In semester I of year two 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, you can go to other universities in Europe or the US within the Study Abroad programme.

The Graduate Gender Programme has partnerships with other Dutch universities that offer specialised research seminars in their field. Or, where relevant, you can take part in programmes offered by the Dutch national research institutes such as the Netherlands Research School for Gender Studies (NOG), the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analysis (NICA), or the Netherlands Research School for Literary Studies (OSL).

The list Other programmes will inform you about several programmes concerning Gender studies. Since these programmes do not have a regular exchange programme please contact the coordinator of your programme for more information.

Depending on the degree programme, you may take courses, undertake a research project or do an internship abroad, resulting in a total of 30 EC to take back to Utrecht


Utrecht University has exchange agreements with universities throughout the world. The Faculty of Humanities has agreements on specific subject areas, while university-wide agreements are open to students of all faculties (in general). During an exchange programme, you remain enrolled at Utrecht University and pay tuition fees only to UU. 

Want to read more and get started?

Make sure that you first read the information under Study Abroad in the left-hand navigation of this page. Then continue to the university-wide pages on Study Abroad. Under step 2 you will find a list of all partner universities. Depending on which university you choose, you will be supported by the faculty of the university-wide International Office. 

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 have 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.

A number of grants are available at both Faculty and University level, and Utrecht University has a number of working agreements with universities and institutions abroad in and outside of Europe. This information can be found at UU Study Abroad website, see above.

Besides the general possibilities offered by the Faculty and University, you may also take advantage of exchange programmes with various Universities for Gender Studies, including:

List of exchange partners Faculty of Humanities wide for instance:

  • Humbolt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Berlijn, Duitsland
  • Lund University, Sweden
  • Linköping University, Sweden
  • University of York, UK

For more information check out the UU Study Abroad website.


                       Deadline Application Study Abroad

                         1 December, 12.00 P.M. (Noon)


Other programmes

The Graduate Gender Programme is further involved in various European projects like the prestigious Erasmus Mundus GEMMA joint Master’s degree in Gender and Women’s Studies. The seven partner institutions represent six European countries with different locations and cultures across all Europe: University of Granada (Spain, coordinator), University of Bologna (Italy), Central European University (Hungary), University of Hull (United Kingdom), University of Lodz (Poland), University of Oviedo (Spain) and University of Utrecht (Netherlands). GEMMA offers added value through its geographically balanced consortium which makes it possible for students to choose their international mobility route amongst the participating universities. It also gives students a unique possibility to obtain a double diploma.

The programme is also part of InterGender, Research School in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies which aims at developing a common PhD curriculum in gender studies at European level. It is funded by the Swedish Council with 12 Swedish Universities as members and major European research schools, like the Netherlands Research School for Gender Studies (Utrecht University); Centre for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies (Humboldt University Berlin); Finnish National Doctoral School of Women’s Studies and Gender Studies and the Christina Institute (Helsinki University) and the National Nordic Research School in Gender Studies (Norwegian University of Science and Technology).

NOI♀SE stands for the Network Of Interdisciplinary Women’s Studies in Europe. From 1993 to 2011 the Summer School was made possible by a grant of the EU Lifelong Learning Programme (Erasmus Intensive Programmes, DG Education & Culture). From 2012 onwards the Summer School runs without EU-funding. The students can get academic recognition at the home university for the work they do abroad. Starting in 1993, the NOI♀SE Summer School has been a successful yearly event, giving students and teachers the opportunity to exchange their knowledge in the field of Gender Studies in an international context.

 The programma is also involved in ATGENDER, the European Association for Gender Research, Education and Documentation. ATGENDER (hosted at Utrecht University) is a broad association for academics, practitioners, activists and institutions in the field of Women’s and Gender Studies, Feminist Research, women’s rights, gender equality and diversity in Europe. The association constitutes a permanent structure for the growing field of knowledge and practice in Europe.

More information about RINGS at this website

Students of Gender Studies can benefit from the coordinatory roles of Utrecht University’s gender staff of the COST Action ‘New Materialism: Networking European Scholarship on “How Matter Comes to Matter”’; NWO PEN (Postcolonial Europe Network); and Terra Critica: Interdisciplinary Network for the Critical Humanities.

Practical information

International Office Humanities

Our front desk is currently closed until further notice. This means that there are no walk-in hours and it is not possible to make an appointment.  

You can reach us in the following ways:

Please mention your student number in all correspondence!


We are unable to sign physical documents. If you need to have a document signed, please send it to us via email.

Mailing address

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+31 (0)30 253 6046

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For questions about universitywide programmes you can get in contact with the University International Office.

+ 31 30 253 7000 (Monday-Friday, 10 – 12 am and 1 – 3 pm)
Fax: + 31 30 253 2627

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