Are you interested in pushing your boundaries? Studying at an international university will enrich your time spent studying and give you an experience you won't forget! Immerse yourself in a different culture, learn a new language and gather inspiration for your future academic career. Return home after having gained new, international friendships, academic contacts and an important addition to your CV.
"You will not only learn a lot about the people over there, but also about yourself. For instance, I now have a much better idea of what I would like to do in the future, and this experience has really increased my passion for Spanish."
- Denise van Wanrooij about her exchange at the University of Valencia
In the second or third year of your Bachelor's, or during your Master's, Humanities students can go on exchange for a semester or for an entire academic year. The European Union's Erasmus programme offers you a large scope of opportunities within Europe. As an Erasmus student, you will pay tuition to the UvA and will not be obliged to pay tuition to your host university. You will also receive a monthly allowance. Other matters, such as a language course or housing, can be arranged with the partner university. All the ins and outs of the Erasmus exchange can be found on this page.
The UvA also has agreements with partner universities outside of Europe. These destinations (and the admission procedures) are coordinated via the Global Exchange Programme. You will find all associated information there.
Did you know that as a Faculty of Humanities student, you can also apply for a grant if you are going abroad without and exchange agreement? The Horizon fund has been set up specifically for students who have not yet received a grant from the European Union, but who do wish to study abroad, do research, visit a conference or take part in a study trip.
In order to familiarise yourself with the options both inside and outside of Europe, please read the general step-by-step guide concerning studying abroad carefully.
Each study programme has its own Academic Study Abroad Adviser, 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 Adviser also signs the Academic Approval form. Keep in mind that your adviser might be busy. Therefore, ask your adviser for the signature well in advance of the deadline.