Why choose Asia Exchange?

What makes Asia Exchange programs special

“We’ve heard great things about Asia Exchange, particularly about your programs in Indonesia and Thailand.” – Mr. Andy Wilcox, Business Associate, The Harvard Advocate, Harvard University

There was a time when studying abroad in Asia was only reserved for those who were lucky enough to find a study abroad placement through their own university. The only other option was to find a placement independently.

Finding a placement through your university meant that there were only a limited number of placements and destinations available. Often you would want to go study abroad with a friend or even a group of friends, but the strict student quotas sometimes made it impossible.

If you took the courageous route of finding a study abroad placement independently, you had to be prepared to put in lots of time, effort and possibly money. You had to figure out everything yourself, including available courses, semester lengths, application procedures, costs, visas, scholarships, travel vaccinations, accommodation… the list goes on and on.

Asia Exchange answers all these challenges. We want to make studying abroad as easy and affordable as possible. This is because we believe studying abroad is a once-in-a-lifetime, life-changing experience. It’s something that should be available to the many, not to the few.

Studying abroad is also one of the best things you can do for your personal and professional growth. Our own careers and life-paths have been positively shaped by our study abroad experiences. We believe it can do the same for everyone. We have seen with our own eyes how studying abroad has changed students’ lives and set them on unique paths they wouldn’t have taken otherwise. You can read some of these stories here.

So far, we’ve helped more than 5000 students from 60+ countries study abroad in Asia. Will you be the next one?


Here’s how we help your dreams come true:



Easy application process

Tons of documents and copies of documents to submit, emailing back and forth with the host university… That’s what applying to study abroad usually is about, and that’s we’ve wanted to change. We’ve made the application process as simple and smooth as possible. Aside from getting the documents, it takes you less than 30 minutes to fill out the application and submit it.


Secure study place

Not only is the application process easy, but you can be certain that you’ll be accepted, as long as your application is complete and you meet the general criteria. This means there is no need to worry about the outcome of the application, and the best thing is that you’ll get…


Confirmation even in one day

Gone are the days when you had to wait months to get your study placement confirmed. We’ll give you a confirmation as quickly as in a day, or at most in a week. After that, it’s a done deal, and you can focus on what matters – preparing for the life-changing experiences ahead.


Affordable tuition fees

Many study abroad programs cost thousands of US$ per semester. Because we want to make studying abroad accessible to as many students as possible, we keep the fees as low as possible. We have negotiated discounts with each of our partner universities. That’s how we’re able to offer the programs at a fraction of the prices you’ll find elsewhere.


Information services

We guide and support you all the way from choosing the right destination, university and courses, to providing you with information about student visas, accommodation, daily life at the destination, as well as travel insurance and vaccinations. You can always email us and get a reply as quickly as in 24 hours, whatever your question is. We’ll also send you a comprehensive Asia Exchange Guide for the destination of your choice after you have applied. For some destinations we also organize interactive orientation webinars.


Study abroad with friends

Often, study abroad programs can accept only a limited number of applicants. This is especially true if you apply for a bilateral exchange through your home university or college. This makes it difficult to plan a study abroad semester together with friends, as you can’t be sure everyone gets accepted. Most of our programs have either no or very high quotas. This means you can apply with friends, and be sure that you’ll all get your spot!


Here’s what some former Asia Exchange students have said:


"Don't think about it, just do it!"

I sincerely recommend Asia Exchange to anybody daydreaming about Asian horizons, and if I have a single piece of advice: Don't think about it, just do it!

Mathilde, France


"If you're ambitious, this is for you"

If you are ambitious and looking forward to achieve your goals this opportunity is for you. Thank you Asia Exchange for making a better future for students. 

Vilma, Finland

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"It was great altogether"

I can't even point out any single thing that was particularly good. It was great altogether. Asia Exchange always responded to my emails right away (sometimes within minutes). Seriously how do you do that? You should offer customer service trainings!

Fabian, Austria

What’s the next step for you?

Are you ready to join over 5000 students from all over the world and take a step towards life-changing experiences in Asia?

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