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About Virtual Exchange

An international experience from home? That's possible!

As a student from one of our partner universities, you can follow online courses for free at the University of Geneva (UNIGE). And as a student registered at UNIGE, you can follow one or more online courses offered by a selection of international partner universities (in Europe and America), and validate the credits (in agreement with your faculty/section). Several options are available to you! Three programmes have been established with several partner institutions: Virtual Exchange for LERU students, eMobi@Dg2, and the 4EU+ Alliance Shared Courses programme.

These virtual exchange / shared courses programmes allow you to gain international experience at a distance (at no extra cost) at one or more foreign universities while continuing your studies at your home university. As a student of one of the 16 partner universities, you have access to over 100 courses available online!

 

Partner Universities

  • Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
  • University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Sorbonne Université, Paris, France
  • Unviersité Paris-Panthéon-Assas, Paris, France
  • University of Milan, Milan, Italy
  • University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Danemark

The LERU members currently taking part in the "Virtual Exchange for LERU students" programme are:

  • LMU Munich, Munich, Germany
  • Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
  • Sorbonne Université, Paris, France
  • Université Laval, Quebec, Canada
  • UNESP, São Paolo, Brasil
  • Universidad del Rosario, Bogota, Colombia
  • University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
  • Université de La Réunion, La Réunion, France
  • Université de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
  • Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
  • Université Côte d'Azur, Nice, France

Benefits

No extra cost

As a student registered at the UNIGE or one of our partner universities, you have access to these courses for free

Explore courses from renowned institutions

You have access to a wide variety of courses in a multitude of fields, offered by internationally renowned universities and professors

High flexibility

Study when and where you want. Follow one or more courses according to your course plan and personal goals. In some cases, certain courses can be taught synchronously.

Enhance your profile

Improve your language and intercultural skills, and enhance your profile and career prospects

Academic credits

If accepted by your faculty, the Virtual Exchange courses you choose will be credited in your academic curriculum

International courses

Enjoy an international experience with courses taught in English, French, Spanish and German. Meet other students and develop your international network!


To stay informed about the new Virtual Exchange course offerings and registration deadlines, click below:


Testimonials

Portrait Artemis.png  Artémis (BA3 in Sociology) - University of Geneva
   Followed the online course "Digital Storytelling - One Health" at LMU Munich

 

“Thank you so much again for your wonderful Digital Storytelling - One Health classes. It was one of my favorite courses I've taken, and I absolutely loved working on the Pageflow project! I am honored to have obtained 94/100. It was so incredibly interesting to gear my work around One Health.”

"I am passionate about the issue of One Health with regards to technology, so I feel very grateful if my story could help contribute to raise awareness on these matters." Link to Artémis story >>

 

Photo Ingmar-2.jpegIngmar (MA1 in Chemistry) - Utrecht University
Followed the online course "Chemical Biology" at UNIGE

 

“I chose to follow this course because the subject interested me and I wanted to expand my knowledge outside of my main study field (Chemistry). The course was very interesting and it was very nice and helpful to be able to scroll through the quizzes and exercises at my own pace. The level of difficulty was a bit challenging, but because I could review the course material as I wanted, it was totally manageable."

"The professors were very kind and always ready to help me when I needed them. I also had interesting interactions with them. I found it so nice to follow an elective course at my own pace and schedule while getting an insight into a university abroad via the computer. This class also offered interactive activities which were very insightful. This experience was a great opportunity to expand my horizons!”

 

Portrait Fabian.jpegFabian (BA3 in Computer Science) - LMU Munich
Followed the online course "Introduction to programming" at UNIGE
 
“The course subject seemed interesting to me and because I never participated in anything outside of my university, I wanted to try it out. I enjoyed the course a lot; the quality of the quizzes and videos was good and well structured. I appreciated the flexibility of the programme: I could choose when and where I wanted to study."
"The course had intermediate examinations, which were nice to refresh my knowledge and motivate me to study. This positive experience decided me to apply for a real exchange at the University of Geneva, to which I am very much looking forward. I highly recommend these types of experiences to get the first glimpse of a university abroad.”

More information

The Virtual Exchange programme was present at the UNIGE International Week organised by the Academic Mobility Service (SMAC), with a dedicated stand and a presentation during the Internationalisation@home information session.

Internationalisation@home session of 18.10.2023:

  • Access the recording here (FR)
  • Presentation slides (FR):

Partnership agreements