The programmes of Utrecht University meet strict quality standards and offer students an activating learning environment as well as good-quality support and supervision. From its students, the University expects commitment, engagement and the ambition to get the best out of themselves. Exchange Students may participate in study at Utrecht University, University College Utrecht (UCU) and Roosevelt Academy (RA), the international honors 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, RA and UU. Utrecht University offers over 200 courses in English that are open to exchange students. Each year students from all over the world come to Utrecht to experience Dutch culture and society, and the high level of academic offerings. Academic Selections depend on the program. Roosevelt Academy is an honors college, made up of four departments: Academic Core, Arts & Humanities, Science, and Social Science. University College Roosevelt students are expected to participate actively in lectures and classes (16 contact hours per week) by means of presentations, discussions and essays/papers. Exchange students will be assessed at various points each semester. UCR attaches great importance to the personal attention and supervision of all its students. The University College Roosevelt campus is in fact the city Centre of Middelburg. At its heart is the former town hall, a historical Gothic building where the Academy staff and lecturers are based and several teaching rooms are located. All academic buildings and student houses are just a stone’s throw away from each other. University College Utrecht is an honors college where students to a large extent develop their own specific and individual curriculum, driven by their motivation for learning, by the questions and issues they want to pursue academically, and by their ambitions. There are some curriculum requirements, of course. Students are required, for example, to take classes across the three departments (Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences) and to complete two ‘tracks’ (sequences of courses up to the advanced level) within the department of their major.
|Number of MAUI/AEN students you can accept during 2013/2014||3 semesters|
|Areas of study open for exchange students||
Links at: www.uu.nl/exchange > ‘Course Information’ 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.
|Areas of study restricted to prior bilateral agreements between the exchanging departments or faculties||
|Areas of study not available to MAUI/AEN students||Medicine and veterinary medicine|
|Utrecht Network contact person||
|General university web site|
|International office web site|
University College Utrecht
Each faculty has its own schedule. Examinations are based on course work, attendance and exams during the semester.
Most faculties also have an orientation session.
|Application deadline(s) for admission||
Academic Year or Semester 1:
|Application material on the web site or paper copies only||
|Course registration deadline(s)||
A preliminary course selection is required together with application. Most faculties email students on official course enrolment before the start of the semester.
|Enrollment in coursework/academic advising support : Are there special issues students should concern themselves with course registration? Any services available to assist in registration or course selection?||
Students will be informed by the faculty about course registration.
|Language requirements||English and/or Dutch|
|Language test certificate required?||
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||
Yes. Intensive language course in August (also EILC) and special Dutch beginner's level course for exchange students starts in September and February. Tuition fee! (Beginner course around €145.). For more information: www.babel.nl
|Courses taught in English||
YES see www.uu.nl/exchange > Course Information for links to courses offered by the faculties.
In general no. Sometimes there are possibilities, for example: internships for students studying Dutch Language and Literature at their home university
|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.
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.
International student housing/ Dutch student housing/private landlord. Info: www.uu.nl/housing
|Housing application deadline(s)||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.|
|Cost estimates per month||
|Optional on campus meal plan?(Y/N)||No|
|Comparable health insurance coverage from abroad allowed/not allowed||
Yes, if it is comparable to ‘ICS Complete’ of AON https://www.aonstudentinsurance.com/Separate personal liability insurance highly recommended.
|Health facilities 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.|
|Summer courses available?||
Not through the exchange programme, but through individually applying to the Utrecht Summer School: www.utrechtsummerschool.nl
|Prior arrangements needed to secure visa before arrival in country?||Yes, students will be informed after acceptance.|
|Last update of this information||January 2013|