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 different types of programs: 

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

These programs are designed by UCU to perfectly match special curricular options, but have components that take place at a different university abroad. Examples are the Field Research Aruba program, China Studies, 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 East Africa Program and the CHIP internships.

Exchange programs

Students can spend a semester abroad at a partner university. UCU has exchange agreements with the following universities:


  • Bard College, Berlin, Germany
  • Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany
  • Leeds University, UK
  • Queen's University, Belfast, UK
  • Saint Petersburg State University, Smolny College, Russia
  • Sciences Po, Paris and several other campuses, France
  • Institut d’études Politique de Lille, France
  • Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Universidad Europea, Madrid, Spain
  • Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
  • University of Exeter, UK
  • University of Tartu, Estonia
  • ELAN Destinations (read more about ELAN)
    • University of Bristol, UK
    • Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
    • Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
    • Universität Graz, Austria
    • Universität Heidelberg, Germany
    • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    • Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris, France
    • Univerzita Korlova V Praze / Charles University Prague, Czechia
    • Universidad de Salamanca, Spain
    • Università degli Studi di Siena, Italy
    • Uppsala Universitet, Sweden

North America

  • Boston College, US
  • Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada
  • University of California, US
  • University of Connecticut, US
  • University of Maryland, College Park, US
  • University of New Hampshire, Durham, US
  • University of Washington, Seattle, US
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, US
  • Valparaiso University, Valparaiso (Indiana), US
  • Washington University School of Law (TLP program), St. Louis, US

Latin America and the Carribean

  • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, Peru
  • Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, Mexico
  • University of Aruba (Field Research Aruba), Oranjestad, Aruba
  • University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica


  • École de Gouvernance et d’Économie de Rabat, Morocco


  • Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
  • Hanyang University, South Korea
  • Lingnan University, Hong Kong, China
  • Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • National University of Singapore, University Scholars Program
  • Okayama University, Japan
  • O.P. Jindal Global University, School of Liberal Arts & Humanities, Sonipat, India
  • Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Japan
  • Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
  • University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Arts, China
  • Yale/NUS College, Singapore
  • Yamanashi Gakuin University, International College of Liberal Arts, Kofu, Japan
  • Yonsei University, Underwood International College, Seoul, South Korea

Next to these destinations, UCU students may also apply to study at other UU exchange destinations. Students can read more about studying abroad on the student website.