HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht

HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht (HU) is one of the largest further education colleges in the Netherlands and is funded by the state. It has over 38,000 students with more than one hundred different nationalities. And yet, our students still experience our educational environment as small-scale and personal. 

Top reasons to study here

  • Your teachers are in direct contact with the professional world. They use their practical experience in their classes.
  • HU is located at a modern and large campus with facilities like cafes, sport centres and student housing.
  • You will be studying in mixed classes, with both Dutch and international students from all over the world.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Medicine & Health (1)



After 1945 the country embarked upon a sustained period of reconstruction and growth. From the 1950s it was an enthusiastic participant in the European project, whilst social upheaval in the 1960s and 70s resulted in measures that made the Netherlands a byword for political consensus, liberalism and tolerance.


Universities of applied sciences are primarily responsible for offering programmes of higher professional education, which prepare you for particular professions. These tend to be more practically oriented than programmes offered by research universities. In addition to lectures, seminars, projects and independent study, you are required to complete an internship or work placement which normally takes up part of the third year of study, as well as a final project or a major paper in the fourth year. 


  • Research Centre for Communication & Journalism
  • Research Centre for Innovation & Business
  • Research Centre for Technology & Innovation
  • Research Centre for Education
  • Research Centre for Innovation in Health Care
  • Research Centre for Social Innovation


90% of our graduates finds a job within the first year.

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Housing services

Most students in Utrecht live together with more students in a student’s house. Most likely, you will have your own room with a bed, a desk and a cupboard. Usually you need to share a bathroom and kitchen with more persons. All accommodation are situated within travelling distance from the various educational institutions: on the university campus the Uithof, in the city of Utrecht or its suburbs. Rental fees are between € 375 and € 655 per month and include utilities (water, heating, electricity). The accommodations are fully furnished and supplied with cooking utensils and cleaning materials. Bed linen can be purchased from the rental office upon arrival.

Library services

The HU Library provides high quality information for HU students, lecturers and researchers. The HU Library offers an inspirational working environment which contributes to an innovative knowledge organization.

The HU Library wants to actively contribute to being a partner in education and research in an innovative an proactive way.

ICT services

HU offers plenty of modern IT facilities like media libraries, audiovisual equipment and plenty of photocopiers. Wireless Internet access is available in all buildings, thanks to the many Wi-Fi points.

Student Life

Campus life

HU is located at the largest science park in the Netherlands, the Utrecht Science Park. The campus is a miniature city where people work, study, live, recreate or receive care.

HU is located at a modern and large campus with facilities like cafes, sport centres and student housing. All buildings are of beautiful modern architecture and are well equipped with media libraries, computers and self-service restaurants.

Sports facilities

Sports facilities are open to all students at Sport Centre Olympos situated at the campus. Students of HU get a discount at Olympos. The centre has tennis courts, playing fields, a fitness room and three sport halls where you can apply for courses ranging from fencing and yoga to salsa and street dance.


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

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The institution was quite professional, specialized in practical fields such as media and marketing. The lecturers and professors are accredited, however, some of them are just senior marketers with inadequate teaching experience, which put a dent in my education experience in Utrecht UAS.

Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Great teachers and students are nice. I have lived here (in the Netherlands (utrecht) my entire life so i cannot share information from an international perspective. There is a lot to do here.

Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

The courses are very broad, which allows one to increase their fields of competence accordingly. In addition, the lecturers are all from a very professional background, which makes them competent and helpful.

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