The Faculty of Geosciences has three teaching institutes, which are responsible for both the Bachelor’s (Undergraduate School) and Master’s programmes (Graduate School). 

  • Earth Sciences (ES)
  • Innovation, Environmental and Energy Sciences (IEES)
  • Human Geography and Spatial Planning (HGSP)

Course levels

You can choose courses from four different levels. Higher-level courses may have specific knowledge or skill entry requirements. The course levels are:

  • Level 1: Introductory (first-year) Bachelor’s course (GEO1)
  • Level 2: Intermediate (second-year) Bachelor’s course (GEO2)
  • Level 3: Advanced (third-year) Bachelor’s course (GEO3)
  • Level 4: Master’s course (GEO4)

Bachelor's courses (Undergraduate School)

Several of the courses in the Undergraduate School of Geosciences are given in English, and are open to Dutch and exchange students. You will find the preliminary course offer for 2018-2019 below. 

2018-2019

2018-2019

2018-2019

You must have one of the following certificates to prove you have a sufficient working knowledge of English:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Academic Format (Utrecht University’s preferred format), minimum scores: 6.0 in the Overall Band, 5.5 in the Academic Writing Test.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), internet-based, minimum score: 83 (institutional scores are not accepted; the TOEFL institution code for Utrecht University is 9062).
  • Cambridge Certificates, Advanced English or Proficiency in English, minimum score: C.

Master's courses (Graduate School)

The Graduate School of Geosciences offers several full Master's programmes in English. As an exchange student you can choose from a list of selected courses from these programmes. Compose your own programme with courses that are in tune with your Bachelor’s degree. Unfortunately it is impossible to apply if you don’t have a relevant Bachelor’s.You will find the preliminary course offer for 2018-2019 below.

2018-2019

2018-2019

2018-2019

You must have one of the following certificates to prove you have a sufficient working knowledge of English:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Academic Format (Utrecht University’s preferred format), minimum scores: 6.5 the Overall Band, 6.0 in the Academic Writing Test.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), internet-based, minimum score: 93 (institutional scores are not accepted; the TOEFL institution code for Utrecht University is 9062).
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, minimum score: B.
  • Cambridge Certificate in Proficiency in English, minimum score: C.
  • Chinese students have to take the IELTS or TOEFL test.