Exchange for UU

The Utrecht Summer School offers exchange places at Summer Schools all over the world, in Hong Kong, Korea, London, Liverpool and Santiago. For all these programmes the course fee will be waived for UU students. In 2021 all courses were online, but we hope to offer on-site exchanges again in 2022.  

HOW TO APPLY: Are you a Utrecht University student and would you like to join one of these programmes? Send your CV, a recent transcript of records and a motivation letter, all in English, to: explaining the university and session you would like to apply for and why you would like to join this programme. We will contact you afterwards about the outcome of the selection and the procedure.

The application deadlines listed are the deadlines of the summer school programmes. There are several moments before this date where the Utrecht Summer School reviews applications. The application will close after all exchange places have been filled.


The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) - 2022

The HKUST International Summer Exchange Program (ISP) allows students to study at HKUST during the summer term as exchange students. Last summer, HKUST welcomed over 250 exchange students. Please take a look here to get to know HKUST ISP!

In the summer of 2022, the programme will run from 20 June - 13 August 2022. There are 20 places available for UU students to attend HKUST in 2022. ISP offers an interesting range of courses on different subjects. Click here for the ISP website of HKUST.The full list of courses will be published in January 2022. 

Students will study at least 3 credits and up to 9 credits of regular undergraduate-level
courses offered by HKUST. Local excursions and cultural activities will be organized
exclusively for ISP students. A series of activities and events are also available for ISP
students to interact with each other to encourage cultural exchange. Are you interested? The earlier you apply, the sooner you know if you can spent your summer at HKUST!

Application deadline: 21 February, 2022 

Full summer programme: 20 June 2022 - 13 August 2022 (accommodation period is from 16 June to 14 August).

PRICE: While students do not need to pay tuition fees to HKUST, each student will be charged
HK$9,500 which covers the following items:

  • University housing fee
  • HKUST compulsory travel insurance fee
  • Student visa application and handling fee. This amount will be deducted accordingly for students who do not need a student visa to study in Hong Kong.

You can find all available courses (and more information about the programme) on the HKUST website.

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) - 2022

We are excited to announce the return of the CUHK International Summer School in 2022 in virtual mode. Both inside- and outside-classroom learning will be delivered virtually in the comfort and safety of your home.

The CUHK International Summer School (ISS) is one of the region's most recognised summer programmes attracting an annual cohort of some 600 international and local students. The Summer School provides students with an intensive academic experience and Chinese culture immersion in a multi-cultural virtual environment through two sessions.

Two unique sessions will be offered virtually at ISS 2022. The 5-week July Session offers 14 courses in four academic areas taught by outstanding CUHK and visiting professors from renowned overseas universities, as well as Chinese language courses in Putonghua (Mandarin) and Cantonese. It will be followed by the 3-week August Session, which exclusively offers intensive Chinese language courses in Putonghua. All courses will be taught in English apart from Chinese language courses, and they will be delivered online via Zoom and other virtual learning platforms. ISS academic courses are accompanied with a slew of exciting virtual cultural activities ranging from city tours, cooking classes to heritage walks.

Application deadline : 30 April for the July Session and 31 May for the August Session

  • Session 1: 27 June to 1 August 2022
  • Session 2: 7 to 26 August 2022

Full programme details of the virtual ISS 2022 are available on our website at If you have any questions or enquiries, please feel free to contact us at


Tuition (course fee) is waived for exchange students nominated by the Utrecht Summer School.  Exchange students shall pay the administration and activities fee. For session 2 (August) students need to pay the textbook fee as well.

United Kingdom

King's College London - 2022

Utrecht University and the Utrecht Summer School have an ongoing exchange programme with King's College London. In 2022 there are 12 places available for UU students to attend a King's College summer course on location in London.

King's College London ranks 23st in the QS World University Rankings 2018 among 800 top education institutions. It has more than 26 thousand students from more than 150 countries worldwide.

