We think it is important for our students to experience an academic environment different from that of our own department, which is why we encourage you to spend a semester at a research university abroad. We expect our students to take the initiative, both in finding the right place to go to and in the practical organization of their stay abroad. Students have to enroll in courses at the MA level on themes that are directly related to the historical specialization chosen in their first year in the programme We also encourage students 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.
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.