Why study at HU?

HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht can offer you many things to contribute to your international study experience and help you with your preparation for your future job.

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Modern campus

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. 

Practice-based education

Your teachers are in direct contact with the professional world. They use their practical experience in their classes.  You will work in exciting real-life projects together with other students for international companies.

Work experience part of study

Nothing compares with the learning experience of an internship in the real world itself! During the two internship periods that are part of your study programme, you’ll get a real taste of the business world outside school. You can make your internships a challenging and diverse learning experience. Internship Coordinators are ready to guide you. At least one internship needs to be done abroad. Internship 1 is in the second year and lasts 10 weeks; internship 2 is in the fourth year and lasts 20 weeks. Often the second internship is an important step towards finding your first job after graduation! 

International environment

You will be studying in mixed classes, with both Dutch and international students from all over the world. We have an international student population, with more than 100 different nationalities. HU also has an international teaching staff.  During your study you will have the opportunity to study abroad for a semester and go abroad for your work placement. 

Individual supervision and coaching

Due to small classes you will experience sufficient individual supervision. Coaches help you with your study or personal problems, work placement preparation or study planning. In the first year you will also have a personal buddy coach who helps you find your way  around HU and in the city. 

Stimulating talent

HU offers special programmes for motivated and talented students. In the HU Honours programme you will have the opportunity to extend your knowledge and study particular areas in greater depth. You can do this by completing the full Honours Programme, or by following an additional course or an additionally challenging internship.
 
If you study in one of the Business programmes, you can apply to take place in the Topclass. The Topclass programme is an addition to and intensification of the regular bachelor programme. You will work on your business skills with extra attention for consultancy, project management, internationalisation and research.

For students with a pre university high school diploma (A-level), IBMS offers a three year fast track programme. Whilst still offering two internships and the possibility to study abroad, this programme leads to a Bachelor degree within three years, instead of four years. An assessment is part of the admission procedure of this programme.

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