GENERAL INFORMATION

FULL NAME AND LOCATION OF UNIVERSITY

HKU University of the Arts Utrecht 

Utrecht, Netherlands 

NUMBER OF UTRECHT NETWORK SEMESTERS ACCEPTING DURING 2019/2020

2 students per academic year, 1 student per course 

MAIN UNIVERSITY WEBSITE

INTERNATIONAL OFFICE WEBSITE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS

CONTACT PERSON FOR INCOMING STUDENTS

Dorien Mouw
HKU Student and Academic Affairs
P.O. Box 1520
3500 BM Utrecht
tel: +31(0) 30 2091556
dorien.mouw@hku.nl

CONTACT PERSON FOR OUTGOING STUDENTS

Dorien Mouw
HKU Student and Academic Affairs
P.O. Box 1520
3500 BM Utrecht
tel: +31(0) 30 2091556
dorien.mouw@hku.nl

APPLICATION WEBSITE

Click here

We can consider one student per course.

HKU offers highly specialized courses that require a strong academic background in the subject area an exchange student applies for. Our experience is that this is not always the case with creative art programmes that allow students to choose from a diverse range of (art related) subject areas or when students choose a more broadening subject area than that of the main course at the home institution.

We therefore would like to do a screening of the academic compatibility before the nomination of AEN students based on: 
• Motivation: why the chosen HKU course is of interest and importance for the student’s professional development.
• A small portfolio that gives a good idea of the work of the student.
• Curriculum Vitae
• Transcript of records (GPA/average marks are not needed).
In general higher art education is smaller scale and a limited number of places is available for exchange students that apply. HKU, as many other higher art education institutions, tend to receive more exchange applications than places available and therefore a content based selection is made. Students take the selection into account when applying and are aware of the possibility of not being selected.

HOW DOES THE APPLICATION AND ADMISSIONS PROCESS DIFFER FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS?

N/A

 

ACADEMICS

 

AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS

UNDERGRADUATE AREAS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH

HKU Fine Art

AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO GRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS

CAN GRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL COURSES

No

CAN ADVANCED UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE GRADUATE LEVEL COURSES?

No

AREAS OF STUDY RESTRICTED TO PRIOR BILATERAL AGREEMENTS BETWEEN EXCHANGE DEPARTMENTS OR FACULTIES

HKU Fine Art
Bachelor of Education in Visual Art and Design
- Drawing and Painting
- Spatial Design
- Textiles Design
- Audiovisual Media

HKU Media
HKU Games & Interaction
HKU Music and Technology

AREAS OF STUDY THAT ARE NOT OPEN TO EXCHANGE STUDENTS

HKU Theatre
HKU Art and Economics
HKU Utrechts Conservatorium

WEBSITE FOR COURSE OFFERINGS

REQUIRED MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM NUMBER OF CREDITS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE EXCHANGE

Minimum: 20 ECTS
Maximum: 30 ECTS

ARE SUMMER COURSES AVAILABLE AS EXCHANGE (NON FEE-PAYING)? IF SO, WHAT IS THE WEBSITE?

No

DO STUDENTS REGISTER FOR COURSES IN ADVANCE OR UPON ARRIVAL?

Depending on the course, exchange applicants can find more or less detailed information at: studentportal.hku.nl/exchange. 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.

HKU Games and Interaction, HKU Music and Technology and HKU Media (Image and Media Technology, Animation and Audiovisual 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.

COURSE REGISTRATION DEADLINE(S)

N/A

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 REQUIRED? IF SO, WHICH AND WHEN: BEFORE ADMISSION OR UPON ARRIVAL?

No

PREPARATORY LANGUAGE COURSE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS? DATES AND COSTS?

No

ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL ADVISING OR REGISTRATION 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: studentportal.hku.nl/exchange. 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.

HKU Games and Interaction, HKU Music and Technology and HKU Media (Image and Media Technology, Animation and Audiovisual 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.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

DATES

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR EACH TERM

Semester 1/Fall: 15 April
Semester 2/Spring: 1 October

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

EXAMINATION PERIOD

Semester 1/Fall: December/January
Semester 2/Spring: 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?

No

ORIENTATION SESSION(S) FOR INCOMING STUDENTS. ARE THEY MANDATORY? DATES AND COSTS?

HKU Student Service Centre organises a mandatory introduction day in the first week of September (Semester 1) and the first week of February (Semester 2).
There are no costs involved.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

COSTS

 

TOTAL COST ESTIMATE PER MONTH (IN EURO)

EUR 1000-1100

HOUSING

EUR 425

MEALS

EUR 150

BOOKS/COURSE MATERIALS

EUR 350

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

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

HEALTH INSURANCE

EUR 50

OTHER

IS COMPARABLE HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FROM ABROAD ALLOWED?

Yes

ADDITIONAL NOTES

None

HOUSING AND STUDENT LIFE

 

IS HOUSING ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE? IS IT GUARANTEED? HOW DO STUDENTS APPLY?

Yes

HOUSING OPTIONS

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

HOUSING WEBSITE AND CONTACT PERSON(S)

DO STUDENTS APPLY FOR HOUSING WITH THEIR UNIVERSITY APPLICATION OR IS IT SEPARATE? IS THERE A DEADLINE?

WHAT KINDS OF HEALTH FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE UNIVERSITY?

ARE INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE?

No

ARE STUDENT JOBS AVAILABLE/ALLOWED?

No

ADDITIONAL NOTES

PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS

 

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