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Application exchange programme

Research Master Urban Studies

Deadline for application for the exchange semester in 2021-2022 is 7 January 12.00 C.E.T.

Students are advised to discuss their exchange destination with their academic exchange advisor, Dr. Marco Bontje, in an early stage.

You are required to list a second and a third choice on your application as places at the partner institutions are very limited and extremely competitive, and thus it is likely that you might not be placed in your first partner choice.

In order to be selected a strong motivation together with a realistic research proposal is important.

You'll need to list a preliminary choice of courses with your application and you need to upload motivation letters (in pdf) for the universities of your choice.

Requirements for an Erasmus exchange

Exchanges with European partner institutions are arranged through the so-called Erasmus programme. To qualify for admission to the Erasmus programme, you must meet the following requirements:

  • you will have earned at least 60 ECTS by the time that the study abroad begins (not at the time of application)
  • during the exchange period, you must be enrolled at the UvA as a full-time student
  • you need to meet the partner universities’ requirements (GPA, language). You can find these requirements in the Partner Fact Sheets on the world map (uva.nl/worldmap), and on the partner universities’ website itself
  • in order to be eligible for an Erasmus grant, you must study abroad for a period of at least three months. You may take part in an exchange for a maximum period of one academic year. Students may be eligible for a maximum Erasmus grant/allowance of 12 months per study phase (i.e. Bachelor's, Master's, PhD, or work placement). 

Requirements for a Global exchange are the same as above, though our Global partner universities may have different entry requirements. Additionally, students who are participating in a Global exchange are not eligible for the Erasmus grant. 

Please note: due to the current global pandemic of COVID-19, all exchange programmes have been cancelled for the entire academic year 2020-2021. At this moment in time, we are proceeding as normal with the exchange programmes for the academic year 2021-2022. However, there is a very real possibility that the exchange programmes, including the RMUS exchange programme, will be cancelled again for the academic year 2021-2022. If that is the case, we will contact you to discuss alternative option.    

Comparative Labour and Organisation Studies

The MSc Sociology-Comparative Organisation and Labour Studies participates in the EMLS (European Master in Labour Studies). This is a network intending to educate new professionals who plan to make their career in the fields of work and employment, industrial relations or human resource management. The curriculum of the programme has been jointly developed and each partner is engaged in developing research collaboration. 

Students are advised to discuss their exchange destination with their academic exchange advisor, Dr. Johan de Deken, first. You are advised to list a second choice on your application as placement at your first choice partner institution might not be possible. In order to be selected a strong motivation together with a realistic studyplan is important. You'll need to list a preliminary choice of courses with your application. 

The partner institutions agree each year on the number of students to be hosted by the partner institutions in the following year. This means that not all destinations are available each academic year, as a balance needs to be achieved. 

Please contact us directly if you are interested in this opportunity, or would like to receive more information about it: international-office-csw@uva.nl