Are you interested in studying abroad? In the autumn you can apply for an exchange in 2022-2023. The deadline is December 1.

Below you can read more about the application procedure and other important information for students of the Faculty of Humanities.

Introduction video

Do you want to study abroad in the academic year 2022/2023? The Study Abroad weeks will take place from 4 to 15 October 2021!

During the Study Abroad weeks, the International Offices will give several (online) information sessions and workshops in order to prepare yuo for an exchange at one of our many partner universities worldwide. In these meetings we discuss, among other things, what an exchange is, how to choose a suitable destination, and we explain the application procedure.

The faculty meetings for Humanities students are scheduled as follows:

  • Maandag 4 oktober, 14.30-15.30: Bachelor, in Dutch!
  • Wednesday 6 October, 10.00-11.00: Bachelor, in English!
  • Friday 8 October, 10.00-11.00: in English, Master students only!

You can register for the Faculty meetings through this link.

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For all of our exchange destinations, there is a page with more information regarding that university. Go to the list of exchange destinations. You can use the filter to find the destinations you can go to, so tick 'All UU students' as well as 'Humanities', and leave out the rest.

When orienting to a destination, keep the following entry requirements in mind:

  • Did you pay attention to the right level (Bachelor/Master)?
  • Is the destination open to students with your academic background (see 'Areas of study open to exchange students')?
  • Are there enough courses that you can take with your academic background?
  • Do you meet the language requirements?
  • Please check the website of your study programme (Bachelor or Master) to see if there are any specific conditions.
  • A general condition is that you must have completed at least 60 ECTS of your Bachelor programme. Most programmes allow students to study abroad in the third year of their Bachelor.
  • In a one-year Master's programme, it is not possible to study abroad without incurring any delay.


To apply for an exchange, you must draw up a Study Plan and have it approved by your study programme. As soon as you have an indication of which courses you wish to take, you can make an appointment with the Contact Person Study Abroad to discuss your plans. Oftentimes it is not possible to know exactly which courses you are able to enroll in (the courses offered at the intended partner university can still change). In that case, you can base your study plan on the information that is available at that moment.


As part of your application, you must provide a written motivation.

Do you want to make an appointment with one of the exchange coordinators to discuss your plans? Please send us an email at

International Office Humanities
E mail

Please keep in mind that it can take up to 4 working days to receive a reply from us. Make sure you do not wait until the last moment when you want to get a document signed! 

Always mention your student number. 

Mailing address

Drift 10, 3512 BS Utrecht

  • Pooi Ji Hang - Exchange Coordinator (South and East Europe, Asia, Central and South America);
  • Monique Hanrath - Exchange Coordinator (North and West Europe, Africa, Oceania and North America);
  • Nelline Bogerd - Support Officer;
  • Agaath Sluijters - Support Officer;
  • Sanne Boomsma - Head International Office Humanities;
Walk-in office hours

Our front desk is currently closed for walk-ins, but you can make an appointment by sending us an email.

Some degree programmes have special arrangements or specific programmes. Therefore, always read the information provided by your own study programme under the heading Study Abroad.