What will I learn?

Philosophy or physics? Medicine or mathematics? Law or a language? One of the distinguishing features of the program at UCR is that you do not have to choose. The Liberal Arts and Sciences concept is based upon the idea that today’s most complex problems can no longer be solved with a mono-disciplinary approach. Students at University College Roosevelt construct their own academic program, tailor-made to their individual interests. In doing so, the program prepares you for a world whose demands and challenges will grow more complex each year, while optimally preparing you for the master’s program or the job of your choice.

Not for every student

The University College Roosevelt concept may not fit every student: the continuous assessment system, its study pace, and its high standards demand a lot from students, who are encouraged to perform to the best of their ability and, in turn, motivate each other to the fullest. Our success rates clearly show that this strategy works. Nearly 90% of our graduates complete their bachelor´s program within the allotted three years, and many of them have been accepted to the best graduate programs available. This does not mean, however, that UCR students are simply brilliant scholars. Students ultimately decide to study at UCR because of their boundless curiosity, their motivation, and their international outlook.

UCR’s three-year program, with two semesters a year, requires students to take four courses per semester. A total of at least 24 courses is needed to obtain Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree. Mid-way through each semester, students meet with their Tutor to review the semester and to decide which courses to take in the next. They can make any number of course combinations, provided that they fall within the choice rules. All of the more than 200 courses UCR offers are part of one of our four departments: Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, Science and Academic Core.

In short

At University College Roosevelt you will:

  • create your own combination of courses from all academic disciplines
  • attend intensive, small-scale classes
  • live on an international city campus
  • go on to the best master’s programs in the world

Students at University College Roosevelt are exposed to many new and interesting opportunities, both academically and socially. Some students begin at UCR, unsure of the direction their studies will take them, only to find the perfect route. Others enter convinced of their path, only to find a more appealing road. And still others follow the exact road to the point they had envisioned all along. UCR students are eager young adults who graduate having developed a sense of self and life goals. Regardless of their decisions, they leave UCR with the academic skills that allow them to think critically, stay open-minded and conduct research from a multitude of angles. This is reflected in the fact that our alumni can be found working and living in a wide variety of areas in both the public and private sectors.

Which department am I in?

University College Roosevelt

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
€8,966.00 (US$ 10,635) per year
This fee is for 2016 - 2017 and it may change in future
Start date

September 2020, February 2021


University College Roosevelt

Lange Noordstraat 1,



NL-4331, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have the following: VWO diploma including wiskunde A or B and a grade of 8 or higher for English; A comparable international diploma (such as an International Baccalaureate (IB) with equivalent exam subject(s) in Mathematics). English Language Requirements: IELTS, Academic Module - Minimum score: 7.0 overall band, with at least a 6.0 for each component (writing, reading, speaking, listening). TOEFL, Internet based - Minimum score: 100, with at least 23 for writing, and at least 20 for the other sections (reading, speaking, and listening). Institutional scores are not accepted. Cambridge Certificates: Advanced English or Proficiency in English, minimum score C.

For international students

As Roosevelt is an international honors college, both Dutch and international students are accepted each year. Different admission requirements apply to both groups. Dutch students need to have a VWO-diploma

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