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Application

In order to apply for a semester abroad, make sure you have thoroughly read the 'Destinations' section and gathered all information about the university of your choice. In this section, you can read about the selection procedure and application process.

Requirements

Before applying for an exchange you need to make sure that you meet the AUC requirements for studying abroad. The terms and conditions for studying abroad are made explicit in the AUC Academic Standards and Procedures (AS&P). Please visit the AUC Study Abroad Canvas page for more information about the selection criteria and application deadlines.

Students can go on exchange for one semester in the second semester of their second year or the first semester of their third year. Students wishing to study abroad in the second semester of their second year should note that not all universities will accept students with only 1.5 years of university education. Special conditions apply for students who started their studies in February. These students can go abroad only during the second semester of their second year.

In order to be eligible for study abroad, you must meet the requirements for a semester abroad as stipulated in the AUC AS&P.

To be allowed to study abroad, AUC students must:

  • be enrolled at AUC and have paid tuition fees
  • maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA at the time of application and departure
  • have passed 90 credits (for an exchange in the Spring semester) or 120 credits (for an exchange in the Autumn semester), meaning no shortage of credits is allowed
  • not be on social probation at the time of application or departure
  • receive positive advice from their tutor
  • continue to pay to tuition to AUC and stay enrolled in AUC while abroad

Application procedure and selection criteria

AUC students have to choose between (and limit themselves to) applying to either the AUC, UvA or VU exchange programme. It is not allowed to apply to destinations from multiple exchange programmes, so you are restricted to choosing your preferred destination(s) from one of the three institutions.

If you choose the AUC exchange programme, then you will be able to choose from the various AUC partners (mostly Europe, some outside of Europe). There are two chances to get selected for a spot, through two consecutive application rounds. You can only apply for one destination per application round. After the first round you will either get nominated for a spot, or rejected. If you are rejected, then there will be less options left to choose from in round 2 as destinations that were filled in round 1 will not be available anymore.

If you choose the UvA exchange programme, then you will be able to choose from the various UvA partners in the Global Exchange Programme network (all outside of Europe). There are two chances to get selected for a spot, through two consecutive application rounds. You can only apply for one destination per application round. After the first round you will either get nominated for a spot, or rejected. If you are rejected, then there will be less options left to choose from in round 2 as destinations that were filled in round 1 will not be available anymore.

If you choose the VU exchange programme, then you will be able to choose from the various VU partners in their network, but only to those within Europe. There is just one main application round, and you can apply for 3 destinations simultaneously. You will be mostly considered for your top choice first, and then also for your second and third choice if you do not get into your top choice.

The entire application procedure and placement criteria for UvA destinations is described on the main UvA Global Exchange Programme page.

For information about the application procedure and selection criteria for AUC and VU destinations, please visit the AUC Study Abroad Canvas page.

Deadlines

You can find the deadlines for applying for an exchange semester on the AUC Study Abroad Canvas page.