You are not automatically granted access to do an internship or thesis abroad. This is decided by the relevant supervisor(s) and heads of the study programme. Their decision will be based on the appropriateness of the location for the internship and / or thesis in the study programme, and the relevant student’s motivation and skills.
When considering possible destinations, please bear in mind that Utrecht University adheres to all travel advisories (in Dutch) issued by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Students are not allowed to study abroad, perform internships (including residencies) and/or conduct research in any area deemed unsafe by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as indicated by the colour classifications orange (essential travel only) or red (do not travel here).
The full list of classifications is as follows:
||No particular safety risks
||Use caution, some safety risks
||Essential travel only
||Do not travel here
The international offices at Utrecht University are aware of these travel advisories and will not send students to countries or areas if the relevant area is classified orange or red, or is likely to become so in the near future.
Utrecht University will also decline exchange agreements with institutions in regions classified orange or red. Programmes and exam committees are advised not to approve any plans, grant any funds or assign any credits for study-related activities in these regions.