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Global Exchange Programme

On your way to an unforgettable experience

The Global Exchange Programme includes over 90 universities outside Europe. Students of all disciplines are eligible for these exchange programmes unless your faculty or the host university applies certain restrictions.

The agreement between University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the host university specifies the entrance requirements, possible study areas, the duration of the exchange and the number of students who are to be exchanged.

In order to apply for the global exchange programme, you have to meet the entry requirements for participating in an exchange programme as outlined on the website of your faculty, college or school. You can find this website by selecting your faculty, college, or school on the home page of It is important to know that you can only go on exchange to the same partner university once, and that UvA students are required to pay tuition to the University of Amsterdam and do not need to pay tuition to the host university.

Exchanges and COVID-19

Although the situation is currently still uncertain, we hope that the impact of COVID-19 will be minimal on exchanges taking place in 2022-2023. However, we cannot make any guarantees in this regard. We are currently continuing with the information sessions and applications for exchanges taking place in academic year 2023-2024.

  • Orientation

    In the Orientation menu you can find extensive information about the participating universities in the Global Exchange Program, and tools are provided to make choices, such as:

    • Choose a university
    • Research your possibilities
    • Make a financial budget of your expenses and income
    • Check the language requirements
  • Application

    The moment you have chosen a destination, you can start your online application during the application period.

  • Before departure

    Reviewing of all application files is carried out under the supervision of the Office of International Student Affairs.

  • Contact and sessions

    Have you read the information and do you have questions yet? Contact the staff of the International Student Affairs Office (BIS). In the menu Contact you can ask a question via the question form, plus you can read about who to contact for general and complex questions.

Sample of photos of studying abroad.