HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht

HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht

HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht is aninspiring place where exceptional things happen. Weare centrally located in the Netherlands, within thevibrant Utrecht Science Park and in the heart of society.HU is one of the largest universities of applied sciencesin the Netherlands, offering a wide range of educationprogrammes for students aged from 17 till 67 years. 

Top reasons to study here

  • At HU you don't just learn in the classroom, but also via internships, in learning teams, individually and online.
  • Your teachers are directly linked to the professional world and use this practical experience to help you learn
  • If you choose HU, you choose Utrecht. An easily navigated metropolis where you'll soon feel at home.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Business & Management (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Medicine & Health (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.


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.

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Student services

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.

Housing services

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. 

Library services


ICT services


Student Life

Campus life

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.

Sports facilities

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.

Student clubs

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. 

Student Reviews

Completely dissatisfied
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

I didn't like the quality of this course. It was shallow, sometimes even worse than online courses. Some of the teachers were fine, some of the were good. But mostly, not enjoyable. Grading system doesn't work properly too. There was an occasion when a person submitted an assignment and get a low grade, then resubmitted the same assignment (there was no feedback, so he...

I have lived my student years to the fullest
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Learning in such a creative course gives me the opportu ity to live life to the fullest. The way that the lecturers and teachers teach us at school gives a goood perspective of how to use certain tools for the creative process. Mandatory internship in 3rd year helps to understand the field in real life

my experiance at hu
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

i am actually used to a diferent way of learning so it was a little difficult for me to set my mind in the new way of learning.

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