Entrance Requirements Exchange Students

General information sheet

For an overview of all information regarding exchange, download the general information sheet 2018-2019.


UCU has bilateral exchange agreements with many universities. Through these agreements each semester a certain number of students can be selected to study at UCU. There are a couple of minimum requirements that have to be fulfilled by the nominated exchange student:

  • Proof of English Proficiency (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Certificate)
  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences profile

Utrecht University (UU) has many university wide exchange contracts. Students from those universities are also eligible to study at UCU, if they meet our minimum requirements. The first selection will be done by the UU International Office. 
Please contact your international office for information about the nomination requirements at your home university.

Proof of English proficiency

Since English is the official language at UCU, non-native speakers are required to demonstrate proof of proficiency. Accepted are the IELTS test, TOEFL test, Cambridge Certificate: 

Test Minimum Score
IELTS Academic A minimum of 7.0 for all components
TOEFL Internet based 100

All Chinese students must apply for a “Nuffic Certificate” before their visa application can be submitted. This includes taking an IELTS or TOEFL test. More information.

Students with an International Baccalaureate or European Baccalaureate diploma in English are exempted. Dutch students with a 5 VWO average of 8 or higher for English can also be exempted if they include a letter from their English teacher stating their level of proficiency.