UvA students have a number of opportunities to spend part of their studies abroad with faculty or UvA-wide exchange programmes. Do you want to study in Europe? Then the Erasmus programme offers a large number of possibilities. If you want to go to a country or university with which there is no exchange, you have to arrange everything yourself.
The UvA exchange programmes are open to third-year and higher bachelor and master students, with a full-time enrolment at the UvA.
Bachelor students generally go on exchange in semester 1 of the third year and usually use the selective spce (keuzeruimte/minor) for this. In any case, you must have completed your first year and obtained 120 EC at the time of departure.
Master students generally go on exchange in the second year of the master, unless they are doing a one-year master. The best period for an exchange depends on the structure of your master's programme.
If you want to study in Europe, the Erasmus programme of the European Union offers a wide range of possibilities. The programme supports study stays of a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 12 months. As an Erasmus student, you pay tuition fees at the UvA and you do not have to pay tuition fees at the host institution. You will also receive an Erasmus grant. Furthermore, all kinds of things can be arranged in consultation with the partner university, such as a language course and accommodation.
The UvA also has agreements with partner universities outside Europe. These agreements and the application process are coordinated within theGlobval Exchange Programme by the International Student Affairs Office. For more infromation go to the Global Exchange Programme
In the step-by-step guide below you can read how to gather information, choose a destination and apply for an exchange programme.
What is the reason you want to go abroad: study a language, discover a city, take specific courses, practice sports? This can help you to make a choice.