Study abroad

Essentially, none of the Master’s programmes are equipped with enough optional course credits for you to be able to study abroad without extending your study programme. Most Master’s programmes offer no room for optional course credits at all. Even when there is some free space, you can only spend 15 EC of your study programme on courses abroad (with the Master’s programme Legal Research, this is 30 EC).

Master’s students who want to spend a semester abroad therefore often plan to delay completion of their study programme and use the foreign courses they followed as extra credit. In some cases it is also possible to write your thesis abroad, which allows you to reduce your study delay. However, this always needs to be discussed with the partner university as well as your thesis supervisor in Utrecht, for this is certainly not always possible.

For further information about studying abroad contact the student advisor and/or the International Exchange Office REBO.