Study abroad

Want to expand your horizons and add extra challenge to your studies? Then follow part of your study programme abroad! On this page you will find information on studying abroad that applies to your study programme. Via the button below you can read all important general information, such as various options, destinations and the application deadline.

General information about Studying Abroad


You will have to enroll in courses at the MA level on themes that are directly related to the historical specialization chosen in your first year in the programme We also encourage you to take regular classes rather than individual tutorials. To ensure a study programme that is sufficiently focused and intellectually challenging, the stay abroad is subject to approval of the RMA coordinator.


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 time-consuming process and that you should start the process on time. For a step-by-step guide, please see the University’s study abroad guide.

Preferred partners

The Department of History and Art History has a number of preferred partners which we recommend for our students. These are universities that we know to be of good quality, that the department has contacts with, or that offer interesting programmes in the field of History. The preferred partners are listed at bottom of this webpage


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. For destinations in Europe, you can apply for the Erasmus+ grant which covers tuition fees and a contribution for living expenses. For more information, see the Erasmus+ grants webpage.

Exchange information for Humanities