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
Cathelijne van Weelden
Exchange Coordinator North America
P.O. Box 80125
3508 CS Utrecht
CONTACT PERSON FOR OUTGOING STUDENTS
Utrecht University works with a fully online application process: https://www.uu.nl/en/education/exchange-and-visiting-students/application/application-procedure
We recommend that you have completed at least 1½ years of full-time study at your home university before you apply.
Students coming to Utrecht via the Maui exchange program do not have to hand in an official language test.
Please note that the honors colleges UCU and UCR have different requirements and deadlines.
HOW DOES THE APPLICATION AND ADMISSIONS PROCESS DIFFER FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS?
AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS
All areas except see below
UNDERGRADUATE AREAS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH
Most areas (see course offerings)
AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO GRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS
Acceptance of Graduate students is a bit more complicated, it helps if students choose coursees within the scope of their major at the home university.
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
AREAS OF STUDY THAT ARE NOT OPEN TO EXCHANGE STUDENTS
Veterinary Medicine (most courses are in Dutch)
Course offerings in Biology and Pharmacy have limited spaces
Master courses in Semester 2 are limited
WEBSITE FOR COURSE OFFERINGS
REQUIRED MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM NUMBER OF CREDITS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE EXCHANGE
Minimum 22.5 – maximum 30 ECTS depending on the courses. Please note that if the early exit option is chosen, less credits are often awarded.
Normally UU students follow 30 ects per semester.
ARE SUMMER COURSES AVAILABLE AS EXCHANGE (NON FEE-PAYING)? IF SO, WHAT IS THE WEBSITE?
Yes, but a selection may be part of the process: https://utrechtsummerschool.nl/
DO STUDENTS REGISTER FOR COURSES IN ADVANCE OR UPON ARRIVAL?
Students enroll before arrival. Sometimes it is possible to switch later but this is very different than in the U.S. Make sure you choose your courses carefully.
COURSE REGISTRATION DEADLINE(S)
Each faculty has its own deadline but the application deadline is based on that.
No language requirements for the MAUI students.
UCU and UCR do have other requirements: https://www.uu.nl/en/organisation/university-college-utrecht/how-to-apply/exchange-students
LANGUAGE TEST CERTIFICATE REQUIRED? IF SO, WHICH AND WHEN: BEFORE ADMISSION OR UPON ARRIVAL?
PREPARATORY LANGUAGE COURSE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS? DATES AND COSTS?
There is an online course to learn Dutch: https://students.uu.nl/en/homepage/guidance-and-development/skills-lab/find-a-workshop/getting-to-know-the-dutch
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 can always contact the international office for assistance.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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?