Over 30,000 students attend the University of Amsterdam. From its original focus on Trade and Philosophy the original Athenaeum Illustre has expanded into a comprehensive university featuring almost all academic disciplines.
The University of Amsterdam is one of the major comprehensive universities in Europe with a budget of 560 million EUR. It has a strong internationalisation programme featuring active student exchange programmes, Bachelors programmes and over 100 Masters study programmes taught in English.
The UvA currently has students, staff and researchers from over 80 countries and offers a truly multi-national environment.
The university comprises seven faculties covering humanities, social and behavioural sciences, law, economics and business, medicine, dentistry and science.
The UvA offers a comprehensive range of academic programmes with multiple options to pursue studies within or across disciplines all the way from Bachelor through to PhD level and further. UvA staff publish over 7,500 scholarly articles each year. The university's fundamental academic research is world-class in many respects. The applied research programmes are frequently of an interdisciplinary nature and often focus on social issues.
The UvA offers an inspiring, broadly oriented international academic environment where staff and students can develop their capacities to the fullest. The UvA is characterised by a critical, creative and international atmosphere, open-minded and strongly engaged with society. Because the university is located in both historic and modern buildings spread throughout the heart of the city, it forms an integral part of the intellectual and cultural life of Amsterdam.