Profile of the university

HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht is located in the heart of the Netherlands, within the vibrant ambiance of Utrecht Science Park. The beautiful, medieval city of Utrecht has a population of approximately 347.000 inhabitants and a long and colourful history, which is reflected in its old city centre. Around 70.000 young people from 125 countries study in Utrecht and enjoy its rich cultural life.

HU is one of the largest university of applied sciences in the Netherlands with over 35.000 students. Nevertheless, students still experience the educational environment as small scale. The university mainly offers bachelor’s degree programmes, but also several master’s degree programmes and exchange programmes.

HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht currently has partnerships with 237 universities around the world. Around 200 of these partnerships are through an Erasmus+ Inter Institutional Agreement. Over the past few years, many of our students and staff have taken the opportunity to spend time at one of our partner institutions (both Erasmus+ and non-Erasmus+), and we have welcomed many in return.

The Institute of Applied Safety and Security Studies offers bachelor degree programmes fulltime and part-time on safety and security, but also minor programmes about subjects as Event Crowd Management, Information and Cyber Security and Criminal Justice Work.

Description of the study program(s)


The Institute for Applied Safety and Security Studies, the Institute for Social Work, the research groups and the Research Centre for Social Innovation offer the exchange programme Criminal Justice Work, which takes place in Utrecht every course year between February and July.

The programme is developed for students who are interested in legal, governmental and social views on law enforcement, crime control and crime prevention in different countries. The minor Criminal Justice Work gives students the opportunity to specialize in this certain area of social sciences, law and safety and security.

Every year students from all over the world participate in this programme.

See for more information the attached leaflet.