Université Libre de Bruxelles - Institut Supérieur des Traducteurs et Interprètes (ISTI) is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Bachelor and Master students of the faculty of Humanities in Brussels, Belgium. 

Student experiences

There are currently no student experiences available.


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

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

Academic calendar

Semester I: September – January
Semester II: February – June

Academic Calendar

Areas of study open to exchange students

Students can take courses at the Département de Traduction et Interprétation (ISTI-Cooremans). Courses here are focused on becoming an interpreter (mother tongue French). Some courses are in Law, Economy, and Philosophy, but most courses revolve around Languages, and French Language and Culture. 

Students can choose to take courses in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, German, English, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish. 

Note: students are not allowed to take some specific courses for interpreters (master 1 and 2).

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction


Housing assistance
Estimated living costs per month

At least €900 p.m. More information can be found here ("cout de la vie")


Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS

Number of places available

1 place per year. 

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 follow students who are currently abroad on Instagram!

Contact details

​Drift 10, 3512 BS Utrecht

+31 (0)30 253 6046


Walk-in office hours

  • Monday and Thursday from 11.00h to 12.00h

By appointment

You can make an appointment with one of the exchange coordinators by filling out this web form.

Handing in and picking up documents

Monday to Friday from 11.00 to 15.00 at the Student Desk, Drift 10.


Gerdien Ramaker-Zijlstra (Exchange Coordinator for Southern and Eastern Europe, Asia, Central and South America)
Monique Hanrath (Exchange Coordinator for Western and Northern Europe, Africa, Oceania and North America)
Nelline Bogerd (Support Officer)
Sanne Boomsma (Head)