Inter UC Student Exchange Project

For the spring 2023 semester, eight Dutch University Colleges will continue a pilot for an ‘inter-University College Exchange’ project that will allow students to study (and in many case also live) at another University College within the Netherlands for one semester.

Participating UC’s will usually have 2 spots available per semester to receive students from  other UC’s.

 Click on the factsheets below to see what each University College has to offer:

  • Amsterdam University College  (AUC) – not receiving students in Spring 2023 – AUC students are welcome to apply to spend a semester at one of the participating colleges.
  • Erasmus University College (EUC) – not participating in spring 2023
  • University College Fryslân (UCF) – not sending students, but students from other Colleges can apply for spring 2023 Factsheet UCF
  • University College Groningen (UCG) – Factsheet UCG
  • University College Maastricht (UCM) – Factsheet UCM
  • University College Roosevelt (UCR) – Factsheet UCR
  • University College Tilburg (UCT) – Factsheet UCT
  • University College Twente (ATLAS) – Factsheet ATLAS
  • University College Utrecht (UCU) – Factsheet UCU


  • Preferably you take a full semester workload at the other UC (although some UC’s offer the option of only registering for a few courses)
  • Housing options differ per college, in some cities you will have to find your own accommodation (see separate factsheets per UC)
  • There are no extra tuition fees, but additional costs incurred (housing & travel) are on your own account
  • You are strongly encouraged to move to the city of the host university college, if you live in a residential university college, then you are expected to give up your room for the incoming exchange students (exceptions may be possible at your home university college, please check in with your study abroad office).


You are an eligible candidate for the inter UC exchange programme if you:

  • Have passed at least 85% of courses so far; 
  • Are in good academic standing: minimum MLA/GPA 7.0/3.0
  • Are in your 4th or 5th semester when attending the other University College

! Please note that you will need to obtain prior approval from your home University College to confirm whether the exchange fits within your curriculum.


  • During the exchange, you need to make sure that you take courses which fit the requirements of your home University College. 
  • Make sure to check additional requirements with your home University College.


Students from all University Colleges submit their application to the international office of their home University College. All applications will be pre-scanned* at the home institution and after this a national selection will take place for competitive spots. You may list multiple colleges of preference, therewith increasing your chances of being selected. Students submit their application package to the international office of their home UC. The application consists of:

  • Personal details
  • Preferred UC (+ one/two alternative option(s))
  • Course wish list
  • Motivation

*The home University College will check the eligibility (credits, progress, GPA, preferred courses)


Application deadline:  Sunday 23 October 2023, 23:59. Students will be informed about the outcome of the selection: end of October. Unfortunately, the application deadline is not published correctly in every factsheet. Please note that the correct application deadline is Sunday, 23 October at 23:59.

Download your Application form (PDF) or Application form (Word; open in Microsoft Edge) and submit it to your ‘own’ college; the email addresses are on the application form. If you have any question, you may use that email address as well.


Here you will find two reports of students who participated in the program:

Report 1: Semester at UC Roosevelt

Report 2: Semester at UC Maastricht