- Bring Your Own Device
- Visa, residence permit and city registration
- Health and insurance
- ICT Services
- Living expenses
- Student card
- Academic buddy programme
- Academic Calendar
- UU Welcome Week
- Do you want to know more?
Housing is scarce in Utrecht. For our international students, Utrecht University has an agreement with SSH Short Stay. Housing is not guaranteed, but if you apply in time you have a good chance getting accommodation.
> More information about housing and application procedures.
Bring Your Own Device
If you are taking any computer-based classes, please bear in mind that you might be expected to bring your own laptop. As a UU student, you'll have access to practically all study software via your own laptop, free of charge, wherever you are.
Visa, residence permit and city registration
Some students will need a visa and/or residence permit. If so, we will inform you and guide you through the process, after you have been accepted.
All students need to register with the city where you live. We will help you do this after your arrival in The Netherlands.
> More information about visa, residence permit and city registration.
Health and insurance
If you study in The Netherlands you are required to have health insurance.
University email, schedules, results and other important information are provided through our digital services.
> More information about the ICT services.
Cost estimates per month in Euro (€):
€ 400 - 800
|Living expenses (food, clothes, public transport etc.)|
€ 350 - 450
€ 40 - 100
|Books / Study material|
€ 65 - 85
|Visa & permits (depends on nationality)|
€ 0 - 300 (once)
|Other expenses (bicycle, trips, bed linen etc.)|
€ 500 (once)
> More information on money matters.
Every registered exchange student receives a personal Utrecht University student card. You need this card to take exams and to use the library.
> More information about how to apply for a student card.
Academic buddy programme
International students who come study at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Utrecht University can sign up to be matched with a buddy.
UU Welcome Week
The International Office invites all exchange students to participate in the UU Welcome Week at the beginning of the semester!
> Read more.
Do you want to know more?
On the University wide website you will find more detailed information about arriving, studying and living in The Netherlands and Utrecht.