In order to apply for exchange, you will need to include the following documents in your application:

Only mandatory for universities where the language of instruction is not English:

Your UCU study abroad study plan needs to be approved by your tutor. First draft a concept plan, and then discuss with your tutor whether it is feasible. After your plan has been approved by your tutor, you have to submit all required documents through this online form (available 1 – 14 November 2019) and also complete the application process in Osiris (read the instructions for the application process in Osiris).

Please note: You may only choose University College Utrecht destinations or university-wide destinations. A combination is not allowed. You are not allowed to choose destinations from other faculties at Utrecht University.


In the past we have been able to place (almost) all students with our own partner universities. However, we cannot guarantee this in the future. Please keep this possibility in mind when you apply.

When to apply

You can start collecting/preparing the necessary documents and submit them when the system opens on 1 November. Make sure to submit the required documents through the online form and to also complete the Osiris application by 14 November. Plan your appointment with your tutor before that date to ensure a timely application. 


In case of cancellation, contact the UCU International Office

If you cancel before the 1 May 2020 (exchange in Fall 2020) or 1 September 2020 (exchange in Spring 2021), there are no costs involved. After that, the cancellation fee is €200. Your stay at University College Utrecht will then depend on the availability of a room. If you decide to re-apply for exchange in an alternative semester, your placement depends on the availability of spots.