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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 bachelor and master students.

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 bachelor students: You need an average grade of at least 7 / GPA 3 at the time of your UU application.
  • For research master students' 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 take courses in the Humanities and Arts. Some undergraduate academic departments have course restrictions, such as Theater, Film and Television.

Courses at Master’s level


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.

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 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