There are over 200 kinds of programs available, over 30.000 students are living in Utrecht and almost 70.000 student are studying in Utrecht. Utrecht has several institutes and universities that offer dozens of HBO and WO programs. The Dutch education system offers two ways to study a bachelor’s degree: the more practical (applied) science (Hoger Beroeps Onderwijs, HBO) and the academic teaching with a more theoretical approach (Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs, WO). WO institutes are generally called university, while HBO institutes are generally called “Hogeschool”.
The Utrecht University (UU) is an internationally oriented university which offers a lot of possibilities. More and more bachelor and master programs are available in English, which has stimulated many foreign students to study in Utrecht. The education offered by Utrecht University is large and diverse. You can choose from almost 50 bachelor programs and approximately 180 master programs in almost all science areas. The UU has 7 faculties: Geoscience; Humanities; Law, Economics and Governance; Medicine; Science; Social and Behavioural Sciences; and Veterinary Medicine.
In Breukelen, a small town close to Utrecht, you can find the Nyenrode Business Universiteit. It is the oldest private university of the Netherlands and its education is focused upon business.