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. Students get the opportunity to stay abroad. Our researchers have extensive contacts all over the world in academia and non-academic environments. The universty has exchange contracts with a large numer of universities abroad.
In the past, students went to the USA (New York, Louisiana, Berkeley), Australia (Sydney), Asia (Singapore) and Europe (Oxford, Cambridge, Manchester, Dublin, Paris, Lund, Zaragoza, Roskilde, Zürich). Students also visited the following companies: 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.
Please be aware that you can only start an internship after your course work and research project of 52,5 EC have been finished.