Apply for Incluusion courses as refugee

If you have an academic background or experience with studying at a university in your home country, Incluusion might be worth considering! Incluusion welcomes all newcomers with academic backgrounds and proper levels of English to apply.

I don’t like telling people I am a refugee. Now I can say I’m a student.

InclUUsion gives refugees the opportunity to study
Yves Nahimana
Incluusion student

Qualifications and requirements

You are more than welcome to apply for the Incluusion program if you have an academic background, even if you have not completed your university degree in your home country. Please keep in mind that you are required to have a command of the English language at proficiency level. 

Which courses can I attend?

Incluusion offers a variety of courses throughout the academic year. For the academic year 2020-2021, Incluusion students can take part in (online) courses provided by Utrecht University and the University of Humanistic Studies. We are currently in the second period, which takes place from the 11th of November until the 5th of February. Registring for this block is not possible anymore.

Please note that:

  • You can only apply for one course.
  • All courses are taught in English, therefore you are required to have a good command of the English language at proficiency level
  • Incluusion cannot guarantee admission to the course. The course leaders decide whether students will be accepted to the course.
  • If you choose to apply for a course, you are also expected to finish the course.

Please, read the course description and requirements carefully before applying for a course.

How to apply

Do you want to register for a course? Then, you have to choose a course from the course guide and fill out the registration form. As block 2 has just started, registrations are closed. The course guide and the registration form for block 3 will be published in January.


After having succesfully completed your course, you will recieve a certificate. Please note that it is not possible to complete a full degree through the Incluusion programme.

Language courses

Incluusion does NOT offer Dutch or English language courses. If you are interested in following English courses then the English Academy for Newcomers is the right choice for you. 

Incluusion student Salma Fayad from Syria shares her experiences with the Incluusion programme.