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 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 internationaloffice.hum@uu.nl.

Handing in and picking up documents

Send an email to internationaloffice.hum@uu.nl.