Master your future at Utrecht University
Utrecht University

Founded in 1636 and located in the heart of the Netherlands, Utrecht University is one of Europe's leading research universities. We are recognised internationally for our high-quality, innovative approach to research and teaching.

As an international student, you’ll be in good company at Utrecht University. Every year, approximately 1,500 international students come to the university to take English-taught degree programmes and other courses. Students work and study closely together, learning to operate in an international environment from the outset. This is essential for scientists and scholars in our increasingly globalised world.

Utrecht University has signed the Dutch Code of Conduct with respect to international students, which guarantees a proper recruitment, selection and coaching of international students.

Outstanding university
Top-100 university

The Shanghai Ranking ranks Utrecht University as 1st in the Netherlands and 47th in the world. The Best Global Universities Ranking ranks the University als 1st in the Netherlands and 12th in Europe. The Times Higher Education Ranking places the university at number 68. The university has also been ranked as 36th worldwide by the Taiwan Ranking, published by the Higher Education Evaluation & Accreditation Council.

Utrecht University’s Ranking Positions
47 ➜ Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai) 2017 (link)
68 ➜ Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2018 (link)
91-100 ➜ Times Higher Education World Reputation Ranking 2017 (link)
109 ➜ QS World University Ranking 2017 (link)
36 ➜ National Taiwan University Ranking 2016 (link)
59 ➜ CWTS Leiden Ranking 2017 (link)
59 ➜ U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities Ranking 2016 (link)
About reputation
About reputation

The Nobel Prize is the most prestigious prize in science. The prize was first granted in 1901. Since that time, it has been awarded to 12 of Utrecht scholars:  G. ‘t Hooft, M.J.G. Veltman, P.J. Crutzen, N. Bloembergen, T.C. Koopmans, L.S. Ruzicka, P. Debye, C. Eijkman, R.Magnus, W. Einthoven, W.C. Röntgen en J.H. van ‘t Hoff.

Students and Programmes
Students and Programmes

Over 30,000 students from 118 countries, of which in 2012: 6,255 are 1st year students, 1,537 are students from abroad and 1,224 are exchange students

143 graduate programmes, 89 of which are English-taught, and 32 teacher training programmes (both Dutch and English-taught) - the widest range of English-taught graduate programmes in the Netherlands.