the heart of the netherlands the heart of the netherlands

Why choose UU?

  1. It is one of the oldest and best universities in the Netherlands
  2. Utrecht University has been called home by 12 Nobel Prize laureates
  3. UU has been in the top 100 universities in the world since 2006


Quick Facts:

Location: Utrecht, Netherlands

City Population: 323,617

University Population: 29,755

Climate: Utrecht experiences a temperate oceanic climate similar to almost all of the Netherlands.

Nearest airport: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol



Utrecht University is situated in the heart of the Netherlands with a compact medieval city centre set out around canals. The university, which is rated as one of the best in the Netherlands, is comprised of seven faculties and currently has over 30,000 students.

It puts a focus on sustainability and also encourages a vibrant cultural life amongst students with its annual festival deBeschaving and 'Cultural Sundays', a weekly instalment where a number of art disciplines come together to present different sides of a central theme. The city is also a transport hub with easy travel to other Dutch cities and further afield.