Utrecht University's collaboration with partner universities in Asia is primarily focused on China and India. Ten universities in China and six in India have been selected as Utrecht University Partners (UUPs).

UUPs China

(All websites are also available in Chinese.)

UUPs India

China Scholarship Council - Utrecht University (CSC-UU) PhD-programme

Each year the China Scholarship Council - Utrecht University PhD Scholarship Programme offers PhD candidates from China the opportunity to take a PhD programme in Utrecht with a four-year scholarship. These PhD candidates receive their doctorate from Utrecht University. Applicants for this programme are selected by Utrecht University and subsequently by the China Scholarship Council.

In addition to the PhD programme, the CSC offers post-doctoral scholarships to Chinese researchers at Utrecht University. More information on how to apply is available on the CSC website.

Netherlands-Asia Honours Summer School

In 2012 Utrecht University came together with Delft University of Technology, AkzoNobel and McKinsey & Company to launch the Netherlands-Asia Honours Summer School (NAHSS). This triple-helix programme is funded and organised through a unique public-private partnership between all thirteen Dutch research-led universities, sixteen Dutch companies and four ministries. The partners recognise the increasing importance of Asia, and the urgent need for the new Dutch generation to become acquainted with the dynamics of Asia and the opportunities that this continent has to offer to the Netherlands. NAHSS offers outstanding students from every research university in the Netherlands the opportunity to take a summer school programme in Asia, which gives them an introduction to the society, culture, academic environment and business community of the country in question.

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Utrecht University has signed two bilateral agreements with the Chinese University of Hong Kong. These agreements strengthen collaboration on the strategic themes of Utrecht University and the focus areas of research at the CUHK: Chinese Studies, Biomedical Sciences, Information Sciences, Economics and Finance and Geoinformation and Earth Sciences. They encourage exchange between researchers and PhD candidates.

Information and application form CUHK-UU staff exchange (in het Engels) 
Information and application form CUHK-UU PhD exchange (in het Engels)