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Utrecht University: About the University

Established in 1636, Utrecht University has a long history and is rich in tradition. The University is an international research university of the highest quality. This has been demonstrated for many years by its high positions in international rankings. Nowadays, there are over 30,000 students at Utrecht University and 7,500 members of staff. Every year, more than 3,000 international students and researchers stay in Utrecht for variable periods of time. Utrecht University currently offers 5 English-language Bachelor’s programmes and 86 English-language Master’s programmes.

(International) collaboration
In both education and research, Utrecht University works in alliance with research institutes, universities, businesses, civil-society organisations and cultural institutions at the regional, national and international level. Utrecht University is an active member of various renowned international research and education networks, such as the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and the Utrecht Network. Also, Utrecht University collaborates with a number of top international universities, including e.g. Chinese University of Hong Kong, Peking University, University of California and University of Toronto.

Three campuses
Ever since its foundation, the University has been located in Utrecht’s historical, medieval town centre. The inner city campus comprises of two faculties. The other faculties are situated at the Utrecht Science Park, east of the town centre. The Faculty of Medicine is co-governed by University Medical Center Utrecht. A third campus, just outside the town centre, is home to the Utrecht School of Economics and the University College Utrecht, Utrecht University’s international undergraduate college.


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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.

Student Life
Together, Utrecht University and the city of Utrecht create a comfortable environment for students to study in. Utrecht has a bustling student community, which offers plenty of opportunity for extracurricular activities. There are many different student organisations and societies in Utrecht. Utrecht University has its own cultural centre Parnassos which provides you with plenty of opportunities to explore your talents via the performing arts and creative workshops. De Uithof also provides you with excellent sports facilities at Olympos.

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When to apply

For most Master’s programmes you can apply at any time during the application period. However, because the number of places may be limited, we strongly recommend that you complete your application as early as possible. The sooner you complete your application, the sooner you will receive a decision on your admission.

How to apply

The four steps in the application process are:

  1. Apply online for the programme of your choice via Studielink.
  2. You will receive an email with login details for OSIRIS Online Application, where you can upload the required documents. Here you will also be able to check the status of your application.  
  3. Pay the application fee, if applicable.
  4. Once your application is complete, it will be processed and you will receive an admissions decision from the Graduate School.

Download the instructions for applying to a Master’s programme with a non-Dutch degree for more information.

Certified copies
After you receive an admissions decision you will be asked to send in several certified documents.

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Utrecht University - Impressionen zum Masterstudium

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Übersicht der Masterstudiengänge - Utrecht University

 Applied Ethics
 Artificial Intelligence
 Arts and Society
 Banking and Finance
 Business Development and Entrepreneurship
 Business Informatics
 Climate Physics
 Clinical Child, Family and Education Studies
 Computing Science
 Conflict Studies and Human Rights
 Contemporary Theatre, Dance and Dramaturgy
 Cultural Anthropology: Sustainable Citizenship
 Economic Policy
 European Governance (double-degree programme)
 European Law
 Experimental Physics
 Financial Management
 Game and Media Technology
 Gender Studies
 Global Criminology
 History and Philosophy of Science
 Innovation Sciences
 Intercultural Communication
 International Management
 International Relations in Historical Perspective
 Law and Economics
 Legal Research
 Mathematical Sciences
 Media, Art and Performance Studies
 Medical Imaging
 Multidisciplinary Economics
 Nanomaterials Science
 New Media & Digital Culture
 One Health
 Public International Law
 Research in Public Administration and Organisational Science
 Social Policy and Public Health
 Sociology: Contemporary Social Problems
 Theoretical Physics
 Urban and Economic Geography
 Veterinary Medicine; Farm Animal Health and Veterinary Public Health
 Youth Studies
 Youth, Education and Society
    Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Studies
    Applied Cognitive Psychology
    Applied Musicology
    Art History
    Bestuur en beleid
    Bestuur en beleid voor professionals
    Bio Inspired Innovation
    Bioinformatics and Biocomplexity
    Biology of Disease
    Cancer, Stem Cells and Developmental Biology
    Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
    Clinical Psychology
    Communicatie en organisatie
    Communicatie, beleid en management
    Comparative Literary Studies
    Cultural Anthropology: Sociocultural Transformation
    Cultural History of Modern Europe
    Cultuurgeschiedenis van modern Europa
    Development and Socialisation in Childhood and Adolescence
    Drug Innovation
    Duitse taal en cultuur: educatie en communicatie
    Earth Structure and Dynamics
    Earth Surface and Water
    Earth, Life and Climate
    Economische geografie
    Educational Sciences
    Educational Sciences: Learning in Interaction
    Energy Science
    Engelse taal en cultuur: educatie en communicatie
    Environmental Biology
    Epidemiology Postgraduate
    European Criminal Justice in a Global Context
    Film- en televisiewetenschap
    Franse taal en cultuur: educatie en communicatie
    Gender Studies (Research)
    Geneeskunde van gezelschapsdieren
    Geografie: educatie en communicatie
    Geographical Information Management and Applications (GIMA)
    Geschiedenis van politiek en maatschappij
    Geschiedenis: educatie en communicatie
    Gezondheidszorg landbouwhuisdieren en veterinaire volksgezondheid
    Gezondheidszorg paard
    History of Politics and Society
    Human Geography
    Infection and Immunity
    Interculturele communicatie
    International Development Studies
    Kunstgeschiedenis: educatie en communicatie
    Law and Technology in Europe
    Leraar voorbereidend hoger onderwijs
    Literature Today
    Literatuur vandaag
    Maatschappelijke opvoedingsvraagstukken
    Management van Publieke Vraagstukken
    Marine Sciences
    Meertaligheid en taalverwerving
    Methodology and Statistics for the Behavioural, Biomedical and Social Sciences
    Migration, Ethnic Relations and Multiculturalism
    Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences
    Nederlandse literatuur en cultuur
    Nederlandse taal en cultuur: educatie en communicatie
    Neuroscience and Cognition
    Notarieel recht
    Onderneming en recht
    Organisatie, cultuur en management
    Organisaties, verandering en management
    Publiek management
    Regenerative Medicine and Technology
    Religie en samenleving
    Religious Studies
    Science and Business Management
    Science Education and Communication
    Selective Utrecht Medical Master (SUMMA)
    Social and Health Psychology
    Social, Health and Organisational Psychology
    Sociology and Social Research
    Spaanse taal en cultuur: educatie en communicatie
    Spatial Planning
    Sportbeleid en sportmanagement
    Staats- en bestuursrecht
    Strategisch Human Resource Management
    Sustainable Business and Innovation
    Sustainable Development
    Toxicology and Environmental Health
    Water Science and Management

