In order to study abroad, you must have a GPA of 7.0 or higher and must earn at least 120 credits by the time of your departure. If you are currently a second year student who would like to study abroad in their third year, you must be on track to have completed 120 credits by the end of your second year.
PPLE students may choose at a wide range of universities around the world. You can see what destinations are available via the Digital World Map. Law and Politics majors may also apply to some destinations open to Law and Politics bachelor students. Please contact the PPLE Exchange Office for further information.
You can choose to study abroad either in the first semester of your third year or in semester 1 or 2 of a fourth year.
If you study abroad in the first semester of your fourth year, you may request graduation from PPLE once you have finished your courses abroad. You are also only liable for tuition fees for the months you are enrolled. Therefore, if you request graduation in January, you do not need to pay tuition for the remainder of the year.
In order to be recognized as an elective your course abroad must the following criteria
A course taken abroad must be similar to the PPLE course in level, scope, content, assessments and reading lists. If you want to know if a course you would like to take abroad could be recognized as a major course, please contact your major mentor or the head of studies for your major.
No, core courses must be taken at PPLE. Students may only take major courses or elective courses abroad.
Yes! You can find information on scholarships here.
No, you will pay tuition fees to the UvA while you are studying abroad. You must be enrolled at PPLE during a semester exchange or internship abroad.
If there is a serious reason (i.e. family matters, illness, emergency, safety concerns in host country, etc.) why you can no longer go on exchange, you may cancel your nomination. Depending on how late you cancel, this may mean that this exchange spot will go unused as it is too late for other students to apply. When you apply for an exchange nomination, you should be prepared to attend the exchange. It is not advised that you apply for an exchange and then, after you are accepted, decide whether or not you will go.
If you are applying for an exchange at a university outside of Europe through the Global Exchange Program, you may only apply to one university at a time. If you are applying for an Erasmus exchange, you may apply to up to two different universities. You will be asked to indicate your preference.
It is not recommended to study at a university that does not have a partnership agreement with the UvA or PPLE. Students who wish to study at a university that is not on the digital world map must arrange the exchange themselves with the host university. You will need to pay tuition fees to the host university directly and, depending on when you would like go abroad, you may also need to pay PPLE tuition fees as well.