• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
As a graduate of the Human Computer Interaction at Utrecht University, you will have a solid understanding of human and computer communication, the underlying psychological and information/computing science aspects, and innovations in human-computer interaction technologies.


Ready To Shape The Future?

The omnipresence of computing quickly takes shape. Computing is everywhere nowadays: from mobile phone apps and personal trackers, to robots. This raises questions such as; when and how should computing devices adapt to individual users? Can we think of entirely new approaches to the interaction between human and machine? And as computing pervades more and more areas of our lives - while artificial intelligence enhances further and further - can we ensure that our privacy is safeguarded? Human Computer Interaction (HCI) investigates all of these questions!

What Will You Learn?

In this Master's  Human Computer Interaction at Utrecht University you will learn about state-of-the-art HCI, and contribute to HCI innovation. More specifically, you will learn to:

  • understand and apply knowledge regarding all aspects of HCI;
  • design, plan, and conduct scientific research into innovative HCI solutions for societal or industrial problems;
  • collect and analyse quantitative and qualitative data;
  • communicate scientific research both in writing and orally;
  • function effectively in multidisciplinary, international groups

Career Prospects

As a graduate of Human Computer Interaction (HCI), you will be ready to integrate human, computational, and technical skills in real-life contexts and will have no problem finding a suitable job, such as:

  • ICT project manager
  • HCI consultant
  • Information analyst
  • Multimedia designer
  • UX professional
  • Internet of Things designer
  • PhD position


Accredited by the NVAO.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Cognitive and Social Psychology for HCI 
  • Advanced HCI Qualitative Research Methods 
  • Interaction Technology Innovation 
  • Advanced HCI Quantitative Research Methods 
  • Adaptive Interactive Systems
  • Natural Language Generation
  • Mobile Interaction

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

Specifically, applicants should possess at least five of the following:

  • solid basic knowledge in the field of information and computing sciences (including data and process models, object-oriented modeling, programming languages, HCI);
  • solid basic knowledge of research methods;
  • solid basic knowledge of cognitive and communication sciences;
  • solid basic knowledge of organization science (including organizational structure, strategy, and culture);
  • basic knowledge of product software development, delivery,  implementation and use;
  • basic knowledge of information systems design methods and modeling.
Bachelor's programmes that most likely meet the requirements are:
  • a BSc in Information Science
  • a BSc in Computer Science

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20473 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20473 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

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.


Utrecht University, the Dutch Government and other organisations offer scholarships, fellowships and grants. Below is a list of the scholarships that are most often used by international students studying in Utrecht. Note that the scholarship options for programmes starting in February are limited.

  • Utrecht Excellence Scholarships
  • Bright Minds Fellowships
  • Holland Scholarship
  • Orange Tulip Scholarship - for Chinese students only
  • Utrecht Sylff Scholarships - for outstanding graduates from University College Utrecht and Economics and Business Economics (UU)
  • Student grant and loan system
  • Tuition fee loan
  • Erasmus+ Master loans
  • Canadian student loans
  • US Federal Loans

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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