University of Birmingham

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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.


General information for exchange students

Course information

Academic calendar

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

Academic Year Dates

Study options, dates and fees


This University is interested in students of good standing: meaning you like to study to the best of your abilities. As for your results an average of 6.5 minimum will be considered as good standing.

Language requirements: CEFR B2 for bachelor students and C1 for master students when applying for one semester ony

Carefully read the language requirements and be aware that an official language certificate such are IELTS or TOEFL will be necessary when applying for a full year (if possible). Keep in mind the additional cost and time needed to obtain such certificate.

Areas of study open to exchange students
  • Priority for History students
  • Programme for Liberal and Sciences 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 investigate whether they are eligible
Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction


Housing assistance

Housing options

University of Birmingham offers University Housing in one of the many "villages" across campus; try to apply as early as possible. If you’re unable to get a place in university housing, there’s plenty to choose from in the private sector. It’s worth considering that housing is easier to secure if you are staying for either the spring and summer term or the full academic year.


Estimated living costs per month

Living costs


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

Number of places available

8 semester places

Additional information


Do you have any questions about this partner university or about studying abroad? Contact the International Office of the Faculty of Humanities (details below).