In order to apply for a Global Exchange Programme, make sure you have thoroughly read all the information about the university of your choice in the menu ‘Destinations’. Then you may proceed to read the selection procedure and check whether your destination is available during the next deadline. If so, you are ready to start the online application and collect the necessary additional documentation.
During the application round, International Student Affair (BIS) takes in applications and in a careful selection procedure BIS will choose students and nominate them for an exchange at their host university. Although students are seldom rejected by host universities, the final decision to accept nominated students as exchange students is theirs.
All applications are reviewed with a so called point system. Points can be earned in different parts of the application. Your application will be judged on the content of the motivation letter, your CV (Resume), your academic progress, study pace and average marks.
International Student Affair (BIS) does not regard the academic fit in your study programme, for this you need to consult your academic advisor and/or international office of your faculty. Also, it is your own responsibility to check whether your wishes for the exchange fall within the set opportunities of the exchange as can be found on the digital world map.
Applicants with the highest scores (total amount of points from the Selection Committee) will be granted a spot as exchange student, depending on the number of available slots that the partner university has allocated to the UvA.
The application round overview also indicates the number of available spots and if there are slots reserved for students from a specific faculty/department as of 1 November 2019. The chances of being selected vary per destination. It all depends upon available spots and the popularity of the universities in question.
To apply for a Global Exchange Programme, you need to create a personal online application. Selection will take place based on this. International Student Affairs (BIS) will email the results for round one on 16 December, for round two on 1 February and for round three on 1 July.
The following documents are required:
International Student Affairs (BIS) offers several ‘Application Assistance Meetings’ to help you apply for the Global Exchange Programme.
The Application Guide for 2020-2021 will be available in November.