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University of New South Wales

The University of New South Wales, located in Sydney, is one of Australia’s leading research universities and is home to a number of internationally recognised research developments. Sydney is the largest and oldest city in Australia and the capital of New South Wales. Situated on what is considered to be one of the world's most beautiful natural harbours, Sydney is a vibrant, multi-cultural, cosmopolitan city that offers more entertainment, shopping and sightseeing than any other place in Australia.

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Queen's University

Queen’s University was founded in 1841 and is one of Canada’s oldest universities. It is a lively institution with high academic standards and an attractive campus. The university is situate in Kingston a small, historic city in the province of Ontario and a 2.5 hour drive from Toronto and Montreal. Kingston has developed a thriving artistic and entertainment life, there are plenty of bars and clubs to visit and the city hosts several festivals during the year including the Limestone City Blues Festival and the Kingston Canadian Film Festival.


McMaster University

Set amongst 300 acres of land in Hamilton, Ontario and situated right next door to the Royal Botanical Gardens, McMaster University has consistently been ranked one of the top universities in Canada. Its beautiful surroundings give you the opportunity to discover more of the area on its many hiking and mountain biking trails. The town of Hamilton has a population of half a million and has all the main attractions you would expect from a city of this size. Once you have experienced Hamilton you can even take a short trip out to the see the Niagara Falls.


Aarhus University

Aarhus University is a modern university in the heart of Denmark with a dedicated international centre to help you feel at home throughout your studies.
Aarhus is Denmark's second largest city with a young and exciting vibe created by the students that populate the area. In the summer, the sandy beaches near the city centre are perfect for enjoying the sun and taking a swim in the sea. So if you like water sports and beach activities there are a wide range of possibilities for you in Aarhus


University of Paris

Situated in the heart of Paris, Université Paris Diderot is the only multidisciplinary university in Paris offering a wide range of degrees in the Humanities, Medicine and the Sciences. It also has strong reputation and is a very well-established university. The home of the Eiffel Tower, Moulin Rouge and the Mona Lisa, Paris itself certainly has a lot to offer its international students. A year spent here will fly by as you explore the city and all that it is famous for.

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University of Marseille

The Aix-Marseille Universite can trace its history back to 1409. The current University is split across two campuses in Aix-en-Provence and Marseille and has 24,000 students, an impressive 10% of whom, are foreign. If the title of ‘University of the Mediterranean’ is not enough to entice you, then perhaps its fantastic weather, its accolade of the regional centre for culture and entertainment or Marseille’s 30,000 year old history might just convince you to spend your year abroad here.

For further information visit Destination Marseille


University of Munich

Founded in 1472 Ludwig-Maximilians University (LMU) in Munich is Bavaria’s oldest university. Of the 47,000 students who attend the University, around 7,000 of them are foreign, which should help with settling in to life here. Munich itself also has much to offer. With its vast shopping opportunities, great nightlife and brimming with history and culture, you certainly won’t be bored during your year here. It is also home to its most famous festival the Oktoberfest which runs from the end of September to the beginning of October each year and provides an opportunity to see the relaxed side of German life.


Complutense University of Madrid

The Complutense University of Madrid is the largest in Spain and has a student body which is three times that of Leeds. It has produced some of the finest Spanish politicians, thinkers and scientists. It is located in a district of Madrid, which itself is renowned for its relaxed lifestyle, café culture and vibrant nightlife. Food and drink play an important role in the culture of this city, together with music, theatre and live flamenco dancing.

More on Madrid as a place to study abroad.