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HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht (Exchange)
Utrecht, Netherlands (Exchange Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Summer II
Budget Sheets Fall,
Summer II
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2017 10/01/2016** Rolling Admission 02/03/2017 06/23/2017
Fall 2017 02/15/2017** Rolling Admission 09/02/2016 01/27/2017
Summer II 2017 02/28/2017** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2018 10/15/2017** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
 Program Type:
 Language of Instruction:
 Housing Options:
Apartment, Dorm (double)
 Minimum GPA:
 Class Standing:
Undergraduate Junior, Undergraduate Senior
 Number of Credits:
 Program Specialist:
Ann Ganz
 Language experience required:
 Areas of Study:
Business, Marketing, Various, Economics, Public Relations
 Program Length:
Program Description:
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Program Overview

Sixty percent of Dutch national income is earned through export, import and transit activities. Long known as the traders of Europe, the Dutch have developed logistics to benchmark level in the international business arena. HU University of Applied Sciences (HU) is one of the largest universities of professional education in the Netherlands and focuses on education with a practical emphasis. There are several buildings in the center of Utrecht, on the campus 'De Uithof' where a large number of the 1050 foreign-based companies have their subsidiary (IBM, Fortis, Cap Gemini, Oracle, Mercedes-Benz, Campaq, Bayer). Business students attend courses in the Faculty of Economics and Management (FEM). All courses in the International Business and Management program are taught in English. WMU students may study business at HU during fall semester which runs from late August through mid-December or spring semester from February to late June. There is also a short-term program offered during summer II. WMU students with senior status in the Haworth College of Business who study at the FEM for a full year may choose to complete the Dual Degree Program. By passing all compulsory subjects of this program (total of 60 ECTS credits of 3rd and 4th year subjects) students may obtain the BBA Degree in Marketing Management; Finance and Accounting; or Business Logistics.

WMU students may also participate in the HU Summer School course, Europe in the World of Business. This program is offered during the months of July - August.

"Experience what it takes to do business in Europe successfully. Focus on European economy, zoom in on business life and Europe, and take your business competences to the ultimate test: a real-life management game on strategic marketing, finance or entrepreneurship. The first part of this course offers an introduction to European economy, on current issues, trends and hot topics. The second part of the programme offers a practical approach to dealing with several aspects of the diverse business setting in Europe. To truly experience this diversity, you will not just stay in the Netherlands, but will also spend a week in Italy. The third part offers the real-life management game."

WMU students interested in the exchange program may be able to contact students from Utrecht currently studying at WMU. Contact WMU Study Abroad for more information.

Students applying for the fall or spring semester programs may be eligible for the Global Engagement Scholarship.
Business majors participating in this program can also apply for a scholarship offered by Haworth College of Business.  More information is available in the Global Business Center/MBA Program office, 2320 Schneider Hall.

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With 16 million people living within 16,000 square miles, the Netherlands is the most densely populated country in Europe.  It ranks 9th in national income among the world's economies.  The third largest Dutch city, Utrecht counts 50,000 students among its 270,000 inhabitants.  It is a short 20-minute train ride to the center of Amsterdam, which is four hours from Paris, five hours from Berlin and one hour from Brussels.  The historical city center is built around 14th century canals and offers a relaxed cafe atmosphere.  From the city center, the campus is an easy walk just under the ring road.  The FEM has a new building that has won awards for its modern but human architecture.  It is a high-tech facility with gardens and pleasant gathering spaces for students to work and relax.

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Academic Eligibility
Minimum 2.75 GPA and at junior or senior status in HCoB achieved by the semester of participation.

Academic Program
HU is organized on the quarter system.  Generally speaking, a quarter consists of seven weeks of class, a review week, and two weeks for exams.  Many courses entail projects and student participation on multicultural teams.  The Faculty of Economics and Management (FEM) offers special study rooms designed for teamwork. WMU students must be Haworth College of Business majors that have attained junior status and they may take HU courses in years 2, 3, and 4 of their degree work. 

Academic Credit
WMU credit will be awarded for courses successfully completed on this program with prior approval of the student's academic advisor, academic advisors in departments outside of the student's major department (if the student plans to take classes outside of his/her major), and WMU Study Abroad. This approval is obtained by completing the Course Approval Form available from Study Abroad. Students are urged to work closely with their academic advisor(s) and Study Abroad staff to plan a course of study allowing for steady progress toward their degree.

Management Course Equivalents HU/WMU

Note: This is not an exhaustive list of courses available for credit at WMU.

HU Course

WMU Management Course Equivalent

 International Marketing for Exchange    
(3 ECTS)
Project Management for Exchange
(3 ECTS)

 MGMT 3010 Project Management (3 Credits)

 Human Resource Management (3 ECTS)
Management and Organization (3 ECTS)

MGMT 3520 Human Resource Management
 (3 credits)*

 International Management Behavior
(3 ECTS)
Management and Organization (3 ECTS)

 MGMT 4100 Multinational Management 
 ( 3 credits)*

 Global Sourcing (3 ECTS)
Global Supply Chain (3 ECTS)

 MKTG 4630 Manufacturing Logistics
(3 credits)

 Intopia for Exchange Students (6 ECTS)

 BUS 4750 Strategic Business Solutions
(3 credits)

Dutch Language (6 ECTS)

Lang 4770 (3 credits)
** Students can only get credit for MGMT 3520 or 4100

Marketing Course Equivalents Hogeschool Utrecht/WMU


 HU Course

 WMU Marketing Course Equivalent

Corporate Sales (3 ECTS)
Personal Selling Skills (3 ECTS)

