Employees, PhD candidates in receipt of a grant and students of Utrecht University can participate at the highest administrative level when they are a member of the University Council.

When are the elections?

Every year the Central Electoral Office organises elections for the student seats in the University Council. And every two years for the staff seats. The next elections for the student and staff seats are from 8 – 10 May 2017.

How to put yourself forward as candidate?

Employees, PhD candidates in receipt of a grant and students can put themselves forward as a candidate until 30 March 2017:

  • They can join an existing list. Contact the president or spokesperson of this list.
  • They can start their own list and put themselves and others forward as a candidate.
  • PhD candidates in receipt of a grant will need prior written consent from the entity that is financing them. For this, they must use the consent form and submit it along with their application form.


What is the schedule?

For the elections of 2017 the schedule is as follows:



2 - 30 March 

Electoral register check

2 – 30 March

Submit candidate forms and consent forms

11 April

Announcement of candidate lists

8 - 10 May (23:59) 


12 May

Results of elections in conservatory in Botanical Gardens

More information

Do you want more information about the elections? Read the regulations or contact the secretary of the Central Electoral Office, Anne Marie Partridge via phone number 030-253 43 55.