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Finding and arranging

An internship or research project abroad is not only a fun and educational experience, it's also a great asset to your CV. As job markets are becoming increasingly international, employers tend to view international experience as a big advantage. Read more about how to arrange an internship or project abroad.

Take a look under your faculty or study programme tab for information about the options available for international internships or research projects.

Going abroad during your Astronomy master's

As an Astronomy master's student, you have several opportunities for going abroad. You can either do this as part of your Astronomy master's curriculum, or as an extracurricular activity.

As part of your Astronomy study programme

You can do (part of) your Master's Research Project abroad at a partner university or research institute abroad. Be aware that this requires you to meet specific conditions, including but not limited to approval from the Astronomy Board of Examiners.

Click here to read about Astronomy master's student Lieke van Son, who performed part of her Master's Research Project in Rio de Janeiro.

Researching galaxies in Brazil for the Astronomy Master's Research Project.
Researching galaxies in Brazil for the Astronomy Master's Research Project.

Procedures and requirements

If you are planning to study abroad during your Astronomy master's, make sure that your are aware of all requirements and procedures.

Extracurricular activities

Extracurricular activities such as a Summer School will usually not result in any EC's for your Astronomy master's, but can nonetheless be highly valuable experiences for both your professional als well as your personal life.


If you have any questions about going abroad as an Astronomy bachelor´s student, always contact the Astronomy study advisor.

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