Founded in 1636 and located in the heart of the Netherlands, Utrecht University is one of Europe’s largest leading research universities, recognised internationally for its high-quality, innovative approach to both research and teaching. Our research focus areas span almost every academic field, enabling us to rapidly address new developments in academia and society. Utrecht University has always focused strongly on research. Thanks to its solid basis in discipline-based scholarship, the University is at the forefront of many inter-disciplinary advances. It is here that innovative research leads to new insights.

In 2008 Utrecht University again confirmed its position as a leading international research university. In the recently published Academic Ranking of World Universities by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University for Higher Education, Utrecht University was rated no. 47 in the world, no. 9 in Europe and no. 1 in the Netherlands.

Utrecht University is seeking to enter into new research partnerships and participates in both nationally and internationally recognised research programmes. Utrecht University is an active member of several university networks, e.g. the Utrecht Network and the League of European Research Universities (LERU).

Utrecht University offers a high-quality academic environment in which inspiring and committed academics share their knowledge with curious and ambitious students. More and more students from abroad are attracted to the University thanks to our extensive offering of high-quality English taught programmes leading to internationally recognised, accredited degrees.

Utrecht University maintains close relationships with business and industry, government authorities, interest groups and other organisations through contract research and consultancy. By developing and intensifying collaborative links between the University and its partners, the University demonstrates its added value to the knowledge society. 


Law, economics and governance
Social and behavioral sciences
Medicine / UMC
Veterinary medicine

Contact Information for students

Student Services  -  International Office
T:  +31-30-253 7000 
F: +31-30-253 2627
I: www.uu.nl/exchange
FAQ/E-mail: wwww.qdesk.uu.nl
Postal address:
PO Box 80125
3508 TC Utrecht
The Netherlands
Visiting address:
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
The Netherlands
Contact persons    
Europe, Middle East, Latin-America
T.  + 31 30 253 2277 
North-America   region2@qdesk.uu.nl
T.  + 31 30 253 1917 
Australia, Asia, South Africa   region3@qdesk.uu.nl
T.  +31 30 253 7176 





The Utrecht Network welcomes the Universitat de València

At the recent Annual General Meeting of the Utrecht Network it was unanimously agreed that the Universitat de València should be admitted as a member of the Network.
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Utrecht Network Young Researchers Grant

A special Utrecht Network grant of €1,000 is available for students (Master/PhD) who are not eligible for other grants (like ERASMUS). Deadline for applications is 15 October each year.
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Utrecht Network
Executive Secretariat

E-mail: info@utrecht-network.org
Phone: +44 1482 466917

Post address
Utrecht Network
c/o University of Hull