Founded in 1636 and located in the heart of the Netherlands, Utrecht University is one of Europe's leading research universities, recognised internationally for its high-quality, innovative approach to both research and teaching. Broad range of high-quality programmes Utrecht University offers a broad range of high-quality Dutch- and English-taught programmes and courses. The English curriculum consists of Bachelor's and Master’s degree programmes, certificate courses, and Summer School courses. In addition, some of the world’s most talented students come to Utrecht University to do their PhD research. Top of the Class Research always plays a fundamental role in the university’s degree programmes. Course content is closely linked to top-class research. Students are taught in small groups by top researchers and lecturers, mostly experts in their field. Utrecht University is at the forefront of developments in interdisciplinary knowledge. Our research continues to have impact in fields ranging from biochemistry and biophysics to human rights and culture. Room for Talent to Flourish Our demanding programmes provide ambitious, dedicated international students the opportunity to learn and grow in a world-class academic environment. We encourage students to develop the best within themselves. This includes opportunities to undertake the extra challenges of honours study.