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University of Amsterdam

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The University of Amsterdam (UvA) offers over 200 English-taught degree programmes, some of which are unique to this university. The UvA ranks 57th overall in the QS World University Rankings 2018 and is one of the top 15 universities in Europe. With over 5,500 international students and researchers from more than 100 countries, the UvA offers a unique opportunity to pursue academic studies in a truly international environment.

Tracing its roots to the establishment of the Athenaeum Illustre in 1632, this modern University has a rich history. Today, students can attend classes and lectures at one of several integrated city campuses. The UvA also offers high-quality summer programmes in a wide range of disciplines.


Why choose UvA?

Prime location: Amsterdam is ideally located in Europe and is a vibrant creative, cultural and business hub. It was ranked 12th out of 450 cities in Mercer’s 2018 global ‘Quality of Living Survey’.

Range of study programmes: The University of Amsterdam offers over 200 English-taught degree programmes - one of the largest selections of any university in Europe.  

Research networks: The UvA actively partners with other institutions as a member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and Universitas 21.

Rankings: The UvA is ranked 57th in the 2018 QS World University Rankings and is one of the top 15 universities in Europe.

International classrooms: Students from all over the world are represented in the UvA’s classrooms. The diverse viewpoints in this international environment stimulate unique discussions.

Bachelor's programmes

In addition to a large number of Dutch-taught programmes, the UvA offers 17 English-taught Bachelor's programmes.

Master's programmes

Nearly 200 English-taught Master's programmes are available at the UvA faculties:

Find out more about how to apply, practical matters and scholarships at:  


If you have questions about practical matters such as admissions, housing or visas, you can contact the Student Service Desk. For questions about student life, living in Amsterdam, the education system and the campuses, get in touch with one of our international student ambassadors.

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Programs available

Undergraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Postgraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Faculty of Economics and Business

Faculty of Humanities

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

University Highlights

Total students - 23,962


International students - 3,711


Total faculty staff - 2,651


Total students - 23,962


International students - 3,711


Total faculty staff - 2,651


Undergraduate Program

2,000 - 4,000
8,000 - 10,000

Postgraduate Program

2,000 - 4,000
14,000 - 16,000
The fees above are an indicative annual course fee in US dollars. Please note that course fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.
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English language requirements

This institution accepts IELTS!
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Please check the specific English language requirements for your chosen course with the university.

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