UU Honours

University College Utrecht (UCU) and University College Roosevelt (UCR) are the international honours colleges of Utrecht University. Because UCU and UCR have different academic calendars than Utrecht University, it is not possible to combine courses at these honour colleges with courses at other UU faculties.

Selection procedure

UCU and UCR have their own selection procedure and requirements. Both colleges look for talented and motivated students with a broad interest and good to excellent grades. A careful selection takes place after all applications have been received. Approval from the home university does not guarantee exchange students acceptance at UCU or UCR.

Language Requirements

TestMinimum ScoreProof applicants must submit

CAE/C1 Advanced


Scan of certificate or statement of results

CPE/C2 Proficiency


Scan of certificate or statement of results

IELTS Academic

A minimum average of 7.0 for all components, with no partial score lower than 6.5

Scan of official score report

TOEFL and TOEFL iBT Home Edition

UCU: Internet based 100
UCR: Internet based 94

Test taker's score

Exemptions of the English test, for admittance to UCU

Additional requirements

If you are looking to apply for Exchange at UCU or UCR  you need to meet these additional requirements:

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Motivation letter in which you explain why you would like to be placed at UCU or UCR (both academic and personal reasons).

UCR: Students are required to take the full-time course load of 4 courses per semester. It is not possible to choose (1-3) separate courses

UCU: Students are required to take the full-time course load of 3 or 4 courses (worth 22.5 to 30 ECTS)

On campus

Both colleges have their own campus with academic buildings and student housing. Students who are accepted by either UCU or UCR have to live on campus. At UCU student rooms are furnished and meals are provided in a central dining facility.

Please note that University College Roosevelt is not located in Utrecht, but in Middelburg, which is a 2-hour train ride from Utrecht.