Enhance your curriculum: study abroad for a semester. All of our 50 partner universities worldwide are of outstanding quality, and many of them have a Liberal Arts and Sciences profile.

As a student of University College Utrecht, you may apply to go on an exchange with any of our partner institutions, or you may apply to go to Utrecht University exchange destinations. There are over 100 places available at the University College Utrecht partner universities each semester, so we would encourage you to opt for these so as to guarantee a smooth approval of your course requirements. If you apply for Utrecht University’s exchange destinations, which are open to application for all UU students, the exchange is arranged through the UU International Office instead of the UCU International Office. Depending on the destination, these places may be more or less competitive. 

When going abroad as an exchange student, you will still be paying your tuition fees at UCU and not at the host university. You do not need to pay for the campus fees at UCU during your exchange and can use those funds to pay for housing at the host university. 

Study Abroad Kick-off

Our annual Study Abroad sessions, organised during the Fall semester, are meant for first and second year students considering an exchange in the following academic year. Please see the Academic Calendar for the exact dates of the Study Abroad kick-off sessions.

University College Utrecht partner universities
Who can apply?
How and when to apply?
After your selection
During your exchange
After your return

More information and contact

Most partner universities have websites you can visit for more information. You can find this information by browsing the Utrecht University exchange catalogue, which also includes the UCU exchange partners, as well as the other information here on the student site. If you still have questions, please contact the UCU International Office:

Office hours during the semester:

  • Tuesdays from 2-3:30 PM - in College Hall, room 0.18 (ground floor)
  • Thursdays from 3-4 PM - online (click here to join)

Please be informed that the UCU International Office will not be holding regular office hours during the summer break. However, we are still here to support you. If you need to meet with us, please feel free to request a meeting via email.


For more information about the UU-wide exchange destinations, you can contact the UU International Office at Student Services (Heidelberglaan, Science Park): more information about UU destinations