Programmes at Non-European Partner Universities

Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada

Start dates:

Fall term classes start at the beginning of September and end at the beginning of December.
It is recommended that graduate students take no more than three courses per term. Dalhousie gives three credit hours per course per term. Courses can be taken from the IDS graduate calendar or from approved cross-listed courses in other departments. See the online calendar for up-to-date information about course offerings as well as the website: for more information about course offerings (the graduate handbook available on the ids website will be of particular value to those planning to attend Dalhousie for graduate studies). Some courses of interest:

  • INTD 5000.03 Advanced Topics in International Development: Development in Practice
  • INTD 5001.03: Readings in International Development Studies
  • INTD 5002.03: Graduate Seminar in Research Design for Development Studies
  • INTD 5003.03: Special Topics in IDS
  • INTD 5600.03: Gender and Development
  • POLI 5302.03: Comparative Development Administration
  • POLI 5340 . 03: Approaches to Development
  • ECON 5252.03: From Disaster Relief to Sustainable Development
  • ENVI 5041.03: Environmental Education

Additional information including summaries of these courses is available in the graduate handbook at: under graduate programmes, graduate handbook.

Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Start dates: 

The fall term starts in September and lasts until January.

Students need to obtain 12 "Fudan-Credits" that are equivalent to 30 ECTS.


Students can choose courses mainly from the history department.

Jawaharlal Nehru University, New-Delhi, India

Start dates: 

Fall term classes start at mid-July and last until the beginning of December.

Preliminary course choice within the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning:

Macroeconomics, International Trade, Investment and Payments, Indian Economic Problems, Mathematical Methods in Economics, Evolution of the Indian Economy, Production Conditions in Indian Agriculture, Structure and Growth of Indian Industries, Econometric Methods I, Labour Economics, Social Choice I, Game Theory, Issues in the contemporary International Economy, Experimental Methods in Economics, Methods of Economic Analysis, Economics of Planning, Welfare economics, Development Economics, Economic History.

Students can apply for a DAAD scholarship within the programme "A new passage to India".

Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Start dates:

The courses start in July and last until December.

For European students: 12 Macquarie credit points are equivalent to 30 ECTS (European Credit Transfer Scheme), meaning that the average 3 credit point Macquarie subject is equivalent to 7.5 ECTS, a 4cp subject is worth 10 ECTS.

Students need a grade point average of 2.5/4 and a language proficiency in English (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent)

Therefore students need to do three courses. Especially recommended are in the field of Modern History:

  • MHPG912: World Historians (supervised preparation of a research paper of about 5000 words)
  • MHPG847: Rewriting History (1x 3500 word paper, 1x1500 test (completed in their own time, not a formal exam)
  • MHPG811: Colonialism, Sex, Gender (1x 3500 word paper, 1x1500 test (completed in their own time, not a formal exam)
  • MHPG915: Bulletin to Big Brother: The Media in Australia Since 1880

and in the field of International Relations

  • IRPG842 Politics of International Law
  • IRPG844 The Asia-Pacific Region and Australia
  • IRPG845 International Institutions
  • IRPG855 Globalisation and the North-South Relationship

University of California at Santa Barbara, USA

Start dates:

The fall quarter starts in September and lasts until the end of December. It is recommended to arrive a month before classes begin in order to find housing and to prepare the class work.


Two mandatory graduate seminars:

GLOBL 220 (History and Theory of Globalization)

GLOBL 222 (Global Culture, Ideology, and Religion)

Elective courses recommended by former exchange students:

Contemporary Issues lecture series with interesting guest speakers


The UCSB has published a video in which scholars from around the world discuss their understanding of Global Studies. You can access this video here.

Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Start dates:

Students should arrive by mid-July in Stellenbosch. The term runs until the end of November.

Courses are based on 10 ECTS per course and are fully transferable.

Focus on International Studies in the Undergraduate Courses. Grade point average of 65% in the final year.

Course selection:
Usually students can choose three out of four courses:

  • Global Political Economy
  • Politics of Southern Africa
  • Conflict in Africa
  • International Law (5 ECTS)