Mindful Communication

For the students of the partner universities of the program “Creative Business”: we are offering you our brand new programme “Mindful Communication”.

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We live in the world wherein we (mis) communicate all the time. Our programme “Mindful Communication”  will train you to communicate more effectively and self-consciously, and to develop more compassion in communication. You will learn several mindfulness topics relevant to your (future) professional practice, like coping with stress, time management, information overload, leadership and business spirituality.

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Start moment September, February
Number of ECTS 30 Dutch Education System
Programme level Minor
Programme code JM-MFCOMMEN-21
Language of instruction English
Year of study Year 3 or 4
Practical Matters Housing and Immigration
Location Heidelberglaan 15 Utrecht

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!

We communicate, from pitch and meeting to a session with a patient or client. If you would like to communicate more effectively and self-consciously, this minor you will teach you how to do it, as well as how to be more compassionate in communication. You will learn about various mindfulness topics relevant to your (future) professional practice, like: coping with stress, time management, information overload, leadership and business spirituality. 

Would you like to know more about this programme or do you have a specific question? Please contact the programme coordinator& Ms. Marjolein Koopmans. Also in case of possible contra indications.

The Mindful Communication programme of 30 ECTS consists of 6 courses. You can choose this package as a whole or choose several individual courses (see the options below). Make your choice after looking into the descriptions under Course guide.  

Period Fall

Period Spring

Course code

Course Unit Title


A C MCFM Fundamentals of Mindfulness 5




Mindful Communication 1




Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction 1





Professional Practice




Mindful Communication 2




Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction 2


Alternative options: combination of courses

Option Period Fall Period Spring Combined courses ECTS
I A C Mindful Communication 1 + Mindfulness Based stress Reduction 1
II A & B C & D Mindful Communication 1 + Mindfulness Based stress Reduction 1
Mindful Communication 2 + Mindfulness Based stress Reduction 2

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

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

English CEFR level B1

Please note: If your English language skills are below the required level, you may not be able to follow the course, as you need to actively participate in it. In such a case, a course coordinator will make a decision about your (further) participation in this course.

Our students and lecturers come from all over the world. We are known for our friendly, easy- going atmosphere and excellent student-lecturers relations.

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?

  • Join our unique minor, Mindful Communication

    This minor is, on an international level, a unique educational offer among the BA programmes. It teaches the elements essential to successful communication. The obtained skills, techniques and knowledge will benefit both your professional and personal life.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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