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Utrecht University

Utrecht University


Utrecht University


University type
Research University
Degrees offered
Bachelor, Master,
Accredited by
Netherlands Government
QS Ranking
TH Ranking
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University description

Utrecht University is one of the leading research universities in the Netherlands. Over the years it has been a prominent player in the dominant university rankings. Utrecht University offers a broad range of English taught bachelor, master and PhD programs. In addition, Utrecht offers various specialized short courses and summer schools. Some 2.000 international students come to study in Utrecht every year. With some 125 nationalities, Utrecht University is a multi-cultural study environment

Utrecht University has a broad portfolio of degree and research programs: from Life Sciences to Humanities and Arts programs. They cover the entire breadth of the field of academia. Education and research are offered at 7 faculties including a prestigious university college.

Research is closely linked to education and course content finds its origin in top-class research. Courses are being taught by top researchers and lecturers. Utrecht University education and research continue to have a major impact in fields ranging from Medicine to Social Sciences.

Utrecht University in the 2017 University Rankings

Throughout the years, Utrecht University has earned several top positions in prestigious international rankings. It is the highest-ranking Dutch university in the influential THE ranking. The prestigious CHE ranking placed Utrecht University in the European top 5 in the fields of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

QS World Humanities and Arts Ranking 2017
Position of Utrecht University in the Discipline Rankings
Modern Languages Ranking: 151 - 200
Geography Ranking: 37
History Ranking: 48
Linguistics Ranking: 51 - 100

QS World Engineering and Technology Ranking 2017
Position of Utrecht University in the Discipline Rankings
Computer Science Ranking: 101 - 150

QS World Life Sciences and Medicine Ranking 2017
Position of Utrecht University in the Discipline Rankings
Medicine Ranking: 51 - 100
Biological Sciences Ranking: 51 - 100
Psychology Ranking: 51 - 100

QS World Natural Sciences Ranking 2017
Position of Utrecht University in the Discipline Rankings
Physics and Astronomy Ranking: 101 - 150
Mathematics Ranking: 101 - 150
Environmental Sciences Ranking: 51 - 100
Earth and Marine Sciences Ranking: 51 - 100
Chemistry Ranking: 51 - 100

QS World Social Sciences Ranking 2017
Position of Utrecht University in the Discipline Rankings
Statistics and Operational Research Ranking: 51 - 100
Sociology Ranking: 41
Politics Ranking: 101 - 150
Law Ranking: 48
Communication and Media Ranking: 101 - 150
Education Ranking: 51 - 100

Times Higher Education Social Sciences Top 50 World Ranking 2017
Position of Utrecht University in the Rankings
Social Sciences: 50

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Utrecht University Scholarships

Students have a choice of a number of scholarships they can apply for. Scholarships include:

Utrecht University on the Map


Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Law/Economics and Governance, Faculty of Geosciences, Faculty of Medicine/University Medical Center Utrecht (UMC Utrecht), Faculty of Science, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

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