University College Roosevelt (UCR), located in Middelburg, is one of two undergraduate international honors colleges of Utrecht University. All courses at UCR are taught in English. The college has its own campus with academic buildings and student housing. Students who are accepted by UCR must live on campus, as it is an integral part of the educational philosophy. They have their own selection procedures, and students wishing to take courses at UCR will be submitted to those criteria.
Please note that UCR has a different academic calendar than Utrecht University. For this reason it is not possible to combine courses at UCR with courses at other faculties of UU.
UCR looks for talented and motivated students with a broad interests and good to excellent grades. A careful selection takes place after all applications have been received. Approval from the home university does not guarantee exchange students acceptance at UCR.
The additional application requirements for UCR are:
- GPA of 3.3 or higher
- Motivation letter in which you explain why you would like to be placed at UCR (both academic and personal reasons).
University College Roosevelt is located in Middelburg, in the southwest of the Netherlands, just a two-hour train ride from Utrecht, and boasts a unique City Campus. This City Campus provides the perfect atmosphere for students, faculty and staff to live and work together.
The center of the City Campus is the former historic town hall of Middelburg which now functions as the main academic building, Franklin. Along with the other two academic buildings, Theodor and Eleanore, they make up the core of the UCR City Campus. Within a ten-minute walk, there are three residential buildings for students, a Common House, and enough restaurants and bars to satisfy the needs of all students. The university library (Library of Zeeland) is located just a five-minute walk away.
One of the defining features of UCR is its small size, with an faculty student ratio of 1:14 and a total student body never more than 600. This size has a distinctive impact on the educational atmosphere: students and instructors are involved in an open and informal intellectual exchange.
There are two semesters, and each is divided into two periods. In each period students take two courses. Students are required to take the full-time course load of 4 courses per semester. Courses are worth 4 credits each, as in the U.S. credit system. Full details on courses offered at UCR can be on theUCR Course List website.
The following are just a small sample of the many kinds of courses available at UCR:
Film and Text
History of Women and Gender
17th-Century Dutch Painting
On campus, staff and students form a community of diverse talents, interests, skills and training. Each member of this community brings his or her own set of religious, cultural, political, geographic and socioeconomic backgrounds to the campus. With this wide variety of backgrounds on one campus, each individual contributes to this unique community. The pace of campus life varies from person to person; each student experiences moments of great academic activity as well as periods of quiet and concentrated study. However, the intensive course program also leaves students ample time to relax with friends or to participate in numerous extracurricular activities on and off campus.
Life on campus enriches the university experience and contributes to the academic success for all students. UCR is a highly dynamic environment and creates a tight network within which students can learn, live and thrive. University College Roosevelt boasts a unique inner-city campus. Elliot, the student-run Common House, offers a home to Roosevelt Student Association (RASA) and provides students with a place to socialize, study and enjoy various student activities. But when possible, it also offers citizens of Middelburg a chance to interact with students. Most of all, it offers students a great place to sit and eat, with a café on the ground floor.
UCR students live in one of the 600 dorm rooms available throughout the inner city of Middelburg. All student dormitories are within a five- to ten- minute walk of our main academic buildings. All residential buildings for students have cooking facilities, allowing them to provide for their own meals, as well as laundry facilities and internet connections. All Roosevelt campus locations are easy to reach by bus or bicycle, and they are also within walking distance from the train station. Read more about the housing options at UCRhere.
The updated cost sheet will be posted here shortly.? In order to understand the actual difference in cost of your semester abroad, you should compare the Estimate of Costs sheet for this program that is linked above to what you would pay normally for a semester at Binghamton. ***Cost Comparison: Binghamton University estimates the average cost for a full time student one semester on campus to be $12,467 in-state and $18,287 out-of-state.
Federal and New York State financial aid is generally applicable to study abroad programs. The Binghamton Office of Financial Aid Services is able to consider only the applications of students matriculated at Binghamton for degree study. Other SUNY and non-SUNY students should contact the financial aid office on the home campus for information about eligibility for all aid programs.
Students applying for this program are highly encouraged to apply for campus and national scholarships. Please visit the Office of International Programs or go to ourscholarships pagefor more information.
The costs of this program are the same as the costs for the Utrecht University (main campus) exchange, with the exception of room and board. Students at UCR are required to live in residence halls on the college campus and take their meals in the shared dining hall. This promotes a shared sense of community.
This program requires a high degree of self-direction and independence, as well as a strong academic background. The program is for juniors and seniors. Exceptionally well qualified sophomores may apply. A minimum over-all grade point average of 3.3 is required.
Students must meet with the advisor for the program before the application deadline. Phone appointments can be arranged for non-Binghamton students. Contact the office of International Programs to schedule the appointment.
Students who wish to be considered for UCR must have their applications in by March 15 for the fall and academic year and September 1 for the spring semester.
After the application deadline, students will be notified whether they are being nominated for the program and will then receive the link for the general Utrecht University application and the specific UCR online applications. You must complete both applications.