Experience the Bachelor

There are several ways to get a first impression of the programme Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE). 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 Open Day

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, 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 Philosophy, Politics and Economics in Utrecht? Then come and join us for a day before you apply. When applying for admission, you'll also take part in a selection procedure.

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 Metis. 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.


Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Utrecht University is a small-scale, intensive programme intended for ambitious students. To be eligible for admission, you must pass the selection procedure. You'll have to meet the diploma requirements and the language skills, send us a transcript of your grades, write your motivation and complete a competency profile test. Furthermore we may ask your referee for a letter of recommendation or invite you for an interview. During the selection we will ensure that you are a good fit for the programme and we assess your ability to successfully complete it, which is in both our and your interest. 

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 Philosophy, Politics and Economics programme is a good choice. Below you can read why they chose this programme and what makes it so unique.

PPE introduces you to theory from different disciplines to tackle societal problems and thus trains you to become a broadly informed member of society.

Joris Canoy, alumn