If you want to go abroad you have to arrange a lot of things. Make sure that this fits within your study plan. You can always discuss your study plan with your study adviser or track coordinator. To give you a rough overview of the steps you have to take, a timeline is provided in this section. Note that this timeline is a guideline, the information provided gives no guarantees.
preparation to arrival
pack your bags
12-8 months in advance
12 – 8 months in advance
In the pre-application phase you can orientate yourself on the endless number of possibilities. There are four categories of student mobility:
- Study abroad Minor (NL: Minor), if you study abroad during your BSc programme
- Internship (NL: Stage)
- Courses abroad (NL: Vakken buitenland), if you study abroad during your MSc programme
- Graduation (NL: Afstuderen)
When you decided to actually go abroad the first step is to register in Mobility Online. Make sure that you register for the right activity: "internship registration" or "courses abroad registration". After you have registered you are able to login and fill out the application form. Be aware that for Graduation you still have to register in Student Mobility System (SMS). You do this by filling in an Application form (NL: Aaanmeldingsformulier.)
Note that studying abroad can cost somewhat more than staying in the Netherlands. Orientate yourself in the possibilities on getting a grant in the section on Money Matters. If you want to discuss your plans contact the student mobility center.
8 – 3 months in advance
As you can see above, the first step is to register in Mobility Online.
For more information about the exchange procedure and registration for courses abroad, see the exchange procedure.
For more information about doing an internship or graduation abroad, see the internship procedure.
PREPARATION TO ARRIVAL
3 – 1 months in advance
When you successfully applied it is time to do some other arrangements…
Apply for the mandatory Travel Insurance of the University of Twente.
For more practical information about for example visa, housing & vaccinations, visit the UT’s website on study abroad.
Lastly, arrange your paperwork such as your Learning Agreement (LA), Assignment Agreement & Confidentiality Agreement.
Note that during the holidays it might be more difficult to get your papers signed!
PACK YOUR BAGS
1 – 0 months in advance
It is time to pack your bags!
You are obliged to let the UT know that you arrived safely and started your time abroad by filling in a Notificationform (NL: Meldingsformulier) in SMS or Mobility Online! This depends on which system you used for the application.
Want to provide others such a great time as you’ve had? Register as a Buddy at the University of Twente.
For information about what to do upon rerturn, check the section about what to do after your stay abroad.