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To apply for an international exchange to HKU University of the Arts Utrecht you follow an online procedure. This procedure is outlined for you on this page.

How to apply

1. Nomination via e-mail

You must be nominated by the exchange coordinator of your home institution via email before you can start the online application tool.

The following information is required:

• Name student

• E-mail address

• Study programme at home university

• Study programme at HKU

• Current year of studies

• Desired exchange period (1st semester/2nd semester/whole academic year)

2. Application deadlines

Deadline for the first semester (Sept.-Dec/Jan.): 15 April

Deadline for the second semester (Feb.-June): 1 October

HKU Utrechts Conservatorium has one deadline for both semesters: 1 May

3. Online exchange application

Go to Osiris International Office Application and create an account.
Complete and submit your application. After submitting your application you must confirm your account. You will be notified of this via an automatically generated e-mail.

After we receive your application it will be checked for completeness. You will be notified via a system e-mail if there is anything missing.

You can start your online application from:

• 1 March for the first semester or whole academic year

• 15 August for the second semester

Please note!

You should choose request 'Exchange students from partner institutions'.

For HKU Art and Economics applicants only, please choose request

'Exchange students for Art and Economics'.

• HKU does not accept EASY applications for HKU Utrechts Conservatorium.

4. Selection procedure
When your application is complete, it will be forwarded for selection to the HKU school. About six weeks after the application deadline you and your exchange coordinator will be notified by e-mail whether you are accepted or not.

In case you are not accepted you will informed by the exchange coordinator of your home institution.

5. After acceptance

The confirmation e-mail contains practical information regarding you exchange period in Utrecht.

Digital attachments

The following documents are required as digital attachments to your application. All documents should be uploaded as pdf-files.

  • Letter of motivation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of recommendation, not applicable to Art and Economics applicants
  • Transcript of records with grades and credit information from current school of higher education
  • Scanned copy of your passport or European i.d. card
  • A passport size photograph (jpg or jpeg, file size: 3x4 cm, min. 200 pixels, max. 50 kb size).
  • Portfolio of your work or recordings, not applicable to Art and Economics applicants

Portfolio requirements

A portfolio should be a collection of your best and most recent work. It is a crucial part of your application. The portfolio helps HKU evaluate your achievements and potential and represents your view of yourself and your work.


The digital portfolio should include fifteen to twenty photos or slides. Fewer pieces might not offer an accurate assessment of your potential.


  • Music - upload an audio/visual recording or a YouTube link.
  • Theatre - upload a statement with an explanation of your educational goals for your exchange period.

NB the maximum size of your digital portfolio is 200 MB.

Academic year at HKU

At HKU the first semester runs from the first week of September through the end of January. Except at HKU Fine Art where the first semester continues until the end of December.

The second semester is from first week of February until the end of June.

Conditions for approval

There are situations in which HKU University of the Arts Utrecht the right to not admit exchange students. Read more

General Information

Click here to return to the HKU Exchange homepage.