University College Utrecht

Study Abroad

UCU encourages students to spend a period of time abroad, if you comply with a number of criteria including academic standing. Find out more about UCU study abroad on the UCU Student Website. There are four types of programs: 

UCU Programs on location: Aruba, China, U.S.

These programs are designed by UCU but take place abroad. Examples are the Aruba Program, the China Program and the Transnational Law Program.

Summer/winter courses

During breaks students have the possibility of taking extra classes on campus as well as abroad. Summer and winter courses are offered yearly by for instance exchange partner universities, and are advertised on the UCU Student Website.

International internship

Students can also take up an internship abroad. Some of these internships are initiated by students, others arranged by UCU. An example is the UCU in Africa Program and the CHIP internships.

Exchange programs

UCU has exchange agreements with the following universities:


  • Bader International Study Centre (part of Queen’s University Canada, located in Sussex, UK)
  • Bard College, Berlin, Germany
  • Exeter University, UK
  • Institut d'Études Politique de Lille, France
  • Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany
  • Leeds University, UK
  • Queen's University, Belfast, UK
  • Sciences-Po, Paris, France
  • Scuola Superiore di Studi Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy
  • Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
  • Universität Konstanz, Konstanz
  • University College Freiburg, Germany
  • University of Saint Petersburg, Smolny, Russia
  • University of Uppsala, Sweden

North America

  • Boston College, US
  • Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada
  • University of California, US
  • University of Connecticut, US
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • University of New Hampshire, US
  • University of Washington, Seattle, US
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, US

Latin America

  • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, Peru
  • Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, Mexico


  • Ecole de Gouvernance et d’Economie de RABAT, Morocco (Social Sciences)
  • Rhodes University, South Africa


  • Chinese University of Hong Kong, Ho College 
  • Hanyang University, South Korea
  • Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • National University of Singapore
  • O.P. Jindal Global University, India
  • Underwood International College, Yonsei University, South Korea
  • University of Hong Kong
  • Yale/NUS LAS College, Singapore
  • Yamanashi Gakuin University, Japan


  • University of Sydney, Sydney

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