Taking part in a university exchange is a unique and fascinating experience, provided you prepare for it properly.
The first thing to remember is that you need to start the process well in advance, i.e. minimum one year before your anticipated departure date. For example, if you are aiming to study abroad in the 3rd year of your bachelor’s course, you need to start the process at the start of your 2nd year at the latest.
At the beginning of each academic year, each faculty organises an information session on exchanges, which is important to attend. Each faculty also has a page dedicated to exchanges, where you'll find lots of useful information about your exchange. Links to your faculty's mobility/exchange pages are available on this page.
SASME, the central mobility service, also organises a "Going on an exchange" webinar during the Spring semester to inform you about exchanges in general, the information sessions organised by the faculties and the need to prepare well in advance for an exchange, especially in terms of language (language tests required).
There are different types of university exchange agreement. Make sure you check which type of agreement you are intending to study under, as the deadlines for applying and some of the arrangements are different! See the PDF document in margin "A short guide to mobility".
You will find detailed information on the procedure to follow for the different types of agreement below, as well as a summary in the "Short guide to mobility".