Moving to Utrecht

For those considering moving to Utrecht, several practical issues should be kept in mind. Once you live and work in Utrecht, you may want to explore the possibilities regarding cultural and sports facilities or follow a language course.

Moving from abroad

When coming to the Netherlands from a foreign country, many things may be new. For an overview of everything that has to be arranged or considered, such as financial matters, housing and more, please take a look at the web page International Staff and Guests. Please note that as a PhD candidate, you are considered  to be a staff member.

Cultural and sports facilities

All PhD candidates can use the university’s sports and cultural facilities. Olympos offer wide selection of sports options and Parnassos provide a range of cultural activities and classes.

Language courses

Babel is a Utrecht-based language institute recognised for its quality. Utrecht University is a partner of Babel. The institute offers a variety of language courses. Please note that PhD applicants have to demonstrate mastery of English before being accepted into their respective programmes.