Utrecht University

Netherlands

Public

Utrecht University

Utrecht, Netherlands

Public

Fall and spring

Intakes

4%

Acceptance Rate

10:1

Student: Teacher Ratio

Fall and spring

Intakes

4%

Acceptance Rate

10:1

Student: Teacher Ratio

History, Affiliations, and Rankings

Utrecht University was founded on March 26, 1636, making it one of the Netherlands' oldest institutions. Its origins may be traced back to the Illustrious School of Utrecht, which was founded two years earlier in 1634 and promoted to university status in 1636. In the golden period of Dutch science, Utrecht University played a pivotal role. The Coimbra Group (CG), League of European Research Universities (LERU), Utrecht Network, European University Association (EUA), International Association of Universities (IAU), and McDonnell International Scholars Academy are all members of Utrecht University (MISA). The institution is placed 69th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2022.

Infrastructure, Campuses, and Courses

The Humanities and Law & Governance faculties are both located in the heart of Utrecht. The remaining five faculties, as well as the majority of administrative functions, are housed at Utrecht Science Park De Uithof, a campus site just on the city's outskirts. The old Kromhout Kazerne, formerly a Dutch military post, now houses University College Utrecht and the Utrecht School of Economics. University College Roosevelt is situated off-campus in Middelburg, in the Netherlands' southwest. It provides a wide range of British academic programs, including Bachelor's degrees, more than 80 master's degrees, and more than 200 exchange student courses. Students who are visiting Utrecht to learn about Dutch society and culture are welcome to participate.

Accomplishments and Alumni

The Utrecht Psychics Challenge was organized by nine students from the student's group A-Eskwadraat, who demonstrated various parts of physics at a live event just on Domplein in Utrecht. They also hosted a strong Student Challenge, which drew competitors from around the country and throughout the world. There are 12 Nobel Prize laureates and 13 Spinoza Prize laureates among Utrecht University's alumni and professors. Each year, more alumni assist students with their jobs, collaborate on educational and research projects, and contribute to academic ventures. The Utrecht University Fund has indeed been promoting and deepening the university's relationships with its alumni for over 130 years. Some of its most notable alumni include Rutger C. Bregman (a Dutch historian and author), Jan-Harm Pol (a Dutch-American veterinarian known for his starring role on the reality television show The Incredible Dr. Pol on Nat Geo Wild), and Tjalling Charles Koopmans (was a Dutch-American mathematician and economist).

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

Students at University College Utrecht come from all around the world. While around half the students are Dutch, the other side is from more than 50 other countries. The university provides several possibilities for cross-cultural interactions, intercultural understanding, and international friendships. According to statistics, 1,537 of the 5,712 first-year students are foreign students across 118 different countries. Utrecht University provides a variety of programs to assist students in developing academic abilities, dealing with personal issues, and more. Utrecht University has over 100 foreign partners and provides students with the option to engage in international exchanges and internships.

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History, Affiliations, and Rankings

Utrecht University was founded on March 26, 1636, making it one of the Netherlands' oldest institutions. Its origins may be traced back to the Illustrious School of Utrecht, which was founded two years earlier in 1634 and promoted to university status in 1636. In the golden period of Dutch science, Utrecht University played a pivotal role. The Coimbra Group (CG), League of European Research Universities (LERU), Utrecht Network, European University Association (EUA), International Association of Universities (IAU), and McDonnell International Scholars Academy are all members of Utrecht University (MISA). The institution is placed 69th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2022.

Infrastructure, Campuses, and Courses

The Humanities and Law & Governance faculties are both located in the heart of Utrecht. The remaining five faculties, as well as the majority of administrative functions, are housed at Utrecht Science Park De Uithof, a campus site just on the city's outskirts. The old Kromhout Kazerne, formerly a Dutch military post, now houses University College Utrecht and the Utrecht School of Economics. University College Roosevelt is situated off-campus in Middelburg, in the Netherlands' southwest. It provides a wide range of British academic programs, including Bachelor's degrees, more than 80 master's degrees, and more than 200 exchange student courses. Students who are visiting Utrecht to learn about Dutch society and culture are welcome to participate.

