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

"Poitiers is a really beautiful town with a lot of history around you. A lot of cultural events are organised, and there is a sports ground accessible for students where they offer sports classes especially for students. This is a great way to meet French students apart from the Erasmus ones!" - experience from a former exchange student 

Student experiences
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 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.