Education

Of all universities in the Netherlands, Utrecht University has the highest pass rate for students coming from pre-university education (VWO).

With the highest student pass rate of all Dutch universities, innovative educational concepts such as its University College, and ample attention for Honours education, Utrecht University can be justifiably proud of the education it provides.

Highest student pass rate

Of all universities in the Netherlands, Utrecht University has the highest pass rate for students coming from pre-university education (VWO). This success is based on a unique Utrecht education model focused on differentiation, commitment and the right student in the right place.

Onderwijs aan de UU

Professionalisation of lecturers

Utrecht University invests in the professionalisation of lecturers and creates an environment where education matters. For example, Utrecht University was the first university in the Netherlands to make the Basic Teaching Qualification mandatory for all its lecturers.

Every year, Utrecht University appoints eight Teaching Fellows, each of whom implements a project aimed at improving the quality of education within their faculty. During the annual Education Parade (Onderwijsparade), students, lecturers and experts discuss the education of the future.

Educational innovation

Utrecht University is innovative in its approach to education. Successful educational concepts, such as the small-scale and prestigious University College Utrecht and the Utrecht Law College, have been replicated at other universities based on the Utrecht example. Utrecht University develops programmes that meet the demands of both students and society: examples of these are the Selective Utrecht Medical Master's programme (SUMMA), the Academic Teacher Training for Primary Education (Academische lerarenopleiding primair onderwijs, ALPO) and a minor programme in education.

International

Utrecht University has an extensive range of English-language programmes, including four Bachelor's programmes, 81 Master's programmes and Europe's largest Summer School.

Education