Accomplishments and Alumni

The Utrecht Psychics Challenge was organized by nine students from the student's group A-Eskwadraat, who demonstrated various parts of physics at a live event just on Domplein in Utrecht. They also hosted a strong Student Challenge, which drew competitors from around the country and throughout the world. There are 12 Nobel Prize laureates and 13 Spinoza Prize laureates among Utrecht University's alumni and professors. Each year, more alumni assist students with their jobs, collaborate on educational and research projects, and contribute to academic ventures. The Utrecht University Fund has indeed been promoting and deepening the university's relationships with its alumni for over 130 years. Some of its most notable alumni include Rutger C. Bregman (a Dutch historian and author), Jan-Harm Pol (a Dutch-American veterinarian known for his starring role on the reality television show The Incredible Dr. Pol on Nat Geo Wild), and Tjalling Charles Koopmans (was a Dutch-American mathematician and economist).

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

Students at University College Utrecht come from all around the world. While around half the students are Dutch, the other side is from more than 50 other countries. The university provides several possibilities for cross-cultural interactions, intercultural understanding, and international friendships. According to statistics, 1,537 of the 5,712 first-year students are foreign students across 118 different countries. Utrecht University provides a variety of programs to assist students in developing academic abilities, dealing with personal issues, and more. Utrecht University has over 100 foreign partners and provides students with the option to engage in international exchanges and internships.

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QS

Quacquarelli Symonds (Q.S.) is a corporation based in the United Kingdom that specialises in the analysis of higher education institutions worldwide. Nunzio Quacquarelli launched the company in 1990. It publishes the Q.S. World University Rankings every year. The Q.S. rating, which is considered one of the three most widely read university rankings globally, is approved by the International Ranking Expert Group (IREG). The institution uses six metrics, namely Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty/Student Ratio, Citations per faculty, International Faculty Ratio and International Student Ratio, that effectively capture university performance. It also publishes rankings in Young universities, Graduate Employability, and Subject Rankings. Q.S. provides an auditing service to universities, which offers information on the institution's strengths and shortcomings. The Q.S. Stars audit procedure rates universities based on over 50 different indicators.

THE

The Times Higher Education, originally The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), is a British magazine that focuses on higher education news and topics. It annually publishes The Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It has received worldwide acclaim for its new and improved rating algorithm. Since 2004, it has provided students and their families, academics, university executives, governments, and businesses with reliable university performance data. The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: Teaching (the learning environment); Research (volume, income and reputation); Citations (research influence); International outlook (staff, students and research); and Industry income (knowledge transfer). It also produces subject rankings and rankings for Young Universities, Impact, Reputation, And Emerging Economies.

Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper that first appeared in 1821 as The Manchester Guardian and was renamed The Guardian in 1959. The Guardian University Guide is published once a year. The goal of the University Guide is to show how each university's department is likely to provide an overall beneficial experience to future students, and to do so; they look at how previous students in the department fared. A league table was created using nine performance criteria for 54 disciplines spanning all stages of the student life cycle. Entry standards, Student-staff ratios, Expenditure per student, Continuation, Student satisfaction, Value Added, Standardisation, Subject Classification, and Career Prospects are the indicators utilised by the organisation.

USN

U.S. News & World Report is American news, consumer advice, rankings, and analysis publication. It began in 1948 as a merger of the weekly newspaper U.S. News and the worldwide weekly magazine World Report. The company's rankings of Best Global universities are well-known among the wider population and significantly impact admission trends. The inaugural "America's Best Colleges" report was released by the U.S. News & World Report in 1983. Since 1985, the rankings have been produced and published annually. The magazine U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on data collected from educational institutions through an annual survey, government and third-party data sources, and school websites. It also takes into account outside opinion polls of university faculty and administrators.

Rankings

120

Global Ranking

QS-2021

75

Global Ranking

Times-2021

69

Global Ranking

Times-2022

110

Global Ranking

QS-2022

120

Global Ranking

QS-2021

75

Global Ranking

Times-2021

69

Global Ranking

Times-2022

110

Global Ranking

QS-2022

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Scholarships

It is popular amongst the many scholarships in the Netherlands. It is aimed at contributing to society’s sustainable and inclusive development. It works towards developing the knowledge and quality of both individuals as well as organizations both in the field of higher and vocational education and in other fields related to the priority themes in the program countries.

