A vibrant international city
The university is situated in Utrecht, a lively student city in the heart of the Netherlands. Utrecht is a beautiful and inspiring urban setting that nurtures talent and creativity. It’s a dynamic, growing city that is characterised by a personal, human scale and offers myriad opportunities to those ready to grasp them. Last, but not least, Utrecht is an intelligent city that uses innovation and sustainability to meet new challenges and achieve its ambitions. Thanks to the help of a young, talented workforce and a citywide programme to create a sustainable society, Utrecht was recently voted the most competitive region in Europe. Lonely Planet ranks Utrecht in their top-10 of the world's unsung places.
What international students say about studying in Utrecht:
- "Everyone speaks English!"
- "It only takes three hours to cross the country."
- "A wealth of cultural activities."
- "They do everything by bike!"
Utrecht University and the city of Utrecht offer a lively environment where students can study and live. The city has a bustling student community made up of many different student organisations and societies. Utrecht University offers numerous extracurricular activities through its subsidiaries. This includes Parnassos cultural centre, where you can explore your talents in the performing arts, take a creative workshop or engage in other artistic pursuits. Utrecht Science Park campus also offers the excellent Olympos sports facility for team sports and individual athletic endeavours.