

The OCP forms and transcript will be sent to Student Administrative Services (SAS) for processing your credits.

Academic Policies for Non-Partner Universities

Should you wish participate in a study abroad experience that is not with one of our partners during a fall or spring semester you would need to take a temporary leave of absence (non-medical) from Clarkson University. This can affect the following:

  • Financial Aid
  • Terms of Student Loan grace periods

The Transfer Credit Policy above would remain the same as above.

Financial Aid Policies

A semester or year abroad should not cost much more than your expenses here at Clarkson. If you attend one of our partners, you will:

  • Continue to pay tuition to Clarkson
  • You will pay room and board to the partner university or university affiliated housing (this amount varies by location and type of accommodations available).
  • Other Expenses - To get a realistic estimate of total costs, you should budget for additional expenses related to studying abroad:
    • Passport
    • Visa or Residence Permit fees (vary by country)
    • Arrival and departure airfare
    • Food and entertainment
    • Travel within the country or region

Financial Policies

If you receive financial aid at Clarkson, you will continue to receive aid when studying abroad at an exchange partner university. The award will be applied to your Clarkson tuition, and any remaining funds will be disbursed to you to use toward your expenses abroad. Please contact the Financial Aid Office to learn more about the process.

Partner Program Policies - Please be sure that any expenses you incur with our exchange partners, such as fees for housing, trips, meal plans, etc. are paid in full. If you do have an outstanding balance with the university abroad they will not send your academic transcript to us. This will result in a delay of you credit transfer and can cause problems for you when enrolling in future classes.

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The Process

While Abroad

Keeping in Touch

While abroad you are expected to check your Clarkson University email on a regular basis.

Ambassador Role – Being a Good Representative

Regardless of how you personally identify yourself, it is important to understand that while you are abroad you are an ambassador representing both the United States and Clarkson University.

Individuals from the host country may use you as an example of U.S. culture in general and Clarkson students in particular.  They may make judgments about U.S. social and professional etiquette. It is important to be respectful and act accordingly at all times. Your actions, both positive and negative, are likely to have long-term repercussions for Clarkson University and future participants.

Be a good student  

After all, first and foremost, the purpose of your time abroad is to study. Attend all classes, do your homework, and show respect to your professors.  Show a genuine interest in the host country.  Learn as much as you can about the country prior to departure, and continue to ask questions once you arrive.

Stay Positive

Avoid expressing negative opinions or generalizations about the host country. Such statements usually serve only to reveal the ignorance of the speaker. If you are studying in a non-English speaking country, try to learn as much of the language as possible. If you are studying in an English-speaking country, be sensitive to differences in dialect. Remember that you are the guest in someone's home, school, and country. Be respectful and courteous!

Stay Informed

Be well informed about the current events happening in the U.S., in New York, and even in your hometown. As you meet new acquaintances and make friends, you will be asked about a variety of issues related to U.S. culture, politics, history, geography, and social environments. Educating yourself about U.S policies and cultural news will enable you to speak eloquently about complex and sometimes controversial topics. This dialogue and exchange will inevitably enhance and enrich your experience and deepen your friendships.

Promote Clarkson

As a current student at Clarkson University you are one of our most important representatives abroad.  During your time abroad, you may be asked to give a presentation about Clarkson University or even to represent the University at a Study Abroad fair at the partner university.

You have an important role in inspiring prospective exchange students to come to Clarkson. Exchange students contribute to the international profile of Clarkson University, which is an important part of making the University one of the best in the world. Remember that the more incoming exchange students we receive, the more students at Clarkson get a chance to go abroad for an exchange. These are several good reasons to market Clarkson University while you are abroad!

Post Experience

Post-Trip Evaluation

Upon completion of your experience abroad, you will be emailed to complete the Post-Experience Survey in CU Global.  This is the final step of your Post-Acceptance Information.

Buddy Program

During your exchange or shortly after it ends, the International Center will email you regarding participation in the Buddy Program.  Each semester we match the former outgoing Clarkson students with a new incoming student participating in study abroad for a semester here at Clarkson University.

Study Abroad Fair

Representing the program/university/country you studied abroad, sharing the amazing experience you had. Many of you may remember what students said to you at the Study Abroad Fair a couple of years ago to influence your choice of programs/university/country!

Information Sessions

Short presentations to help promote the program/university where you studied abroad. You are our best resources! The details and highlights of your experiences really do inspire other students to want to go abroad themselves.

Pre-Departure Meetings

You may remember your own pre-departure meeting.  All the questions you had or the things you thought you knew but didn’t.  This is a way to connect you with the students who are heading abroad next semester. Providing that last minute advice to outgoing students before their study abroad adventure!  We try to match you up with someone headed where you studied abroad – school / country.  This is a great way to share your experiences with someone who will truly benefit from what you tell them.

Global Ambassador

Many students planning to study abroad want to speak with students like yourself who have actually had the experience of going through the process and have lived and studied in a different country. Global Ambassadors respond to emails and provide information and recommendations where sought.

Open Houses

Helping the International Center with Clarkson University Open Houses for prospective students. Talking with students and parents and sharing your experiences about the program.

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Scholarships

The Matthew '09 and Briah Marra Study Abroad Award

The purpose of the Matthew '09 & Briah Marra Award is to enrich a Clarkson University student's foreign experience through the gift of a transportation stipend.  The students that benefit from this fund are encouraged to explore the country of their university, embrace the local culture and network with the people they meet on their adventure. Two awards of $1000 each are available for each semester. Each award will be used to either purchase $1,000 of Uber credits, or be split to purchase $500 of Uber credits and $500 other transportation expenses at the discretion of the student awardee. Eligible students are emailed the semester prior to studying abroad about the application process.

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) Scholarship

The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) invests in promising students with financial need who wish to study abroad. Potential applicants who meet our eligibility requirements may participate on any international education program that meets their academic objectives. There are multiple scholarships available.

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Seventy-five $1,000 grants are awarded each year.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness.

For additional scholarship information or help with scholarship preparation, please contact Jenny Townsend, 2202 Price Hall.

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