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Information for Students

Student life

Utrecht is a lively city in the geographical centre of the Netherlands. It is not only an important junction where traffic, trade, distribution and services meet and mingle, but also a true knowledge centre: apart from Utrecht University it houses important research institutes and several other institutes of higher education.

With its 300,000 inhabitants, Utrecht is the fourth largest city in the Netherlands and with no less than 50,000 of the inhabitants being students, Utrecht is a real student city.

Student organisations

Student organisations are an important part of the student life in Utrecht. There are over 150 student organisations in Utrecht. Utrecht University supports student organisations financially and in kind.

Student housing

Are you looking for a room in Utrecht? Start your search for housing in time!

Health and safety

Of course we hope that your stay in the Netherlands will be without any problems regarding your health or safety. And most likely this will be the case. However, should you need any medical assistance or emergency services (ambulance, police or fire brigade), here is some useful information.


Utrecht offers you numerous possibilities in the field of culture. Utrecht University has its own cultural centre Parnassos.


Utrecht offers a wide range of sports facilities, and there are more than forty student sports clubs available.
At the Olympos Sports Centre, located at De Uithof, you can choose from more than thirty different kinds of sport activity at reasonable prices.