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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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The University of Amsterdam (UvA) offers over 160 English-taught degree programmes, some of which are unique to this university. The UvA ranks 57th overall in the QS World University Rankings 2016, where it is the top-ranked university from the Netherlands. With over 3,000 international students and researchers from more than 100 countries, the UvA offers a unique opportunity to pursue academic studies in a truly international environment.

The UvA consistently ranks among the best universities in Europe and offers over 150 English-taught degree programmes, some of which are unique to the UvA. The interactive teaching style encourages independent thought and personal development. 

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 11th out of 200 cities in Mercer’s 2015 global ‘Quality of Living Survey’.

Range of study programmes: The University of Amsterdam offers over 150 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 2016 QS World University Rankings and is the highest placed Dutch university.

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 a variety of English-taught Bachelor's programmes.

Master's programmes

Over 150 English-taught Master's programmes are available at the UvA faculties:

Find out more about how to apply, practical matters and scholarships at: www.uva.nl/international  

Questions?

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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2014
55
2015
57
2016
  • 74.30
    Overall Score
  • 91.4
    Academic Reputation
  • 77.5
    Employer Reputation
  • 42.8
    Faculty Student
  • 80.2
    Citations per Faculty
  • 72.4
    International Faculty
  • 35.3
    International Students
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2014
8
2015
6
2016
  • 91.80
    Overall Score
  • 90.1
    Academic Reputation
  • 81.3
    Employer Reputation
  • 96.4
    Citations per Paper
  • 96.7
    H-index Citations
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2014
32
2015
  • 81.80
    Overall Score
  • 80.5
    Academic Reputation
  • 76.4
    Employer Reputation
  • 86.3
    Citations per Paper
  • 81.4
    H-index Citations
101-150
2016
Graduate Employability Ranking
  • 53
    Employer Reputation
  • 62.7
    Alumni Outcomes
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
2,655
International
677

Number of students

27,355
Postgraduate 39%
Undergraduate 61%

Number of international students

3,552
Postgraduate 73%
Undergraduate 27%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

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