Eligibility

Excellent academic background.

Applicability

The scholarships are open to all the mid-career professionals in specific countries

It is popular amongst the many scholarships in the Netherlands. It is aimed at contributing to society’s sustainable and inclusive development. It works towards developing the knowledge and quality of both individuals as well as organizations both in the field of higher and vocational education and in other fields related to the priority themes in the program countries.

Eligibility

Excellent academic background.

Applicability

The scholarships are open to all the mid-career professionals in specific countries

One Study a Master’s in Europe Scholarship is being offered by educations.com, to students from any country in the world, with the potential to become globally-minded leaders. Only candidates who will be studying for a full-time degree abroad at a European university or graduate school, are eligible.

Eligibility

Applicants must hold a valid undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree and must meet the entry requirements for the university or graduate school they are applying for. They must also meet the language requirements for the program.

Applicability

An online application must be submitted.

One Study a Master’s in Europe Scholarship is being offered by educations.com, to students from any country in the world, with the potential to become globally-minded leaders. Only candidates who will be studying for a full-time degree abroad at a European university or graduate school, are eligible.

Eligibility

Applicants must hold a valid undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree and must meet the entry requirements for the university or graduate school they are applying for. They must also meet the language requirements for the program.

Applicability

An online application must be submitted.

Nuffic, through the Netherlands Fellowship Programme, provides scholarships for several selected courses offered by education institutions in the Netherlands. The courses lead to a Dutch certificate or a diploma and their duration varies from two weeks to twelve months.

Eligibility

The NFP is meant for professionals who are nationals of and work and live in one of the 51 NFP countries. Candidates have to be nominated by their employer to be eligible for the fellowship. There also has to be a clear need for training within the context of the organization.

Applicability

NFP-qualified courses. Find a short course then contact the Dutch higher education institution that offers that course to find out whether it is NFP-qualified

Nuffic, through the Netherlands Fellowship Programme, provides scholarships for several selected courses offered by education institutions in the Netherlands. The courses lead to a Dutch certificate or a diploma and their duration varies from two weeks to twelve months.

Eligibility

The NFP is meant for professionals who are nationals of and work and live in one of the 51 NFP countries. Candidates have to be nominated by their employer to be eligible for the fellowship. There also has to be a clear need for training within the context of the organization.

Applicability

NFP-qualified courses. Find a short course then contact the Dutch higher education institution that offers that course to find out whether it is NFP-qualified

The Civil Society Leadership Awards (CSLA) provide fully-funded master’s degree study to individuals who demonstrate academic and professional excellence and a deep commitment to leading positive social change in their communities.

Eligibility

Be a citizen of an eligible country, Demonstrate maturity, flexibility, and civil society leadership potential, Have a bachelor’s degree awarded before 15 May 2019 and an excellent academic record, Demonstrate professional experience in a relevant area, Demonstrate proficiency in the language of instruction (English, German or French) at a level required for admission by host universities

Applicability

An online application must be submitted.

The Civil Society Leadership Awards (CSLA) provide fully-funded master’s degree study to individuals who demonstrate academic and professional excellence and a deep commitment to leading positive social change in their communities.

Eligibility

Be a citizen of an eligible country, Demonstrate maturity, flexibility, and civil society leadership potential, Have a bachelor’s degree awarded before 15 May 2019 and an excellent academic record, Demonstrate professional experience in a relevant area, Demonstrate proficiency in the language of instruction (English, German or French) at a level required for admission by host universities

Applicability

An online application must be submitted.

Orange Knowledge Programme

PG and short courses

It is popular amongst the many scholarships in the Netherlands. It is aimed at contributing to society’s sustainable and inclusive development. It works towards developing the knowledge and quality of both individuals as well as organizations both in the field of higher and vocational education and in other fields related to the priority themes in the program countries.

Eligibility

applicants having excellent grades are eligible for this scholarship

Applicability

Submit Application

Orange Knowledge Programme

Orange Knowledge Programme

Orange Knowledge Programme

PG and short courses

It is popular amongst the many scholarships in the Netherlands. It is aimed at contributing to society’s sustainable and inclusive development. It works towards developing the knowledge and quality of both individuals as well as organizations both in the field of higher and vocational education and in other fields related to the priority themes in the program countries.

