Graduate Programs / Study Abroad @ UIBS




Choose your campus

Available campuses to study abroad at as an extenal student for 5 weeks or longer, are Antwerp, Barcelona, Brussels, Madrid, Milan, Tokyo, and Zurich.

Plan your courses

Earn 2-20 European credits

  • Stay for any 1 quarter and complete up to 20 credits / 10 courses.

Earn 30 European credits (20 American semester credits)

  • Stay for any 2 quarters and complete 30 credits / 15 courses.

Maximum credits per quarter

  • Fall quarter Term A: 10
  • Fall quarter Term B: 10
  • Winter quarter Term A: 10
  • Winter quarter Term B: 10
  • Spring quarter Term A: 10
  • Spring quarter Term B: 10
  • Summer quarter Term A: 10
  • Summer quarter Term B: 10

During all quarters, courses are organized either in Term A or in Term B. Course availability may be limited at one or more of the campuses listed above.

Suggested Quarter combinations for 30 credits

  • Spring Quarter (20) + Summer Quarter Term A (10)
  • Summer Quarter Term B (10) + Fall Quarter (20)
  • Term A and Term B of of any quarter (20) + Term A of the following quarter (10)
  • Term B of any quarter (10) + Term A and Term B of the following quarter (20)

Plan your trip

Academic Calendar / view online

Starting dates

Starting dates are indicated in the academic calendar, and depend on the combination of quarters and terms for each student individually.

Application deadlines

Students are recommended to apply no later than 1 month before the intended starting date, and 3 months in case a student visa is required. Refer to the Admission section for further details.

Special conditions

50% scholarships are available for exchange students upon showing a certificate of enrollment from their home institution.

Confirm your program

Connect with Admissions Advisor to plan your study abroad experience, check the course planning and receive the relevant course outlines; and provide us with the contact details of your Academic Coordinator at your home institution.


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Flexible Liberal and Global Studies

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  • "I’ve been able to create long-lasting friendships with international people from all over the world. UIBS has given me all the professional skills and tools I needed to develop in my career." Elvitz, Master Student

  • "The school is so diverse; you have the possibility to travel the world and change campuses. During the global study trip, so many campuses came together, and even if you don’t know the students, you have something in common and everybody is just one big family." Philip, Bachelor Student

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