Information for outbound exchange students:
Available exchange programs:
Some important details:
- Primarily open to Economics majors. Students in other majors can apply, but will be considered on a space-available basis.
- Completion of ECON 300 and ECON 301 prior to departure is required. Extensive MATH coursework is also recommended. Proficiency in German required for program at LMU. Proficiency in French required for program at UM-Marseille.
- As these exchanges are with economics programs at peer institutions, most coursework will be taken in the exchange university’s equivalent of the UW Department of Economics.
- Peer institutions operate on a semester-system. (In most cases, 1 semester credit abroad can be approved as 1.5 quarter credits at UW. If on ECTS system, then 1 ECTS credit = 0.75 UW quarter credits, approximately.)
- UW students will pay UW tuition while studying abroad. Additional costs include IPE fees, airfare, visas, and health costs.
- IPE requirements for Department Exchanges can be found here.
- Information Sessions will occur at the end of Autumn Quarter and the start of Winter Quarter. You are welcome to attend an Information Session to meet with the exchange coordinators, obtain important details regarding the program, and meet alumni of the program. For dates/times of the Information Sessions, contact email@example.com, or check our blog.
- If you cannot attend, please see the following:
How to apply:
- Application deadline: January 31st to be considered for the following academic year.
- The application will be available near the end of Autumn Quarter (December) at the Economics Advising Office in 305 Savery Hall or at the link above.
- Students may apply for more than one semester and may be considered for more than one program.
- Link to the Application (.pdf format)
- Completed application form
- A copy of your unofficial transcript (MyUW printer-friendly version preferred)
- Responses to application questions
For more information, please contact Patrick Pineda at firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions:
When can I go?
Since the five participating schools are on a semester-system (about 15 weeks), it is likely that you will have to plan ahead, as the UW is on a quarter-system (about 10 weeks). Below is a rough estimate of the calendars. Depending on which semester, you may be missing one or two UW quarters.
- Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand
- Autumn Semester (Early August to mid-December)
- Spring Semester (Mid-January to mid-May)
- Tilburg University in Tilburg in Tilburg, The Netherlands
- Autumn Semester (Late August to late December)
- Spring Semester (Late January to mid-July)
- Free University of Bozen Bolzano in Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
- 1st Semester (Mid-September to mid-January)
- 2nd Semester (Late January to early June)
- Ludwig-Maximililans University in Munich, Germany
- Winter Semester (Mid-October to late February)
- Spring Semester (Mid-January to mid-May)
- Université de la Méditerranée, Aix-Marseille II in Marseille, France
- Autumn Semester (Early September to early January)
- Spring Semester (Mid-January to early May)
Can I go for more than one semester?
It's possible, but the number of semesters/spaces available will depend on a balance kept between the number of inbound students and the number of outbound students.
I need some firsthand information and perspective? Can I meet someone that's participated in the past.
Advisers aren't allowed to share student information openly without permission. However, if you like to arrange a meeting with a alum of one of the exchanges, please email email@example.com, and Patrick can possibly share your information with the alum (with your permission, of course). This is often a good way to find out other aspects of the exchange experience, that advisers aren't able to answer firsthand.
What kinds of classes can I take?
There are many unique courses that can be taken while abroad. There are also very similar courses. The selection of courses available will be limited to those that exchange institution plans to offer during the time of your exchange. For more details, make an appointment with Patrick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are there scholarships available? Can I use financial aid to cover the costs?
Unfortunately, there are no scholarships available from the Department of Economics for studying abroad. However, there are several that you may apply for through UW Global Opportunities.
Since these are exchanges through the UW Office of International Programs & Exchanges, most scholarships and/or financial aid you may already be receiving can be applied to the costs of these opportunities. You can always verify this with the UW Office of Student Financial Aid.
Information for inbound exchange students:
Who can participate:
The Department of Economics currently welcomes students from five
universities across the globe!
•Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand
•Tilburg University in Tilburg in Tilburg, The Netherlands
•Free University of Bozen-Bolzano in Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
•Ludwig-Maximililans University in Munich, Germany
•Aix-Marseille University (formerly Université de la Méditerranée, Aix-Marseille II) in Marseille, France
Eligible students are nominated by their home universities. Available spaces are highly dependent on the exchange balance. For more information, please inquire with your Exchange Coordinator at your university. It is recommended to prepare for your exchange at least 6 months in advance.
Important details regarding the International Exchange Program with the UW Department of Economics can be found here: Fact Sheet
UW Office of International Programs & Exchanges: Departmental Undergraduate Exchanges
Information for Department of Economics students who plan to take courses from an unaffiliated program:
If you plan to take any economics course(s) outside of the UW, please be sure to have the courses "pre-approved" by the Department of Economics to ensure transferability.
You may request a pre-approval by sending an email to email@example.com with:
- Your name
- Your student number
- The course(s) you plan to take
- The university you plan to attend
- Attachment and/or link to the course syllabus
This information will be presented to the Undergraduate Committee, and an adviser will reply to your email with the approved course equivalencies, generally within one week.
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Tilburg University, the Netherlands
Munich University, Germany
de la Méditerranée Aix-Marseille, France