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International Office – Faculty of Humanities

Why study with us?

Utrecht University

Academiegebouw Domplein Utrecht

Utrecht University is one of Europe’s leading research universities, recognised internationally for its high-quality, innovative approach to research and teaching. Studying at Utrecht University means studying at one of the world’s best universities.

Shanghai Ranking 2015

Faculty of Humanities

The Faculty of Humanities is located in several monumental buildings in the historic city centre of Utrecht, all within walking distance of each other. Our education and research contributes to a better understanding of the Netherlands and Europe within a changing social and cultural context. The Faculty of Humanities at Utrecht University covers four areas of knowledge:

  • History and Art History
  • Languages, Literature and Communication
  • Media and Culture Studies
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

Learning is based on a strong interdisciplinary approach and courses are taught in small groups to foster the intensive exchange of ideas between students and lecturers. Our academic staff have high expectations of their students, but also provide ample opportunities for students to develop their own views and talents.


As an international student, you’re in good company at Utrecht University. Every year, approximately 1,500 international students come to Utrecht University to take English-taught degree programmes and other courses. With some 118 nationalities working and studying closely together, students learn to operate in an international environment from the outset, which is essential for scientists and scholars in this increasingly globalised world.

UTRECHTCity of Utrecht

Utrecht is a lively student city in the heart of the Netherlands; it is a beautiful and inspiring urban setting that nurtures talent and creativity. The dynamic is city characterised by the Dom Tower, the unique
canal-with wharfs, and home to the Mi y Museum! There is always something to do, be it shopping, going out, catching a (subtitled) movie, visiting museums or going to one of the many music or art festivals! Utrecht Central Station is the largest and busiest railway junction in The Netherlands, providing easy access to the rest of Europe.