University College London

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

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General information for exchange students

List of subjects

Study Abroad Guide


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.


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. More information

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

Areas of study open to exchange students

- 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. 

-  Stage Nederlands als Vreemde Taal (NVT-stage): please contact Emmeline Besamusca, for additional information and before applying.

NVT-stage is for 10-15 EC, you can choose 50% of your additional courses from 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. You may choose your other courses (50%) at 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.

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction


Housing assistance

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Estimated living costs per month

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

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


Orientation Programme

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!