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Washington University in St. Louis is a universitywide partner in St. Louis, the United States.

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Semester I: Late August – mid December
Semester II: Mid January – early May

  • 6,5 / 2.43 GPA, this concerns the average of all your UU grades.
  • Advanced undergraduates are preferred, MA students in Philosophy and American Studies are welcome.
Areas of study open to exchange students

All disciplines within Arts and Sciences for which the student has adequate preparation. The students’ primary focus must be on a discipline within Arts & Sciences. Student participating in the Arts and Sciences Exchange must take the majority of their courses in Arts & Sciences, but may take some coursework in another WU undergraduate division (eg. Business, Engineering, Art, Architecture).

No students from other faculties are allowed.

Courses at Master’s level

In some disciplines. Graduate exchange students must study 4 courses (12 credits) rather than the 3 typical of graduate students. Only course work is possible, it is no longer possible to facilitate independent studies for the MA students coming on exchange.

Language of instruction

English, unless it is a foreign language course.

Housing assistance

Available for both on- and off-campus accommodations. 

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Estimated living costs per month

Students will be required to document at minimum $12,785 USD per semester to cover living, insurance, and wellness expenses. Actual expenditures may be lower.

Credits and grading

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

Number of places available

4 places per year

Photo by student Coline Boonman


More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.


If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office.