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Full name of University

HKU University of the Arts Utrecht


Program Type


Number of MAUI/AEN
students you can accept
during 2015/16.
Indicate total number of semesters

2 students per academic year

Contact person for
incoming students
name, title, full address, phone,
fax, email

Charmaine van der Heijden
HKU Student Service Centre
P.O. Box 1520
3500 BM Utrecht
tel: +31(0) 30 234 9491
fax: +31(0) 30 2349484

Contact person for
outgoing students
name, title, full address, phone,
fax, email

Charmaine van der Heijden
HKU Student Service Centre
P.O. Box 1520
3500 BM Utrecht
tel: +31(0) 30 234 9491
fax: +31(0) 30 2349484

General University

Office/Website for
Incoming Students


Areas of study open to
undergraduate exchange
list explicitly

HKU Fine Art
Bachelor of Fine Art
- Painting
- Sculpture
- Printmaking
- Drawing
- Intermedia
- Digital Media
HKU Design
Bachelor of Design in Spatial Design
Bachelor of Design in Fashion Design
Bachelor of Design in Product Design

Open undergraduate
areas of study taught in
list explicitly

HKU Fine Art

Are graduate areas open
for exchange?


Areas of study open to
graduate exchange
list explicitly


Open graduate areas of
study taught in English
list explicitly


Can advanced
undergraduate exchange
students take graduate
level courses?


Can graduate students
take undergraduate level


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

HKU Fine Art
Bachelor of Education in Visual Art and
- Drawing and Painting
- Spatial Design
- Textiles Design
- Audiovisual Media
HKU Media
HKU Games & Interaction
HKU Music and Technology

Areas of study not
available to MAUI/AEN

HKU Theatre
HKU Art and Economics
HKU Utrechts Conservatorium

Websites for course
both in host language & English


Are summer courses
available as exchange
(non fee-paying)?
If so, please provide summer
school website.


Orientation session(s) for
incoming students
Is it mandatory, indicate dates and

HKU Student Service Centre organises a mandatory introduction day in the first week of
September and the first week of February.
There are no costs involved.

Academic Calendar
Please list exact dates.

1st Semester: 1 September - 18 December 2015
2nd Semester: 1 February – 1 July 2016

Examination period(s)

December and May/June

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).


Application deadline for
each term

April 15 for the following 1st semester
October 1 for the following 2nd semester

Application website.
If paper only, please write “paper

Only online application, see:
HKU offers highly specialised courses that require a strong academic background in the
subject area an exchange student applies for.
We therefore advice a screening of the academic compatibility based on c.v., motivation,
transcript and small portfolio before the nomination or after pre-acceptance.
Interested students can contact Charmaine van der Heijden, HKU Student Service Centre
for further information.
We strongly advice to select one student per course as we receive many applications and
in general only one student per partner institution per course can be accepted.
• Selection procedure: all exchange applications are considered at once. You will be
informed about the outcome six weeks after the application deadline.
• See also conditons for approval of applications:

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

Not applicable.

Course registration

Not applicable.

Do students register for
classes in advance or
upon arrival?

See underneath special advising or registrations concerns

Are prior arrangements
needed to secure a visa
before arrival in country?

Yes, see

Language Requirements

Almost all HKU undergraduate courses are taught in Dutch and exchange students will be
supervised in English as much as possible. Exchange students should realise they will be
in a Dutch speaking environment, and a basic understanding of the Dutch language is
highly recommended.

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


Preparatory language
course for incoming
Indicate dates and costs


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

Depending on the course, exchange applicants can find more or less detailed information
at: Most art and design courses have a fixed study
programme, of 20-24 ECTS with possibilities for individual projects and seminars of 6
ECTS, that are discussed upon arrival.
The courses offered at the Schools in Hilversum: HKU Games and Interaction, HKU Music
and Technology and HKU Media, do not have course units listed for exchange students at
our website. Either exchange students participate in a group project or the
study program is more tailor made, depending on the student's educational background.
This is discussed in the application phase and/or upon arrival. Please contact
Charmaine van der Heijden, HKU Student Service Centre for further information.

Required minimum and
maximum number of
credits available through
the exchange
For both undergraduate &

Minimum 20 – maximum 30 ECTS

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


Housing options

Through SSH housing agency: fully furnished rooms (mostly double) with shared facilities
in student flats

Housing Website and
Contact Person(s)

HKU Student Service Centre:

Do students apply for
housing with their regular
application or is it
Please list housing application

Separate application.

Is housing available
between breaks in the


Is there a campus meal


Total cost estimates per
month in Euro
(broken down below)

around 1000-1150 euro per month


425 euro per month


150 euro per month


350 euro per month (including working materials)

-Local Transportation

40 euros per month. Many students bike: a second-hand bike with locks will cost a
maximum of 175 euros

-Health Insurance

50 euro per month

(please indicate and specify any
mandatory additional fees)


Is comparable health
insurance coverage from
abroad allowed/not
If not, please include fees in “other”
field above.


Are health facilities
available at the

No, but information available at website:

Are internships available?


Are student jobs


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