Semester Exchange - Utrecht University
Utrecht University is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands and one of the largest in Europe. Founded in 1636, Utrecht University is an esteemed international research university, consistently positioned in the top 15 in continental Europe and the worldwide top 100 of international rankings, and member of the renowned League of European Research Universities. The university is located the heart of the Netherlands in the city of Utrecht, one of the most beautiful and safest cities in Northern Europe. English is widely spoken throughout the Netherlands and Utrecht is home to many expats and international students.
Type of Program
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Length of Program
First Semester: August – February
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GPA Requirement (Out of 4.0)
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To be eligible for this program, you must:
- A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher (varies each program),
- Completion of at least 18cp at the time of application,
- Enough credit points remaining to complete the program,
- Have a nomination from Macquarie University,
- Meet English or Dutch language requirement for non-native speakers,
- Comply with the eligibility criteria outlined in the Student Exchange Policy.
How to Apply
Applicants must complete an online Application form. You'll need to include:
Your personal details, One University preference, It should take around 2 - 3 minutes to complete an application.
Application Fee and Payment Options: For all exchange programs (semester and short term), there is a compulsory application fee. For more information and payment options please refer to the Payment Website.
Insurance: It is a requirement of the exchange program that all students must purchase their own travel insurance to cover them for the duration of their journey beyond their overseas program. Students will be covered throughout the duration of their exchange program dates. More information will be given to students upon acceptance.
Program Costs: You remain enrolled at Macquarie University and continue to pay your tuition fees to Macquarie University. As an exchange student you pay no tuition fees to host university. However, you must also always be prepared for unexpected expenses, and should consider how you will be dealing with the expenses of your exchange before you leave your home country. Prior to departure, you will need to save sufficient funds to cover all of your expenses for the duration of your exchange. Some costs to consider include: airfares, students visa (if required), travel health insurance, accommodation, food, additional travel, entertainment, textbooks, incidental expense. If you wish to work while you are away, it is important to note that work rights for international students vary from country to country. For further information about your visa restrictions please contact the consulate or embassy of your host country.
*Disclaimer: Macquarie University does not ensure the quality or reputation of activities run externally, should students choose to undertake these activities they take on the full risk and responsibility. All students need to undertake their own risk assessment before departure, considering wisely their personal health and safety risks. Ultimately participation in these activities is at the students’ risk.
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Utrecht University is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands and one of the largest in Europe. Founded in 1636, Utrecht University is an esteemed international research university, consistently positioned in the top 15 in continental Europe and the worldwide top 100 of international rankings, and member of the renowned League of European Research Universities.
Area of study
Law, security and intelligence; Science; Society, history and languages
Has a GPA requirement
Macquarie, Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Humanities; Social and Behavioural Sciences; Geosciences; Law, Economics & Governance; Science, Exchange, Utrecht, Netherlands
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