Exchange destinations in United Kingdom

UK flagBelow is a list of partner institutions in United Kingdom. Please visit the Passport Search Programs page to view further information on the partners below (including links to each school’s website, term dates, estimate living costs, housing options, and much more).

 Typically, you must complete a “set” of courses with ECTS weights totaling 30 ECTS to transfer back 2.5 UW credits. To receive credit for courses on exchange, you need to achieve a passing grade as determined by the partner school’s grading system. For clarification on credits or to request a list of previously approved courses from our partner institutions, please email artsinternationalexchange@uwaterloo.ca.

  • Lancaster University (Lancaster, Lancashire)
    • Note:  There are differences in credit requirements from one term to the other reflect a difference in term length:
      Fall (Michaelmas) term: 48 UK-CAT or 24 ECTS = 2.5 UW credits.
      Spring (Lent)/Summer term: 60-64 UK-CATS or 30-32 ECTS = 2.5 UW credits.
      Spring/Summer students must stay for exam period in June.
  • Newcastle University (Newcastle, England)
    • Note Restricted Courses: Psychology courses are not open to exchange students
  • Swansea University (Swansea, Wales)
  • The University of Warwick (Coventry, England)

    • Note: There are differences in credit requirements from one term to the other reflect a difference in term length:
      Full-year: 120 UK-CATS = 5.0 UW credits
      Fall term: 48 UK-CATS = 2.5 UW credits
      Spring/Summer term: 60 UK-CATS = 2.5 UW credits or 72 UK-CATS = 3.0U W credits.
      Modules (equivalents of Waterloo courses) can be weighted at 12, 15, 24, or 30 CATS, depending on their duration.
      Fall term only exchange students are allowed an assessment method other than a final exam.
      Spring and Summer terms are done as a block, with final exams done in the Summer term.

  • Ulster University (Coleraine Campus) (Londonderry, Ireland)
  • University College London (London, England)
  • University of Birmingham (Birmingham, West Midlands)
  • University of Dundee (Dundee, Scotland)
  • University of Exeter (South West England)
  • University of Leeds (West Yorkshire, England)

    • Note Restricted Courses: Courses offered by the School of Design (DESN courses) are only open to exchange students hosted by the School of Design. Must be pursuing a design degree at home university.

  • University of Liverpool (Liverpool, England)
  • University of Sheffield (South Yorkshire, England)

    • Note Restricted Courses: exchange students are restricted to 100-level Psychology courses.

  • University of Sussex (East Sussex, England)