Meet our students

Students at University College Utrecht are a hugely international group. While about 40% of our students are Dutch, the majority come from more than 50 different nationalities. The campus offers plenty of opportunities for cross-cultural encounters, deepening of intercultural understanding, and for friendships across the globe.

The international character of University College Utrecht also implies a number of obligations for all students and staff members. We are sensitive about the fact that individual students may at first feel isolated or excluded and we act accordingly, so that everybody can feel accepted.

The international composition and diversity of the student body is also an important asset in many classes, where diversity of perspectives matter. The multiplicity of students’ cultural, linguistic and geographical backgrounds is often actively used in classroom discussions to facilitate richer understanding of the issues at hand.

UCU student on bicycle

Student Ambassadors

Every year a group of students is chosen to represent University College Utrecht. These Student Ambassadors help out with activities like campus tours, online presentations and the organisation of the Open Days. They are also available for a chat with prospective new students and their families.