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Santa Clara University

Incoming Exchange Student Program

Application Deadline

Fall/Academic Year Participation: April 1

Winter/Spring Participation: October 1

This program is managed by SCU Study Abroad and provides a non-degree study abroad opportunity for international students from Santa Clara University partner universities. All students currently enrolled in a degree-granting course of study at one of these partner universities are eligible to apply:

  • Universidad Catolica de Cordoba (Argentina)
  • Australian Catholic University (Australia)
  • Universidad Alberto Hurtado (Chile)
  • Sophia University (Japan)
  • Universidad de Deusto, San Sebastian - Business (Spain)
  • Universidad de Deusto, San Sebastian - Communication (Spain)
  • Lund University (Sweden)

The Application Process

Students must be nominated by their home university to participate as an Exchange student. Students may be nominated for a period of study of one quarter up to a full academic year (three quarters), and may take courses in a range of academic fields that align with or complement students’ majors at their home universities. All students participating in this program receive an official Santa Clara University transcript of courses upon successful completion of their period of study.

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Why Santa Clara University?

Santa Clara is a world-class institution with the infrastructure to support it. From cutting-edge research laboratories to contemplative spaces for quiet reflection, if you need it, SCU has it.

The 50+ buildings on campus include the Mission Santa Clara de Asis, 10 residence halls, a spacious library/learning commons, the Center of Performing Arts, a 2,200 square-foot television studio, state-of-the-art classrooms, the de Saisset Museum, and extensive athletic facilities.

Santa Clara University blends high-tech innovation with a social consciousness grounded in the Jesuit educational tradition. We are committed to leaving the world a better place. At SCU we:

Our goal is to help shape the next generation of leaders and global thinkers. Santa Clara's undergraduate programs span areas ranging from psychology to sustainable-energy engineering and from theatre arts to business analytics.