HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht

HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht

At HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, everything comes together. You will study at a university with excellent facilities; a place that offers you customised learning in a centrally located, cosy metropolis. Great career opportunities and new friends await!

Top reasons to study here

  • The quality of education is crucial for our well-being and for the continuity of our strong, regional knowledge society.
  • We primarily focus on sustainability in a physical sense. For us, it is about the ecological footprint.
  • Your teachers are directly linked to the professional world and use this practical experience to help you learn.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)



HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht was founded in 1995 after a merger of several independent institutions.


  • HU offers over 100 programmes, some taught completely in English.
  • We have over 35,000 students representing about 100 nationalities. 
  • There are more than 1,100 international students currently studying at HU.
  • HU is the 4th largest university in the Netherlands.


Through its practice-based research, HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht contributes to solutions for a wide range of societal issues. Issues submitted by our partners working in the field – at the regional, national and international level.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards


Housing services

  • Students living in student housing generally have a bedroom to themselves, they share a kitchen and bathroom.
  • Your SSH Short Stay accommodation is conveniently located and comes fully furnished and supplied with cleaning and cooking utensils. 

Library services


ICT services


Student Life

Campus life

Studying at HU University of Applied Sciences means studying in a beautiful medieval city – one of the oldest in the Netherlands. Hosting 70,000 students from 125 countries – almost a quarter of the city’s population – Utrecht is a real academic melting pot.

Sports facilities

In the Sport Friends project, students cooperate with young people from youth healthcare organisations during their social service time. By exercising together, they build on mutual trust and the student can become a role model and coach. We are looking into the benefits that this project provides for those involved.

Student Reviews

Utretcht here i come
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The only experience I have was during my application process, they are fast in attending to emails and I hope to have a more wonderful experiences when I fully resume.

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

i love being able to freely express myself in a sense that every teacher encourage us to speak our minds. I like the contents of some courses. However, the communication with the university did not really go all fluent all the time

short and effiecient
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

the courses are all useful and interesting. I am glad that I chose this course, my overall study experiences has been great, especially during the corona crisis. The teachers did a great job with the online teaching experience.

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