GENERAL INFORMATION

FULL NAME AND LOCATION OF UNIVERSITY

Utrecht University

Utrecht, The Netherlands

NUMBER OF UTRECHT NETWORK SEMESTERS ACCEPTING DURING 2019/2020

3 (flexible)

MAIN UNIVERSITY WEBSITE

INTERNATIONAL OFFICE WEBSITE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS

CONTACT PERSON FOR INCOMING STUDENTS

Ms Ingrid Dijkstra (until June, contact Ms Cathelijne van Weelden)
Student Services / International Office
Postal address:

For regular mail
PO Box 80125
3508 TC Utrecht
The Netherlands 

For express mail
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
The Netherlands

T: +31-30-253 1917 / 700
E for coordinators: I.M.Dijkstra@uu.nl (C.vanweelden@uu.nl before June)
E for students: region2@qdesk.uu.nl

CONTACT PERSON FOR OUTGOING STUDENTS

Ms Ingrid Dijkstra (until June, contact Ms Cathelijne van Weelden)
Student Services / International Office
Postal address:

For regular mail
PO Box 80125
3508 TC Utrecht
The Netherlands 

For express mail
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
The Netherlands

T: +31-30-253 1917 / 700
E for coordinators: I.M.Dijkstra@uu.nl (C.vanweelden@uu.nl before June)
E for students: region2@qdesk.uu.nl

APPLICATION WEBSITE

Will be sent to student by email after we receive nomination from home university.

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

No difference

 

ACADEMICS

 

AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS

Links at: www.uu.nl/exchange/courses for courses at faculties of Humanities; Social and Behavioural Sciences; Geosciences; Law, Economics & Governance.

Limited availability:

  • Faculty of Science

  • Biomedical Sciences (Faculty of Medicine).

 The international honours colleges of UU - University College Utrecht (UCU) and University College Roosevelt (UCR) - are also open to exchange students if GPA is (at least) 3.0 or more.

It is not possible to combine courses from UCU, UCR and UU.

UNDERGRADUATE AREAS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH

Links at: www.uu.nl/exchange/courses for courses at faculties of Humanities; Social and Behavioural Sciences; Geosciences; Law, Economics & Governance.

Limited availability:

  • Faculty of Science

  • Biomedical Sciences (Faculty of Medicine).

 The international honours colleges of UU - University College Utrecht (UCU) and University College Roosevelt (UCR) - are also open to exchange students if GPA is (at least) 3.0 or more.

It is not possible to combine courses from UCU, UCR and UU.

AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO GRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS

Links at: www.uu.nl/exchange/courses for courses at faculties of Humanities; Social and Behavioural Sciences; Geosciences; Law, Economics & Governance.

Limited availability:

  • Faculty of Science

  • Biomedical Sciences (Faculty of Medicine).

 The international honours colleges of UU - University College Utrecht (UCU) and University College Roosevelt (UCR) - are also open to exchange students if GPA is (at least) 3.0 or more.

It is not possible to combine courses from UCU, UCR and UU.

CAN GRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL COURSES

Yes

CAN ADVANCED UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE GRADUATE LEVEL COURSES?

No

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

None

AREAS OF STUDY THAT ARE NOT OPEN TO EXCHANGE STUDENTS

Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Science has very limited undergraduate courses in English

WEBSITE FOR COURSE OFFERINGS

REQUIRED MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM NUMBER OF CREDITS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE EXCHANGE

Minimun 22.5 ECTS and max 37.5 per semester. Normal course load is 30 ECTS

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

Not through the exchange program, but through individually applying to the Utrecht Summer School: www.utrechtsummerschool.nl

DO STUDENTS REGISTER FOR COURSES IN ADVANCE OR UPON ARRIVAL?

In advance

COURSE REGISTRATION DEADLINE(S)

Each faculty has its own deadline but the application deadline is based on that.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

English or Dutch 

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

MAUI students are exempt. 

PREPARATORY LANGUAGE COURSE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS? DATES AND COSTS?

Yes. Special Dutch beginner's level course for exchange students.
Tuition fee! For more information: www.babel.nl

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.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

DATES

 

ADDITIONAL NOTES

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR EACH TERM

Academic Year or Semester 1/Fall:
15 April 2019

Nomination deadline is one month prior application deadline.

Early deadline UCU: nominations 15 February 2019. Applications 1 March.

Semester 2/Spring:
15 September 2019

Nomination deadline is one month prior application deadline.

Deadline UCU: nominations 15 September 2019. Applications 1 October

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Academic Year 2018-2019

Utrecht University
Semester I
2 September 2019 – 31 January 2020 
Semester II
3 Feb 2020  - 26 Jun 2020

University College Utrecht
Semester I
26 Aug 2019 – 20 Dec 2019
Semester II
26 Jan 2020 – 15 May 2020

University College Roosevelt
Semester I
26 Aug 2019 – 20 Dec 2019
Semester II
26 Jan 2020 – 15 May 2020

EXAMINATION PERIOD

Each faculty has its own schedule. Examinations are based on course work, attendance and exams during the semester.

IF THERE IS A BREAK BETWEEN THE ACADEMIC COURSE CALENDAR AND EXAMS, CAN ARRANGEMENTS BE MADE SO THE STUDENT MAY TAKE EXAMS EARLY?

Most Faculties offer courses in block 2 that have an "early exit" option (= finish before Christmas). This is only possible for students who need to return to their home institution for the second semester in January. In some cases less than 7.5 ECTS are awarded. These are tailor-made solutions and it’s the student’s responsibility to make arrangements with the instructor.

Housing through Short Stay Solutions can only be rented for a full semester period.

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

University-wide orientation and social introduction: a week before classes start/ in the first week of the semester.

Most faculties also have an orientation session. The activities are free.

COSTS

 

TOTAL COST ESTIMATE PER MONTH (IN EURO)

EUR 855-1435

HOUSING

EUR 400-800

MEALS

EUR 350-450

BOOKS/COURSE MATERIALS

EUR 65-85

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

HEALTH INSURANCE

EUR 40-100

OTHER

Visa & permits: 0-304 depending on nationality
One-time costs (bicycle, phone, etc): 500

IS COMPARABLE HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FROM ABROAD ALLOWED?

Yes, if it is comparable to ‘ICS Complete+’ of AON  https://www.aonstudentinsurance.com/students/en/

Separate personal liability insurance highly recommended.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

None

HOUSING AND STUDENT LIFE

 

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

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 reserves a limited number of housing options for exchange students with the independent housing corporation (SSH).  

Students have to arrange housing themselves, either via SSH or independently. The number of accommodation that Utrecht University reserves with SSH is limited, and is offered on a first come first serve basis.

HOUSING OPTIONS

International student housing/ Dutch student housing/private landlord. Info: www.uu.nl/exchange/housing

HOUSING WEBSITE AND CONTACT PERSON(S)

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

The housing assistance starts after the application/acceptance procedure. Usually the housing application starts mid May/ mid October.

WHAT KINDS OF HEALTH FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE 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.

ARE INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE?

No

ARE STUDENT JOBS AVAILABLE/ALLOWED?

Yes

ADDITIONAL NOTES

PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS

 

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