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Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
Master's programs offered entirely in English.

Why should I study here?

Founded in 1636 and located in the heart of the Netherlands, Utrecht University is one of Europe's leading research universities. We are recognised internationally for our high-quality, innovative approach to research and teaching.

What are the admissions criteria?

A high school diploma that is equivalent to the Dutch VWO is required.  For US students, this requires an IB diploma, 4 AP's with scores of 3+ or one year of college credits.   Applicants from other countries can check the requirements for VWO level equivalency here: https://www.epnuffic.nl/en/diploma-recognition/foreign-education-systems. The application deadline for most programs is in April, however UCU and PPE have deadlines in February and Pharmacy (numerous fixus) has a January deadline.The Economics and Business Economics program has a rolling admission period which ends April 1st.  Applicants begin the process on studielink and then submit the other necessary documents to the school.  There is a math requirement for this program.  Applicants are notified of admission decisions within six weeks of submitting their application.Both the Pharmacy program  and the Global Sustainability program require AP Calc and an AP science requirement (for sustainability, one can be economics).UCU requires 4 APs of 4+ or 3 APS of 4+ along with a 3.5 GPA. They also note "If your high school does not offer AP courses or you are unable to provide sufficient AP scores and/or a GPA, SAT composite scores (>1400) or ACT composite scores (>29) in combination with performance achieved in a rigorous curriculum will be considered in exceptional situations."University College Rosevelt requires 4 AP scores of 3+ but allow trong SAT scores (80th percentile and higher) to sub for one or more AP scores depending on the situation of the applicant (rest of the application and whether APs were offered at the school). They don't have the specific AP course requirements, except that engineering majors should have AP Calc.

What is student life like?

For 125 euros per year, students can join the Olympus Sports Centre.  Though not part of the university, 85% of the members are students.  The offer fitness facilities, tennis courts, squash courts, climbing wall, and beach field for volleyball. Classes include various toning options, pilates, pole fitness, pilotxing, tae kwon do, spinning, zumba, yoga, and more. They also offer a number of sports clubs and leagues.The Cultural Centre Parnassos offers classes in the arts, theater, music and such.  They also are home to ESN Utrecht and other international groups.  There are many student associations on campus that include those focusing on Model UN, career, religion, sports, social, LGBT, and social.  There are also specific groups for international groups including a “buddy to go" program that pairs international students with a local student to help with acclimation.

Scholarships & Funding

Non-EU students can apply for the 5000 euro merit based Holland Scholarship.

Housing options.

The university reserves a number of accommodations for first year international students.  These are not guaranteed, but placements is likely if you apply in a timely manner (first come-first serve).  Rooms range from singles with shared facilities to rooms with private facilities and range from 350-690 euros per month.

Dining information

There are several canteens for lunch in the different university building along with two choices for dinner.

Additional notes.

Netherlands universities in Utrecht

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