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Utrecht University enjoys the widest range of English-taught graduate programmes in the Netherlands.

  • Based in the heart of the Netherlands
  • Ranks 47th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities
  • UU has produced 12 Nobel Prize winners
  • Home to over 2,000 international students of 118 nationalities

About Utrecht University


This is UU.

Utrecht University (UU), founded in 1636 and located in the heart of the Netherlands, is one of Europe's leading research universities. With a combination of history and tradition, Utrecht has evolved into a true innovative University, where students are encouraged-and supported-to reach their true academic potential.

Why UU?

Studying at Utrecht University means studying at one of the world's best universities.

Have a look at some of the University’s recent ranking positions…

  • 47 - Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai) 2017
  • 86 - Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016
  • 81-90 - Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2017
  • 109 - QS World University Rankings 2018
  • 36 - National Taiwan University Rankings 2016
  • 51 -CWTS Leiden Rankings 2016
  • 59 - U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities Rankings 2016
  • Member of the League of European Research Universities (consortium of 23 of the most renowned research universities in Europe, including the universities of Oxford and Cambridge)

Also, UU offers students several facilities…

Study Experience

Students learn to look beyond the boundaries of their fields of study and work together in interdisciplinary projects at Utrecht University. All of its education programmes are modern and innovative. The University enjoys the widest range of English-taught graduate programmes in the Netherlands.

Quick Facts

Here are some more facts and figures of the University...

  • The University counts with an annual budget of 810 million euros
  • It enjoys more than 600 professors
  • It produces 8,000 publications per year
  • There are 550 dissertations per year
  • The University is home to 30,000 students
  • It has produced 12 Nobel Prize winners
  • It has produced 19 Spinoza Prize winners

International Students

International students are in good company at Utrecht University. Every year, approximately 2,000 international students come to Utrecht University to take English-taught degree programmes and other courses. With some 118 nationalities working and studying closely together, students learn to operate in an international environment from the outset, which is essential for scientists and scholars in this increasingly globalised world.

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