International and innovative companies need open minded people who know how to interact with different backgrounds and cultures. An internship in a company or a university abroad is an additional experience, which helps you achieve those qualities. Student get the opportunity to stay abroad. We have extensive research contacts all over the world in academia and non-academic environments and have exchange contracts with different universities. 

The past few years students went to the USA (New York, Louisiana, Berkeley), Australia (Sydney), Asia (Singapore) and Europe (Oxford, Cambridge, Manchester, Dublin, Paris, Lund, Zaragoza, Roskilde, Zürich). The following companies received our students: Philips Research Eindhoven; Akzo Nobel, Dow Benelux; MSD Oss; FOM; Technip Benelux; ECN Petten; DSM Geleen; TNO; Teijn Aramid BV; Albemarle; Pneumotec Moers.

If you are interested in leaving Utrecht University for a study or internship, visit the Study Abroad site of the Graduate School of Natural Sciences and learn about procedures and financial issues.

You need to fill out an application form on paper supplemented with the Utrecht's work place agreement

Please be aware that an internship can only be started after the course work and the research project of 52,5 EC have been finished.