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Universiteit Utrecht EXC
Utrecht, Netherlands (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2),
Year (Sem 2 & Sem 1)
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Postgraduate coursework, Undergraduate, Undergraduate research
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Dutch, English
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Program Type:
Exchange Semester/Year
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Location: Utrecht
Year Established: 1636
Student population: 30,000
Utrecht University is a renowned international research university offering the entire academic spectrum of teaching and research.  It has produced no less than 12 Nobel Prize winners and its international reputation continues to grow. It’s located in the beautiful and safe city of Utrecht.

With modern facilities and an educational model designed to offer students flexibility, freedom of choice and optimum personal development, Utrecht University offers a stimulating study environment. The University’s public face is University Hall, a historic monument in Dom Square in the centre of Utrecht.

Unique characteristics
There are more than 200 courses offered in English, and every year, approximately 1,500 international students with around 118 nationalities come to Utrecht University.

The Netherlands is one of Europe’s smallest countries but it has one of the most important economies. It’s known for its high quality education and as a safe country where most people speak English. Utrecht is one of the country’s oldest cities, with a beautiful medieval centre and numerous canals. It has a very large student population and there is easy access by train to the rest of Europe.

Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university. You can also consult a list of units of study that have been previously approved for credit by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney.

Subject Area/s: University-wide. 
Utrecht University (UU) and University College Utrecht (UCU) are run separately. Students must submit separate study plans for each campus they wish to select. They will only be nominated for UU or UCU. 
Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Semester 1: September- February
Semester 2: February - June

Most faculties offer course in block 2 that have an "early exit" option, finishing before Christmas. This is only possible for students who need to return to their home institution for their January semester. 

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Grading System
At the host university, grades are awarded in numerical terms, from 1-10. More information on the host university's grading system 

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period.


Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in English. 


What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city

Housing options are offered by the host university. Please note: If you are nominated to University College Utrecht (UCU) you must live in the accommodation provided. UCU provides guaranteed accommodation.
Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas.

Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Scholarship: Up to twenty merit scholarships to the value of $2,000 will be awarded per semester to students nominated to the Utrecht University in 2018.

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.

Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university
Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s calendar
The Orientation Programme and social introduction happens a week before classes start and into the first week of the semester. Most faculties also have an orientation session.
Support Services 
The International Office provides services and assistance to exchange students.
Information from the host university
Information from the Embassy of The Kingdom of the Netherlands in Australia

Student Experiences

The University of Utrecht is a brand new partner in 2017! Be the first to tell us about your experience.

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