International

The University of Aruba is an international university, a hub between Europe, the Caribbean and the Americas. Our students travel the world and study around the world. Our classrooms consist of local and international students and our staff comes from Europe, the US and other parts of the world, all bringing their own specialties and academic methods. Learning in an international classroom offers students the opportunity to increase their awareness and understanding of other cultures, promotes critical thinking, and helps to develop an appreciation for other points of view. And at the University of Aruba we understand that we need to work together to offer our students and staff a good academic education and atmosphere.

We encourage our students to go on ERASMUS exchange and on exchange to our partners in the Netherlands, among other places. Visit our Exchange Programs page for more information.

UAUCU Student Research Exchange Program

An example of one of our very successful exchange programs is the UAUCU Undergraduate Research Exchange Program run by the University of Aruba (UA) and University College Utrecht (UCU).

The University of Aruba (UA) and University College Utrecht (UCU) have an agreement for international
student mobility. Students in their final year are provided the opportunity to work on their thesis research or on a specific research assignment in a multidisciplinary student group. Students from all faculties and disciplines are welcome, as long as their research has meaning for the Aruban community. Contact oia@ua.aw for more information.

UAUCU Student Research Exchange Collected Papers
3rd edition

The third edition of the UAUCU (2017) has become a great product of student research and peer to peer support. Congratulations to the students that have participated this year and that have demonstrated that student research is a powerful tool that can reach out to societies and that shows the students’ potential to eventually change societies.

The preliminary results of the third edition can be found by clicking on the picture.

Student Research Exchange, Collected Papers 2017, cover photo

2nd edition

The preliminary results of the second edition (2016) can be found by clicking on the picture.

Student Research Exchange, Collected Papers 2016, cover photo

1st edition

The preliminary results of the first edition (2015) can be found by clicking on the picture.

Undergraduate Student Research Exchange, Collected Papers 2015, cover photo

International Internships

The Office of International Affairs also supports students in applying for internships abroad. Some to be considered can be found here:

Apprenticeships in Dutch administration

Apprenticeships in international affairs

Students applying for these international opportunities must meet with the Office of International Affairs before securing academic recommendations from the University of Aruba.

International and European Tax Law

On February 11, 2016, Maastricht University and the UA signed a cooperation agreement between the faculties of law on a double degree master programme in International and European tax law. This agreement is the first one of its kind in Aruba! Students who successfully complete this program , will receive two degrees (one from each university). For more info, visit:

or contact Pauline Veenendaal at pauline.veenendaal@ua.aw.

Double Degree FdR Signing