• General Information

    Full Name of University:

    Utrecht University

    Number of MAUI semesters you can accept during 2019/20 (not students):

    3 (flexible)

    General University Website:

    Click here.

    International Office/Website for Incoming Students:

    Click here.

    Contact people for incoming and outgoing students:

    Ms Ingrid Dijkstra (until June, contact Ms Cathelijne van Weelden)
    Student Services / International Office
    Postal address:

    For regular mail
    PO Box 80125
    3508 TC Utrecht
    The Netherlands 

    For express mail
    Heidelberglaan 8
    3584 CS Utrecht
    The Netherlands

    T: +31-30-253 1917 / 700
    E for coordinators: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before June)
    E for students: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Application website. If paper only, please write “paper only.”

    Will be sent to student by email after we receive nomination from home university.

    How does the application and admissions process differ for undergraduate versus graduates?

    No difference

    Other important notes

    Last updated

    February 2019

  • Academics

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

    Links at: www.uu.nl/exchange/courses for courses at faculties of Humanities; Social and Behavioural Sciences; Geosciences; Law, Economics & Governance.

    Limited availability:

    • Faculty of Science
    • Biomedical Sciences (Faculty of Medicine).

     The international honours colleges of UU - University College Utrecht (UCU) and University College Roosevelt (UCR) - 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)

    Links at: www.uu.nl/exchange/courses for courses at faculties of Humanities; Social and Behavioural Sciences; Geosciences; Law, Economics & Governance.

    Limited availability:

    • Faculty of Science
    • Biomedical Sciences (Faculty of Medicine).

     The international honours colleges of UU - University College Utrecht (UCU) and University College Roosevelt (UCR) - 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.

    Are graduate areas open for exchange?

    Yes

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

    Links at: www.uu.nl/exchange/courses for courses at faculties of Humanities; Social and Behavioural Sciences; Geosciences; Law, Economics & Governance.

    Limited availability:

    • Faculty of Science
    • Biomedical Sciences (Faculty of Medicine).

     The international honours colleges of UU - University College Utrecht (UCU) and University College Roosevelt (UCR) - 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.

    Can advanced undergraduate students take graduate level courses?

    No

    Can graduate student take undergraduate level courses?

    Yes

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

    N/A

    Areas of study not available to exchange students

    Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Science has very limited undergraduate courses in English

    Websites for course offerings

    www.uu.nl/exchange/courses

    Required minimum and maximum number of credits available through the exchange

    For both undergraduate & graduate

    Minimun 22.5 ECTS and max 37.5 per semester. Normal course load is 30 ECTS

    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?

    In advance

    Language Requirements

    English and/or Dutch

    Language test certificate required?

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

    MAUI students are exempt. 

    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:
    www.babel.nl

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

    Students will be informed and assisted by the Faculty / department about course registration.

    Additional Notes

    Last updated

    February 2019

  • Dates

    Host Application deadline for each term

    Academic Year or Semester 1/Fall:
    15 April 2019

    Nomination deadline is one month prior application deadline.

    Early deadline UCU: nominations 15 February 2019. Applications 1 March.

    Semester 2/Spring:
    15 September 2019

    Nomination deadline is one month prior application deadline.

    Deadline UCU: nominations 15 September 2019. Applications 1 October

    Academic Calendar

    Please list exact dates

    Academic Year 2018-2019

    Utrecht University

    Semester I
    2 September 2019 – 31 January 2020 
    Semester II
    3 Feb 2020  - 26 Jun 2020

    University College Utrecht
    Semester I
    26 Aug 2019 – 20 Dec 2019
    Semester II
    26 Jan 2020 – 15 May 2020

    University College Roosevelt
    Semester I
    26 Aug 2019 – 20 Dec 2019

    Semester II
    26 Jan 2020 – 15 May 2020

    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. The activities are free.

    Course registration deadline

    Each faculty has its own deadline but the application deadline is based on that.

    Last updated

    February 2019

  • Costs

    Total cost estimates per month in Euro

    (broken down below)

    855-1435

    Housing

    400-800

    Meals

    350-450 (includes personal expenses and transportation)

    Course Materials

    65-85

    Local Transportation

    Health Insurance

    40-100

    Other

    (please indicate and specify any mandatory additional fees)

    Visa & permits: 0-304 depending on nationality
    One-time costs (bicycle, phone, etc): 500

    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  https://www.aonstudentinsurance.com/students/en/

    Separate personal liability insurance highly recommended.

    Additional Notes

    Last Updated

    February 2019

  • 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 reserves a limited number of housing options for exchange students with the independent housing corporation (SSH).  

    Students have to arrange housing themselves, either via SSH or independently. The number of accommodation that Utrecht University reserves with SSH is limited, and is offered on a first come first serve basis.

    Housing options

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

    Housing Website and Contact Person(s)

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

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

    The housing assistance starts after the application/acceptance procedure. Usually the housing application starts mid May/ mid October.

    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?

    No, not through our office

    Are student jobs available/allowed?

    Yes.

    Additional Notes

    Last Updated

    February 2019

  • 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

    February 2019