There are Utrecht University buildings at various locations in and around the city of Utrecht, including two university libraries. The three main locations are Utrecht Science Park, International Campus Utrecht and Utrecht city centre.
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Utrecht Science Park
Utrecht Science Park is the home of most Utrecht University courses. The campus is located in the east, just outside the city, and is a short tram or bus ride from the city centre. Many students live on campus in accomodations including the colourful Casa Confetti building. While studying at UU, you can play sports at the Olympos sports centre, visit the Spar convenience store for groceries, have a drink at one of the café-restaurants and get your study materials at the various specialist shops.
The university buildings were designed by famous architects to reflect the spirit of the university and the city. The UMC Utrecht teaching hospital, HU University of applied sciences and the botanic gardens Hogeschool Utrecht and the Botanic Gardens are all close to the university and student accommodation. Utrecht Science Park is growing all the time, as large companies have relocated their offices there during the past few years. Who knows, perhaps you will find an interesting internship opportunity there in a few years!
Best study spot at Utrecht Science Park?
The best place to study is the university library, an architectural highlight that opened in 2004. With many quiet study places throughout the large and modern building, it is popular with students. The study places are spread over six floors and can be reserved online.
How to get there
You can reach Utrecht Science Park easily by bike or by public transport. The tram or bus from Utrecht Central Station takes around 15 minutes. View the dynamic map of the Utrecht Science Park Campus.
Utrecht city centre
Heart of the city
The language, law, economics, and business economics programmes of Utrecht University are located in the old centre of Utrecht. Utrecht offers numerous opportunities for sport, culture, shopping and other leisure activities!
Best study spot in the city centre?
The university has many beautiful old buildings across the city. The largest location is the University Library in the city centre, a classical library with many quiet study places. Numerous lecture and study spaces can be reached from the inner garden. The entrance is located at Drift 27. This historic building was the palace of Louis Napoleon in the nineteenth century.
How to get there
Regardless of whether you reach to the city centre by car or by public transport, Utrecht University is nearby. All the Utrecht University buildings in the city centre are a short walk from Utrecht Central Station.
International Campus Utrecht
At the International Campus Utrecht, you'll find the University College Utrecht (UCU) and the Utrecht University School of Economics (USE). The international and Dutch students who live on the campus form a lively community. They also attend lectures for various programmes on campus. There are several study spots available in all the buildings.
How to get there
You can reacht the International Campus by bike or public transport. The bus from Utrecht Central Station takes around 20 minutes. View the map of the International Campus Utrecht (ICU).