Intercultural Communication, M.A. | Utrecht University | Utrecht, Netherlands
M.A. On Campus

Intercultural Communication

12 months
18332 EUR/year
2314 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Intercultural Communication programme at Utrecht University teaches you how to approach and facilitate linguistic and cultural diversity in various international contexts.


Language specific and multicultural programme

Intercultural Communication is an interdisciplinary program of the Department of Languages, Literature and Communication at Utrecht University. You can therefore complete the study program in a language-specific way and acquire high-quality competencies in a foreign language and the associated culture. But you can also opt for a multilingual program, in which you analyze communication processes in different languages and cultures. 

Compulsory Internship 

Over the course of one year, this Master’s programme will prepare you for an international career. Through rigorous interdisciplinary methods, you will gain experience in communication from linguistic, communicative, cultural, anthropological and management perspectives. You will learn to put knowledge into practice during your compulsory internship. Many internship options involve a strong focus on analysing communication products- and processes in international organisations and contexts. 


After graduation, you will be ready for various positions relating to intercultural communication processes in organisational and cultural contexts. You will be able to design and execute (practice-oriented) language and communication research. You will also have the knowledge and tools to advise companies and organisations on communication processes for migrants and expats (communicative auditing). 

Alumni of this programme often apply for jobs in the fields of: 

  • communication
  • human resources
  • consultancy and PR
  • translation
  • mediation and training
  • sales and marketing
  • language education


Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Plurilingualism & Mediation: Intercultural Competence 
  • Communication, Diversity and Organisation I: Theoretical Models 
  • Communication, Diversity & Organisation II: Research Methods
  • Intercultural Consultancy
  • Culture and Identity in the German Context
  • Culture and Communication in the German Context

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

You can be admitted to the programme in Intercultural Communication if you have a Bachelor's degree from a Dutch university (or an international equivalent) and have the following competencies:

  • You are able to recognise and implement interdisciplinary approaches in the field of intercultural communication. This is demonstrated by at least 15 EC language and communication science courses at an advanced Bachelor's level and 15 EC culture studies courses at an advanced Bachelor's level
  • Basic knowledge of and insight into the field of administration, management and organisation. This is shown by 7.5 EC in this field.
  • Knowledge of and insight into the field of methods and techniques used in interdisciplinary research on intercultural communication. This is shown by 7.5 EC in this field.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18332 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18332 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2314 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2314 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Utrecht

900 - 1450 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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