Utrecht University best Dutch broad classical university

On 24 November,áthe ’Keuzegids’ (Selection Guide) Universities 2023 was published. In theáKeuzegids, 20 UU Bachelor’s degrees are rated best compared to similar programmes at other Dutch universities. In addition, 17 UU Bachelor’s programmes receive a quality seal ’Top programme’. At the institutional level, Utrecht ends in first place in the ranking of six Dutch broad classical universities, just like last year.

Best rated Bachelor’s degrees

  • Bestuursen Organisatiewetenschap
  • Culturele Antropologie en Ontwikkelingssociologie
  • Diergeneeskunde
  • Duitse Taal en Cultuur
  • Farmacie
  • Interdisciplinaire Sociale Wetenschap
  • Islam en Arabisch
  • Keltische talen en cultuur
  • Kunstgeschiedenis
  • Literatuurwetenschap
  • Molecular and Biophysical Life Sciences
  • Muziekwetenschap
  • Natuuren Sterrenkunde
  • Nederlandse Taal en Cultuur
  • Onderwijswetenschappen
  • Philosophy, Politics and Economics
  • Psychologie
  • Scheikunde
  • Spaanse Taal en Cultuur
  • Taalen Cultuurstudies

NB: The Bachelor’s degrees Keltische talen en cultuur (Celtic Languages and Culture),áMolecular and Biophysical Life Sciences and Diergeneeskunde (Veterinary Medicine) are offered exclusively by Utrecht University.

Quality seal ’Top programme’

  • Bestuursen Organisatiewetenschap
  • Diergeneeskunde
  • Duitse Taal en Cultuur
  • Geneeskunde
  • Islam en Arabisch
  • Keltische talen en cultuur
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences (UCR)
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences (UCU)
  • Literatuurwetenschap
  • Molecular and Biophysical Life Sciences
  • Muziekwetenschap
  • Onderwijswetenschappen
  • Philosophy, Politics and Economics
  • Religiewetenschappen
  • Scheikunde
  • Spaanse Taal en Cultuur
  • Taalen Cultuurstudies

There are a number of programmes that just missed out by getting 74 points instead of 75. They were also close to the ’Top Programme’ designation. They are:

  • Aardwetenschappen
  • Biologie
  • Engelse Taal en Cultuur
  • Natuuren Sterrenkunde
  • Nederlandse Taal en Cultuur

Judgements

The scores per Bachelor’s programme in theáKeuzegidsáare divided into ’Facts’ (intake, language, etc), ’Performance’ (study success) and ’Judgements’. The latter category uses the most recent figures from the National Student Survey (NSS), dating from 2022. The NSS isáa large-scale national survey of student satisfaction with their education. TheáKeuzegidsáalso includes tables on intake and labour market prospects per programme.

View the guide

TheáKeuzegidsáis published annually by theá Centrum Hoger Onderwijs Informatie á(Centre for Higher Education Information) and is intended for students and deans who want to orientate themselves on possible further studies. University staff can view theá Keuzegids áfrom a workstation at Utrecht University. More information about theáKeuzegidsácan be read atá www.keuzegids.org.