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.
  • HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht's primarily focus is 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)
Business & Management (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Social Sciences (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 2021

GSSA 2021

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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

a real commHUnity!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I'm only a first year student but I've really enjoyed my time at the HU so far. The teachers are very dedicated to their jobs and their explanation of their subject is very clear. The HU is always open to feedback to better the studentexperience and i really appreciate this. The HU really feels like a community of it's own!

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Good school with a lot of diversity. The teacher know a lot about the subject.

general review: International Business program HU
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Education is very interactive. Teachers are open to feedback and apply it. The environment is very open and welcoming. Some Educators' level of English is below expectations (vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar issues).

Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands

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