University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is an exchange destination for Utrecht University students of the faculty of Humanities in Los Angeles, United States of America.


This exchange destination is available to Research Master's History and Art History students only.

Student experiences

There are currently no student experiences available.

Academic calendar

UCLA academic year is based on the quarter system: 3 terms, 10 weeks each. 

Fall term: approximately mid September – mid December 
Winter term: approximately early January  – mid March  
Spring term: approximately late March – mid June 

More information 

  • If you are interested in an exchange period at UCLA, please contact the International Office before applying in Osiris.
  • For the application for UCLA one reference letter of the programme coordinator is needed.
  • If selected for the exchange, a mentor at UCLA will be requested before applying at the guest university.
Areas of study open to exchange students

Students must enrol in a minimum of 8 units per quarter. Students can only take courses in History and Art History. Student can take one course in a different subject within a different department on campus, depending on the space availability and permission from the professor or department. 

Courses at Master’s level

Yes (Research Master only)

Language of instruction


Housing assistance

On-campus housing is available but not guaranteed. Exchange students must be enrolled full-time (12 or more units for undergraduates and 8 or more units for graduates) to apply for UCLA housing.

If on-campus housing is not available, the Community Housing Office provides information about housing possibilities in the area, including apartments, rooms, hotels, and other accommodations.

Estimated living costs per month

This information is subject to change. It is meant to be an indication. Costs may differ due to personal circumstances.

The cost of living in Los Angeles may be significantly higher than what most students are used to. Although expenses will vary depending on each student's personal budget and needs, UCLA estimates the minimum cost of living to be about $6,500 per quarter and up to $27,000 for a full academic year.



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

Number of places available

1 place per year. One term only. Available for students studying Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Art History of the Low Countries, History, and Modern History 1500-2000 only.

Additional information


Student Guide

Exchange students are required to purchase the UCLA Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) which meets immigration and campus requirements for J-1 visa holders. 

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, 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, 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)