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International Office – Faculty of Humanities

Practical information

Exchange students arriving in February 2018 will be invited to attend:

  • the Faculty Orientation on Friday, February 2nd (provisional)
  • the UU Orientation Day on Saturday, February 3rd

More information about the orientation programme.

Housing is scarce in Utrecht. For our international students, Utrecht University has an agreement with SSH Short Stay. Housing is not guaranteed, but if you apply in time you have a good chance getting accommodation.

More information about housing and application procedures.

At Utrecht University the academic year is divided in two semesters:

Semester 1 (Fall): September until January
Semester 2 (Spring): February until June

The Faculty of Humanities has its own academic calendar, which may not be exactly the same as that of other faculties. More information on the academic calendar.

You may need a visa and/or residence permit in order to study in the Netherlands, depending on your nationality. This applies mainly to students with a non-EU/EEA nationality. Should this be the case, the International Office of the Faculty of Humanities will inform you about the procedure in due time.

More information about visa, residence permit and city registration.

You must carry health insurance throughout your stay in the Netherlands. Medical costs are high, so make sure your health insurance covers the Dutch tariffs.

More information on Health Insurance.

If you are considering studying in Utrecht you will need to know what it costs to support yourself. During your stay in Utrecht you should expect to spend between € 800 and € 1,000 a month on living expenses.

> More information on living costs and financial matters.

University email, schedules, results and other important information are provided through our digital services.

More information about the ICT services.

At the end of your exchange, we will provide your home university with a Transcript of Records. The transcript will show all the courses you were registered for in Osiris. We will send the transcript within approximately 5-6 weeks after the end of the semester.