US Exchange Prog and Erasmus

US Exchange Programmes

Study in the United States for a semester at one of our partner universities:

  •   University of Illinois Springfield (autumn semester, August-December 2017)
  •  College of Charleston, South Carolina (autumn/spring, Aug-Dec 2017/Jan-May 2018)


Level 1 students on the History pathway (single and joint honours) can apply for 2017-18.  There are at least two places at each university with the potential for more in the case of high demand.


Applications should be sent to the School Office.  Please include a short statement (one page max.) with your full name and student number outlining which university/universities you wish to attend, why you want to take part in the exchange and how you will benefit from the experience. 


  • You will continue to pay your QUB fees and attend the host institution fees-free
  • Your host university will help you find accommodation (usually on campus) and assist with orientation on arrival
  • Courses taken at your host university will be credited to your QUB transcript
  • For visa purposes you will need to show that you have adequate financial resources to cover room, board and incidentals.  For one semester that is approximately:
    • $5,000 (Illinois)
    • $8,500 (Charleston)  *This includes $1,700 for travel which is more than the average return flight from the UK costs
    • $8,500 (San Antonio)  *This includes $2,000 for travel which is more than the average return flight from the UK costs

Note: you will not necessarily spend this amount, but you need to show you have access to it.  A bank statement, details of a scholarship, bursaries or a letter and bank statement from parents/guardians will suffice.

  • You will need to arrange suitable medical and travel insurance (your host university will provide guidance)


  • The experience of a lifetime and an opportunity to immerse yourself in a new culture
  • Experience life at a first class U.S. university, different teaching styles and meet new people
  • Broaden your knowledge by choosing from a wide range of modules which you wouldn’t take at home
  • Gain independence, life experience, and a global mindset—it looks great on your CV!

Erasmus Programmes within the School

Erasmus Programmes

Erasmus links in the School of History and Anthropology

The School of History and Anthropology has exchange agreements with 18 European universities, where Queen's students can study for a semester.

Student should ideally go in the first semester of their second year at Queen's University. The full second year or first semester in third year is not advised, but can be accommodated in exceptional circumstances.

Students who want to go on Erasmus should have an average overall 2:1 mark. Internal deadline to apply is 15 February of each year. There is some flexibility, but check the partner university you want to go to as some of them have early and very strict deadlines (you should apply to the partner university only after you have applied and been accepted by QUB).

Dr Immo Warntjes ( has overall responsibility for all the Erasmus links within the School, but the management of each individual link is in the hands of one or more academic members of staff in the discipline concerned.

If you are interested in learning about opportunities for foreign study, please contact Dr Warntjes or one of the Erasmus link coordinators below. When dialing from outside Queen's, the extension numbers should be preceded by (028) 9097.  

Before that, do check the list of universities below and consult the information on the central university webpage and the other link below:

University Erasmus webpage (with all official forms)

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  -  Ostrava University (History): Dr Immo Warntjes, (Extn 3880). Where is it?



  - Aarhus University (History): Dr Immo Warntjes, (Extn 3880). Where is it?


  - Copenhagen University (Anthropology): Dr John Knight, (Extn 3703). Where is it?



  - Université Paris-Est Créteil Val de Marne (History): Dr Immo Warntjes, (Extn 3880). Where is it?

     Link:  [solid French required]

  - SciencesPo Bordeaux (History): Dr Immo Warntjes, (Extn 3880). Where is it?



 - European University Viadrina, Frankfurt / Oder (History/Anthropology): Dr Immo Warntjes, (Extn 3880). Where is it?


  - University of Heidelberg (Anthropology): Prof. Fiona Magowan, (Extn 3740). Where is it?



- National and Kapodistrian University, Athens (History / Anthropology): Dr Evi Chatzipanagiotidou, (extn 3704) Where is it?


- Panteion University, Athens (Anthropology); Dr Ioannis Tsioulakis, (extn 3336)



  - Ca’ Foscari, Venice (Anthropology/History): Dr Evi Chatzipanagiotidou , (extn 3704). Where is it?



  - University of Amsterdam (History): Dr Sinead O'Sullivan, (Extn 3430).  Where is it?


 - University College Utrecht (History and Anthropology): Dr Sinead O'Sullivan, (Extn 3430). Where is it?



     Link (UCU):

- Radboud University Nijmegen (History and English): Dr Martijn Icks, (Extn 2514) Where is it?



 - University of Oslo (History): Dr James Davis, (Extn 5037) Where is it?



  - University of Warsaw (History): Immo Warntjes, (Extn 3880). Where is it?



  - University of Stockholm (Anthropology): Dr John Knight, (Extn 3703). Where is it?



  - University of Basel (History): Dr Eric Morier-Genoud, (Extn 3881). Where is it?


  - University of Geneva (History): Dr Eric Morier-Genoud, (Extn 3881). Where is it?

Link:   [solid French required]

The Erasmus Experience

(left-right) Michael Higgins, Bengisu Corakci, Maxwell Klein, Joseph Paul Juarez, Dan Verel and Erman Doser.

Michael Higgins is a BA History student 

Studying in Aarhus was one of the best things that I have ever done. It offered me the opportunity to meet new people and to study in a different environment.  The fact that I have a more introvert personality made me nervous about leaving my comfort zone however, the Danish people were welcoming and the University encouraged a lively scene for the visiting International students. The most amazing part of the trip was the ease at which you could make close friends and the amount of people you ended up knowing in such a short space of time. The city is compact compared to Belfast and most of the pubs and clubs are close together in the city centre so it is easy to find your way around. I can sum up my feelings on Erasmus simply. If you get the chance to, go. You will never regret it!

Andreas Spreier, Todd Weir, Arthur Kuhle
Andreas Spreier, Todd Weir, Arthur Kuhle

Andreas Spreier, History MA student, Humboldt University Berlin wrote:

Studying history at the Queen's University Belfast is a great thing.  First because of the students and the staff.  I was welcomed heartily at the school of history.  Since the tutorials are not overcrowded it's easy to settle in and meet people.  For me it was especially uncomplicated because my contact person, Dr Todd Weir, used to study at my home University in Berlin and could explain the differences between the German and the British universities to me.  Secondly, the University and the city were enjoyable.  Most of the student accommodations are close to the university and shops and pubs are also around the corner.  In short: Belfast is a good place to have a great time.

Arthur Kuhle, History BA student, Humboldt University Berlin wrote:

"For me, Northern Ireland was a refreshing experience: Belfast as such and its Queen's University made me appreciate many aspects of British and Irish social life and hospitality.  The history seminar held by Professor David Hayton offered me meticulous insights into a specifically British topic area - the British Revolution -, in a way that I could not expect to find at my German home institution.  The atmosphere on campus, in particular in the classroom, was pleasant and encouraging, and provided ample opportunity for forming new acquaintances.  As an ERASMUS student I felt very well taken care of."