Broaden your horizon in the Humanities

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On Erasmus with Humanities

The Erasmus programme offers students the opportunity to study a semester or a full year abroad at a European university.

You can check the destinations to find out with which universities in Europe the faculty of Humanities has exchange contacts. You can also check the worldmap for an overview of all the exchange destinations of all the UvA faculties across the world.

Studying abroad: Step-by-step

Step 1: Search for information

  • At the International Office Humanities and the Office of International Student Affairs (BIS).
  • Attend information meetings (please see bottom of page for details).
  • Contact (international) exchange students about their experiences abroad. Request contact details at the International Office Humanities and International Student Network (ISN).
  • Search the websites of host universities and funding institutions. 
  • Consult your Academic Study Abroad Advisor. Each study programme has its own Study Abroad Advisor (see below for contact details).

Step 2: Make a choice

  • Choose your destination: the Faculty of Humanities offers over 90 destinations in Europe. See our Destinations to find an overview of partner universities within Europe. You can also search for universities per country in the Digital World Map. This map shows an overview of all the exchange destinations of all the UvA faculties across the world.
  • Plan your study abroad period into your study programme (contact your Academic Study Abroad Advisor, see link below).
  • Outline your study programme abroad (check the website of the host university to find the course catalogue).

Step 3: Application

  • Erasmus (exchange within Europe): submit your application at the International Office Humanities. Please find the instructions under 'Application' in the top left menu. 
  • Global Exchange Programme: submit application at the Office of International Student Affairs (BIS).
  • Other programmes or funds: varies depending on the programme/fund. 

Check the complete step-by-step plan and overview of the possibilities (including deadlines and application procedures).

Information per study programme

Each study programme has its own Academic Study Abroad Advisor, who can provide more information about the academic aspects of studying abroad, such as interesting partner universities, specialisations and how to fit courses taken abroad in one's study programme. 

The Academic Study Abroad Advisor also signs the Academic Approval form. Keep in mind that your advisor might be busy. Therefore, ask your advisor for the signature well in advance of the deadline.

Information Sessions

Would you like to study abroad? Find the foreign destination that matches you and your academic goals the best and meet other students that have been on exchange. During the Erasmus+ Information meetings held in February 2018, we discussed topics like host universities, language requirements, finances and the application procedure. ‚Äč

You can find the Prezi with all information here.


Published by  Faculty of Humanities

8 May 2018