Eligibility

applicants having excellent grades are eligible for this scholarship

Applicability

Submit Application

Nuffic, through the Netherlands Fellowship Programme, provides scholarships for several selected courses offered by education institutions in the Netherlands. The courses lead to a Dutch certificate or a diploma and their duration varies from two weeks to twelve months.

Eligibility

The NFP is meant for professionals who are nationals of and work and live in one of the 51 NFP countries. Candidates have to be nominated by their employer to be eligible for the fellowship. There also has to be a clear need for training within the context of the organization.

Applicability

NFP-qualified courses. Find a short course then contact the Dutch higher education institution that offers that course to find out whether it is NFP-qualified

Nuffic, through the Netherlands Fellowship Programme, provides scholarships for several selected courses offered by education institutions in the Netherlands. The courses lead to a Dutch certificate or a diploma and their duration varies from two weeks to twelve months.

Eligibility

The NFP is meant for professionals who are nationals of and work and live in one of the 51 NFP countries. Candidates have to be nominated by their employer to be eligible for the fellowship. There also has to be a clear need for training within the context of the organization.

Applicability

NFP-qualified courses. Find a short course then contact the Dutch higher education institution that offers that course to find out whether it is NFP-qualified

it is provided to international students outside the European Economic Area in order to help them pursue their bachelors or masters in the Netherlands.

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for this scholarship you need to have a non-EEA nationality and you must be applying to a full time program at one of the participating Dutch institutions

Applicability

Submit Application

Holland Scholarship

Holland Scholarship

it is provided to international students outside the European Economic Area in order to help them pursue their bachelors or masters in the Netherlands.

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for this scholarship you need to have a non-EEA nationality and you must be applying to a full time program at one of the participating Dutch institutions

Applicability

Submit Application

Application Process

  • Visit the official website of the institution. 
  • Click on 'Apply Now' or 'Register Here'
  • Complete filling your education history with all the qualifications.
  • Fill in the details of your employment history.
  • Fill in your personal statement.
  • Submit the application form by paying the mentioned fees.

Documents Required

  • All official academic Transcripts and grade cards
  • Passport size photographs 
  • Passport photocopy
  • Visa
  • Updated CV/Resume
  • English Language Proficiency Test Scores
  • Letter of Recommendations
  • Statement of Purpose

Admission Requirements

FAQs

Utrecht University, founded in 1636 and located in the heart of the Netherlands, is one of Europe's top research universities, renowned for its high-quality, innovative research and teaching.
Utrecht University, founded in 1636 and located in the heart of the Netherlands, is one of Europe's top research universities, renowned for its high-quality, innovative research and teaching.
Utrecht University offers a wide choice of English-language academic programmes, including Bachelor's degrees, over 80 Master's degrees, and over 200 exchange student courses. For the university's Dutch students, all of this produces an inspiring international learning atmosphere.
Utrecht University offers a wide choice of English-language academic programmes, including Bachelor's degrees, over 80 Master's degrees, and over 200 exchange student courses. For the university's Dutch students, all of this produces an inspiring international learning atmosphere.
Most Dutch institutions are more difficult to get into, and students who want to attend Utrecht University, Leiden University, or Groningen University must meet a tight set of academic standards depending on their academic performance, as these are the most prestigious.
Most Dutch institutions are more difficult to get into, and students who want to attend Utrecht University, Leiden University, or Groningen University must meet a tight set of academic standards depending on their academic performance, as these are the most prestigious.
Utrecht was recently named Europe's most competitive region. Utrecht is ranked #10 on Lonely Planet's list of the world's best-kept treasures.
Utrecht was recently named Europe's most competitive region. Utrecht is ranked #10 on Lonely Planet's list of the world's best-kept treasures.
International students seeking a high-quality education in Europe should consider the Netherlands. The Dutch people and surroundings are very welcoming to international students, and there are numerous English-taught programmes available.
International students seeking a high-quality education in Europe should consider the Netherlands. The Dutch people and surroundings are very welcoming to international students, and there are numerous English-taught programmes available.

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