Why study with us?

Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance

The Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance is a unique combination of three departments. This multidisciplinary approach makes the faculty an outstanding partner for knowledge exchange at a high level. This faculty offers courses in Essentials of Business, Labour Economics, European Governance, Introduction to Public Administration and Organisational Science, European and Comparative Law and more.

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The Faculty is located in several monumental buildings in the historic city centre of Utrecht, all within walking distance of each other. 

Learning is based on a strong interdisciplinary approach and courses are taught in small groups, to foster the intensive exchange of ideas between students and lecturers. Our academic staff have high expectations of their students, but also provide ample opportunities for students to develop their own views and talents. 


Governance classroom

Exchange students

As an international exchange student, you’re in good company at Utrecht University. Every year, approximately 1,500 international students come to Utrecht University to take English-taught degree programmes and other courses. With some 118 nationalities working and studying closely together, students learn to operate in an international environment from the outset, which is essential for scientists and scholars in this increasingly globalised world.

Have you been enthused already? Read the following page on how to apply for an exchange at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance

Erasmus + traineeships are not considered educational activities but research activities because it is related to work experience rather than following courses. Therefore applications for Erasmus + traineeships have to be submitted via the portal for visiting researchers and lecturers, https://www.uu.nl/en/organisation/faculty-of-law-economics-and-governance/research/visiting-researchers


Utrecht is a lively student city in the heart of the Netherlands; it is a beautiful and inspiring urban setting that nurtures talent and creativity. The dynamic city is characterised by the Dom Tower, the unique canals with wharfs, and home to the Miffy Museum! There is always something to do, be it shopping, going out, catching a (subtitled) movie, visiting museums or going to one of the many music or art festivals! Utrecht Central Station is the largest and busiest railway junction in The Netherlands, providing easy access to the rest of Europe.

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