Founded in 1636 and located in the heart of the Netherlands, Utrecht University is one of Europe's leading research universities, recognised internationally for its high-quality, innovative approach to both research and teaching.
Broad range of high-quality programmes
Utrecht University offers a broad range of high-quality Dutch- and English-taught programmes and courses. The English curriculum consists of Bachelor's and Master’s degree programmes, certificate courses, and Summer School courses. In addition, some of the world’s most talented students come to Utrecht University to do their PhD research.
Top of the Class
Research always plays a fundamental role in the university’s degree programmes. Course content is closely linked to top-class research. Students are taught in small groups by top researchers and lecturers, mostly experts in their field. Utrecht University is at the forefront of developments in interdisciplinary knowledge. Our research continues to have impact in fields ranging from biochemistry and biophysics to human rights and culture.
Room for Talent to Flourish
Our demanding programmes provide ambitious, dedicated international students the opportunity to learn and grow in a world-class academic environment. We encourage students to develop the best within themselves. This includes opportunities to undertake the extra challenges of honours study. Dare to excel.
Breadth of Focus
Utrecht University has identified 15 research focus areas in which the University excels, that is, multidisciplinary clusters of top-class research groups. It is the breadth of academic disciplines and the between those disciplines that provides a fertile environment for innovative new approaches in research.
Every year, approximately 2.000 international students come to Utrecht University to take part in English-taught degree programmes and other courses. With some 125 nationalities working and studying closely together, students learn to work in an international environment from the start - essential for scientists and scholars in an increasingly globalised world.
Code of conduct
Utrecht University has signed the Dutch Code of Conduct with respect to international students, which guarantees a proper recruitment, selection and coaching of international students.
“My Master’s programme ranks high internationally”
Rahul Pandit, Neuroscience and Cognition, India
“Utrecht University’s success as research community appealed to me”
Jean Marie Vianney Habarugira, Drug Innovation, Burundi