Step 3: How to apply for an exchange period?

It is no longer possible to apply for exchange spots for the 2nd semester of 2021-2022!

    Applications for the academic year 2022-2023

    As many students want to go on exchange and we have limited places available, we have a selection round in the beginning of 2022 for the next academic year (for exchange during the 1st semester and also for exchange during the 2nd semester).

    Before filling in the application form

    First decide about your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice (if applicable, including the faculty you want to apply for). Important note: please strongly consider your application. It is very unfortunate if you are selected and decide not to go without a strong reason. It often means other people cannot go to the place you were selected for.

    Have prepared the following documents (in pdf):

    • Motivation letter for your first choice university (in PDF format), in English, a maximum of 1 page of A4 format
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

    Filling in the application form

    • The deadline for submitting the application form is February, 1st, 2022, 23h59
    • It is important that before February 1st all your grades are listed on the SPO, also your electives. If that is not the case (you may find some courses in the section called “Other”) please contact your Study Advisor to determine what action is needed to correct your study programme.
    • If a question is mandatory to fill in, and you do not know the right answer, you can write for instance “unknown”.

    After submitting the form

    Students will be informed about the selection results around the 1st of March. We try to select students based on their first choice. The 2nd and 3rd choice places will also be taken into consideration. Apart from the available places, the selection is based on the motivation letter, c.v. and the GPA. In some cases you may not be selected for any of your chosen universities. In that case we will consult with you and will try to find a suitable alternative.

    After the selection procedure, remaining places will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please contact your departmental exchange coordinator for more information.

    Important note about the COVID-19 pandemic and other travel restrictions

    For WUR it is crucial that the exchange destination is green or yellow at the start of the exchange programme. For more details please check the WUR Travel policy for students.

    Application form Exchange 2022-2023

    The Application form Exchange 2022-2023 will be online from Dec 20th, 2021 onwards.