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 (pdf) with respect to international students, which guarantees a proper recruitment, selection and coaching of international students.
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
More than 140 graduate programmes, over 90 of which are English-taught: the widest range of English-taught graduate programmes in the Netherlands.