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Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts, Plovdiv

The Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, is a state-owned school of higher education.  Courses are taught in 4 basic units:

  • The Faculty of Musical Pedagogy
  • The Faculty of Musical Folklore and Choreography
  • The Faculty of Fine Arts
  • The Department of Language and Specialized Education

AMDFA is one of the four schools of arts in Bulgaria and the only one located outside the capital.

More than 6,270 students have graduated from the Academy, majoring in a wide variety of arts.

This is a exchange partnership set up by the Musical Theatre department and is open to Music students.

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Aix-Marseille University

Aix-Marseille University is one of the youngest universities in France, and also the largest. Aix-Marseille enrols 71,000 students, including more than 10,000 international students from 128 different countries. With more than 500 international agreements worldwide.

The university has a wide range of courses including 600 degree courses in the Arts, Social Sciences, Health, Sport and Economics, Law, Applied Economics and Management, Data-processing, Astrophysical Sciences, Chemistry and Biology. 

The university is organized around five main campuses situated in Aix-en-Provence and Marseille.  Apart from its major campuses in Marseille, AMU owns and operates facilities in Arles, Aubagne, Avignon, Digne-les-Bains, Gap, La Ciotat, Lambesc and Salon-de-Provence.

This exchange agreement was set up by the English department for its relevant students.

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École Supérieure d’Art et Design (ESAD)

The Higher School of Art and Design in Valencia (or ESAD Valencia) is a French higher education institution accredited by the Ministry of Culture.

ESAD Valencia is one of 56 art schools placed under the educational supervision of the Delegation for the Visual Arts through the Inspection, Advice and Evaluation of Arts Education, and is very highly regarded.

The School of Art and Design is a new public higher education art school resulting from the merger in 2011 of the Grenoble School of Art and the Valence Regional School of Fine Arts.

ESAD has two campuses; one is located Place des Beaux-Arts, in the heart of the district of Fontbarlettes, Valencia, the other in the beautiful city of Grenoble.

The exchange partner offers Art courses in graphic design and fine art amongst others.

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Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences

Haaga-Helia was formed at the beginning of 2007 with Finland’s first merger of institutions of higher education, as Helsinki Business Polytechnic and Haaga Institute Polytechnic joined forces. This means that they are celebrating our 10th anniversary this year.

The University is one of Finland's largest, with five campuses in Porvoo and Vierumäki and three in Helsinki.

Helsinki is the capital and largest city of Finland, and has some of the highest standards of living of a city in the world.

Haaga-Helia has approximately 10,500 students and offers courses in Business, Information Technology, Sport, Hospitality, Tourism, Management, Journalism, Marketing, and Languages.

Chichester’s partnership with the Haaga-Helia is only available to students studying within The Business School.

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Haceteppe University

Hacettepe University, as one of the leading universities in Turkey. It has courses in Social Development, Science, Technology and Art.

The University has two main campuses; the first campus is located in the old town of Ankara and hosts the Medical Centre, and the second is Beytepe Campus, which is 13 km from the city centre. It has 1483 acres of woodland, and hosts the faculties of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Law, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Letters, and Science.

Hacceteppe has 49,582 students enrolled for undergraduate studies.

This exchange is designed for students studying Sport and Exercise.

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Janacek Academy of Music and Performing Arts

The Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts (JAMU) is one of two academies of Music and the Dramatic Arts in the Czech Republic. JAMU is named after Leoš Janáček, one of the most distinguished composers in modern European music.

At present JAMU has more than 500 students at its 2 faculties:


The Music programmes offered, include composition, orchestral conducting, choral conducting, Church music, music management, opera direction, voice, and the following instruments: harpsichord, piano, bassoon, flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, trombone, trumpet, organ, violin, bass, viola, cello, percussion instruments.


The Theatre programmes have the following specializations: directing, theatre dramaturgy, radio and TV script editing and script writing, stage design, drama education for the deaf, drama education, theatre management, and stage technology.

This exchange should appeal to students within the area of Music and Performing Arts.

