Do you wish to start your own company or startup? Or do you want to make your company grow? Wait no longer, and choose our exchange programme Entrepreneurship. You will learn about concepts, tools and theories to strengthen your entrepreneurial skills.

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During the semester you will experience what it is like to start your own company and how to further develop it. You will have to do the heavy lifting yourself - after all, it is your company. We are here to help and offer you coaching, tools, theories and time to implement your entrepreneurial dream and built your company.

Useful to know

Start moment February, September
Number of ECTS 30 Dutch Education System
Programme level Year 3-4
Programme code MC-ENTREPR-21
Language of instruction English
Year of study Year 3 or 4
Practical Matters Housing and Immigration
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!

In a rapidly and constant changing world it is useful and relevant to be flexible and to see the opportunities in these changes. Do you have the skills to start a business built on these opportunities? The world needs (sustainable) solutions for social and environmental challenges. Young entrepreneurs have been able to demonstrate a different mindset and innovative solutions for these challenges. Students have great ideas for starting their own companies. Therefore, we offer you a learning environment to experiment in and develop your entrepreneurial ideas.

Do you want to start your own company and do you want knowledge and guidance to realise this? Or have you already started and can you use some guidance in further developing your company? Your ideas come to live and we encourage you to actually develop your product and service. During the semester, you'll reach out to potential customers and draft a financial plan. You will face challenges and develop yourself as an entrepreneur and at the end you will have an up and running startup.

Would you like to know more or do you have a specific question? Please contact the programme coordinator, Sabine Trok-Wesselkamp.

The exchange programme takes place during one semester and contains the following courses:

Course unit title ECTS
Entrepreneurship 20
Expertise for entrepreneurs 5
Entrepreneurial competences 5

Please note that the exchange programme reflects a (logical) bundle of courses/subjects and should normally be followed as such. By choosing this package you will have to participate in ALL the courses included. It is not possible to combine (two or more) programmes in one single period.

In our Course Guide you can find all relevant information about the exchange programme in one practical document. Download it here for your convenience.

English CEFR level B2.

Please note: If your English language ability proves to be insufficient to participate actively in (parts of) the courses you have chosen, we cannot be bound to the Learning Agreement, neither can we guarantee to offer you the required amount of study load (EC’s). Teachers might request you to take a diagnostic test at the start of the course to check if your English language ability is sufficient to successfully participate in that specific course. In all cases it is up to the programme manager to decide if your English language ability is sufficient to be eligible for the programme/course.

This exchange programme has no additional entry requirements.

Practical information

When you move to a different country to study, there are lots of things to arrange. For instance, where will you live, how much are the costs? Visit our practical information page to help you prepare your stay. It is also important to start arranging a living space as soon as possible. Our housing pages will help you on your way. A student living in the Netherlands needs about € 800 - 1000 a month to cover living expenses, such as housing, food and transportation. This includes insurances – health insurance is mandatory.

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Ready for an international adventure?

Why choose hu?

  • Learn how to start up your own company

    Always wanted to start your own company and don't know where to begin? At the end of this programme your company will be up and running!

  • 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.

Interior Heidelberglaan 15, stairways and escalator

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