After 1945 the country embarked upon a sustained period of reconstruction and growth. From the 1950s it was an enthusiastic participant in the European project, whilst social upheaval in the 1960s and 70s resulted in measures that made the Netherlands a byword for political consensus, liberalism and tolerance.
Higher education in the Netherlands is offered at two types of institutions: research universities (universiteiten) and universities of applied sciences (hogescholen). HU (Hogeschool Utrecht) is a university of applied sciences.
Universities of applied sciences are primarily responsible for offering programmes of higher professional education, which prepare you for particular professions. These tend to be more practically oriented than programmes offered by research universities.
HU offers well over 80 study programmes, with several English-taught programmes in International Business, Communications and Teacher Education, honours programmes and a Fast Track for students who want to do an IBMS bachelor in 3 years.
90% of our graduates finds a job within the first year.
HU also offers an International Foundation year.The International Foundation Year enables students to study subjects relevant to the degree programme of their choice and equips them with the study skills and command of English required of undergraduate students. Afterwards, a student will be eligible to follow any of the undergraduate degree courses offered by the HU in English.
Most students in Utrecht live together with more students in a student’s house. Most likely, you will have your own room with a bed, a desk and a cupboard. Usually you need to share a bathroom and kitchen with more persons. All accommodation are situated within travelling distance from the various educational institutions: on the university campus the Uithof, in the city of Utrecht or its suburbs. Rental fees are between € 375 and € 655 per month and include utilities (water, heating, electricity). The accommodations are fully furnished and supplied with cooking utensils and cleaning materials. Bed linen can be purchased from the rental office upon arrival.
HU offers plenty of modern IT facilities like media libraries, audiovisual equipment and plenty of photocopiers. Wireless Internet access is available in all buildings, thanks to the many Wi-Fi points.
HU is located at the largest science park in the Netherlands, the Utrecht Science Park. The campus is a miniature city where people work, study, live, recreate or receive care.
HU is located at a modern and large campus with facilities like cafes, sport centres and student housing. All buildings are of beautiful modern architecture and are well equipped with media libraries, computers and self-service restaurants.
Sports facilities are open to all students at Sport Centre Olympos situated at the campus. Students of HU get a discount at Olympos. The centre has tennis courts, playing fields, a fitness room and three sport halls where you can apply for courses ranging from fencing and yoga to salsa and street dance.
In the Netherlands, a guaranteed standard of higher education is maintained through a system of legal regulation and quality assurance. All of the programmes at HU University of Applied Sciences are tested and approved within the accreditation system.