• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Theatre performances use film and new media. Television seeks to interact with its viewers through social media. Films consist of computer-generated imagery. These trends signal the need to study the interconnections between the different media. This approach is precisely the focus of the Media and Culture programme offered by Utrecht University. 
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Traditional Borders Between Different Media Are Changing Or Disappearing

The Media and Culture  programme offered by Utrecht University  studies different types of media in a broad context and in relation to one another. You learn about the history, theory and larger social context in which different media function. We put great emphasis on developing academic skills in order to analyse a film, television programme, game, dance or theater performance. 

Eye For The Professional Field

Media and Culture provides opportunities for you to meet a diverse range of professionals in the field, such as programmers, curators, producers and policymakers (for example, people responsible for city marketing). The interaction between students and professionals is further underscored by the possibility of doing an internship in the third year of the Bachelor’s programme. An internship can be a good preparation for, or even the actual start of, a professional career. 

Career Prospects

Cultural Sector

After a Bachelor's most students go on to take a follow-on Master’s programme. A Master’s allows you to work in a various fields of employment. It all depends on the direction you followed in your specialisation.

Media and Culture Studies graduates include cultural policy advisors, teachers, dramaturges, editors, managers of theatre companies, film festival organisers and critics.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • History Of The Media Landscape
  • Storytelling In Media And Performance
  • Research Methods For Media And Culture Studies
  • Intermediality
  • Introduction To New Media And Digital Culture
  • Introduction To Film Studies

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • In the Netherlands, only the Dutch VWO diploma gives direct access to a university education.
  • If you hold a foreign secondary school diploma, the Admissions Office will need to determine whether you can be admitted to the University. In this case, they will verify if your diploma is considered equivalent to a Dutch vwo diploma.
  • English proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10288 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10288 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • Dutch and other EU/EEA students (statutory fee 2020-2021, full-time): € 2,143
  • Institutional fee 2020-2021: € 8,984 (EU/EEA), € 10,288 (non-EU/EEA)

Living costs for Utrecht

  • 900 - 1450 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Utrecht University, the Dutch Government and other organisations offer scholarships, fellowships and grants. Below is a list of the scholarships that are most often used by international students studying in Utrecht. Note that the scholarship options for programmes starting in February are limited.

  • Utrecht Excellence Scholarship
  • Student grant and loan system
  • Canadian student loans
  • US Federal Loans
  • Tuition fee loan

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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