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Exchange Semester Research Master Urban Studies and Comparative Organisation and Labour Studies

Research Master Urban Studies



Students in the Research Master Urban Studies spend the first semester of their second year at one of our partner universities. In order to arrange your exchange in a proper way an early orientation on possibilities and destinations is necessary. Therefore, early in your first year an information meeting is organized.


The compulsory study abroad semester serves two purposes: students are expected to take their electives worth a minimum of 18 EC at the partner institution and conduct their compulsory fieldwork (first case study, worth 12 EC) in the city or region. Guidance from the partner university during the fieldwork is in most cases provided, but not guaranteed. Students choose their destination based on their research interests, the courses offered, and their language capacity.

Below you find an overview of the exchange destinations 2021-2022. The universities listed are the universities we have agreements within the field of Urban Studies. It isn't possible to go on exchange to a university not listed.

RMUS Factsheets

In the document below you can find factsheets of most of the partner universities of the Research Master Urban Studies. 

Comparative Organisation and Labour 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: