Questions in relation to student exchange. Student exchange programs is where students from a university study (mostly) abroad at another institution usually for a semester or academic year.

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Necessity of MoU for researcher exchange or collaboration

In my research institute, there is a fair amount of discussion around wanting to collaborate or create exchanges with other labs, especially outside of the country (we are in Asia). From myself and a ...
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Take a few courses in another university

I'm a foreign (non-EU) student enrolled at the CS master's program in a European university. I would like to take 2-3 courses that my university doesn't offer, and the first idea that came to mind ...
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How to maximize the benefit of an exchange opportunity during PhD

My supervisor has asked me to stay in a lab in a foreign country for a few months. That lab has some collaboration with us but their research is actually not related to mine. I don't know why my ...
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Do grad schools need an official transcript from universities where I was an exchange student for only one semester?

I am a European non-EU student that went on an Erasmus exchange for one semester in the UK during my third year. Now, two and a half years later, I am applying to grad schools in the US, and the ...
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Doing masters thesis in another institute

Is it possible to do this? If I find a research group/researcher working on something I like and I just want to do my thesis there. Is it necessary that I have to go there as an exchange student OR ...
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How prestigious is a Fulbright scholarship

I am an international Fulbright scholar, the scholarship covers my university tuition expenses to complete my Masters degree in the US. I heard a lot about how the Fulbright scholarship is one of the ...
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Applying to grad school where I've been on exchange

I know that many universities in the US and an increasing number in the EU are against taking on their own graduates. Does the same apply to exchange students? I'm wondering if I didn't make a ...
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English certifications: which ones are recognized overseas?

In the European Union we have a "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages". In practice all language certification programmes have one of those levels associated to them (ranging from A1, ...
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Is there a standard for translating grades across Erasmus universities?

I've just finished my Erasmus period in the Netherlands. I'm still waiting for one result from my guest academy, then the Transcript of Record will reach my home university and, somehow, the results ...