About Utrecht University
Established in 1636, Utrecht University has a long history and is rich in tradition. The history of Utrecht University is reflected in the buildings, gardens and street names across the city. UU is an international research university of the highest quality and the alma mater of many leading names, academics and scientists who have made an important contribution to the quality of society.
About Utrecht Summer School
Utrecht Summer School started in 1987, has now become Europe's largest academic summer school. The programme now offers a broad selection of over 200 academic courses in virtually all disciplines.
HKUST students joining this program must select from the courses/tracks that are available to HKUST students. For HKUST nominated exchange students, the courses taken must form a study program of minimum 6 weeks' duration (this requirement is not applicable to HKUST nominated partnership students).
Course list for HKUST nominated exchange students: https://www.utrechtsummerschool.nl/courses/exchange_courses
Course list for HKUST nominated partnership students: https://www.utrechtsummerschool.nl/courses/partner_discount_courses
Courses are offered between July - August 2018.
- You can arrive during the weekend before the start of the course. Your accommodation will be available from Saturday or Sunday before the start of the course until the last Friday of the course.
- You should only depart after completion of the program.
Students may join this program in two ways:
- Exchange – Under the student exchange agreement, students joining this program as exchange students will have tuition and application fees waived. HKUST students will bear the costs for accommodation, meals, travel, visa, insurance, personal expenses and other administrative fees.
- Partnership – Exchange quota is limited and there are cases that the University is unable to assign an exchange placement to an applicant. As such, students may also consider joining the program as fee-paying students. HKUST students applying through and nominated by HKUST can enjoy the partnership benefits below. If you will consider this option, you should choose both the "Exchange" and "Partnership" options as your program choices.
(including course materials)
|Waived||10% off tuition|
|Accommodation||6 weeks: €950
7 weeks: €1,100
8 weeks: €1,250
If the field trip is included in the course program.
You are eligible to apply for summer exchange if you:
- will have completed Year 1 by the start of program; and
- have a cumulative CGA of 2.0 or above (Students with CGA below 2.0 may also apply. Offers may be given with special consideration).
For details of the selection criteria, please CLICK HERE.
HKUST students must apply through the Global Student Programs Office. Individual direct application to Utrecht University will not be accepted.
To apply, click the “Apply Now” button on this page. The whole application process has two steps.
Step 1: Complete HKUST application form and submit supplementary documents (CLICK HERE for details)
Step 2: The Host Institution Application (TO BE COMPLETED AFTER YOU ARE NOMINATED BY HKUST)
If you are nominated, you will be notified to submit a formal host institution application. Detailed information and application instructions will be provided in due course.
The HKUST Study Abroad Financial Assistance aims to help HKUST students with financing their study abroad programs. More details can be found at HKUST Study Abroad website.
You are advised to discuss your study plan with your major department or any pre-major advisors in your School. For details of the credit transfer procedures, please CLICK HERE.
The Netherlands is a member of the Schengen agreement. Depending on your nationality and the length of your stay you may need a visa to enter the Netherlands. Please see the website of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs for more information.
You can apply for a Schengen visa at the Dutch mission (embassy or consulate) in the country where you reside or are entitled to reside. In some countries, you may apply for a visa to an outside agency. You can find the addresses and websites of the Dutch Embassies and Consulates.
Utrecht Summer School does not provide any insurance for students. Please make sure that you have your own travel insurance when you arrive the Netherlands. You should take out a travel insurance which covers medical costs, liability, accidents and expatriation to your home country in case of emergencies. If you need a doctor while being in the Netherlands you first have to pay the bill, that you can send to your insurance company afterwards to be reimbursed.
HKUST students who take part in the University's exchange programs will be covered by the University's Travel Insurance Plan. Please CLICK HERE for details.
You will be housed in one of the student residences or in some cases in hotels. All accommodation are situated within easily accessible distances from the various educational institutions (in general not more than 30 minutes by public transport).
For details, please CLICK HERE.
Disclaimer: The host institutions may release updated information from time to time. Information on this page will be updated on a rolling basis. While the Global Student Programs Office tries the best effort to post the most updated information on this page, you are advised to refer to the host institutions' official websites for the most updated information.
Last update: 16 January 2018