• Academics

    Areas of study open to undergraduate exchange students (list explicitly)

    Links at: www.uu.nl/exchange for courses at faculties of Humanities; Social and Behavioural Sciences; Geosciences; Law, Economics & Governance; Science. Courses in Biomedical Sciences at our faculty of Medicine are open to exchange students.

    College Utrecht (UCU) and University College Roosevelt (UCR), the international honours colleges of UU, are also open to exchange students if GPA is (at least) 3.0 or more.

    It is not possible to combine courses from UCU, UCR and UU.

    Open undergraduate areas of study taught in English (list explicitly)

    Are graduate areas open for exchange?

    Areas of study open to graduate exchange students (list explicitly)

    Can advanced undergraduate students take graduate level courses?

    Can graduate student take undergraduate level courses?

    Areas of study restricted to prior bilateral agreements between exchange departments or faculties

    Areas of study not available to exchange students

    Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

    Websites for course offerings

    See www.uu.nl/exchange > Course Information for links to courses offered by the faculties.

    Required minimum and maximum number of credits available through the exchange

    For both undergraduate & graduate

    Are summer courses available as exchange (non fee-paying)?

    If so, please provide summer school website.

    Not through the exchange program, but through individually applying to the Utrecht Summer School: www.utrechtsummerschool.nl

    Do students register for classes in advance or upon arrival?

    Students will be informed by the faculty about course registration.

    Language Requirements

    English and/or Dutch

    Language test certificate required?

    If so, which and when: before admission or upon arrival?

    Excellent knowledge of either ENGLISH or DUTCH is required.  A language proficiency report (enclosed with the application form) is compulsory if Dutch or English is not your native language. Bachelor’s: IELTS score minimum: 6.0 (minimum for writing is 5.5); TOEFL score minimum 83; Cambridge: CAE minimum C, CPE minimum C.

    Master’s: IELTS score minimum 6.5 (minimum for writing is 6.0); TOEFL score minimum 93; Cambridge: CAE minimum B, CPE minimum C. 

    Preparatory language course for incoming students?

    Indicate dates and costs

    Yes. Special Dutch beginner's level course for exchange students.
    Tuition fee! For more information:

    Are there any special advising or registrations concerns that students should be aware of? Are services available to assist in registration or course selection?

    Additional Notes

    Last updated

    26 January 2018

  • Dates

    Host Application deadline for each term

    Academic Year or Semester 1:
    - April 1, 2018 for students who will need an entry visa

    - May 1, 2018 for students who do not need an entry visa

    Nomination deadline is one month prior application deadline.


    Early deadline UCU: nominations 15 February 2018. Applications March 1st.


    Semester 2:
    - September 1, 2018 for students who will need an entry visa

    - October 1, 2018 for students who do not need an entry visa

    Nomination deadline is one month prior application deadline.


    Deadline UCU: nominations 15 September 2018. Applications October 1s

    Academic Calendar

    Please list exact dates

    Academic Year 2018-2019

    Utrecht University

    Semester I
    3 Sept 2018 – 1 Feb 2019
    Semester II
    4 Feb 2019  - 28 Jun 2019

    University College Utrecht
    Semester I
    27 Aug 2018 – 14 Dec 2018
    Semester II
    28 Jan 2019 – 17 May 2019

    University College Roosevelt

    Semester I

    27 Aug 2018 – 14 Dec 2018

    Semester II

    28 Jan 2019 – 17 May 2019

    Examination period(s)

    Each faculty has its own schedule. Examinations are based on course work, attendance and exams during the semester.

    If there is a break between the academic course calendar and exams, can arrangements be made so the student may take exams early?

    (i.e. semester ends in December and exams are late January).

    Most Faculties offer courses in block 2 that have an "early exit" option (= finish before Christmas). This is only possible for students who need to return to their home institution for the second semester in January. In some cases less than 7.5 ECTS are awarded. These are tailor-made solutions and it’s the student’s responsibility to make arrangements with the instructor.

    Housing through Short Stay Solutions can only be rented for a full semester period.

    Orientation session(s) for incoming students

    Is it mandatory, indicate dates and costs

    University-wide orientation and social introduction: a week before classes start/ in the first week of the semester.

    Most faculties also have an orientation session.

    Course registration deadline

    A preliminary course selection is required together with application. Most faculties email students on official course enrolment before the start of the semester.

    Last updated

    23 August 2016

  • Costs

    Total cost estimates per month in Euro

    (broken down below)

    875 + personal expenses





    Course Materials


    Local Transportation


    Health Insurance



    (please indicate and specify any mandatory additional fees)

    Is comparable health insurance coverage from abroad allowed/not allowed?

    If not, please include fees in “other” field above.

    Yes, if it is comparable to ‘ICS Complete’ of AON  www.aonstudentinsurance.com/

    Separate personal liability insurance highly recommended.

    Additional Notes

    Last Updated

    26 January 2018

  • Housing and Student Life

    Is housing assistance available? How do students apply, and is it guaranteed?

    YES, due to a large number of students and shortage of rooms it is usually very hard to find housing in Utrecht. Therefore Utrecht University offers guest students assistance with their housing through Short Stay Solutions. This independent housing corporation (SSH) makes housing arrangements upon request and under certain conditions. Information about the procedure will be sent to student after acceptance by UU

    Housing options

    International student housing/ Dutch student housing/private landlord. www.uu.nl/exchange - housing 

    Housing Website and Contact Person(s)

    Do students apply for housing with their regular application or is it separate?

    The housing offer will be open for reservation about 3 months before the semester/ academic year commences. Register as soon as possible, because rooms are allocated on first come first served base.

    What kinds of health facilities are available at the university?

    Academic hospital, student psychological service. Students usually visit a general practitioner first. Upon arrival students receive information about doctors, dentists and pharmacies.

    Are internships available?

    In general, no. Sometimes there are possibilities, for example: internships for students studying Dutch Language and Literature at their home university

    Are student jobs available/allowed?

    Yes, but non-EU/EEA students require a work permit and are restricted a maximum of 10 hours per week OR 3 months  fulltime in the summer (June – August). The work permit must be applied for after the residence permit has been approved, which takes approximately two months.

    Additional Notes

    Last Updated

    26 January 2018

  • Promotional Materials

    Please add links to promotional materials below

    Please keep in mind that these resources are here for partners to use to promote exchanges; this is not itself a promotional website. As such, please simply link to your promotional materials and refrain from embedding video or images on this page.

    University Video:

    University Image Library:

    University or Departmental Brochures:

    Last Updated

    26 January 2018