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Utrecht University Ranking

The Utrecht University ranking in the GPA system is Top 50 / Tier 2.

Utrecht University is the Netherlands’ largest and most prestigious university. It is important to recognize that the Netherlands is a small but highly globalized country with a global reputation for excellence. As result, Utrecht University has a surprisingly high level of name recognition. About 500 PhD degrees are awarded every year, and about 7,000 scientific articles are published by the University. It also has a world-class and standard-setting web presence which enhances its GPA score.

Utrecht University ranking

Other Agencies providing Utrecht University Ranking information:

  • QS World University Ranking (2015–16) 94
  • THE World University Ranking (2015–16) 62
  • GPA World’s Top 50 Ranking (2016) Included in Top 50 as Tier 2

Additional information: Institutional History

  • Utrecht University was founded on March 26, 1636. The influential professor of theology Gisbertus Voetius delivered the inaugural speech, and Bernardus Schotanus (professor of law and mathematics) became the university’s first rector magnificus. Initially, only a few dozen students attended classes at the university. Seven professors worked in four faculties: philosophy, which offered all students an introductory education, and three higher-level faculties (theology, medicine and law).

Additional information: Tuition Fees

In the Netherlands there are two types of tuition fees, statutory tuition fees and institutional tuition fees. Depending on your situation one of the two types applies to you:

  2015-2016 2016-2017
Full time EU/EEA, Surinam or Swiss students
(statutory tuition fee)
€ 1.951 € 1.984
Part time EU/EEA, Surinam or Swiss students
(statutory tuition fee)
€ 1.736 € 1.765
Non-EU/EEA students
(institutional tuition fee)*
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* Please note, as a non-EU/EEA student you are eligible for the statutory fee if you:

  • receive a UAF grant (for refugee students in the Netherlands), or if you
  • meet the nationality requirement for a government study grant from DUO.

Utrecht University web site: http://www.uu.nl/en

THE (Times of Higher Education) ranking: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings