Once you have been (conditionally) admitted to a Master's programme at Utrecht University, there are a number of practical matters to be seen to, such as:

Practical matters

International students will receive information from the Admissions Office on how to arrange the necessary practical matters (e.g., housing, a Dutch bank account, health care insurance, visa etc.).

Payment of your tuition fee

Dutch students can find more information here: Payment of the tuition fee (in Dutch). 

International students will receive information from the Admissions Office.


All students at Utrecht University receive a digital student card. The student card is visible in the MyUU app as soon as you've successfully enrolled and paid your tuition fees. You can download the app in the Apple App Store or the Android Google Play Store.

Master's Introduction and Orientation Programme

You will start your Master’s with a mandatory introduction week ‘Introducting Life Sciences’ (ILS) in the first week of September*. The week is part of the course Life Sciences Academy. The first week will cover all aspects of academic education, including science integrity, career development, and valorisation & industry.

*If you start in February, you will start with a brief introduction day in February and do the rest of the week in September.  

International students will also receive an invitation for the UU Orientation Day on the Saturday preceding the introduction. Part of this programme consists of support and advice regarding practical matters, such as your registration with the city.