Welcome to Utrecht University. As one of Europe’s leading research universities, Utrecht is renowned for its innovative cross-disciplinary research and emphasis on high-quality education. These 2 factors make the university a particularly attractive place for (guest) researchers, (prospective) PhD-candidates and other visitors throughout the world. If you only need contact information and/or directions to Utrecht University go to the Contact and Directions
You are considered a visitor, when you are:
- a PhD candidate, post-doctoral researcher, guest lecturer or guest researcher
- whose stay is financed by a 3rd party
- with an unpaid position at Utrecht University
- with a Utrecht University grant
- financing your stay with personal funds
- a member of a delegation
- a visiting professor
- an individual visitor
You are considered staff, if you have a paid position with Utrecht University.
A visit to another country, whether long or short, requires careful planning and preparation. On the visitor part of the Staff & Visitors site you will find more information regarding before
arrival. You can also read more about the cost of living
in Utrecht and opportunities for grants and scholarships
Long stay and short stay
Some visitors only stay for a few months or even days; others intend to stay longer than 90 days. Either way, we would advise you to study the checklist and read about visa requirements in order to avoid unwanted surprises.
Background information about Utrecht and the Netherlands can also be found on this site.
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If you are not a visitor, see below for relevant information: