University College London is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Bachelor students of the faculty of Humanities in London, United Kingdom.

Student experiences

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Academic calendar

Semester I (Fall Term): approximately late September – December
Semester II (Spring Term): approximately January – June

Academic Calendar

Please note that UCL semester 1 (autumn term) is shorter than 3 months / 90 days. Although UCL autumn term is less than 90 days, it is accepted as a full academic term for the purpose of the Erasmus grant.
Semester 2 lasts 5 months.

Requirements

Course requirement: At undergraduate level, you will need to take at least 50% of your courses within that department, but you may choose up to 50% as electives from other departments. 

Language requirement: a minimum language level of B2 (CEFR) in English is required, but the department can ask for an official test.

A GPA of 3.3 may be required, discuss this with the contactperson of your bachelor programme.

Areas of study open to exchange students
  • Bachelor students:

- Languages: Dutch only. NVT-stage: please contact Emmeline Besamusca, E.N.Besamusca@uu.nl for additional information and before applying.

Students must take at least 50 percent of their credits at the 'School of European Languages, Culture & Society' (SELCS). Subjects taught here cover European Culture and Society, Dutch Language and Culture, French, German, Italian and Scandinavian, Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies. 

Students may request up to 50 percent of their credits in the following UCL departments, depending on availability: European Social and Political Studies, Political Science, History, History of Art, Linguistics, Psychology, Psychology and Language Sciences, Philosophy, Management, Economics, Anthropology, Archaeology, Geography, Arts and Sciences, Fine Arts, Greek & Latin, Hebrew & Jewish Studies, Slavonic & East European Studies, Science & Technology, Computer Science. Note that the English department does not offer any courses to Erasmus students from other UCL departments. Restrictions might be specified by the relevant UCL departments and vary each year.

 

- Linguistics

Students can only take courses at the Faculty of Linguistics. Subjects taught here cover Dutch Language and Culture, French Studies, German Studies, Linguistics, Psychology, and Geography. 

Courses at Master’s level

No

 

Language of instruction

English

Housing assistance
Estimated living costs per month
Credits

Normal study load per semester: 2.0 UCL course units (30 ECTS), which is typically 4 courses per semester.

Number of places available

Languages (Dutch only): 2 places per year, one during fall-term, one during spring-term.
Linguistics: 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 follow students who are currently abroad on Instagram!

Temporary address: Janskerkhof 12, 3512 BL Utrecht till July 18. We will be back at Drift 10 on July 23.
+31 (0)30 253 6046
internationaloffice.hum@uu.nl

Walk-in office hours

  • Monday and Thursday from 11.00h to 12.00h
  • There is no walk-in hour on July 22.
  • From July 29 till August 10 there are no walk-in hours. You can reach us by telephone and e-mail.

By appointment

You can make an appointment with one of the exchange coordinators, just send an email or call us.

Handing in and picking up documents

Monday to Friday from 11.00 to 15.00 at the Student Desk, Janskerkhof 12

Staff

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)
Tessel Arendsen (Support Officer)
Nelline Bogerd (Support Officer)