Studying Abroad

Are you considering studying abroad?

There are various ways for students to study abroad. It is a valuable experience and a great investment for your future career.

Think about the advantages:

  • You will be able to take courses in the specialisation of your choice;
  • You will develop an international network of contacts;
  • An international experience will interest your future employers;
  • You will learn how to communicate with people from different cultural backgrounds from all over the world;
  • You will gain valuable life skills, become more independent and gain a more open world view;
  • You will expand your cultural and social view of the world and learn another language and culture;
  • And according to Time Magazine studying or working abroad makes you smarter;

To conclude: it is a great and unforgettable experience!

Most students would go on an international exchange. Therefore the information on this website is mostly centered on this option of studying abroad. If you wish to go abroad under other conditions than the ones of ESSB exchange, please see the other most frequently preferred options below.

Exchange programme

All undergraduate students of Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences in their 3rd year have a wonderful opportunity of applying for an exchange period at one of the partner universities of ESSB in Europe, Asia, Australia. North or Latin America - if they fulfill the eligibility criteria, of course.

In order to go on an exchange, you first need to know what it is. Please read the information below to see if the exchange programme suits your interests.

What is an exchange programme? 

With the exchange contracts of Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, you can study for one semester at one of our partner universities. As part of your minor, you can choose which courses to take at that particular university. This allows you either to specialise in a certain direction or to broaden your knowledge. Thanks to the International Office’s contracts, you do not need to pay tuition to the host university.

Who can study abroad?

The exchange programme of the Faculty of Sciences is open only to students who are planning on going abroad in their third bachelor year. This is due to the exchange agreements we have with the universities. There is only a limited number of places available at each university. If there are too many applicants, the International Office will nominate students based on their grades and motivation. Please carefully read the requirements for your department.

When can I study abroad?

As a student at Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences you can only go abroad from block 3.1 up until and including block 3.3 of the third Bachelor year. This means that the exchange period would normally take place in the first half of the third academic year of your bachelor's studies (most often, between August/September and December).

A step-by-step calendar/ instruction will help you to get an idea about the time and effort management. Please start preparing for your exchange at least a year in advance.

Where can I go?

The International Office has signed agreements with many universities within and outside of Europe. This list is continuously expanding. Please refer to the list of agreements to see all possible destinations for students of Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

Why would I go on exchange?

There are numerous advantages of living an extended period in a foreign country. For example, by studying abroad you will distinguish yourself from your fellow students, not only because you take different courses, but also because you will grow personally, develop an international network and gain important skills.

An exchange will not imply a study delay as the courses you will take will be recognized by the Examination Board and will count towards your diploma. Next to that, you do not need to pay extra tuition fees if you are joining our exchange programme

How can I study abroad?

It is not entirely easy to arrange going on exchange. There is a lot to consider, a lot to prepare for, a lot to process, a lot to coordinate. Don't worry though - on this website, you will find all the information you need to get started.

The website (see the menu of the left-hand-side) will inform you on the possibilities of exchange with partner universities, the requirements and the application process, but also practical matters like finances will be explained. Read all the information carefully to get yourself ready for an unforgettable experience! 

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