The Utrecht University Business Course is a highly selective course that selects master’s students from all programs of Utrecht University. Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis, taking into account your personal strengths, weaknesses and composition of the applicant group. The mentioned criteria are possible ways to stand out from the competition but be creative. A short interview might be conducted with the UUBC board to see if there is a fit.

Applications for the 2018 UUBC are closed. If you are interested in the 2019 UUBC, enter your name and email below to receive a notification once the applications open!


  • Scientific or academic bachelor degree by the time you enroll.
  • Registered as a master's student at Utrecht University at the start of the program.

Application content

In order to apply, you are required to provide:

  • Résumé.
  • All Bachelor grades and Master grades up to the time of application.
  • Motivation letter.

Enrollment cost

In case you are selected for the program, you will have to pay a registration fee of €100 as a contribution for the program's expenses.

Motivation letter

In addition to hard data such as your grades and your résumé, we require a motivational letter as part of the admissions process. To aid you in this process, we have devised a few questions that we would like you to answer. We stress that we favor the personal letter over the professional letter and that there is not one ‘correct’ or ‘best’ answer. We have enough data about you. Hence, what we are most interested in is learning about your personality. Please limit your motivational letter to one page. Good luck!


  • How would you introduce yourself to other participants in the first meeting?
  • What do you hope to gain from the course and from others?
  • What do you bring to the group?