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University of Birmingham is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Bachelor and Master students of the faculty of Humanities in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Student experiences

Read about the student experiences.

Academic calendar

Autumn term: end of September – December
Spring term: January – March 
Summer term: April – June 

Students must arrive one week earlier than the dates given in September (for the orientation week) and several days earlier in January for orientation. Exact arrival dates can be found on the website.


Grade requirement: GPA: 3.0 or equivalent. (7 gemiddeld)

Language proficiency: Level CEFR B2 is accepted for students who are nationals from EU / EEA and Switzerland only.  If students are holding other passports, they will have to provide an approved English test e.g. IELTS or TOEFL.  Please check out the regulations on the website.

Areas of study open to exchange students
  • Priority for History students.
  • Students can take courses at the College of Arts and Law. Subjects covered here are Archeology, Communication, Conflict Studies, English Studies, French Studies, German Studies, History, History of Art, International Relations, Italian Studies, Literature, Linguistics, Musicology, Philosophy, and Religion.
  • Students can take 20 of the 60 credits (per semester) in other colleges within the university. However, this would depend on the student's eligibility, entry requirements, availability of the module and other factors.
  • These courses are confirmed by the departments after the students have submitted their applications.
  • Students who want to follow master courses have to make good inquiries to find out if they are eligible.
Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction


Housing assistance
Estimated living costs per month

You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table

Number of places available

4 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 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

Handing in and picking up documents

Send an email to