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Jonkoping University (JU)

JU is one of the most international universities in Sweden in terms of the number of international students and faculty, as well as student-exchange opportunities.

It is home to Jönköping International Business School and has a strong focus on entrepreneurship throughout the university.

Jonkoping is also known for having one of the best orientation weeks for new students in the country and guarantee accommodation for international students.

Mostly all Swedes speak English well and many Swedish companies use English as their official business language. At Jönköping University, many programs are designed and taught in English- for both Swedish and international students.

Sweden is clean and safe, and the standard of living is high. Jönköping itself is a student city with long beaches of Lake Vättern.

This exchange was set up by our Education department.

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Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven).

Founded in 1425, KU Leuven is the oldest and largest university in Belgium and one of the most prestigious research universities in Europe.

The main campus is located in the city of Leuven, with multiple sites in 11 Belgian cities including Brussels, Ghent and Antwerp. Dutch is the university’s main language of instruction with a number of undergraduate degree programmes in English, Spanish and French.

Leuven is a small historic city with a young population owing to its high number of students. The city is a cultural hub and is known particularly for its contemporary arts centre, STUK.

Several European capitals are easily accessible by train directly from Leuven, including Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin and London.

This exchange in Belgium is predominantly for students from the Department of History and the Department of Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies.

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Lithuanian Sport University (LSU)

Lithuanian Sports University (LSU), founded in 1934, is a public higher education institution specialising in sport, leisure and health sciences.

LSU is known as a leading academic and research centre in sports science in the Baltic Sea region. Starting with the enrolment of 100 students, the LSU has developed and expanded over the years and decades into an institution with nearly 2000 students.

LSU has academic exchange agreements with over 70 European universities and holds active memberships in 14 international organisations and networks.

A large number of the LSU students and graduates have become champions and prize-winners of the Olympic Games, world and European championships.

This exchange has been set up for Sports students.

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Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NUST)

NUST is the largest university in Norway having amalgamated various institutions, museums and academic societies since 1760.

NUST has 14 faculties and 70 departments across Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Medicine, Arts and Humanities and Engineering and Technology.

The two main campuses – Gløshaugen for Engineering and Sciences and Dragvoll for Humanities and Social Sciences – are both located in the city of Trondheim. There are other campuses for Marine Technology, Medicine, Archaeology, Music and Art.

With around 39,000 students, 10 per cent of the student population are international and the university has over 300= exchange agreements with 60 universities worldwide.

In addition to 10 main faculties, the university also consists of a business school, the NTNU University Museum, and the university colleges.

This exchange destination is available across two academic areas of study, sports science and performing arts.

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Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon (IPL)

The School of Dance (ESD) is part of the Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon (IPL) that offers courses in the areas of higher education in Dance.

Being a student of the ESD means a full-time dedication to the Art of Dance, intensive technical training, and personal expression in choreographic creation. Whilst participating in group work with students and teachers alike.

ESD provides its students with valuable experience of personal, social and professional training, and is widely recognized and qualified by an academic degree or diploma, that will prepare students for their careers.

Lisbon is an unforgettable destination for all students who want a unique experience in terms of academic lifestyle, hospitality, gastronomy, culture, and leisure. The geographical location, weather conditions, safety and culture is an excellent combination.

This exchange is set up for Dance students.

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Radboud University

Radboud University is a public university with a strong focus on research located in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. It was established in 1923 and is situated in the oldest city of the Netherlands. RU has seven faculties and enrols over 19,900 students.

Faculties include Arts, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Management, Law and Social Sciences.

Situated close to the German border, Nijmegen lies on the banks of the River Waal, a branch of the Rhine.  The students can enjoy the rural surroundings and the many opportunities that the city offers for relaxation and entertainment.

The university campus is located next to Heyendaal train station. Frequent shuttle buses connect the university to Nijmegen Central Station and the city centre. Radboud University is noted for its green campus, often listed among the most attractive in the Netherlands.

This new exchange partner was set up by the Psychology department.

