The European Law programme aims to facilitate the connection between the student and the job market, in particular through:

  • an annual trip to Brussels and Luxembourg, with visits to a variety of EU legal institutions, as well as legal firms;
  • other visits to relevant domestic institutions such as Europol and Eurojust;
  • inviting alumni for various activities including informative presentations about their current employer and working environment and/or social and networking events;
  • attending career events, organised by students, in cooperation with the relevant student associations;
  • guest lectures by alumni and other speakers who provide insight on the relevance, development, or implementation/enforcement of European Union law in various organisations e.g. the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the EU Court of Justice, the Dutch judiciary authority, business, and legal offices;
  • involvement of practitioners in various tutorial elements of the programme, both in terms of content, design, and assessment (among other examples, see the above-mentioned legal clinic, negotiation exercise, field surveys, and moot courts);
  • arranging and promoting internships.
This wide understanding of the EU has proven invaluable for pursuing a career in European institutions, and it opens many doors.
Stine Birch

Utrecht University Centre for Global Challenges

The Utrecht University Centre for Global Challenges  promotes interdisciplinary collaboration and experimentation between Utrecht University researchers, its students, and societal stakeholders from across the globe. Our aim is to critically understand and confront in transformative ways those global challenges that intersect human rights, conflict & security, sustainability, and equity. The Education programme of the Centre organises events, like lectures, masterclasses, simulations and a summerschool, all of which aim to bring students working on international issues together. Please have a look at the agenda for the latest events or join us at Facebook

UU Career Services

UU Career Services offers training related to career orientation and job application skills; examples include writing an application letter and CV and conducting a job interview. You can find more information about career services on UU Career Services for Dutch students or UU Career Services for international students. Furthermore, the alumni network supports graduates with workshops and meet-ups after graduation to expand your network and skills.

UU Careers Day

Once a year Utrecht University organises a Careers Day. The Careers Day offers the opportunity to sign up for workshops and trainings, and to meet recruiters at the careers fair. It’s also possible to join a job application training or have your resume checked.