Exchange Programs

The University of Akron has established and cultivated partner relationships with numerous universities abroad. We host students from these partner universities, and UA students may study at these universities in exchange. UA students are charged the regular full-time main campus tuition rate (in-state students pay in-state tuition and non-residents pay out-of-state tuition), and they are also required to enroll in UA’s mandatory emergency medical insurance. The student’s UA-based financial aid usually applies, but students must check with the Financial Aid office for details.

Partner universities:

China

SIAS International University

France

Le Mans University
Rennes School of Business
SKEMA Business School

Japan

Kansai Gaidai University

Netherlands

Hanze University of Applied Sciences

South Korea

Kyung Hee University
Yonsei University (Global Village)

In addition to these opportunities, we are working on renewing several exchange relationships in countries including Japan, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and additional locations in South Korea. If you are interested in one of these destinations, please contact our office for more information.


The following are the minimum eligibility requirements for UA exchange programs. Specific programs may have slightly different requirements, in which case those requirements are indicated on the individual program information page.

  • Age 18
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Full-time, degree-seeking student
  • Sophomore class standing or higher at the time of participation
  • Meet requirements specified by the host institution
  • Meet language proficiency requirement, if applicable

For Exchange Programs, download UA's Exchange Program Application.


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