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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees as well as PhDs in English and Dutch in a range of different fields. Students of the university are taught and mentored by top researchers in their academic areas and encouraged at every opportunity to further their potential.

Trailblazing research with a purpose

A mere 30 minutes from De Jordaan, Amsterdam’s bustling student district, and its charming labyrinth of tightly packed streets, boutiques, narrow houses and canals, you’ll find Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. It’s a humanist research university, fully invested in life sciences, sustainability, connectivity and governance.

Every day, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam carries out innovative projects to further humanity in a range of different areas, including mental health, the relationships humans have with virtual worlds and neurosecretion. Explore Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam’s research.

A high caliber learning environment

Just a stone’s throw from one of the most thriving business districts in the Netherlands, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers a challenging learning environment and a home to some of the world’s brightest minds.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam’s dazzling performance in several QS rankings is extremely impressive. Ranked 199th in the QS World University Rankings® 2016-2017, the university is particularly competitive in environmental studies, communication and media studies, psychology, statistics and operational research, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017.

As if that wasn’t enough, the university is also rated four QS stars, and has achieved the maximum five stars in research and specialist criteria.

International students and staff

With over 3,000 students and 80 nationalities represented on campus, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam represents a wide range of voices. To make the transition to a new country easier, the university helps students find accommodation, apply for scholarships, attend to immigration matters and prepare for international and Dutch labor markets. Quick links

This institute is rated 4 Stars based on 8 categories.
Research
Employability
Teaching
Facilities
Internationalization
Innovation
Social Responsibility
Specialist Criteria
=181
2014
=171
2015
176
2016
199
2017
  • 56.80
    Overall Score
  • 64.3
    Academic Reputation
  • 66.8
    Employer Reputation
  • 44.3
    International Faculty
  • 66.1
    Citations per Faculty
  • 65.2
    Arts and Humanities
  • 62.9
    Engineering and Technology
  • 68.1
    Life Sciences and Medicine
  • 67.2
    Natural Science
  • 67.1
    Social Sciences and Management
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2017
  • 87.70
    Overall Score
  • 89.6
    Academic Reputation
  • 78
    Citations per Paper
  • 87.9
    Employer Reputation
  • 84.2
    H-index Citations
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
2,077
International
356

Number of students

24,025
Postgraduate 44%
Undergraduate 56%

Number of international students

1,686
Postgraduate 74%
Undergraduate 26%
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.

7 Undergraduate Courses

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99 Postgraduate Courses

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