Utrecht University

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  • Research ?
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Top 20% in teaching in 2016
Top 10% in industry income in 2016
Top 10% in research in 2016
Top 10% in citations in 2016

Key Statistics

  • 30,779
  • 15.4
    Student:Staff Ratio
  • 7%
    International Students
  • 59 : 41
    Female:Male Ratio


Utrecht University – A true top 100 university

Founded in 1636, Utrecht University is an esteemed international research university, consistently positioned in the top 15 in continental Europe and the worldwide top 100 of international rankings, and member of the renowned League of European Research Universities. The university is located in the city of Utrecht, one of the most beautiful and safest cities in Northern Europe.

Joining Utrecht University as a master’s student will make you part of an innovative and internationally oriented academic community — that brought forward no less than 12 Nobel Prize winners - engaged in cutting-edge and multi-disciplinary teaching and research. 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. The connection with the professional field is consistently embedded in the curricula of UU master’s programmes. A Career Services centre will support your transition into the Dutch or international postgraduate job market.

English is widely spoken in the Netherlands. Utrecht is a beautiful medieval city, centrally located in the Netherlands. Amsterdam and Schiphol Airport are less than half an hour away, and there are easy train connections throughout Europe. It is with good reason that BBC Travel placed Utrecht in the “top 5 happiest places to Iive’ Bright minds, better future.

To find out more, please visit Utrecht University's website


Master your future at Utrecht University


Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht


+31 30 253 35 50