Where do you want to go?

When searching for a host institution, you should consider how the study period abroad will fit into your plans for the future.

  • Profile: You may consider how the academic profile and/or the courses of a host institution will look in a future job application. Some host institutions may have a strong research profile within a very specific area which may be exactly what you are interested in.
  • Career: Your stay abroad can be translated into important competences on your CV. Having studied abroad demonstrates maturity and initiative. You will gain a very special insight into your host country and achieve intercultural and linguistic competencies that both you and a future employer can benefit from.
  • Language: Not only which language you speak but which language you would like to practice/learn. Consider taking courses in English in a non-English speaking country, for example in Eastern Europe, the Benelux countries or Asia.
  • Geography: Many choose their host institution according to geography, but you should also keep in mind that knowledge of a smaller country may come in handy in a future job. While Hawaii and Australia seem appealing to many applicants, many exciting destinations and excellent institutions can be found in Asia and throughout Europe.

Next steps

Find information about AU's partner universities in the database in MoveON, AUs new Study Abroad information and application system.The database is updated in the month prior to the application period, which is 1 November - 1 December for the coming academic year and 1 April - 1 May for the spring semester in the coking academic year. Once you have viewed the available seats in the database you apply via the application portal in MoveON.