As a student at King's College London, you are connected to the world. For more information, please check online at

Application deadline: 26 April 2022 (early application is encouraged)

  • Session 1: 4 July - 22 July 2022
  • Session 2: 25 July - 12 August 2022


The course fee is waived. If you want to stay on campus during one of the sessions you can, for a housing fee of 1200 pounds. This includes a room and access to a communal kitchen. The specifics can be found on the website of King's College.

Queen Mary University of London - 2022

Utrecht Summer School has an ongoing exchange programme with Queen Mary University. In the summer of 2022, there are two exchange places available for UU students to attend a course at Queen Mary London.  

Queen Mary Summer School puts you in charge of your studies. They wish to give you the broadest academic experience, and have courses in science, politics, business, law and the humanities! You can find an overview of their full program here: Course overview.  

You can apply for one summer school course in either of the blocks. Each course takes 3 weeks. 

  • Application deadline: 29 April 2022
  • Period Session 1: 27 June - 15 July 2022
  • Period Session 2: 18 July – 05 August 2022. 

PRICE: No tuition fee for UU exchange students. The accommodation fee is +/- £877 for three weeks. As a Queen Mary Summer School student, you will be offered a place on campus in our comfortable accommodation. You’ll have a single room in one of our self-catering flats, so you can meet other students and make friends while you are there. More information is presented on this page.

University of Liverpool - 2022

The International Summer School offers you the opportunity to attend modules on location or online.

Join other students from around the world, choosing to take a 3-week programme in June or July. 

Please see the website for lots more information including dates and a list of the credit-bearing modules from across all three faculties:  

Take advantage of the brilliant social programme too. Join the summer school, and have the time of your life with Liverpool University this summer by meeting each other digitally!

Application deadline: 10 May 2022

  • Programme 1: 12 June 2022 - 01 July 2022
  • Programme 2: 30 June 2022 - 22 July 2022


Tuition fee is waived for online and on location modules. If you wish to stay on campus for the duration of your programme you can, for a housing fee of 550 pounds.


Universidad de Santiago de Chile - 2022

The University of Santiago de Chile has a vast academic trajectory of 170 years and is projected as a campus of excellence, with emphasis on research and a global perspective. The Faculty of Engineering provides International Schools for national and international students during summer time. These events are not only an opportunity for specialization in topics about development and innovation in Chile, but they also incorporate a module of intercultural relationships in which you will learn a little more about the country and the culture.

This summer you can participate in their fascinating online Summer School 'Sustainable Development and Circular Economy in Latin America'. The main objective of this programme is to develop critical thinking through study cases on Sustainable Development and Circular Economy. Students will be able to identify technical, societal, political and cultural aspects involving the fields of Energy, Pollution and Circular Economy at a national and international level. Please note, this online course will be offered in May/June. 

More information? Watch this video or take a look on their website!

Application deadline: May 15th, 2022

  • Summer program: June 13 - July 1


The course fee is waived.


EWHA Womans University - 2022

Founded in 1886, Ewha Womans University is Korea’s very first institution of higher learning for women. In the summer, both men and women study at Ewha. It has since grown to become one of Asia’s most prestigious universities and one of the largest women’s universities in the world. Over 3,000 students from more than 70 countries visit Ewha each year through various short- and long-term programs to experience Ewha’s leading global infrastructure and quality education. This summer EWHA will offer their summer courses in-person and online as a hybrid form.

In the summer they offer hybrid courses in two different sessions. The first is the International Summer College which lasts 4 weeks. In the second half of the summer they offer their Summer Special Program: Korean Language & Cultural Session which lasts 2 weeks.

Have a look at the full program on the Ewha brochure here.

Application deadline for session 1: 15 May 2022, Application deadline for session 2: 20 June 2022

  • Session 1: 29 June 2022 - 27 July 2022
  • Session 2: 9 August 2022 - 23 August 2022


The online course fee is waived for exchange students nominated by the Utrecht Summer School.