• Junior, Senior
• Students from the College of Letters and Sciences Honors program only.
• Letters and Science Honors students only
• 3.3 cumulative GPA
• Language Pre-requisite: None
• UW-Madison degree-seeking students only
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Arts, economics, humanities, law, science, and social sciences

Classroom Language

Dutch, English


Residence Hall

Program Duration

Academic year: Late August - Mid-May
Fall semester: Late August - Mid-December
Spring semester: Late January - Mid-May

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Spring 2015-16  5/15/2015
Fall 2016-17  1/29/2016
Year 2016-17  1/29/2016

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

Questions about this program?
Contact a Peer Advisor!

Netherlands, Utrecht
Honors at University College Utrecht Exchange

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Designed for Letters and Science Honors students, this exchange program allows participants to directly enroll in courses at University College Utrecht (UCU), the international honors college of Utrecht University. UCU's international student body, freedom for students to compose their own curriculum, small classes, and individual attention fosters an environment that encourages intellectual exchange among students and professors in a friendly and informal atmosphere. The college faculty strives to connect rather than isolate the fields of study, thereby challenging students to integrate different aspects of their curriculum.

Founded by Romans in 48 A.D., the city of Utrecht is situated in the center of the Netherlands and enjoys a great reputation among students, who make up a large part of its diverse population of nearly 300,000. Utrecht's many medieval churches, canals, marketplaces, and terraces offer old world charm while its large student population also makes it a young, colorful city with many cultural and social activities. The city's proximity to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and The Hague make Utrecht an excellent base for visiting other parts of the Netherlands or greater Europe.