When you arrive
Hurray, you are about to arrive in Utrecht! We are excited to welcome you to Utrecht University and our beautiful city.
When you arrive, there will be some great activities to help you feel at home in Utrecht. There are also a few things that you will need to organise on arrival. You can use this checklist to help you on your way.
The UU Welcome Week is your first introduction to the university and city and helps you find your place!
If you are staying in the Netherlands for more than four months to study, you need to register in the Municipal Personal Records Database.
It is practical to have a Dutch IBAN bank account while studying in the Netherlands.
4. Get a Dutch phone plan
It could be useful to get a dutch phone plan for your stay in the Netherlands. Many offers are available online!
It is important to register with a General Practitioner (GP) or family physician as they will be your first point of contact for matters regarding your healthcare.
6. Get a bike
Biking is the easier way to get around Utrecht - you can buy a bike second-hand or get a monthly subscription. More information during the Welcome Week!
Getting a personal public transport card is useful to get a subscription for discounted travel. If you don't need a subscription, all public transport services can be accessed directly by apple pay/contactless card.
8. Learn Dutch
Learning Dutch as an international student in the Netherlands can be very beneficial and make your stay better!
Utrecht University has three campuses spread across the city of Utrecht. While most of you classes might be on one campus, facilities are open to you across all!
Many students have a part-time job, read more to check any conditions that may apply to you.
All publicly accessible events of Utrecht's student organisations are shown in the Uni-Life app.