Course information

Utrecht University offers a large number of courses taught in English at both Bachelor's level and Master's level. 

  • Considering taking courses at UU?

    Take this in account:

    • You need to select at least 2 courses per block.

    • You can choose courses from a maximum of two faculties.

    • At least half of the courses should be at the main faculty of your choice.

    • Make sure you meet the prerequisites (if any) and the level of a course. 

    • Because University College Utrecht and University College Roosevelt have different academic calendars you cannot combine courses at UCU or UCR with courses at other faculties.

    • Holidays may differ slightly per faculty. Take this in account if you consider courses at different faculties.

Faculty course information

Select a faculty or honours college for course information:

Early Exit - possible option to finish before Christmas

Onderzoek in de bibliotheek (foto: Humphrey Daniƫls)

Most Faculties offer courses in block 2 that have an "early exit" option (= finish before Christmas). This is only possible for students who need to return to their home institution for the second semester in January. In most cases less than 7.5 ECTS are awarded.

Nomination: Students have to be nominated for early exit by their home university.


The level of each course is indicated in the course description.

  • Level 1: Bachelor Introductory (broad introduction to the subject)
  • Level 2: Bachelor Elaborating (exploring aspects of the subject, current debates, specific methods and techniques)
  • Level 3: Bachelor Advanced (integration/synthesis, formation of theories based on research results)
  • Level M: Master level (only accessible for Master's students with approval from the course coordinator)

Please note: course levels at Utrecht University show a student's knowledge and skills for a subject, not years studied.