Exchange students

Welcome at the Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science offers several English-taught bachelor courses and all master’s programmes are taught in English (except Pharmacy). The Faculty of Science also offers possibilities for research projects.

Doing courses

If you want to visit us to do courses a bilateral agreement between our institutions has to be in place. Check the information at your home university or contact your local international officer to see if exchange with Utrecht University is possible.

Please read the information sheet for exchange students and the practical information carefully.

Bachelor courses open to exchange students

English taught Bachelor courses of the Faculty of Sciences open to exchange students can be found under Electives in the Course Planner. Please note that course offerings in Biology and Pharmacy have limited places available. If you chose these courses you also have to look for alternatives.

The search function is handy to find specific courses. Use the following codes in the search function: Chemistry is SK- ; Informatics and Computer Science is INFO ; Mathematics is WISB ; Physics is NS- ; Science is BETA- ;  Pharmacy is FA- ; Biology is B-B .

Master courses open to exchange students

Exchange students can follow master courses in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Information and Computing Sciences. To find suitable courses use the Osiris website.  Please read first how to search for courses. For master Mathematics courses you can also check the following website This is nationwide programme, so courses may be taught at different universities in the Netherlands. There may be extra travelling involved.

Doing research

You have to arrange a place at one of our research groups yourself. It is not possible at the Departments of Computing Sciences and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The availability of research projects is limited because of limited supervisor capacity. You should invest in a good motivation letter before asking a researcher at one of our groups to become your supervisor. Please be specific and short in your email request. What do you want to do and why, what are your skills and motivation and in what period do you want to come.