Your lecturers hail from the Netherlands, Germany, Ireland, the United States and India. This mix of nationalities is interesting to both students and academics and means that many of the literary conferences and symposiums we organise have an international flavour.
Due to the international nature of the programme, a temporary stay at a university abroad will be a good addition to the programme you will take at Utrecht University. Our students have attended universities all over the world, from Bangor to Kyoto.
City of Literature
For lovers of literature, Utrecht is the place to be. As of 2018, Unesco has awarded Utrecht the status of “City of Literature”. The many activities this produces are found at: https://www.cityofliterature.nl/. The organisation behind all this, the “Literatuurhuis”, is one of the societal partners of our programme.
Euphorion Study Society
SV Euphorion (in Dutch) is the department of Literary Studies’ own study society. Its members regularly organise activities for literary scholars, such as lectures, book reviews, study trips and parties. They will also keep you updated on major events in the literary community.
Studying at Utrecht University means studying at one of the world's best universities. The Shanghai Ranking ranks Utrecht University as 1st in the Netherlands, 17th in Europe and 56nd in the world. The Best Global Universities Ranking ranks Utrecht University as 1st in the Netherlands and 15th in Europe. The Times Higher Education Ranking places the university in the top 100. The university has also been ranked as 34th worldwide by the Taiwan ranking, published by the Higher Education Evaluation & Accreditation Council. This ranking also places Utrecht University ahead of all other Dutch universities. Read more about Utrecht University.
And finally... the city itself!
Studying at Utrecht University means studying in a lively city that is full of character. Your classes will be held in the centre of Utrecht, in listed buildings around Dom Church (Domkerk), within walking distance of the station and the University Library.
Utrecht is a true student city with a wide and varied offering in the fields of sport, culture and leisure. Read more about The Utrecht Introduction Time (UIT), finding accommodation, student organisations, sports and culture, and health and safety in Utrecht.