Masters Courses Offered by University of Amsterdam | Top Universities
  • QS World University Rankings
    61
  • StatusPublic
  • Research OutputVery High
  • ScholarshipsYes
  • SizeXL
  • Total Faculty2,790

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Are you ambitious, independent and open-minded? Do you want to join an innovative academic community in pushing boundaries and solving complex issues? We welcome individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit who, like us, believe in the power of change.
Ranked in the top 20 in Europe and the top 65 worldwide (QS and Times Higher Education world rankings), we have one of the widest range of Master’s programmes of any university in Europe – and some of them are unique to the UvA. Explore your options via the links below.
 

Master's programmes at the UvA

Nearly 200 English-taught Master's programmes are available at the UvA faculties. We offer excellent academic career paths, with multiple options to pursue a study within or across disciplines. Teaching and research are closely linked in all programmes.

Follow the links below for more information about the specific Master's programmes that we offer at our faculties:
 


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

Questions?

For practical matters on admissions, housing or visas, you can contact the Student Service Desk.  If you want to know what it’s like to study at the UvA, feel free to get in touch with one of our international student ambassadors.

We’re here to help you make the most of your time in Amsterdam. As an UvA student, you have access to our libraries, modern study centres, Central Student Support Desk, career centre, university doctors, dentists and counsellors, and sports and cultural facilities. Students with a disability can also turn to the UvA for extra advice and assistance. We offer support and guidance in arranging practical matters like visas, residence permits and housing. Read more about our UvA facilities  or follow the links below.

 

Study facilities

City campuses:  Our locations are found throughout Amsterdam, increasingly focused on four open campuses. Many classes are given in historic buildings overlooking the canals or in high-tech laboratories at our Science Park – one of the largest in Europe.

University library: The University Library owns a vast collection of books, e-books, journals, e-journals and databases from around the world. Offering inspiring study, research and meeting spaces around the city, the library will move to the UvA’s new University Quarter in 2022.     

Language classes: If you would like to learn Dutch while studying at the UvA you can take courses at special student rates at the Institute for Dutch as a Second Language. 

Studying with a disability: The UvA offers extra support for students with a disability, chronic condition or dyslexia. 

 

Extracurricular facilities

Sport and fitness: The University Sports Centre (USC) has locations throughout the city and students receive membership discounts.

Student Cultural Centre (CREA): CREA, the cultural organisation of the UvA, organises courses and workshops in the fields of music, theatre, dance, film, digital media, photography and literature.

Student associations: A student organisation is a great way to meet other people. The UvA has a thriving student community with various student associations.

Restaurants, cafés and coffee bars: Our campuses offer many options for snacks and meals - from cafés and coffee bars to restaurants and canteens. 

 

The University of Amsterdam (UvA) reflects the spirit of Amsterdam – it’s a place to be who you are and to discover who you want to become. With the UvA’s very wide range of degree programmes, attracting people from all over the world and from many different disciplines, you can be sure of an exciting and diverse environment. You can enjoy freedom of choice here, exploring the many opportunities that the UvA and the city offer.

Great place to live:
The UvA is located at the heart of Amsterdam, a vibrant, cosmopolitan, capital city with a small-scale feel. The city placed 11th out of 231 cities worldwide in Mercer’s 2019 Quality of Living survey, and 24th in the QS Best Student Cities 2019 ranking . It’s busy enough to be exciting, small enough to feel at home in. Cycle almost everywhere on dedicated bike paths and enjoy concerts, clubs, festivals and cafés in a compact city of less than a million inhabitants. Find your people and become a local in a European city with a global outlook.

One of the world's safest cities

In the Economist’s 2019 Safe Cities Index, Amsterdam placed 4th for safest cities worldwide. It's listed as as the overall safest in Europe. In the pan-European 'International Student Barometer', 96% of students polled felt safe and secure, and 97% said Amsterdam was 'the place to be'.
 

What's it like to study at the UvA?

Want to find out more about what it is like to be a student at the UvA? Our Bachelor's and Master's student ambassadors share their experiences on our website. Feel free to contact them if you have any questions about student life, living in Amsterdam, our education system or campuses:

Contact the student ambassadors

 

Explore your options first to find the programme that suits you best. After that, just follow our step-by-step admissions procedure. You can do it all online from where you are. The steps and deadlines differ depending on to the programme you choose.
 

Key steps for admission to the UvA

Every programme at the University of Amsterdam has its own entry requirements, application procedure and deadlines. Find out how to apply for a programme by following the step-by step guide in the application and admission section of each programme.
 

- Find out how to apply for a Bachelor’s programme
Find out how to apply for a Master’s programme

 

For many students* the career impact of an UvA degree is among the top reasons for choosing to study with us. It’s not just your study choice and the final degree certificate that matter. All our Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes combine teaching and research, promoting critical thinking that can give you the edge in professional environments.   
Amsterdam is not only the creative and cultural heart of the Netherlands but also a global business centre. Both during and after your studies, you can benefit from having access to major international firms and Dutch companies located in Amsterdam, such as Philips and Heineken, as well as academic institutions and cultural organisations.
Our team of career advisors can help you to decide on the next steps to take for your studies or career. We also host various workshops, events and fairs to help students prepare for their future professional life.


*Source: International Student Barometer 2018

About

Are you ambitious, independent and open-minded? Do you want to join an innovative academic community in pushing boundaries and solving complex issues? We welcome individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit who, like us, believe in the power of change.
Ranked in the top 20 in Europe and the top 65 worldwide (QS and Times Higher Education world rankings), we have one of the widest range of Master’s programmes of any university in Europe – and some of them are unique to the UvA. Explore your options via the links below.
 

