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Study Abroad minor (40 EC)

Update 18 May 2022: study abroad minor and Covid-19

For the rules and guidelines regarding stays abroad as of 1 June, click here. Please keep a close eye on the website of the International Office to stay informed of the current rules and guidelines concerning stays abroad.

Due to the uncertainties with regards to the possibility to study abroad, we would advise you to get familiar with the alternatives you have. You can read more about them here.

In an increasingly globalized world, it is important to have knowledge of other countries and our position in the world. Studying abroad is not only a good way to acquire new knowledge but also to improve your language skills and to get to know another culture better. A stay abroad also contributes to your personal development, and, as such, can be considered an asset for future employers. The Faculty of Arts has an extensive network of foreign universities and will help you find courses that are relevant for your Bachelor’s programme.

Application and deadlines

If you are interested in registering for a stay abroad, please do so via Osiris. Do this before 1 February (destination outside Europe) or before 1 March (destination in Europe). More information about the procedure can be found here.

Programme outline

During your study abroad minor at a foreign university you will follow courses of 25 EC in total. During this period, you will also follow the course Study abroad: Academia and Society  (5 EC) online. In this course you will learn how to take a substantiated position in relevant scientific and social debates related to intercultural themes, focus on your personal ambitions and prepare for the think tank. You must pass this course to be able to participate in the Think Tank: Study Abroad.

The last 10 EC are earned by participating in a think tank, in which you will conduct research on behalf of a company or institution in a group of six to eight students. You can also choose to do an internship or conduct faculty research.

Your B3-programme will be as follows:

Period 1

Period 2

Period 3

Period 4

Education abroad (25 EC)

Bachelor’s thesis (10 EC)

Think Tank: Study Abroad (10 EC)

Study abroad: Academia and Society (5 EC, online)

Major course or elective * (5 EC)

Major course or elective * (5 EC)

* Whether you have to take one or two major courses or if you can choose one or two elective courses, depends on your Bachelor’s programme. Click here to see what applies to your Bachelor’s programme.

More information about (the concept of) a think tank can be found here.
Do you want to participate in a think tank in the first semester and do you meet the entry requirement? Then register for the course Denktank / Think Tank (LET-LETMI-DT00).