INTERNATIONAL STUDY ABROAD

Westlake University offers you plenty of opportunities to engage globally. An important feature of our undergraduate program is a required study-abroad experience for up to one academic year. You will gain a global perspective by studying at one of our many partner universities in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Below is a list of some of our partner institutions. For further questions and more information, please contact theOffice of International Affairs.


UC Berkeley

Founding year: 1865

Public or private: Public

Location: Berkeley, California, United States

Website: https://www.berkeley.edu/

Study abroad program:

Requirements:

1. Undergraduates who have completed two full academic years of coursework

2. TOEFL≥90 OR IELTS≥7.0 or waived upon satisfactory verbal testing

Courses: Minimum 12 units per semester; 27 units per year

Queen’s University

Founding year: 1841

Public or private: Public

Location: Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Website: https://www.queensu.ca/

Study abroad program:

Requirements:

1. Undergraduates who have completed at least two terms of university studies with a minimum GPA of 2.6 and no failing grades in the most recent year of study

2. Met the English language proficiency requirement 

Courses: Up to Five courses per term


Cornell University

Founding year: 1865

Public or private: Private

Location: Ithaca, New York, United States

Website: https://www.cornell.edu/

Study abroad program:

Requirements: 

1. GPA≥3.0

2. TOEFL≥100, unless waived by Cornell

Courses:Minimum 12 units per semester


University of California, Davis

Founding year: 1905

Public or private: Public

Location: Davis, California, United States

Website: https://www.ucdavis.edu/

Study abroad program:

Requirements: 

1. GPA ≥3.0

2. Demonstrated academic preparation for university-level academic study in English

Courses: A broad range of courses will be offered and available for Global Study students, including courses in nearly all the colleges and departments across campus.

University of California, Santa Barbara

Founding year: 1891

Public or private: Public

Location: Public Santa Barbara, California, United States

Website: https://www.ucsb.edu/

Study abroad program:

Requirements: 

1. Above-average academic performance and final achievement in all classes and programs (usually better than B)

2. Meet language proficiency requirements of UCSD

Application Deadline: At least twelve weeks before the beginning of the program session

Courses: Concurrent enrollment in credit-bearing UCSD classes is on a space-available basis

University of California, San Diego

Founding year: 1960

Public or private: Public

Location: San Diego, California, United States

Website: https://ucsd.edu/

Study abroad program:

Requirements: 

1. Above-average academic performance and final achievement in all classes and programs (usually better than B)

2. Meet language proficiency requirements of UCSD

Application: At least twelve weeks before the beginning of the

Deadline: program session

Courses: Concurrent enrollment in credit-bearing UCSD classes is on a space-available basis

Washington University in St. Louis

Founding year: 1853

Public or private: Private

Location: Greater St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Website: https://wustl.edu/

Study abroad program:

Requirements: 

1. Open to undergraduate students who have completed at least one year of undergraduate study

2. TOEFL≥90 or IELTS≥7.5

Application: March 15 every year (to be confirmed)

Deadline: 

Courses: Across science and engineering majors and related academic areas

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Founding year: 1848

Public or private: Public

Location: Madison, Wisconsin, United States

Website: https://www.wisc.edu/

Study abroad program:

Requirements: 

1. Open to undergraduate students who have completed at least one year of undergraduate study

2. TOEFL≥80 or IELTS≥6.5 (students on an English-taught degree program might be exempted)

Application: At least twelve weeks before the beginning of the program session

Deadline:

Rice University

Founding year: 1912

Public or private: Private

Location: Houston, Texas, United States

Website: https://www.rice.edu/

Study abroad program:

To be announced later. 

