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Located in the heart of the Netherlands, Utrecht University
recently celebrated its 365th anniversary, and has developed into one of
Europe's largest and most prominent institutes of research and
education. Utrecht University offers a challenging study and work
environment with innovative and dynamic courses that are at the
forefront of both national and international law.
The Faculty of Law is one of the three largest faculties within the
University of Utrecht and is also one of the oldest. It is housed in
ten historical buildings in the heart of the city, and due to its wide
range of disciplines, renowned research facilities and outstanding Law
Library, also occupies a prominent place in society overall.
Housing and Cost of Living
The Utrecht Semester Exchange Program is offered in both the Fall and Spring semesters.
Fall Semester: September to January
Spring Semester: February to July
Students will receive up to 12 credits towards their law degree. International students are fully integrated into the academic life of the institution and choose from regularly scheduled courses and seminars. The following is a selection of classes taught in English. For a complete list, including course descriptions, consult the Faculty of Law web site.
- Comparative Constitutional Law
- Economics of European Integration
- European Criminal Law
- Law and Economics of International Trade
- Legal Argumentation in Civil Law and Common Law
- Philosophy of Human Rights
- Public International Law Seminar
- Space Law
- Human Rights and Foreign Policy
- International and European Labor Law
- International Law of Human Rights
- International Organized Crime
The James Boswell Institute, affiliated with Utrecht University,
offers Dutch language courses designed for foreign students
participating in the exchange programs of Utrecht University. The
introductory course covers 34 hours and emphasizes speaking skills in
everyday situations and cultural etiquette, among other things.
Upon request, the Utrecht University Housing Office provides participants with furnished accommodation for the duration of their studies. As it is virtually impossible to find accommodations yourself, we strongly advise students to make use of this service and fill out the necessary housing form. Due to the shortage of rooms in Utrecht, the available accommodations vary in quality and price. Housing facilities are often in the very heart of the old city and rooms are fully furnished, with kitchen, bathroom, and other facilities shared with other students. Food and other living expenses are about $200 to $295 US dollars a month. Textbooks and study materials are not more than $60. For more information, visit Utrecht's web page on accommodations for exchange students.
For general questions and concerns please visit the Semester Exchange FAQ page.
All other questions and concerns should be directed to:
International Programs Analyst
Semester Exchange Program
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 355
Washington, DC, 20016 USA
Telephone: (202) 274-4177
Fax: (202) 274-4005
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