Masters Courses Offered by Utrecht University | Top Universities
  • QS World University Rankings
    110
  • StatusPublic
  • Research OutputVery High
  • Student/Faculty Ratio10
  • ScholarshipsYes
  • International Students4,454
  • SizeXL
  • Total Faculty3,254

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Postgraduate education Utrecht University has a student body of 30,000+ students from 118 countries. Students can choose from 90+ English-taught Master’s degree programmes - the widest range of English-taught graduate programmes in the Netherlands. A Master’s programme at Utrecht University is a 1- or 2-year programme leading to a Science degree (MSc), Arts degree (MA) or Laws degree (LLM). On top of a Master's programme you can take part in the Young Innovators Programme: a selective 15 ECTS honours course at graduate level.

Professional field The connection with the professional field is consistently embedded in the curricula of Utrecht University's Master’s programmes. Our Career Services centre will support your transition into the Dutch or international postgraduate job market. 

How to apply? Our application process is done online. Requirements and deadlines differ per programme. For more information on the application process, visit the university's website.

Visit our on-campus events Twice a year Utrecht University opens its doors for prospective Master's students.

During these on-campus events you can learn more about the different programmes offered by Utrecht University and get a feeling of the campuses and the city. You will also have the opportunity to talk to and ask questions to teachers, students, alumni and student advisers. Register for the next on-campus event now!

 Join a webinar Utrecht University organizes webinar several times a year. By joining a webinar you can get more information about the university, it's Master's programmes and learn from experiences from academic staff and current students. Sign up for a webinar now!

Contact us If you have any questions about our Master’s programmes, please do get in touch with us.

Student Services

  • Tel:  +31 30 253 7000 (Monday to Friday, 10-12 am and 1-3 pm)
  • Email: [email protected] 
  • Visitors’ address: UU for U, Student Services, Heidelberglaan 6, Utrecht Science Park, Utrecht (Monday to Friday, 10 am – 4 pm)
  • Google-integrated email, chat and calendar with (7GB free online storage)
  • Blackboard online learning environment 
  • Schedules, room numbers, holidays etc. available through Osiris Online information system
  • Free or heavily discounted software via Surfspot, including SPSS, MS Office, McAfee, ErgoDirect, WorkPace, EndNote etc.
  • Student counselling
  • Career support, workshops, CV check
  • 95% of population speaks English as second language.
  • Great location in Western Europe with direct links to London, Paris, Berlin.
  • Historic charm of Utrecht's 17th century city centre.
  • Vibrant student community in one of Europe's leading student cities.
  • (International) student associations including AIESEC, ESN, AEGEE

About

Postgraduate education Utrecht University has a student body of 30,000+ students from 118 countries. Students can choose from 90+ English-taught Master’s degree programmes - the widest range of English-taught graduate programmes in the Netherlands. A Master’s programme at Utrecht University is a 1- or 2-year programme leading to a Science degree (MSc), Arts degree (MA) or Laws degree (LLM). On top of a Master's programme you can take part in the Young Innovators Programme: a selective 15 ECTS honours course at graduate level.

Professional field The connection with the professional field is consistently embedded in the curricula of Utrecht University's Master’s programmes. Our Career Services centre will support your transition into the Dutch or international postgraduate job market. 

How to apply? Our application process is done online. Requirements and deadlines differ per programme. For more information on the application process, visit the university's website.

Visit our on-campus events Twice a year Utrecht University opens its doors for prospective Master's students.

During these on-campus events you can learn more about the different programmes offered by Utrecht University and get a feeling of the campuses and the city. You will also have the opportunity to talk to and ask questions to teachers, students, alumni and student advisers. Register for the next on-campus event now!

 Join a webinar Utrecht University organizes webinar several times a year. By joining a webinar you can get more information about the university, it's Master's programmes and learn from experiences from academic staff and current students. Sign up for a webinar now!

Contact us If you have any questions about our Master’s programmes, please do get in touch with us.

Student Services

  • Tel:  +31 30 253 7000 (Monday to Friday, 10-12 am and 1-3 pm)
  • Email: [email protected] 
  • Visitors’ address: UU for U, Student Services, Heidelberglaan 6, Utrecht Science Park, Utrecht (Monday to Friday, 10 am – 4 pm)
  • Google-integrated email, chat and calendar with (7GB free online storage)
  • Blackboard online learning environment 
  • Schedules, room numbers, holidays etc. available through Osiris Online information system
  • Free or heavily discounted software via Surfspot, including SPSS, MS Office, McAfee, ErgoDirect, WorkPace, EndNote etc.
  • Student counselling
  • Career support, workshops, CV check
  • 95% of population speaks English as second language.
  • Great location in Western Europe with direct links to London, Paris, Berlin.
  • Historic charm of Utrecht's 17th century city centre.
  • Vibrant student community in one of Europe's leading student cities.
  • (International) student associations including AIESEC, ESN, AEGEE

Available programs

University highlights

Utrecht University is one of the top Public universities in Utrecht, Netherlands. It is ranked #110 in QS Global World Rankings 2022.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #85
  • 2014
    #81
  • 2015
    #80
  • 2016
    #94
  • 2017
    #=104
  • 2018
    #=109
  • 2019
    #124
  • 2020
    #120
  • 2021
    #121
  • 2022
    #110

Ranking criteria

57.5
Overall
66.1
Academic Reputation
82.2
Citations per Faculty
34.4
Employer Reputation
37.4
Faculty Student Ratio
45.5
International Faculty Ratio
24.4
International Students Ratio

Student & Staff

Total students
33,748

38%
62%

International students
4,454

59%
41%

Total faculty staff
3,254

744
2510

Total students
33,748

38%
62%

International students
4,454

59%
41%

Total faculty staff
3,254

2510
744

Scholarships

Yes
The Scholarships above offer some form of financial aid to prospective students. Please always check the specific requirements and restrictions on scholarship availability.
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