Why study with us?

Utrecht University is one of Europe’s leading research universities, recognised internationally for its high-quality, innovative approach to research and teaching. Studying at Utrecht University means studying at one of the world’s best universities.

Faculty of Humanities

The Faculty of Humanities is located in several monumental buildings in the historic city centre of Utrecht, all within walking distance of each other. Learning is based on a strong interdisciplinary approach and courses are taught in small groups to foster the intensive exchange of ideas between students and lecturers.


As an international student, you’re in good company at Utrecht University. Every year, approximately 1,500 international students come to Utrecht University to take English-taught degree programmes and other courses. With some 118 nationalities working and studying closely together, students learn to operate in an international environment from the outset, which is essential for scientists and scholars in this increasingly globalised world.


City of Utrecht

Utrecht is a lively student city in the heart of the Netherlands; it is a beautiful and inspiring urban setting that nurtures talent and creativity. The dynamic is city characterised by the Dom Tower, the unique canal-with wharfs, and home to the Miffy Museum! There is always something to do, be it shopping, going out, catching a (subtitled) movie, visiting museums or going to one of the many music or art festivals! Utrecht Central Station is the largest and busiest railway junction in The Netherlands, providing easy access to the rest of Europe.