Step 4. During your exchange

While you are abroad, taking courses in another language, learning about a new culture and getting to know yourself and others better, your studies in Utrecht may be the last thing on your mind. However, there are a few things to take care of during your exchange:

  • Make sure you organise everything for your visa and your registration(s) as soon as you arrive in your foreign country. In some countries, you must register with the university a few days after your arrival.

  • Towards the end of your exchange, make preparations for your return to Utrecht University. Think, for example, of enrolment deadlines for courses in the upcoming semester and the deadlines for Erasmus forms (such as the Certificate of Attendance that must be completed by the coordinator of your host university).

  • Inform your Board of Examiners as soon as possible if the courses you are taking differ from the courses that have been initially approved. You can find out how to do this on your degree programme page: