External projects / Going Abroad

Just returned from a research project abroad? Please share your experiences and advice on practical matters with other GSLS student via our Blackboard community 'GSLS Research Abroad'. Answer the questions about your experiences on this form210.5 KB and send it to international.office@umcutrecht.nl.

The GSLS encourages their students to develop intercultural orientation. However, it is the student’s responsibility to realise their ambition since there are no ready-made projects. Suitable places to work abroad can be found via the internet, via UU or UMCU staff members, or via your programme coordinator. Before you choose, always consult your programme coordinator. Additionally, you have to find an examiner within the UU/UMCU. Have your examiner sign both your General application form1.94 MB and your internship contract.

Internship contract
External projects, projects at a non-university institute, and projects abroad require signing of an external contract, the Internship contract74.24 KB from the GSLS by the student, the external supervisor and the examiner.

If you would like to study abroad, we strongly advise you to start nine to eleven months advance, since there are many things that have to be arranged before you leave. Please download the GSLS Checklist Going Abroad132.24 KB for an overview of all aspects you should think of while organising your research project abroad.

You are responsible for arranging your own visa, accommodation, insurance and financial support, however you can always ask your supervisor for help.

If you are considering an Erasmus+ scholarship (for going abroad within Europe), your application request in Osiris Student should be completed at least three months before the deadline. For more information on the Erasmus+ scholarship, please visit the Erasmus+ website.

If you would like to do your research project at a company, we advise you to contact your programme coordinator. The programme coordinator can advise you about which companies are suitable for your research project.

Directly go to International officers in contacts.

If you are considering studying or doing an internship abroad, you can consult the programmes’ international office. They have information on grants, visas, scholarships, administrative affairs, etc. Please read the information in the GSLS checklist Going Abroad first.

Programmes of Biomedical Sciences

  • Programmes Biofabrication, Biology of Disease, Biomedical Image Sciences, Cancer Stem Cells & Developmental Biology, Epidemiology, Epidemiology Postgraduate, Infection & Immunity, Neuroscience & Cognition, Regenerative Medicine & Technology and Toxicology & Environmental Health can consult Hilde de Leeuw. Please visit the website of the International Office of Biomedical Sciences  for more information.

Programmes of the Science Faculty

To finance (part of) your study abroad some financial support is available. You are responsible for arranging your own grant(s). Make sure you apply for a grant at least six months in advance. There are also possibilities to receive funding from a faculty or department - this can be requested via your academic counsellor. To obtain a scholarship you often need to get permission from the academic counsellor after first obtaining approval from the Board of Examiners.

Information on scholarships can be found at the general UU website, the website of the International Office of the Science faculty and the website of the International Office of the Medicine Faculty. Deadlines for the different scholarships are also posted on the Facebook page of the International Office of the Medicine Faculty.

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