Liberal Arts and Sciences
According to the Association of American Colleges and Universities, “liberal education is an educational philosophy rather than a body of knowledge, specific courses, or type of institution. By drawing on a broad range of knowledge, it asks students to grapple with complicated, important issues, and usually expects them to learn about at least one subject in greater depth and at an advanced level. Intellectual growth occurs as both broad and deep learning challenge previously held beliefs.” Student explore their academic interests and compose their own curriculum combining at least two subjects from humanities, science and/or social science. For more information see the our Curriculum page.
University College Utrecht is modelled broadly on American college campuses: all buildings are located together on our historic site, including student accommodation, classrooms, social facilities and staff offices. Our students are selected against criteria which highlight their academic and extra-curricular potential.
At University College Utrecht, students are strongly encouraged to take active roles both on and off the campus, whether it be organising student activities, volunteering in the local neighbourhood, participating in cultural or academic workshops, or playing sports. A unique spirit of community and participation at University College Utrecht means that students learn, develop and enjoy life both inside the classroom and outside it.