Visiting non exchange students

Visiting non exchange students are non-degree seeking students from recognized EU/EEA or Non-EU/EEA universities, who visit Utrecht University without an exchange programme. You are most welcome at the Faculty of Science and can take courses or do research the same way that exchange students can, as long as your home institution is a recognized university. Be aware, that in most circumstances tuition fees are due and you will have to organize more details (i.e. visa and accommodation) yourself.

We offer the possibility to come one full semester (i.e. 5 months) or take a few Bachelor’s or Master’s courses of the Undergraduate School and/or the Graduate School of Natural Sciences (i.e. the Departments of Informatics and Computer Science, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy), the Graduate School of Life Sciences (i.e. the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy), without their enrolment being subject to a reciprocal exchange agreement with a partner institution. Participation in a masters research project is also possible. You will not receive a diploma, but will receive a Transcript of Records.

Financial agreement

You have to sign an agreement that you will fulfill your financial obligations. The tuition fee is 1075 euro per master course of 7.5 ECTS, and 875 euro per bachelor course of 7.5 ECTS, which has to be paid at our Student affairs Desk in person in advance. After having paid the course(s) you will be registered for the course(s). We need to know in advance which courses you wish to take, so that we can check the availability of places in the course(s). If you are allowed to participate in a master’s research project of 30 ECTS, the price of such a research is 4 times €1075.

Application visiting non Exchange Students

If you wish to apply as a visiting non exchange student for a place in the Graduate School of Life Sciences, Natural Sciences or in the Undergraduate School, you have to ask us for the appropriate Application Form and Course Selection Form that you should fill in and send back to us together with the:

  • proof of the language requirements: TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge EFL examinations
  • photocopy of your passport or ID card
  • official transcript of records of the courses undertaken (If you are currently studying in higher education, your university will be able to produce a transcript with subjects you have taken so far).
  • a completed course selection form – preliminary choice
  • medical insurance document valid in the Netherlands for the proposed study period

To apply as a student please contact the international officer of the Faculty of Science at science.internatoff@uu.nl. Take care of submitting the application in time to meet our deadlines. For an overview what information has to be supplied, please read the information sheet for visiting non exchange students

Please also visit the UU website for international students for more information on financial matters and the application procedure.