When you think of the Netherlands, images of bikes, loads of tulips and ancient canals probably pop up immediately. Utrecht offers that, and much more: Being the largest student city in the Netherlands with almost 45,000 students it is filled with cafés and restaurants at low budget prices. It is a hub for international students too and it won’t take you long to find your favorite bar in the city.
Utrecht is located in the center of the Netherlands, only a stone’s throw from Amsterdam. This also means that a weekend trip to Paris or Brussels is easy and cheap to do. Visit utrecht.com to discover more about the city. The university is located at Science Park “De Uithof”, just a 20 minutes bike ride from the city center. University departments and research institutes are located on-campus, and there are shops, restaurants, library, sports facilities and a botanic garden, almost a little city within itself. Nearby is the park Amelisweerd, a very green area to enjoy nature and go for a run. Every place is easy to get to by bike, which is a must-have in Utrecht.
Finding accommodation can be a hassle. The university has an agreement with SSH Short Stay, a local housing corporation that offers temporary furnished housing. Rental fees are between €375 and €655 per month. Through SSH Short Stay there are a number of reserved rooms for international students, which means the sooner you apply, the better chance you stand. The HU International Office will inform you on how to register for this accommodation as soon as you have been accepted into the program.
Don’t hesitate and start right away. Accommodation close to campus (Johanna, Pythagoras) are most favorable and good quality.
For more info contact: International.firstname.lastname@example.org