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.

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

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 good command of the English language at proficiency level. 

Which courses can I attend?

During the academic year 2019/2020 there will be an opportunity to take part in regular courses at Utrecht University. The available courses during block 1 and block 2 are listed in the Incluusion course guide. Click here for the Incluusion course guide. Please, read the course descriptions and requirements carefully before applying and make sure that you fill in the correct course title on the registration form (see below).

The deadline for applying for courses in block 1 is 19th August 2019. 

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. 

How to apply

The registration for courses in block 1 and block 2 is now open! You can register for one course each period (one period/course lasts between 8-12 weeks). After filling out the form you will be invited for an intake interview. All intakes will take place after the 19th August 2019. Keep in mind that each course coordinator makes the final decision whether an Incluusion candidate is accepted to their course or not.

Click here for the official registration form. We will only review your application if you have submitted the official registration form!


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.

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