The student-friendly cities of Utrecht and Maastricht offer a chance to study in English in the heart of Europe. Discover a cultural treasure trove of events, museums, and cozy cafés. In the south, Euro-eclectic Maastricht is an international hub for trade, education, and travel with its French, German, and Flemish influences. Located just a short train ride from Amsterdam, Utrecht attracts a large student population and many visitors with its picturesque streets, tree-lined canals, and medieval charm. With an innovative academic environment, Dutch universities will satisfy a students' breadth of interests or focus on business, environment, or medical sciences.
types of UCEAP scholarships
European Health and Medical Ethics
Biological and Life Sciences
Learn the European perspective on health care and medical ethics while studying in the Netherlands.
Choose courses from a specially curated list for pre-med majors.
If you enjoy smaller classes and an interactive, problem-based learning style, this is the program for you.
Questions about study abroad?
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Living in Europe means effortless travel to numerous countries. A weekend in Paris? Just a train ride away. A week in an all-inclusive Turkish resort? A few hours by plane. Not to mention the beauty of the Netherlands itself–old architecture, delicious stroopwafel, King's Day parades, and the greenest nature you've ever seen. Even though I encountered my fair share of obstacles (I was not sufficiently prepared for Dutch weather and I got on the wrong bus more times than I'd like to admit), my time studying abroad was remarkable.
I deliberately chose the shortest program I could find and ended up feeling like it wasn’t long enough! Our classes followed problem-based learning which meant doing the reading prior so we could participate in the discussions. Initially, the idea of speaking in class was jarring to me, but I learned that the class may benefit from what I share just as I would from what my classmates share.