Students of Comparative Literary Studies are actively encouraged to spend a semester abroad in their second year of study.
In semester 1 of year 2 you take research seminars and/or tutorials at advanced level. You are strongly advised to complete a substantial part of your coursework in your second year outside the Faculty of Humanities, for instance abroad at other universities in Europe or the US, at other Dutch Universities that offer specialised research seminars in their field, or where relevant, by taking part in programmes offered by the Dutch national research schools.
Depending on the degree programme, you may take courses, undertake a research project or go on an internship abroad, resulting in a total of 30 EC to take back to Utrecht.
In addition to the various opportunities offered by the Faculty (including the Universities of California; the University of Wisconsin, Madison; and the State University of New York at Binghamtom), the Research Master's programme in Comparative Literary Studies also has close contacts with a number of Universities abroad where students may follow modules. These include the universities of Leeds, Canterbury, Lisbon, Bologna, Mannheim, Berlin, and University College Dublin. They may also avail of a number of university exchange schemes including ones with the University of California, the University of Toronto, and Macquarie University, Sydney.
In any exchange agreement only a limited number of student places are available. Admission will occur on a competitive basis and the host university will take the final decision on admission. You should be aware that application for studying abroad is a complicated and time-consuming process and that you should start the process on time.
Below you will find general information about the possibilities to study abroad during your programme at Utrecht University.