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Utrecht University (Semester)
Program Terms: Fall,
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Language of Instruction: Dutch, English Minimum GPA:: 3.0
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Located in the heart of the Netherlands, Utrecht University recently celebrated its 365th anniversary, and has developed into one of Europe's largest and most prominent institutes of research and education. Utrecht University offers a challenging study and work environment with innovative and dynamic courses that are at the forefront of both national and international law. The Faculty of Law is one of the three largest faculties within the University of Utrecht and is also one of the oldest. It is housed in ten historical buildings in the heart of the city, and due to its wide range of disciplines, renowned research facilities and outstanding Law Library, also occupies a prominent place in society overall.

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The Utrecht Semester Exchange Program is offered in both the Fall and Spring semesters.

Fall Semester: September to January
Spring Semester: February to July


Students will receive up to 12 credits towards their law degree. International students are fully integrated into the academic life of the institution and choose from regularly scheduled courses and seminars. The following is a selection of classes taught in English. For a complete list, including course descriptions, consult the Faculty of Law web site.

  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Economics of European Integration
  • European Criminal Law
  • Law and Economics of International Trade
  • Legal Argumentation in Civil Law and Common Law
  • Philosophy of Human Rights
  • Public International Law Seminar
  • Space Law
  • Human Rights and Foreign Policy
  • International and European Labor Law
  • International Law of Human Rights
  • International Organized Crime

The James Boswell Institute, affiliated with Utrecht University, offers Dutch language courses designed for foreign students participating in the exchange programs of Utrecht University. The introductory course covers 34 hours and emphasizes speaking skills in everyday situations and cultural etiquette, among other things.

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Upon request, the Utrecht University Housing Office provides participants with furnished accommodation for the duration of their studies. As it is virtually impossible to find accommodations yourself, we strongly advise students to make use of this service and fill out the necessary housing form. Due to the shortage of rooms in Utrecht, the available accommodations vary in quality and price. Housing facilities are often in the very heart of the old city and rooms are fully furnished, with kitchen, bathroom, and other facilities shared with other students. Food and other living expenses are about $200 to $295 US dollars a month. Textbooks and study materials are not more than $60. For more information, visit Utrecht's web page on accommodations for exchange students.

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For general questions and concerns please visit the Semester Exchange FAQ page.

All other questions and concerns should be directed to:

Jamie Welling
International Programs Analyst
Semester Exchange Program
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 355
Washington, DC, 20016 USA

Telephone: (202) 274-4177
(202) 274-4005

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 09/01/2014 12/01/2014 TBA TBA