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NETHERLANDS: UTRECHT UNIVERSITY

Utrecht, The Netherlands

GENERAL INFORMATION

FULL NAME AND LOCATION OF UNIVERSITY

Utrecht University

Utrecht, The Netherlands

NUMBER OF UTRECHT NETWORK SEMESTERS ACCEPTING DURING 2021/2022

3 (flexible)

MAIN UNIVERSITY WEBSITE

INTERNATIONAL OFFICE WEBSITE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS

CONTACT PERSON FOR INCOMING STUDENTS

Dorien Mouw

Academic and Student Affairs

P.O. Box 1520

3500 BM Utrecht

tel: +31(0) 30 209 1556 

email: dorien.mouw@hku.nl

CONTACT PERSON FOR OUTGOING STUDENTS

Idem

APPLICATION WEBSITE

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.

  • 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.

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?

No difference

 

ACADEMICS

 

AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS

Fine Art, Fashion Design, Product Design, Spatial Design

UNDERGRADUATE AREAS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH

Fine Art

AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO GRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS

No

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

Media

Games and Interaction

Theatre 

Art and Economics

AREAS OF STUDY THAT ARE NOT OPEN TO EXCHANGE STUDENTS

Music

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?

No

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.

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?

Students will be informed and assisted by the Faculty / department about course registration.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

DATES

 

ADDITIONAL NOTES

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR EACH TERM

April 15 for the following 1st semester 

October 1 for the following 2nd semester

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

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

EXAMINATION PERIOD

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?

No

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.

COSTS

 

TOTAL COST ESTIMATE PER MONTH (IN EURO)

EUR 855-1435

HOUSING

EUR 400-500

MEALS

EUR 150

BOOKS/COURSE MATERIALS

EUR 350

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

HEALTH INSURANCE

EUR 50

OTHER

IS COMPARABLE HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FROM ABROAD ALLOWED?

Yes

ADDITIONAL NOTES

None

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 OPTIONS

HKU made arrangements with SSH, a student housing agency in Utrecht. At the Kruisstraat in Utrecht and the Warande in Zeist, there are a certain number of rooms reserved for exchange students.

HOUSING WEBSITE AND CONTACT PERSON(S)

Housing website and contact person(s)

https://studentportal.hku.nl/homeen/student-affairs/practical/housing/accommodation-exchange-students.htm

 

Contact HKU Student Service Desk: sz@hku.nl

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

Separate

WHAT KINDS OF HEALTH FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE UNIVERSITY?

No, but information available at website: studentportal.hku.nl/healthservices

ARE INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE?

No

ARE STUDENT JOBS AVAILABLE/ALLOWED?

Yes

ADDITIONAL NOTES

PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS

 

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