If you are a resident in the Netherlands, the Matching procedure is compulsory in order to start the Linguistics programme.
- Form and letter of motivation
Once you have registered for the Linguisctics programme via Studielink and your application has been approved by the admissions office, you receive an invitation for the Matching procedure. You fill out the matching form, which includes a letter of motivation, emphasising why you want to study Linguisctics at Utrecht University, what your expectations are, and refer to strengths and weaknesses.
- Matching meeting for Dutch residents
After submitting your form you will be invited to participate in one of the Matching meetings. 10 days before the meeting we will send you the programme, the required reading and location of the Matching meeting via email.
Based on your experience during the Matching meeting and the feedback you received from the teacher, you can make your deliberated final decision about starting the Linguistics programme at Utrecht University. Please note that you will also need to meet the programme’s entry requirements (see: https://www.uu.nl/bachelors/en/linguistics/entry-requirements/). If, on the other hand, you come to the conclusion that Linguistics is not the right course for you, we kindly ask you to withdraw your registration via Studielink.
For prospective Linguistics students who live abroad, participation in the Matching meeting at Utrecht is not obligatory, but certainly possible. If you would like to attend one of these meetings, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any further questions regarding the Linguistics programme’s Matching procedure, please send an email to email@example.com. General information you can find at https://www.uu.nl/bachelors/en/general-information/international-students/application-and-admission/matching.