It is possible to study abroad as part of your MSc in Global Development. You may choose to study abroad for one semester or for a shorter period of time, for example by attending a summer school. You are allowed to study a maximum of 30 ECTS points abroad as part of your degree.
Studying abroad has many benefits both professionally and personally: You broaden your intercultural understanding, you are introduced to different study methods, and you obtain new knowledge and new insights.
As an international full degree student, you have the opportunity to study abroad using the extensive number of exchange agreements with universities worldwide. Further information about the exchange programmes and partner universities is available through the International Office.
Why Study Abroad?
One of the main objectives of studying abroad is to broaden your academic knowledge and network. It is a good idea to seek advice from lecturers and student advisors when planning your studies abroad to find out where to go and how to structure your academic programme. Your lecturers may have academic input and international contacts, and may also be able to provide you with useful references.
I am currently on a semester abroad at the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratization in Venice taking courses related to Human Rights. The courses are part of the “European Master in Human Rights and Democratisation”, which is a joint degree organized by more than 40 European Universities.