HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht

HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht

Every day, HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht welcomes thousands of people. They come here to study, to work, to do research and to get together. At HU education, research and profession meet. With a tangible impact on the future: your future.

Top reasons to study here

  • At HU education, research and profession meet. Together they have an impact on the city and the future.
  • You will study at a university with excellent facilities.
  • Great career opportunities and new friends await!

Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (2)
Journalism & Media (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 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards


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

Passion in studies and a good University
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

The lectures are all closely created and organized considering as much as possible the student’s perspective. The lecturers are helpful and fast in replying to questions mostly. With Covid 19 many facilities have been taken away to maintain the minimum amount of presence in the University. The programes are interesting and the amount of knowledge gained in solely one year...

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

strong education with a diverse staff and student population

University of Applied Science Utrecht
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

The level of education is good but contact with teachers and responsible people might be difficult.

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