Master's programmes at the UvA

Nearly 200 English-taught Master's programmes are available at the UvA faculties. We offer excellent academic career paths, with multiple options to pursue a study within or across disciplines. Teaching and research are closely linked in all programmes.

Follow the links below for more information about the specific Master's programmes that we offer at our faculties:
 


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

Questions?

For practical matters on admissions, housing or visas, you can contact the Student Service Desk.  If you want to know what it’s like to study at the UvA, feel free to get in touch with one of our international student ambassadors.

We’re here to help you make the most of your time in Amsterdam. As an UvA student, you have access to our libraries, modern study centres, Central Student Support Desk, career centre, university doctors, dentists and counsellors, and sports and cultural facilities. Students with a disability can also turn to the UvA for extra advice and assistance. We offer support and guidance in arranging practical matters like visas, residence permits and housing. Read more about our UvA facilities  or follow the links below.

 

Study facilities

City campuses:  Our locations are found throughout Amsterdam, increasingly focused on four open campuses. Many classes are given in historic buildings overlooking the canals or in high-tech laboratories at our Science Park – one of the largest in Europe.

University library: The University Library owns a vast collection of books, e-books, journals, e-journals and databases from around the world. Offering inspiring study, research and meeting spaces around the city, the library will move to the UvA’s new University Quarter in 2022.     

Language classes: If you would like to learn Dutch while studying at the UvA you can take courses at special student rates at the Institute for Dutch as a Second Language. 

Studying with a disability: The UvA offers extra support for students with a disability, chronic condition or dyslexia. 

 

Extracurricular facilities

Sport and fitness: The University Sports Centre (USC) has locations throughout the city and students receive membership discounts.

Student Cultural Centre (CREA): CREA, the cultural organisation of the UvA, organises courses and workshops in the fields of music, theatre, dance, film, digital media, photography and literature.

Student associations: A student organisation is a great way to meet other people. The UvA has a thriving student community with various student associations.

Restaurants, cafés and coffee bars: Our campuses offer many options for snacks and meals - from cafés and coffee bars to restaurants and canteens. 

 

The University of Amsterdam (UvA) reflects the spirit of Amsterdam – it’s a place to be who you are and to discover who you want to become. With the UvA’s very wide range of degree programmes, attracting people from all over the world and from many different disciplines, you can be sure of an exciting and diverse environment. You can enjoy freedom of choice here, exploring the many opportunities that the UvA and the city offer.

Great place to live:
The UvA is located at the heart of Amsterdam, a vibrant, cosmopolitan, capital city with a small-scale feel. The city placed 11th out of 231 cities worldwide in Mercer’s 2019 Quality of Living survey, and 24th in the QS Best Student Cities 2019 ranking . It’s busy enough to be exciting, small enough to feel at home in. Cycle almost everywhere on dedicated bike paths and enjoy concerts, clubs, festivals and cafés in a compact city of less than a million inhabitants. Find your people and become a local in a European city with a global outlook.

One of the world's safest cities

In the Economist’s 2019 Safe Cities Index, Amsterdam placed 4th for safest cities worldwide. It's listed as as the overall safest in Europe. In the pan-European 'International Student Barometer', 96% of students polled felt safe and secure, and 97% said Amsterdam was 'the place to be'.
 

What's it like to study at the UvA?

Want to find out more about what it is like to be a student at the UvA? Our Bachelor's and Master's student ambassadors share their experiences on our website. Feel free to contact them if you have any questions about student life, living in Amsterdam, our education system or campuses:

Contact the student ambassadors

 

Explore your options first to find the programme that suits you best. After that, just follow our step-by-step admissions procedure. You can do it all online from where you are. The steps and deadlines differ depending on to the programme you choose.
 

Key steps for admission to the UvA

Every programme at the University of Amsterdam has its own entry requirements, application procedure and deadlines. Find out how to apply for a programme by following the step-by step guide in the application and admission section of each programme.
 

- Find out how to apply for a Bachelor’s programme
Find out how to apply for a Master’s programme

 

For many students* the career impact of an UvA degree is among the top reasons for choosing to study with us. It’s not just your study choice and the final degree certificate that matter. All our Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes combine teaching and research, promoting critical thinking that can give you the edge in professional environments.   
Amsterdam is not only the creative and cultural heart of the Netherlands but also a global business centre. Both during and after your studies, you can benefit from having access to major international firms and Dutch companies located in Amsterdam, such as Philips and Heineken, as well as academic institutions and cultural organisations.
Our team of career advisors can help you to decide on the next steps to take for your studies or career. We also host various workshops, events and fairs to help students prepare for their future professional life.


*Source: International Student Barometer 2018

University highlights

University of Amsterdam is one of the top Public universities in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is ranked #61 in QS Global World Rankings 2021.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #62
  • 2013
    #58
  • 2014
    #50
  • 2015
    #55
  • 2016
    #57
  • 2018
    #58
  • 2019
    #57
  • 2020
    #64
  • 2021
    #61

Ranking criteria

69.9
Overall
82.3
Academic Reputation
55.6
Employer Reputation
35.4
Faculty Student Ratio
83.3
Citations per Faculty
84.5
International Faculty Ratio
61.6
International Students Ratio

Student & Staff

Total faculty staff
2,790

890
1900

Total faculty staff
2,790

1900
890

Scholarships

Yes
The Scholarships above offer some form of financial aid to prospective students. Please always check the specific requirements and restrictions on scholarship availability.

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