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

Student experiences

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Academic calendar

Autumn term: Approximately mid September – mid December
Spring term:  Approximately mid January – mid April
Summer term: Not applicable for exchange

Academic Calendar


Language requirement: a minimum language level of B1 (CEFR) in English is required.

The International Office (UU Humanities) recommends a B2 level at the moment of exchange in order to fully participate in the courses.

Areas of study open to exchange students

Bachelor students: Students are allowed to take courses within the faculty of 'Humanities and Arts'. It is therefore possible to take courses in Archeology, English Studies, French Studies, German Studies, History, History of Art, Italian Studies, Literature, Linguistics, Philosophy, and Religion. Film and Drama modules are possible but space is very limited so students should apply as early as possible in order to get a spot. 

Also, bachelor students can choose a maximum of 25% of their courses outside the faculty of 'Humanities and Arts', if space is available and the School concerned approves it. Law and Psychology courses are not open for students coming on this agreement. For some subjects, students must have prior study in the subject or in specific core topics in order to be considered for the subject or key modules, e.g. Economics, KBS, sciences.

Master students: only courses at the MA School of Comparative literature are available. Please note that prerequisite knowledge in this subject area is required in order to be accepted as an exchange student. 

Courses at Master’s level

Yes: MA School of Comparative literature only.

Language of instruction


Housing assistance

Campus accommodation is available for the full year or for one/two terms only.

More information can be found here and here.

Estimated living costs per month

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

Number of places available

Bachelor: 3 places per year. 
Master: 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 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