Is there an agreement between your home university and Utrecht University?
There should be either a faculty-agreement or a university-wide agreement between your home university and Utrecht University. Check with your home university to find out if you qualify for an exchange to Utrecht. Please note that the Faculty of Humanities does not accept Visiting Students or Free Movers.
Do you meet our language requirements?
You are required to have a good command of English. If you are not a native speaker, you must be able to prove that you have at least B2 level (for Bachelor courses) or C1 level (for Master courses) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). You will be asked to submit a Language Proficiency Form as part of your application. If you wish to follow courses in another language than English (i.e German, French, Spanish, Italian) then you must also prove your language proficiency in that language. If you wish to follow courses that are taught in Dutch, the requirements differ per level (B2 for level 1 or 2, C1 for level 3, C2 for Master). Please note that some courses may have additional or higher language requirements.
Does our schedule work for you?
Our academic year is divided in two semesters:
Semester 1 (Fall): early September until end of January
Semester 2 (Spring): early February until end of June
You should plan to be in Utrecht from Sep. 1st until Jan. 31st and from Feb. 1st until Jun 30th.
The Faculty of Humanities does offer an Early Exit option for exchange students whose home university requires them to return home before January (due to conflicting academic calendars). The Early Exit option means that you can finish the course before Christmas break, for a course load of 5 ECTS instead of the normal 7,5 ECTS. Please note that by choosing this option, you cannot receive a full course load.