Organizing your exchange period for study (courses or thesis)

Are you thinking of spending part of your study programme at a university abroad? Then make sure to participate in the student exchange programme! By making use of WUR’s exchange partner universities network you don’t have to pay extra tuition fees besides the annual tuition fees to the WUR. You can study up to 1 year at one of our student exchange partner universities. The courses that you follow at the other university are transferred into your study programme: this way you can follow your optional courses abroad without having a study delay.

Wageningen University has many partner universities for student exchange. The number of available places differs per university, in total there are over 500 places available.

The amount of students that we can send to a partner university differs per agreement, for this reason we have a selection procedure to allocate the available places to the students that wish to study abroad.

Please find below the step by step procedure that you should follow when you wish to go abroad for study and participate in the selection procedure.

Step 1: Orientation

Why do you want to go study abroad? Is it the academic challenge - getting specific knowledge that is unique and building a network that is a good addition to your CV? Or is it for social reasons - spending some time with family abroad, getting to know a different culture, finding out if you would like to work in another country after graduation? Make it clear for yourself, this will narrow the options.

To orientate yourself, to check if you fulfill the requirements and to sort out the options, please visit this page.

Step 2: Preparation

After you have made up your mind about where to go, start your preparation. Find out about courses and universities.

Step 3: Apply for study exchange

Now that you have done the orientation and preparation for study exchange, you can apply for study exchange.

Step 4: After you have been selected for study exchange

What can you expect after you have been selected for study exchange? Find it out here.

Where do you want to go on study exchange?

To an Erasmus+ country:


Austria Belgium Czech Republic
Denmark Estonia Finland
France Germany Greece
Hungary Iceland Ireland
Italy Latvia Lithuania
Norway Poland Portugal
Romania Slovakia Slovenia
Spain Sweden Turkey
United Kingdom*

*Subject to change

To a non-Erasmus+ country:

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Australia Brazil Canada
Chili Colombia Israel
Japan New Zealand Singapore
South Africa Switzerland* United States of America

*There a no grants available for Switzerland. However,you can apply for a grant through the Swiss grant program Movetia.

What is the difference between an Erasmus+ country and a non-Erasmus+ country?

If you go on study exchange to an Erasmus+ country, it is possible to apply for Erasmus+ Grant (financial support). Study Abroad Office does not provide Erasmus+ grants for non-Erasmus+ countries.

It is only possible to go to a non-EU country if your GPA is 7.0 or higher.