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Math and Physical Sciences Abroad

Immerse yourself in a new and exciting environment while earning UC credit and making rapid progress towards your degree. Among many fascinating topics, you can study mathematics, accelerated options in calculus-based physics, chemistry, earth sciences, and more. Additionally, you can get a practical and deeper understanding of course topics through experience-based research and internships. 

 

UCEAP alumni have a 97% success rate in receiving credit toward their major.

 

Programs for Your Major

Below are featured programs with excellent student reviews, a wide availability of courses, and unique academic opportunities in mathematics and physical science. These are only a few of the opportunities available to you on UCEAP. For a comprehensive list of programs in your major, see the UCEAP program search under the subject areas: biochemistry, chemistry, earth and space sciences, mathematics, physics, and statistics.
  
Australia: Australian National University, Canberra
 
Sub-disciplines: Astronomy, Chemistry, Earth Science, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Unique in its multidisciplinary structure, Australian National University is known for integrating the latest research with teaching .The university is ranked as one of the world's top institutions for a broad range of science research areas, including physics, astronomy, metallurgy, materials, mathematics, and chemistry.
 
Brazil: Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
 
Sub-disciplines: Chemistry, Earth Science, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics
Language of Instruction: Portuguese
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Study in complex and beautiful Brazil while advancing in your major.  PUC-Rio offers degrees, and therefore courses, in the fields of physics, mathematics, and chemistry. You can also find courses in other physical sciences, such as geology and earth sciences, in the Department of Geography.
 
Denmark: University of Copenhagen
 
Sub-disciplines: Astronomy, Chemistry, Earth Science, Geology, Mathematics, Physics
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Students in Copenhagen enjoy small class sizes within this large research-based institution. The departments of Chemistry, Mathematical Science, and Geosciences have a large selection of courses taught in English. You may take first year graduate-level courses for upper-division credit provided you have the appropriate background.
 
France: University of Bordeaux- Coursework in French
 
Sub-disciplines: Chemistry, Earth Science, Geology, Mathematics, Physics
Language of Instruction: French
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
This program offers a wonderful opportunity to study abroad and take classes in your major at the largest higher-education institution in southwestern France. On-site language study plus immersion in daily life equips you for a rewarding experience in the French academic system. Courses in math and physical sciences are offered at Bordeaux I.
  
Germany: Technical University Berlin
 
Sub-disciplines: Astronomy, Chemistry, Earth Science, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics
Language of Instruction: German
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Technical University is an ideal location for physical science majors who wish to study abroad in Germany and take courses in their major. You have the opportunity to participate in research projects or internships at the university that will expose you to new facets in your field of study. 
 
Hong Kong: Chinese University of Hong Kong
 
Sub-disciplines: Chemistry, Earth Science, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics
Language of Instruction: English, Chinese
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
This program offers a full range of courses that include fieldwork, research, or lab components that provide you with the opportunity to gain practical experience in your major. The Mathematics Department has a computing laboratory with the latest technology, and the Department of Chemistry is one of the largest and best equipped departments at CUHK with laboratories for analytical, organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry.
 
Ireland: University College Dublin
 
Sub-disciplines: Astronomy, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
University College Dublin (UCD) is one of Europe's leading research universities. In the newly designed UCD Science Centre, courses are taught in the biological, biomedical, chemical, geological, physical, mathematical, and computer science areas.
 
Japan: Summer Lab Research in Science, University of Tokyo
 
Sub-disciplines: Astronomy, Chemistry, Earth Science, Mathematics, Physics
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Summer
 
Spend six weeks next summer engaged in scientific research in Tokyo. This is a full-time academic internship led by world-class faculty at the University of Tokyo, the #1 university in Japan. Shared dialogue, experiments, and peer consultation are integral to the program, and give you an opportunity to conduct lab research with scientists from around the world.
 
New Zealand: University of Auckland
 
Sub-disciplines: Chemistry, Earth Science, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
The Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland is the largest and most highly ranked science department in New Zealand and offers a diverse range of excellent programs and courses. You may also apply for a summer scholarship (U.S. winter) valued at $5,000 to conduct a 10-week research project under the supervision of an academic staff member.
 
Singapore: National University of Singapore
 
Sub-disciplines: Chemistry, Earth Science, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
The Faculty of Science has many world-renowned and award-winning faculty who are passionate about their fields of study. The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program in Science gives you the opportunity to work with these faculty members in various areas of research. The National University of Singapore offers a full range of courses in the sciences.
 
South Africa: University of Cape Town
 
Sub-disciplines: Astronomy, Chemistry, Earth Science, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Experience firsthand the dynamic and evolving ecosystems of South Africa. The Faculty of Science offers a full range of courses taught by the best scientists in the country. The Department of Astronomy has strong ties with the South African Astronomical Observatory, which is located just two miles away from campus. The Mathematics Department is known for carrying out international research in both pure and applied mathematics.
 
Spain: University of Granada
 
Sub-disciplines: Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics
Language of Instruction: Spanish
Terms: Fall, Year
 
The University of Granada is among the more affordable locations in Europe and Spain where students enjoy intimate class settings and an excursion to Morocco. You will find strong course offerings in pharmaceutical, physical, organic, and inorganic chemistry; mathematical analysis; applied mathematics; electromagnetism; and matter, applied, atomic and nuclear, and theoretical and cosmos physics.
 
Sweden: Lund University
 
Sub-disciplines: Astronomy, Chemistry, Earth Science, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Lund University has robust course offerings in the physical sciences, particularly in the departments of Chemistry and Physics. You can enroll in both theoretical and project-based courses and engage in research projects within the university. You may also take first year graduate-level courses for upper-division credit provided you have the appropriate background. 
 
Taiwan: National Taiwan University, Taipei
 
Sub-disciplines: Astronomy, Chemistry, Earth Science, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics
Language of Instruction: Chinese, some English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
This is a chance to study at an elite university in Taipei, the nation's capital and epicenter of business activity. The College of Science offers the full range of courses taught in Chinese and a growing number of courses taught in English. Science courses are complemented by lab courses.
  
UK-England: University of Sussex
 
Sub-disciplines: Astronomy, Chemistry, Earth Science, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Year
 
At Sussex, physics and astronomy are part of the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, which aims to capitalize on the connections between mathematics, physics, and astronomy to deliver new and challenging opportunities. Chemistry is part of the School of Life Sciences and is renowned for its world-leading research.
 
UK-Scotland: University of St. Andrews
 
Sub-disciplines: Astronomy, Chemistry, Earth Science, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
The University of St. Andrews has established a reputation as one of the world's leading research and teaching centers. St. Andrews is a beautiful historic town and is an excellent choice for studying physical sciences.  
 

These are only a few of the opportunities available to you on UCEAP. For a comprehensive list of programs in your major, see the UCEAP program search under the subject areas: biochemistry, chemistry, earth and space sciences, mathematics, physics, and statistics