 MKTG 3600 Personal Selling (3 credits)

 International Marketing Plan 1
(3 ECTS)
International Marketing Plan 2
(3 ECTS)

 MKTG 4750 International Marketing (3 credits)

 International Marketing Plan 1
(3 ECTS)
International Marketing Plan 2
(3 ECTS)

 MKTG 4750 International Marketing (3 credits)

 Product Management Plan and Innovation (3 ECTS)
International Branding (3 ECTS)

 MKTG 4780 Special Topics in Marketing (Brand Management) (3 credits)

 Logistics (3 ECTS)
HRM & Outsourcing (3 ECTS)

 MKTG 4840 Marketing Logistics (3 credits)

 Export Management (3 ECTS)
Marketing Simulation LINKS
(3 ECTS)

 MKTG 4860 Marketing Strategy (3 credits)
MKTG 4700 Business Marketing Strategy (3 credits)


Summer Program Business Course Equivalents Hogeschool Utrecht/WMU


 Utrecht Course

 WMU Business Course Equivalent

Doing Business in Europe (12 ECTS)

 MGMT 4100 Multinational Management (3 credits)
BCM 4540 Intercultural Business Communications 
                             (3 credits)

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Cost & Financial Aid

To access the complete program budgets published at the top of this page, click on one of the following links: Spring, Fall, Summer II. Students should bring a copy of the program budget when they meet with their financial aid advisor to discuss funding for study abroad.

Students applying for the fall or spring semester program may be eligible for the Global Engagement Scholarship if taking one course (minimum of three credit hours) in the relevant foreign language each semester while abroad.

Business majors who participate in the summer program, Doing Business in Europe, can also apply for a scholarship offered by Haworth College of Business.  More information is available in the Global Business Center/MBA Program office, 2320 Schneider Hall.

Financial Aid
Students eligible for federal or state financial aid may use their awards for studying abroad.  After a student has been accepted to the program, they must complete required paperwork with WMU Financial Aid to apply financial aid to the program costs.  It is the student's responsibility to complete the paperwork prior to departure and to maintain compliance with financial aid regulations while studying abroad (i.e., remain enrolled full-time).  Non-WMU students must apply for financial aid through their home university.

Please note: Disbursement of financial aid may not coincide with the start date of the program abroad, so plan ahead!  Some out-of-pocket costs may occur prior to receiving financial aid disbursement for the semester, such as the program commitment fee, passport, airfare, immunizations, visa or residence permit fees (if applicable).  These costs vary by program and WMU Study Abroad Specialists are available to answer questions about the program budget.

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HU does not have dormitories. Off-campus housing is guaranteed for exchange students. Housing is self-catering. Most students in Utrecht live together with more students in a student’s house. In most cases, bathroom and kitchen are shared.  A limited number of independent accommodation is available (with its own kitchen and bathroom facilities). All accommodation is situated within travelling distance from the various educational institutions: on the university campus the Uithof, in the city of Utrecht or its suburbs. Rental fees are between € 375 and € 655 per month and include utilities (water, heating, electricity). The accommodation is fully furnished and supplied with cooking utensils and cleaning material. Bed linen can be purchased from the rental office upon arrival. A student cafeteria and a snack bar are available in the Faculty of Economics and Managment (FEM) building on campus.

Housing information

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Summer II  2015 itinerary for "Doing Business in Europe"

Saturday, July 4: Depart for Netherlands
Sunday, July 5:  Housing check-in
Monday, July 6:  Class begins
Friday, August 14:  Program ends; return to U.S. or personal travel

Fall 2015 Itinerary:

Wednesday, August 26: Suggested afternoon/evening departure for Utrecht, the Netherlands
Thursday, August 27:  Arrive in Utrecht
Friday, August 28:  Attend introduction orientation for exchange students
Monday, August 31:  Classes begin
Week of October 19: Fall break (no classes this week)
Monday, December 21: Christmas break begins
Monday, January 4: Spring semester classes resume
Monday, January 11 - Friday, January 29: Exams (schedule varies, depending on courses)
Saturday, January 30: Return to U.S. or personal travel

Spring 2016 Itinerary:

Wednesday, January 27: Depart for Utrecht, the Netherlands
Thursday, January 28:  Arrive in Utrecht
Friday, January 29: Attend introduction orientation for exchange students
Monday, February 1:  Classes begin
Week of February 22: Spring break (no classes)

Friday, March 25: Good Friday (no  classes)
Week of March 28: Exams (except Monday, March 28; Easter - no exams)
Wednesday, April 27: King's Day (no classes)
Week of May 2: May break (no classes)
Monday, May 16:  Pentecost  (no classes)
Week of June 6: Exams
Week of June 13: Exams
Friday, June 17: Program ends
Saturday, June 18: Return to U.S. or personal travel

Tentative itinerary subject to change.

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Visa Information

General visa information and contact at HU

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Additional Resources


Dr. Steve Newell
Faculty Director
Haworth College of Business
3184 Schneider Hall
Tel:  269-387-6166

Dr. Bret Wagner
Faculty Director
Haworth College of Business
3386 Schneider Hall
Tel: 269-387-5222

Ann Ganz
Acting Associate Director
WMU Study Abroad
2425 Ellsworth Hall
Tel: 269-387-5890

Host Institution Information (external links)
Hogeschool Utrecht website for incoming exchange students

Country Information (external links)
Utrecht Information
City and region information
Country Information
Country Specific Information - Netherlands
Culturegram - Netherlands

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