HKU University of the Arts Utrecht is internationally oriented and involved in numerous international projects and they offer preparatory courses, bachelor's and master's programmes and research degrees in fine art, design, music, theatre, media, games and interaction and arts management. The university has a strong relationship with almost 200 educational institutions abroad for the purpose of exchanging lecturers, students and projects. Almost 20% of the students come from outside the Netherlands. Foreign students can attend HKU as a regular student, an exchange student in programmes such as Erasmus, a bilateral exchange programme or as an MA, MPhil or PhD student. The most important feature offered by the university if that students are able to work on commissions for customers in the working field. These may be commercial companies or non-profit organisations and cultural initiatives.