Housing is scarce in Utrecht. For our international students, Utrecht University has an agreement with SSH Short Stay. Housing is not guaranteed, but if you apply in time you have a good chance getting accommodation.
Visa, residence permit and city registration
Some students will need a visa and/or residence permit. If so, we will inform you and guide you through the process, after you have been accepted.
All students need to register with the city where you live. We will inform you how do this after your arrival in The Netherlands.
Health and insurance
If you study in The Netherlands you are required to have health insurance.
University email, schedules, results and other important information are provided through our digital services.
Cost estimates per month in Euro (€): 800 - 1000 More information about living expenses
The International Office invites all exchange students to participate in the orientation days at the beginning of the semester! They are organised to provide you with the essential information for a successful and exciting exchange period at Utrecht University. Furthermore it is the perfect opportunity to meet your fellow exchange students, the faculty, the university and of course the city of Utrecht. After the orientation days you are ready and well-prepared for your study period at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance.
More information about time and location of the Orientation Days
Academic Buddy Programme
This programme matches (international) students who come to study in Utrecht (either degree seeking or as an exchange student) with students already studying at Utrecht University (UU)/University College Utrecht (UCU). A part of these UU/UCU students will soon go study abroad themselves. Find out more here
Student websites of the schools
Do you want to know more
On the University wide website you will find more detailed information about arriving, studying and living in The Netherlands and Utrecht.
Do you have any questions? You can always contact the International Exchange Office