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Why should I study here at Utrecht University?

Utrecht University: Bright minds, better future
With a degree from Utrecht University, you will join the ranks of UU alumni -including many who have made an important contribution to the quality of society. Utrecht University brought forward 12 Nobel Prize winners. Among them Christiaan Eijkman, one of the first to discover vitamins, neuro-pharmacologist David de Wied and the most recent Nobel Prize winner, theoretical physicist Gerard t Hooft. All these excellent students and staff, from far in the past up to the present day, are what makes Utrecht University what it is today. Through innovative research and education, they contribute to Utrecht University's mission: Bright Minds, Better Future.

Innovative education
At Utrecht University you will experience a model of quality education that stands for personal and interactive teaching based on critical reflection and debate, flexibility and a level of choice for students, as well as permanent professional development for lecturers. All of Utrechts masters programmes are directly linked to fundamental and applied research in a wide range of disciplines. Multidisciplinary research in Utrecht focuses on four strategic themes: Dynamics of Youth, Institutions, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

A direct step into the professional field
After a thorough restructuring of all of Utrecht Universitys masters programmes between 2014 and 2015, the connection with the professional field is consistently embedded in the curricula of UU masters programmes. Through course content developed in conjunction with experienced professionals, structured contacts with external organisations and alumni, and internships, your joining a Utrecht masters programme will be a direct step into the job market in your field. A newly set up and large-scale Career Services division will support your transition into the Dutch or international postgraduate job market.

Safe and beautiful location
The UN World Happiness Report lists the Netherlands in the top 5 of happiest countries in the world. BBC Travel subsequently picked Utrecht as one of the top 5 happiest places to live. Utrecht is a beautiful city with a medieval city centre, small enough to explore on foot (or by bike, as the Dutch do!). Yet large enough to enjoy world class festivals, modern architecture, a great variety of restaurants and bars, trendy shops and interesting museums. Along the Oudegracht, the central medieval canal, water-level bars and restaurants line the towpath, which is a charming place to watch the boats and birds go by.

The Domtoren, or cathedral tower, is the tallest in the country, and from the top you can see the entire city below. Every Saturday the Oudegracht blooms with the weekly flower market. English is widely spoken throughout the Netherlands. With an excellent public transport system, the centre of Amsterdam and Schiphol Airport are less than half an hour away from the centre of Utrecht, and there are easy train connections throughout Europe.

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Top-100 University

Utrecht University is a true top-100 university. The Shanghai Ranking ranks Utrecht University as 1st in the Netherlands, 17th in Europe and 56nd in the world. The Best Global Universities Ranking ranks the University als 1st in the Netherlands and 15th in Europe. The Times Higher Education Ranking places the university at number 62. The university has also been ranked as 35th worldwide by the Taiwan Ranking, published by the Higher Education Evaluation & Accreditation Council.

An overview of the accreditations of Utrecht University
All degree programmes offered by Utrecht University are accredited by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO).

Utrecht University is consistently positioned in the top 100 of all major international rankings:

  • Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Jiao Tong) 2015 #56
  • Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2015 #62
  • Times Higher Education World Reputation Ranking 2015 #71-80
  • QS World University Ranking 2015 #94
  • National Taiwan University ranking 2015 #35
  • CWTS Leiden ranking 2015 #60
  • U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities Ranking 2015 #69


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Utrecht University


Heidelberglaan 8
3508 TC Utrecht
T +31 30253 2670

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