Université de Poitiers is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Bachelor and Master students of the faculty of Humanities in Poitiers, France.

Student experiences

There are currently no student experiences available.

Academic calendar

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

Academic Calendar


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

All classes are taught in French, so it is recommended to have level B1/B2 in French (no certification is required) to be able to follow courses and take the exam.

Areas of study open to exchange students

Students must take 50 percent of their courses at the 'Department of History'. The other 50 percent of the courses can be taken within other departments of the 'Faculty of Humanities': History, Art Hisotry and Archeology, Sociology, Philosophy, Psychology, Geography, and Musicology. 

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction


Housing assistance
Estimated living costs per month

For more information please consult the Welcome Guide (page 55).


Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS 

Number of places available

2 places per year. 

Additional information


Incoming students can follow French courses at the ”Center of French as a Foreign Language” of University of Poitiers. These courses must be paid by the students : different levels and durations are offered. You may obtain ECTS credits on the condition that you attend regularly and pass the exams. There is also one week “Intensive langue courses”at the end of August, before the beginning of the classes (190 €) Further information on the French center website.

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)