Established in 1636, Utrecht University has a long history and is rich in tradition. The history of Utrecht University is reflected in the buildings, gardens and street names across the city. Located in the heart of the Netherlands, Utrecht University is firmly founded on tradition.
Utrecht University, which celebrated its 380th anniversary in 2016, has developed into one of Europes largest and most prominent institutes of research and education. Utrecht University offers the broadest spectrum of disciplines available in the Netherlands, innovative research and liaises with universities and research centres all over the world.
Utrecht University is an international research university of the highest quality. This has been demonstrated for many years by its high positions in international rankings such as the Shanghai Ranking and the Times Higher Ranking.
Utrecht University is linked to the names of many prominent academics among whom Buys Ballot, Donders, Rudolf Magnus, Van Unnik and Freudenthal. The list also includes Nobel Prize Winners such as Gerard 't Hooft from the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy.
Utrecht University is truly international. In addition to the innumerable individual contacts between scientists and students the world over, the university maintains ramified networks with many fellow institutions. Its curricula are attractive for foreign students, especially at Master's level.
The University College offers English taught BA and BSc-courses at the highest level. Research facilities are excellent. We offer attractive accommodation to international staff and students. The city of Utrecht offers an international academic atmosphere.
More information about English-taught programmes and courses offered by Utrecht University can be found here.