- 3,900 Students
- Public Institution Type
As a HKU student, during your course you will be working on commissions for customers in the working field. These may be commercial companies or non-profit organisations and cultural initiatives.
That way, you learn hands on where your strengths lie and what you can offer the world as a designer, lecturer, producer or performer. HKU produces creative professionals and entrepreneurs with initiative who know where their chances lie, both nationally and internationally.
We work with renowned art and cultural educational institutions in Europe, Africa, Japan and the US, so you have a wide choice of opportunities for exploring international developments in your discipline.
At HKU University of the Arts Utrecht we consider creativity to be an essential component of research and innovation processes and methodologies. There are many challenges facing us as citizens of our communities, our neighbourhoods, our cities, our countries and the need for a far deeper and broader citizen focus is becoming clear.
Our approach is that of a pragmatic school with a focus on collaborative research. Central to understanding this approach is recognising that different types of problems require different methods of system analysis and a considered understanding of context in the widest sense.
HKU University of the Arts Utrecht has a Service Desk Student Affairs. If you have a specific question concerning one of our courses, the student advisors manning the desk can help you find the answer.
The campus system does not exist in the Netherlands. Students must find their own accommodation.
These are the most common types of student housing:
HKU has four library and information services, each with its own specific collection. Students can use all facilities upon presentation of a valid student ID card.
The HKU libraries include a large number of special collections and catalogs. Besides books, magazines, articles and final papers (theses), you can find all kinds of music and theater scripts.
HKU has an extended wireless network which is accessibla at all locations of HKU. Furthermore the network can be accessed by means of Eduroam.
Where can you get medical care when you need it. If you can't find the information you need, you can contact the Student Service Centre.
The city of Utrecht is located within 30 minutes from Amsterdam and a few hours from major cities in Europe, like Paris, Berlin and London.
Art, history and student life
Utrecht has a rich history and is home to a great many monuments – ranging from Roman times through the Middle Ages to 20th-century architecture. The canals that are lined with wharf cellars and inviting terraces, old churches and naturally the impressive tower of the Dom cathedral add to the city’s ambience. Students make up a large part of the population of Utrecht, which offers all the facilities that could be expected of a true student city.