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Semmelweis University

Semmelweis University is the oldest medical School in Hungary, with approximately 11,000 students.  The University comprises a total of 5 faculties, namely the Faculty of Dentistry, the Faculty of Health and Public Services, the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Pharmacy.

Semmelweis has one of the biggest and best-furnished medical-biological collections in Hungary, including a quarter of a million of books, and produces the greatest number of publications among the Hungarian universities. Semmelweis is noted for its pioneering research and innovation among the medical community around the globe.

Semmelweis University does not have a campus and although some hospitals are clustered, most of its buildings are scattered across Budapest, mostly along line 3 of the Budapest metro.

This exchange partnership was set up by the Sport department.

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University of Barcelona

The University of Barcelona is one of the world’s most renowned institutions and ranked within the top 250 global universities. Founded in 1450 it has a long and deep academic heritage and continues to be at the forefront of contemporary scientific knowledge.

Located in one of Europe’s most cosmopolitan cities the University of Barcelona has six urban campuses.

With 15% of students from over 122 different countries and a total of 44,000 undergraduate and 19,000 postgraduate students the University is one of the biggest and most international in Spain.

As one of the most prestigious universities in the world, Barcelona works with a broad range of global institutions and provides Study Abroad programmes, an International Summer School and courses on Spanish language and culture.

This partnership attracts students across the Institute of Sport and the Department of Creative and Digital Technologies.

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University of Bologna

Established in 1088, the University of Bologna is the oldest university in the western world, founded by students for students. Early students included 12th century Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket, and astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus.

Today, with a community of more than 85,000 students - of which around 5,000 are international - the University is among the largest in Italy, offering 200 degree programmes.

It is a multi-campus institution with sites across northern Italy in Cesena, Forli, Ravenna and Rimini, as well as Bologna. It has an overseas campus in Buenos Aires, Argentina, which offers interdisciplinary programmes.

Bologna itself is Italy’s 7th most populous city, where the University’s students make-up nearly a third of the population. It is one of the most affordable Italian cities for students.

Chichester’s partnership with the University of Bologna applies to students from the Department of History and the Department of Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies.

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University of Cadiz

The province of Cadiz is located in the south of the Iberian Peninsula and in the southwest of Andalusia, the southernmost peninsular region of Spain, separated by just 14 kilometres from the African continent by the Strait of Gibraltar.

The history of the province of Cadiz is marked by the legacy of the diverse cultures that have passed through it: Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans and Arabs.

Because of the characteristics of its different regions and the population distribution in large urban centres, it is a unique province.

The University of Cadiz is strongly linked to the region where it carries out its activities. That is why it is structured into 4 campuses with a total of 64 degrees.

This exchange was set up by our History department and currently only offers programmes in Spanish.

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University of Duisburg and Essen (UDE):

Founded in 2003 when two universities merged, Duisburg and Essen (UDE) is one of the youngest universities in Germany However, historical roots of the originating institutions can be traced back to 1555.

UDE is one of Germany’s top 10 research universities and one of the world’s top 200 universities (197th in the Times World Rankings).

UDE has institutional partnerships in: Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Namibia, Netherlands, Palestinian Territories, Peru, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Ukraine, USA, Vietnam, plus 265 European exchange partners across 30 EU countries.

UDE has superb facilities for its international students and Chichester students receive the added benefit of gaining work experience, as language assistants in local schools should they wish.

Our partnership with UDE allows students to exchange between the Department of English and Creative Writing at Chichester and the Department of Anglophone Studies at UDE.

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University of Eastern Finland (UEF)

Founded in 2010, UEF is the formed of two independent universities, the University of Joensuu and the University of Kuopio, and now one of the largest universities in Finland, offering degrees in economics and business administration, natural sciences and social sciences.

With three campuses in Joensuu, Kuopio, and Savonlinna UEF has a strong international standing and has a large network of 70 global partnerships with overseas universities.

Students attending the university number around 13,000, with international students are given the opportunity of understanding Finnish culture via UEF's 'Finnish Friend Program', which assigns a Finnish student to an international one to introduce everyday Finnish life.

UEF also organises student trips around Finland, as well as several clubs and societies that offer sport, outdoor pursuits, theatre and politics. Often referred to as the ‘Land of a Thousand Lakes’, and famous for its Northern Lights displays, Finland’s natural beauty attracts millions of visitors to the country every year.

This exchange is set up for students from the Department of History and the Department of Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies.

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University of Limerick

The University of Limerick (UL) became a university in 1989.  The university is along the River Shannon, 5 kilometres from the city centre. It has over 11,000 students with 4 faculties covering Education and Health Sciences, Science and Engineering, Arts, Humanities and Social sciences and Sport.

Limerick is Ireland's 3rd largest city and dates back to the 9th century. Its castles, ancient walls and museums are testament to its dramatic past.

In Limerick, sport is a matter of pride and passion. Limerick is the home of Munster Rugby, hence the city is widely acknowledged as Ireland's unofficial "rugby capital". The new Thomond Park stadium is the jewel in the rugby crown of the city. Limerick is a progressive and thriving city, and an attractive location for students, with over 20,000 young people choosing third level study in Limerick.

This exchange partner is available to Sports students.

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University of Neuchâtel (UniNE)

Established in 1838 as an academy, Neuchâtel is made up of 4 faculties across Humanities, Science, Law and Economics & Business, all of which offer classes in both French and English.

The University is located in the French-speaking region of Switzerland in the picturesque town of Neuchatel on the shores of the lake with which it shares its name.

Neuchâtel’s student population is just over 4,300. With 22 per cent international students, Neuchâtel is one of Switzerland’s most international universities with over 200 institutional links across Europe and further partnerships with universities in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Colombia, Mexico, USA, Russia and Taiwan.

This exchange partnership is relevant to students in the academic areas of History, English and Creative Writing.

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University of Ostrava

The University of Ostrava (UO), with over 9,000 students, offers a high quality level of education and research.

Its 6 faculties, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Social Studies, Faculty of Education offer a wide range of fields of study as well as unconventional combinations of majors.

The region of Ostrava has the 2nd largest population in the Czech Republic, and is situated near beautiful mountain ranges and natural sites, near the border of Poland and Slovakia with easy access to some of Europe’s most beautiful capital cities.

Ostrava is a “university city” with over 10% of its population being students, and is famous for its vibrant nightlife. It also has a wide variety of outdoor activities, including hiking and cycling trails in the picturesque Beskydy mountain range.

This is a new exchange partner, set up by our Art department.

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University of the Arts Helsinki

The University of the Arts Helsinki (Uniarts Helsinki) is home to Finnish artistic heritage and contemporary art. The university was launched in 2013 upon the merging of the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Sibelius Academy, and Theatre Academy Helsinki.

The total number of students is 1,984, with courses taught in Music, Theatre and Art.

The Academy of Fine Arts is an international academy focusing on the Fine Arts – the only one of its kind in Finland. It offers first-class instruction in Moving Image, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Site and Situation-Specific Art and Sculpture, and is a pioneer in artistic research

Chichester’s partnership with University of the Arts Helsinki attracts students from Performing Arts, Fine Art and Dance departments.

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Universität Würzburg

Established in 1402 the institution was the 6th university to be founded in the German-speaking regions of Europe, after the Universities of Prague, Vienna, Heidelberg, Cologne, and Erfurt. 

Consisting of 10 faculties, the University has around 28,000 students and offers academic study in the Humanities, Law and Economics, Life Sciences, and Natural Sciences and Technology.

Wurzburg is located in and around the Bavarian city of Würzburg, not far from the cities of Frankfurt and Nuremburg. The main campus, Am Hubland, is located just outside the city.

The city of Würzburg is famous for its remarkable baroque and rococo architecture, while the university itself boasts a botanical garden dating back to the 17th century that contains thousands of different species of plants and covers about nine hectares.

Würzburg partnership offers exchanges across three academic departments: English and Creative Writing, Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies, and History.

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