HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht was founded in 1995 after a merger of several independent institutions.
HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht provides education and carries out applied research. This means that we help companies and institutions to find solutions for a wide variety of complex issues. Our research generates new knowledge and insights both for the relevant professional field and for our teaching activities.
90% of our graduates finds a job within the first year.
In your first semester we can team you up with a senior student from your programme. You will meet regularly to get to know the city of Utrecht, find your way around HU, discover the best places to hang out and learn more about Dutch culture.
Students make up a considerable part of Utrecht's population. This adds to the city's appeal, but it also means that finding a place to live can be a real challenge. And while we don't offer housing ourselves, we have an agreement with SSH Short Stay, a local housing corporation that rents out temporary furnished housing to our international students.
Studying at HU University of Applied Sciences means you get to enjoy all the benefits and facilities of our campus: Utrecht Science Park (USP), a veritable miniature city on the outskirts of Utrecht.
At the campus you'll find the universities' buildings, libraries, student accommodation, restaurants and cafés, a sports centre, the university hospital and various shops. It also enjoys excellent transport links to Utrecht and beyond.
Whether you are a serious athlete or just enjoy recreational sports, campus-based Olympus Sports Centre offers a full range of facilities and welcomes all HU students, offering a 50% on many activities. three sports halls, four squash courts, a fitness zone, a dance hall and a café, plus outdoor football, rugby and hockey pitches, two beach volleyball courts and nine all-weather tennis courts.
With so many international students here, it is no surprise that Utrecht has an active branch of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN). This organisation aims to make you feel at home by bringing you into contact with other students, Dutch and international, and helping you learn more about your host city and country. It offers activities throughout the year, including excursions, parties, international cookery evenings, weekends away, sports days and social events. ESN Utrecht also provides practical help and advice about all aspects of life and study in the Netherlands.
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. This means that they meet the quality requirements set for approved higher education by the Ministry for Education, Culture and Science. Therefore HU can assure you that our programmes are of a high standard.