School of Journalism


Information meetings study year 19-20 (exact dates to be confirmed): week A9-A10 information meeting for all second and third year students || week B2 Wil Weg Dag || week B6 instruction for Study Abroad students || B10 question time for all journalism students || D1 information meeting for all first year students.

On this page you can find:
 information for International Exchange students
 information about Study Abroad
 information about Internship abroad
 more about Internationalisation @home.

Would you like information about funding and scholarships? Please visit our Institute for Media main page.

If you need a proof of English for your study abroad programme, please download English proficiency_IvM, fill in the required information between the [..] and send it to your international officer to sign.

If you need a signature and/or stamp on your OV-form or learning agreement, please send your forms to the IvM assistant international officer: Mrs Barbara Geers ( Take note, we do not sign or stamp blank forms.

Contact details School of Journalism – International 
 Mrs Carien Touwen – International Officer –
 Mrs Elvira van Noort – Assistant International Officer –
 Mrs Barbara Geers – Assistant International Officer (back office) –

Information for International Exchange students

The School of Journalism offers three programmes for international exchange students: Europe in the World (EitW), European Culture & European Journalism (EC&EJ) and CampusDoc International.

Application deadline Europe in the World: 1 April
Application deadline European Culture & European Journalism: 1 November

Send your motivation letter, CV and other required documents to the IvM assistant international officer: Mrs Barbara Geers ( using one of the Entry Forms below. If you’d like to apply for CampusDoc International please follow the instructions on the HU International – CampusDoc page.

Information about Study Abroad

Study Abroad is one of the options to choose as part of your ‘profiling space (30EC)’. You can study at one of our partner universities as part of your third or fourth-year programme. Europe in the World (60EC) and European Culture & European Journalism (30EC) are not part of the Study Abroad application procedure in Osiris. These English taught programmes are offered to incoming students from our partner universities. If you, as a Journalism student at HU, would like to join one of these programmes it is part of Internationalisation @home (more information further down this page).


Each year in October/November the IvM international officer will inform you on the possibilities in an information meeting. The latest Powerpoint presentation used in the meeting can be found here: Voorlichting Internationalisering 2019-2020. In this presentation you can read about study abroad options, procedures, criteria and deadlines. Please make sure you download and read the information in the presentation before you e-mail the International Desk of the School of Journalism (thank you).


Criteria for selection Study Abroad:
 first year certificate (P) + a minimum amount of ECTS required per year (see explanation “Voorlichting Internationalisering 2019-2020 Powerpoint“)
 a completed Study Abroad Form (include a motivation and appendices) which you e-mail to the IvM assistant international officer: Mrs. Barbara Geers (
 registration in Mobility Online
 availability at the partner university – check the Mobility Online Portal for your options.

Application deadline Study Abroad: 1 February 2020

The International Desk of the School of Journalism will check if you meet the requirements and will select a partner university for you, on the basis of your preferences. The results of the selection procedure will be communicated by the HU International Office. This can take a couple of weeks.

Once selected for Study Abroad:
 seek approval of the exam board (see the AskHU Study Abroad site ‘Course Selection and Learning Agreement Approval‘ for more information and the form)
 check the language requirements (for partner universities only)
 register at your partner university (the HU International Office will assist you)
 check if you need a visa
 apply for funding and/ or a scholarship (visit our Institute for Media main page).

Information about Internship Abroad

During your 3rd or 4th study year at the School of Journalism you can go on an internship abroad as part of your Practical Semester (‘Praktijksemester’). This internship abroad is not a mandatory part of your programme.

It is up to you to find a place/ organisation or correspondent that meets the requirements set out by the Practical Semester programme. For advice and procedure, you can e-mail the IvM internship office (Praktijkbureau) contactperson Mrs Corien Lassche (

The School of Journalism has funding available for internships outside Europe, within Europe you can apply for Erasmus+ grants (visit our Institute for Media main page).

Internationalisation @home

The School of Journalism offers a range of possibilities for Internationalisation @home. Apart from field trips and foreign reporting courses as part of your Specialisation semesters (‘Specialisatiesemester’), we offer two English taught programmes: Europe in the World in the fall semester and European Culture and European Journalism in the spring semester. You cannot register for EitW and ECEJ via Study Abroad.

Application deadline Europe in the World: 1 April
Application deadline European Culture & European Journalism: 1 November

Send your motivation letter and ‘studievoortgangsoverzicht’ (SVO) to the School of Journalism international officer: Mrs Carien Touwen (
After selection you will get an instruction for registration in Osiris.