Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Bachelor and Master students of the faculty of Humanities in Freiburg, Germany.

"I love the sun and the black forest just around the corner. As a uni town, Freiburg is really lively and there is always something going on for everyone." - quote from the welcome guide for international students

Student experiences

There are currently no student experiences available.


General information for exchange students can be found here and here.

Welcome Guide for International Students

Course information and catalogue

Academic calendar

Semester I: approximately October - February
Semester II: approximately April - July

Academic calendar


Language requirement: a minimum language level of B1 (CEFR) in English/German is required.

The International Office (UU Humanities) recommends a B2 level at the moment of exchange in order to fully participate in the courses.

More information about intensive German language courses.

Areas of study open to exchange students

Erasmus agreement: History. Students coming through this agreement are expected to take at least 50% of their courses at the History department. Courses in other related fields are open to Erasmus students. The admission process for these courses can be different from the one at the History department. Students are expected to contact the teaching staff in advance. In practice, admission is almost never a problem.

The History department is within the Faculty of Philosophy.


Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

English and German

Estimated living costs per month

This information is subject to change. It is meant to be an indication. Costs may differ due to personal circumstances.

The cost of living in Freiburg is approximately 770€ a month.



Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS 

Number of places available

2 places per year

Additional information

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

Do you have any questions about this partner university or about studying abroad? Contact the International Office of the Faculty of Humanities (details below).

You can also see stories of students who have been abroad on Instagram!

International Office Humanities

Our front desk is currently closed until further notice. This means that there are no walk-in hours and it is not possible to make an appointment.  

You can reach us in the following ways:

Please mention your student number in all correspondence!


We are unable to sign physical documents. If you need to have a document signed, please send it to us via email.

Mailing address

Drift 10, 3512 BS Utrecht
+31 (0)30 253 6046

  • Sanne Boomsma - Head International Office Humanities;
  • Pooi Ji Hang - Exchange Coordinator (South and East Europe, Asia, Central and South America);
  • Monique Hanrath - Exchange Coordinator (North and West Europe, Africa, Oceania and North America);
  • Nelline Bogerd - Support Officer;
  • Agaath Sluijters - Support Officer.
Walk-in office hours

Our front desk is currently closed.

Making an appointment

You can make an appointment via this online form or send an email to

Handing in and picking up documents

Send an email to