University of Pittsburgh

Founding year: 1787

Public or private: Public

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Website: https://www.pitt.edu/

Study abroad program:

Requirements: 

No later than 150 days before the date of the exchange 

Deadline: term begins at the University of Pittsburgh

Courses: Westlake students can enroll in courses of the following schools:

Swanson School of Engineering

Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences


University of Notre Dame

Founding year: 1848

Public or private: Private

Location: Notre Dame, Indiana, United States

Website: https://www.nd.edu/

Study abroad program:

Requirements: 

1. Open to undergraduate students who have completed at least one year of undergraduate study.

2. GPA ≥3.0

3. IELTS ≥7.0 or TOEFL ≥90

Application: End of March every year (to be confirmed)

Deadline:

Courses: Westlake students can take 12 to 18 credit hours per semester in the following schools. They may be subject to course enrollment limitations in particular colleges and for particular courses.

1. College of Arts and Letters

2. College of Engineering

3. College of Science

4. School of Architecture


University of Virginia

Founding year: 1819

Public or private: Public

Location: Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

Website: https://www.virginia.edu/

Study abroad program:

Courses: Westlake students can enroll in courses of the following schools:

1. College of Arts and Sciences

2. School of Engineering and Applied Science

3. School of Architecture

4. Curry School of Education


University of Edinburgh

Founding year: 1583

Public or private: Public

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Website: https://www.ed.ac.uk

Study abroad program:

Requirements:

1. GPA ≥3.0;

2. Evidence of written and spoken English skills in line with Edinburgh’s standard requirements for students on study abroad programs

Courses: 120 credits for a full year of study, or 60 credits for a single semester (3 courses per semester)


University of Warwick

Founding year: 1965

Public or private: Public

Location: Coventry, United Kingdom

Website: https://www.warwick.ac.uk

Study abroad program:

Requirements:

1. Undergraduates who have completed at least one year of study at Westlake

2. Academic interests and accomplishments, English proficiency, and other mutually agreed upon criteria

Courses: Chemistry, Physics, Engineering or Life Sciences


University of St Andrews

Founding year: 1413

Public or private: Public

Location: St Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom

Website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/

Study abroad program:

Requirements: 

1. Open to undergraduate students who have completed at least one year of undergraduate study

2. GPA ≥3.0 and sufficient academic preparation for the courses they wish to pursue at St Andrews.

3. IELTS≥6.5 (each component≥6.0)

Application: By 15 April in the case of full-year and First Semester 

Deadline: Candidates, and by 30 October in the case of Second Semester Candidates

University of Bristol

Founding year: 1595

Public or private: Public

Location: Bristol, England, United Kingdom

Website: https://www.bristol.ac.uk/

Study abroad program:

Requirements: 

1. Open to undergraduate students who have completed at least one year of undergraduate study

2. GPA ≥3.0

3. IELTS or TOEFL score to prove language proficiency (Students falling short of these language requirements are able to attend a Study Abroad with English Language program commencing in July for 10 weeks or August for 6 weeks, depending on the student's current English language level).

Courses: Westlake students can take 50-60 credits per semester.

University of New South Wales

Founding year: 1949

Public or private: Public

Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Website: https://unsw.edu.au/

Study abroad program:

Requirements: 

1. Be selected on the basis of a student’s previous academic merit and should meet the current Study Abroad Academic Entry Requirements of University of New South Wales (UNSW)

2. Meet the UNSW Study Abroad English Entry Requirements

Courses: Westlake study abroad students can apply to all academic fields at UNSW Sydney excluding the AGSM Masters of Business Administration, UNSW Canberra courses and certain courses in the Faculty of Medicine as advised by UNSW from time to time.

Westlake study abroad students can apply 8 courses for one year.


Monash University

Founding year: 1958

Public or private: Public

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Website: https://www.monash.edu/

Study abroad program:

Requirements: Applicants shall meet the eligibility requirements advised by Monash, including academic and language requirements.

Hebrew University in Jerusalem

Founding year: 1918

Public or private: Public

Location: Jerusalem and Rehovot, Israel

Website: https://en.huji.ac.il/en

Study abroad program:

Requirements: 

1. Open to undergraduate students who have completed at least one year of undergraduate study

2. Meet published selection criteria as determined by the Rothberg International School:

GPA ≥3.0 TOEFL≥89 or equivalent IELTS (students on an English-taught degree program might be exempted)

Application: Rolling admissions

Deadline:  

Courses: Westlake students can enroll in courses of the Rothberg International School.