External Writing Assignments / Going abroad

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 do your writing assignment 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.

If you would like to do your writing assignment 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 Checklist132.24 KB for an overview of all aspects you should think of while organizing your writing assignment abroad.

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


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. See list below for which office to consult.

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 many of the 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.

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