Journalism for Dutch Speakers

Are you a Journalism or Media Studies student and are you fluent in Dutch? Are you studying at one of our partner universities? And are you looking to broaden your insights in all areas of journalism? Then do your Minor at one of the oldest Schools of Journalism in Europe!

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Each year, we open the regular curriculum of our third and fourth-year BA in Journalism programme to a select number of Exchange students. You participate in our regular courses with a group of like-minded, driven individuals; learning with and from each other.

Please note

This programme is only offered in Dutch.

Useful to know

Start date September, February
Number of ECTS 30 Dutch Education System
Programme level Minor
Language of instruction Dutch
Year of study Year 3 or 4
Location Utrecht Science Park

Course content

What do you need to enter this programme? And what can you expect when you apply? In this section you'll find all you need to know!

The Utrecht School for Journalism is one of the oldest in Europe and offers specialisations in all media and across a variety of themes. Each semester, we open our courses to exchange students from our partner universities.

Our second-year programme has two distinct semesters: SLOW and GO. Semester SLOW deals with 'slow journalism' with courses on long reads and freelancing. Semester GO covers 'fast journalism', with courses such as fact checking and news production. Both semesters also deal with a number of national and international topics throughout. Both types start in September and January, so you are free to choose either.

The three thematic specialisation semesters in years three and four integrate content and production, so you will work on both your skills and knowledge. Currently, HU School for Journalism is renewing its curriculum. This means that in this academic year, Exchange students with at least two years' journalistic education can join the 'old-style' programme, subject to availability.

Please note: Per course unit (SLOW or GO, themed semester or specialisation) we can only place two Exchange students. You will receive a place after consultation; in case of a surplus of candidates, we make a selection based on merits.   

Would you like to know more about this programme or do you have a specific question? Please contact the programme coordinator, Carien Touwen.

Second-year programme

Slow
Go
Generation YOU
Generation YOU Live
Exploring the Market
Entering the Market
Researching News
Explaining and Fact Checking
Technology Entrepreneurship
In-depth 1
In-depth 2

Year 3/4 - new curriculum

  • Politics and the Public (democracy, rule of law, civil rights, participation, policy)
  • Arts and Culture (film, music, literature, visual arts)
  • Lifestyle and Health (fashion, identity, healthcare, sports)

Year 3/4 - old curriculum

Title
ECTS
RTV Newsroom
15
Radio
15
Magazine 15
J-Lab
15
Specialisation 'Culture'
15
Specialisation 'Interior'
15
Specialisation 'Abroad'
15

 

This Exchange programme is aimed at Journalism and Media Studies students that are fluent in Dutch and have completed:

  • At least one year's education at BA level (for the second-year courses)
  • At least two years' education at BA level (for the third and fourth-year courses)

Dutch CEFR level C1.

You can request course information and brochures from Barbara Geers.

Practical information

When you move to a different country to study, there are lots of things to arrange. For instance, where will you live? Visit the practical information page.

Find out how to apply

Ready for an international adventure?

Why choose HU?

  • Deepen your journalistic insights

    You join HU School for Journalism's regular curriculum, allowing you to learn with and from a group of dedicated fellow students and professionals. We can only offer a small number of places for Exchange students each semester, so apply today!

  • Inspiring international setting

    HU supports your ambitions. Our lecturers will tutor and assist you in making the most of this international programme. During your time in Utrecht, you will meet students from all over the world and make connections to last a lifetime.

  • Utrecht Science Park Campus

    Studying at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht means you get to enjoy all the benefits of our modern campus, Utrecht Science Park (USP). A miniature city with the universities' buildings, student housing, restaurants, cafés, a sports centre, and much more, it enjoys excellent transport links to Utrecht and beyond.

  • Vibrant university city Utrecht

    Beautiful Utrecht has lots of young people and excellent facilities for student life. It has a mediaeval city centre which is small enough to explore by foot or bicycle. Enjoy a drink next to the quaint canals or dine in one of the converted wharf cellars.

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