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Study Abroad


TASSEP – Trans-Atlantic Science Student Exchange Program

The TASSEP program will give you the opportunity to experience a summer, semester, or academic year studying and living abroad in Europe while completing core courses, electives, and/or research in your field of study. The program encompasses 16 different European universities in 8 countries, each with unique academic offerings and research specializations. Classes are taught by regular science faculty members, and you will take classes with host national peers. Language of instruction varies between English language and foreign language university options. You will pay the base UO tuition while studying in a TASSEP partner university.

If you are interested in participating in the TASSEP exchange, we recommend that you start planning early. More information is available on at GEO – Global Education Oregon.  Applications are due on April 15 for the Fall semester and on August 1 for the Spring semester.

Pre-health students should meet with their Health Professions advisor to determine how the TASSEP or other study abroad programs will best fit with their course plan.


Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Aarhus University, Aarhus,Denmark


Advanced and summer programs may be offered in English at some schools.

Technische Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France
École Supérieure de Chimie Physique Électronique, Lyon, France
Université de Paris 11, Orsay, France
Université de Paris 6, Paris, France
Université de Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
Tichnische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Friedrich-Schiller Universität, Jena, Germany
Universita di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
Universidad del País Vasco Bilbao Campus, Bilbao, Spain
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Universidad del País Vasco San Sebastián Campus, San Sebastián, Spain
Université de Geneve, Geneve, Switzerland


Other Exchange Programs

The University of Oregon maintains exchange programs with universities around the globe. The complete list of exchange programs in available at GEO – Global Education Oregon. Below is a list of some schools with strong programs in chemistry and related fields:


Chemnitz University of Technology Exchange

Chemnitz University of Technology is a progressive and modern technical university, with a high level of scientific expertise and a history of innovation. The exchange program at Chemnitz allows both undergraduate and graduate students to gain research experience and earn academic credit in chemistry and physics. Undergraduate students with three years of German language can directly enroll in science courses, while graduate students have more opportunities to conduct research in English. Situated in Saxony on the edge of eastern Germany, the city of Chemnitz is a short distance from Prague in the Czech Republic.


Hong Kong University Exchange

Take chemistry, math, physics, biology or earth sciences classes in English alongside students from all over the globe at one of the world’s top 30 schools. Due to its international business role, Hong Kong makes Chinese culture accessible to English-language speakers. As a doorway to Asia, it hosts cutting-edge world architects and innovative scholars in the sciences.


National University of Singapore Exchange

A multi-ethnic, multi-lingual nation, Singapore is situated at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula and is at the center of Southeast Asia. This exchange program offers the opportunity to take classes in English at one of the world’s top 30 universities in the Asia-Pacific region. English language course offerings include environmental science, biology, chemistry, physics, and medicine and public health courses.


Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Students with at least three years of university-level Spanish can take regular courses with Mexican students for a semester or an academic year. UNAM in Mexico City is the world’s largest university and offers courses in a wide range of disciplines including Chemistry, Chemistry Engineering, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Nanoscience, Physics, and Mathematics. UNAM has three Nobel laureates among its alumni including Mario Molina, who won the Chemistry prize in 1995 for his role in understanding the hole in the ozone layer.


UNIS Arctic Scientific Studies in Svalbard

The UNIS Arctic Studies Center is designed for intensive, field-based scientific study of the Arctic environment, with graduate and undergraduate offerings in biology, marine biology, physics, geology and geophysics, and environmental science and ecology. You will get to experience a unique Arctic environment, with immersive, hands-on learn opportunities and a chance to engage with other students and experts in the field of artic studies. All courses are taught in English.


University of Oslo Exchange

The exchange program with the University of Oslo allows graduate and undergraduate students to enroll directly in courses taught in English in many fields of study, including astrophysics, medicine, molecular biology, chemistry, geosciences, and more. Oslo also offers a 6-week summer term with specialized courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level.  A charming capital set on a fjord shore, Oslo is the center for the Nobel Peace Prize Institute and the oldest and largest university in Norway.


Australian National University Exchange

Australia’s capital, Canberra, is a modern and vibrant city that offers its residents a blend of urban living and proximity to nature. ANU’s location near the city center gives students easy access to a variety of national museums, cultural events and recreational activities. ANU offers several unique areas of study, including: Chemistry, Material Sciences, Earth Physics, Nuclear Physics, Astrophysics, Theoretical Physics, and Mathematics.


La Trobe University Exchange

La Trobe University is one of Australia’s leading teaching and research universities with an international reputation for academic excellence and innovation. Along with many traditional classes in Chemistry, Mathematics and statistics, Nanotechnology, and Physics, La Trobe offers several unique areas of study, such as aboriginal studies and environmental management.


Uppsala University Exchange

Students to enroll directly in courses taught in English in many fields of study in “the Harvard of Scandinavia.”  Courses are available in English in a wide array of scientific fields and specialized programs, including astronomy and space physics, radiation sciences, theoretical physics and more.  Uppsala also offers 4-, 6- and 8-week summer sessions with courses in Swedish language and culture. Once the Viking capital of Sweden, Uppsala is a richly historical university city less than an hour from cosmopolitan Stockholm.