Study abroad presentations

The International Office Geosciences gives a presentation every year in October. This is the presentation of October 2015.

Other study abroad presentations

The university wide international office also organises study abroad presentations: more information.

Destinations

Click to see the destinations for students at the Faculty of Geosciences.

Conditions

The conditions you have to meet if you want to study abroad are the following:

  • You are enrolled as a full time student at Utrecht University.
  • As a Bachelor’s student you have earned at least 60 credits.
  • As a Bachelor’s student you have to finish your programme in no more than four years.
  • As a Master’s student you need the permission of the coordinator of your programme.

Discuss your plans

As a Bachelor’s student it is advisable to discuss your plans with your Study Advisor before you make your application, especially your Study Plan and your destination. Your Study Advisor is:

  • Earth Sciences (‘Earth’ programmes, Marine Sciences and Water Science and Management): Almar de Ronde.
  • Innovation, Environmental and Energy Sciences (‘Sustainability’ and ‘Innovation’ programmes, Energy Science and Water Science and Management): Pieter Louwman.
  • Human Geography and Spatial Planning (‘Urban’ , ‘Economic’ and ‘Social’ programmes, GIMA, Geo-communicatie, Planologie): Jos Bierbooms.

You will find their contact information at the bottom of this page.

Study plan approval

You have to upload your Study Plan when you make your application. Your plan have to be signed by your programme coordinator, if you are doing a Master’s programme. No sign is needed, if your are a Bachelor’s student.

After selection

The exam commission has to approve your choice of courses, after you are selected to study abroad. The exam commission will check for overlap with the courses you have done in Utrecht.

  • As a Bachelor’s student you have to request this approval with this form. Pleas send the completed form to international.geo@uu.nl.
  • As a Master’s student you have to request this approval by means of an e-mail to examencommissie.geo@uu.nl. Please add your Study Plan, signed by your programme coordinator, and supporting documentation such as course descriptions. The Study Plan is the same as you have used for your application.

Deadline

  • Are you going abroad the first semester or a full year? You have to request for approval at the exam commission before 1 June.
  • Are you going abroad the second semester? Your deadline is 1 December.
Credits and grades

Please hand in your list of marks, after you return, at International Office Geosciences (international.geo@uu.nl) and include course descriptions and explanation. The exam commission will convert your marks and decide how much credits you have earned with the course you have done.

International Office Geosciences

For questions not answered on this site about exchange programmes, you can seek assistance from the International Office Geosciences.

Visiting address

Victor J. Koningsberger building, first floor
Budapestlaan 4a-b
3584 CD Utrecht
Tel: +31 30  253 96 34
Email: international.geo@uu.nl (include your name, programme and student number)

Opening hours

The International Office Geosciences is open (and can be reached by phone) on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 10:30-11:30 and 12:30-14:30, or by appointment.

Study Advisor Earth Sciences

Almar de Ronde

Office: Victor J. Koningsberger building, 1.20f
Email: studieadviseur.aw@uu.nl
Tel: ++31 (0)30 253 5152

Advice

If you need advice in planning your studies, making the right choices and tailoring your curriculum to your interests and career wishes, contact Almar de Ronde. If you’re running into specific problems that might hold back your progress, Almar can give you individual advice, which could, if necessary, include a referral to specialist professional help.
Open consultation hours on Mondays, from 13:00 to 15:00 otherwise by appointment.
Not available on Friday.

Study Advisor Innovation, Environmental and Energy Sciences

Pieter Louwman

Victor J. Koningsberger building
Budapestlaan 4B
3584 CD Utrecht
Room 1.20E
Email: P.A.Louwman@uu.nl
Tel: +31 30 253 2349

If you need advice in planning your studies, making the right choices and tailoring your curriculum according to your interests and career wishes, contact Pieter Louwman. If you’re running into specific problems that might hold back your progress, Pieter can give you individual advice, which could, if necessary, include a referral to specialist professional help.

Pieter Louwman is available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. You can see him during his open consultation hours on Mondays and Wednesdays from 13:00 to 14:00, or by appointment, which you can make through the secretariat: +31 30 253 2359 (Room 10.20, Van Unnik building).

Study Advisor Innovation, Environmental and Energy Sciences

Jana Scheuer

Victor J. Koningsberger building
Budapestlaan 4B
3584 CD Utrecht
Room 1.20D
Email: J.Scheuer@uu.nl

If you need advice in planning your studies, making the right choices and tailoring your curriculum according to your interests and career wishes, contact Jana Scheuer. If you’re running into specific problems that might hold back your progress, Jana can give you individual advice, which could, if necessary, include a referral to specialist professional help.

Available

Jana Scheuer is available on Wednesdays and Thursdays. You can walk in if she is not busy, or make an appointment with her via email or the secretariat: +31 30 253 2359 (Room 10.20, Van Unnik building).

Study Advisor Human Geography and Spatial Planning

Jos Bierbooms

Heidelberglaan 2
3584 CS Utrecht
Room: 3.01
Email: j.bierbooms@uu.nl
Tel: +31 30 253 3251

If you need advice in planning your studies, making the right choices and tailoring your curriculum to your interests and career wishes, contact Jos Bierbooms. If you’re running into specific problems that might hold back your progress, Jos can give you individual advice, which could, if necessary, include a referral to specialist professional help.

Jos Bierbooms is available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9:00 to 18:00. For quick questions you can always phone him or knock on his door, otherwise you should make an appointment.