Experience the Bachelor

There are several ways to get a first impression of the History programme in Utrecht. You can visit an Open Day or sign up for the student for a day event. You can also read about the experiences of students who are following the programme themselves.

Visit the Bachelor's Open Days

Rebecca shares her experience of studying in the heart of Utrecht city

During the Open Day, make sure you visit the information market where you can ask teachers and students all your questions. Sign up for campus tours of our buildings in the historic city centre, or attend a mini lecture. You'll also find information about financial matters, study choice assistance, honour programmes, studying with disabilities, sports, and much more.


The next Bachelor’s Open Days where you can learn more about this programme are:

  • Wednesday 16 October (online)
  • Friday 15 November (on campus)
  • Saturday 16 November (on campus)

Approximately 2.5 weeks in advance we will announce the event programme.

Remind me for 16 October (online)
Remind me for 15 + 16 november

Experience days

Curious to know what it's like to study History in Utrecht? Then come and join us for a day before you apply. After your application, you'll also take part in a matching process. 

Student for a day

During a student for a day event, you'll spend a day with a current student and follow one or more lectures. You will also have the opportunity to talk to students and lecturers. You will also be introduced to Study Association UHSK. You're welcome to join if you're in your final years of high school, transferring from another programme, or as an HBO student, and if you've already attended an Open Day.


After you apply for the programme, you'll participate in a matching process. This is similar to the student for a day event but is mandatory and serves as the final check to see if the programme suits you. You'll study course material at home, complete assignments, attend a lecture in Utrecht, and take a test. Afterwards, you'll receive non-binding advice on whether the course is a good fit for you. It's a great opportunity to get to know your future classmates (and teachers) in advance.

Sign up: student for a day

It's great that you are interested in our student for a day event! Register via the button below for one of the trial days for the 2024-2025 academic year. Do you have any questions? Please contact the Teaching Administration Office via the button below.

Sign up

This is what our students say

Our own students know better than anyone why the History study programme is a good choice. Below you can read why they chose this programme and what makes it so unique.

Reading and writing were not my strong suits back then, but I also realized that pursuing this degree came with the amazing opportunity to improve these skills.

Sophie Prijs, student