• Junior, Senior
• Students from the College of Letters and Sciences Honors program 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, Social Sciences

Classroom Language

English, Dutch


Residence Hall

Program Duration

Academic Year: Late August - Mid-May
Fall: Late August - Mid-December
Spring: Late January - Mid-May

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Fall 2018-19  1/26/2018
Year 2018-19  1/26/2018
Spring 2018-19  5/4/2018

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

Questions about this program?
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Netherlands, Utrecht
Honors at University College Utrecht Exchange

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Designed for UW-Madison 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 foster an environment that encourages intellectual exchange among students and professors in a friendly and informal atmosphere. The college faculty strive 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.

Learning Objectives

We have overall Goals and Expectations for Study Abroad Participants, covering the personal, academic and professional aspects of study abroad. Additionally on this program, you can:
  • Navigate new educational systems, as well as new learning and teaching styles
  • Observe Dutch perspectives on academic disciplines