At Utrecht University, quality is central to both teaching and research. All Master’s degree programmes offered by the university are accredited by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). Each programme is regularly assessed by an internal evaluation board, and an external committee assesses all programmes every five years. Utrecht University asks for your commitment, dedication and ambition during your study to get the best out of yourself.
Utrecht University encourages all students to develop their unique talents to the maximum extent possible. The university also offers a number of specialised programmes for highly talented and motivated students, including the Young Innovators programme and the Graduate Honours Interdisciplinary Seminars. Students who wish to participate in these programmes must meet stringent admission requirements.
Connection to research
Research plays an important part in a Utrecht University education. As a student, you will learn from prominent researchers in your chosen area of study. As a student in one of our Research Master’s or doctoral programmes, you will also contribute to the university’s research offerings.
During your programme of study, regardless of academic level or discipline, you will hone your research skills through connections with practicing researchers and the careful study and testing of scientific theories. Your education will include ample opportunities to explore research methodologies as well as the latest research in your field.
Connecting research and education
To provide an optimal link between research and education, we have organized our master’s programmes and PhD programmes into six graduate schools, which consist of related programmes. In this context, Master’s students, PhD candidates and top researchers from different disciplines can easily meet each other and exchange knowledge.
If you know that you want to spend time abroad during your studies, Utrecht University is the right place for you. We will provide you with all possible support if you choose to study or intern abroad, and the university maintains numerous exchange agreements with partner universities around the world.
Inspiring an international educational environment
Over half of our Master’s programmes and six of our Bachelor’s programmes are taught in English. Every year, these programmes attract more than 1500 students from abroad and 1200 exchange students from 110 different countries. The university also invites top instructors from abroad to teach in various courses and programmes. As a student at Utrecht University, you will enjoy an inspiring and international environment both inside and outside the classroom.
With the grade point average (GPA) system for Bachelor’s and Master’s students, our students can apply more easily for Master’s and PhD programmes, scholarships and jobs. In the Netherlands as well as in much of the world, the GPA is a common tool for assessing a candidate’s skills and knowledge.