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Durham University

Erasmus, Exchange & Study Abroad

Matariki Global Citizenship Exchange Programme

What is the Matariki Network of Universities (MNU)?

The Matariki Network of Universities (MNU) is a select international alliance of seven leading research led universities who share a commitment to excellence in research, scholarship and rounded education. The network was formed in 2010 between Dartmouth College, USA; Queen's University, Canada; UWA, Australia; University of Otago, New Zealand; University of Tubingen, Germany; Uppsala University, Sweden; and Durham.

You can find futher information on the Matariki Network of Universities webpages.

Matariki Global Citizenship Fellowship Programme

The Matariki Global Citizens Fellowship is an exchange project within the new Matariki Global Citizenship Programme which offers opportunities for students to explore global citizenship themes and issues through research, internships, and event organisation. Participating students will be expected to support the development of the wider Matariki Global Citizenship Programme. Travel and accommodation costs are covered by the University.

Programme Information

The programme is aimed at undergraduate students looking to do an 8-10 week exchange at a Matariki Universityto explore and contribute to global citizenship through research, teaching, internships, community outreach and other activities. All activities will be informed by the three guiding strands for the Matariki GCP: Empowering Learners; Community Engagement; Creating Space for Dialogue.

The successful applicants will be expected to undertake a core activity in line with one of the research themes of the Matariki Network and an additional opportunity in the community.

How to Apply

The programme is currently in its pilot phase. Opportunities are offered as they come through to Durham and application processes will vary depending on the host university and the activities on offer.


Timings will vary depending on the host university however it is expected that the exchange would take place usually over the summer vacation period and last for 8-10 weeks.

Further Information

Please see the individual programme pages on the left hand menu for specific information about each available opportunity.