Located in the heart of the Netherlands, Utrecht University is 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.
All courses are taught in English.
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 Information for Exchange Students School of Law web site.
- Public Law and Economics: Core Issues and Case Study
- General Course in Public International Law
- International Corporate Law
- International Environmental Law
- International and European Family Law
- Comparative European Innovation Law
- Constitutional Law of the European Union
- Economic Perspectives in Regulation
- Regulation and Supervision of Markets
- European Labour Law
The Babel Language Institute, affiliated with Utrecht University, offers Dutch language courses designed for foreign students participating in the exchange programs of Utrecht University. The introductory course has nine two-hour lessons and emphasizes listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills.
Housing and Cost of Living
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 per 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:
American University Washington College of Law
4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Suite Y360
Washington, DC, 20016 USA
Telephone: (202) 274-4228