The Exchange Scholar Program enables University of Pennsylvania Ph.D. students to take courses or conduct dissertation research for up to one academic year at one of the following universities:

  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Brown University
  • University of Chicago
  • Columbia University 
  • Cornell University
  • Harvard University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.)
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Stanford University
  • Yale University

Students are normally eligible for this exchange program after completing one year of residence at Penn. Students are regularly registered at their home institution, and hold special nondegree status at the host institution. Participation in the program requires the approval of the director of graduate studies (or the department chair) and the graduate school dean at both the home and the host institutions. The deadline to submit an application is two months prior to the registration date at the host institution.

Exchange Scholar Program application>