FULL NAME AND LOCATION OF UNIVERSITY
Utrecht, The Netherlands
NUMBER OF UTRECHT NETWORK SEMESTERS ACCEPTING DURING 2021/2022
MAIN UNIVERSITY WEBSITE
INTERNATIONAL OFFICE WEBSITE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS
CONTACT PERSON FOR INCOMING STUDENTS
Academic and Student Affairs
P.O. Box 1520
3500 BM Utrecht
tel: +31(0) 30 209 1556
CONTACT PERSON FOR OUTGOING STUDENTS
Only online application, see: studentportal.hku.nl/exchange_application. We can consider one student per course.
HKU offers highly specialised 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.
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.
See for the HKU application procedure: http://studentportal.hku.nl/exchange_application.
After pre-acceptance AEN students take part in the HKU selection with all other applicants that applied for the specific HKU course.
We do not reserve a place for a pre-accepted AEN student, as we do not reserve places for students from other partner institutions as well.
See also conditons for approval of applications: http://studentportal.hku.nl/web/home- en/pertaining-to-study/exchange/application-exchange/approval-of-applications.htm
HOW DOES THE APPLICATION AND ADMISSIONS PROCESS DIFFER FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS?
AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS
Fine Art, Fashion Design, Product Design, Spatial Design
UNDERGRADUATE AREAS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH
AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO GRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS
CAN GRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL COURSES
CAN ADVANCED UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE GRADUATE LEVEL COURSES?
AREAS OF STUDY RESTRICTED TO PRIOR BILATERAL AGREEMENTS BETWEEN EXCHANGE DEPARTMENTS OR FACULTIES
Games and Interaction
Art and Economics
AREAS OF STUDY THAT ARE NOT OPEN TO EXCHANGE STUDENTS
WEBSITE FOR COURSE OFFERINGS
REQUIRED MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM NUMBER OF CREDITS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE EXCHANGE
Minimum 20 – maximum 30 ECTS depending on the course.
ARE SUMMER COURSES AVAILABLE AS EXCHANGE (NON FEE-PAYING)? IF SO, WHAT IS THE WEBSITE?
DO STUDENTS REGISTER FOR COURSES IN ADVANCE OR UPON ARRIVAL?
Students enroll in general in a fixed study programme. If this is not the case, individual study options will be discussed after acceptance or upon arrival.
COURSE REGISTRATION DEADLINE(S)
Each faculty has its own deadline but the application deadline is based on that.
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?
PREPARATORY LANGUAGE COURSE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS? DATES AND COSTS?
ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL ADVISING OR REGISTRATION 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.
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR EACH TERM
April 15 for the following 1st semester
October 1 for the following 2nd semester
1st Semester: 6 September 2021 - 4 February 2022
or 24 December 2021, depending on the course.
2nd Semester: 7 February 2022- 1 July 2022
Or 7 February 2022- 3 June 2022, depending on the course
December/January 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?
ORIENTATION SESSION(S) FOR INCOMING STUDENTS. ARE THEY MANDATORY? DATES AND COSTS?
HKU Student an Academic Affairs organises a mandatory welcome day in the first week of September and the first week of February.
There are no costs involved.
TOTAL COST ESTIMATE PER MONTH (IN EURO)
IS COMPARABLE HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FROM ABROAD ALLOWED?
40 euros per month. Many students bike: a second-hand bike with locks will cost a
maximum of 175 euros
HOUSING AND STUDENT LIFE
IS HOUSING ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE? IS IT GUARANTEED? HOW DO STUDENTS APPLY?
Assistance is available, but we cannot guarantee housing.
HOUSING WEBSITE AND CONTACT PERSON(S)
Housing website and contact person(s)
Contact HKU Student Service Desk:
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?
No, but information available at website: studentportal.hku.nl/healthservices
ARE INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE?
ARE STUDENT JOBS AVAILABLE/ALLOWED?