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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

De Boelelaan 1105 Amsterdam,
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Postgraduate Overview

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers master’s degrees as well as PhDs in English and Dutch in a range of different fields.

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Choose from a comprehensive range of subject areas

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam  offers over 150 master’s degrees in English within different fields of interest, namely:

  • Art, Culture and History
  • Behavioural and Social Sciences
  • Computer Science, Mathematics and Business
  • Economics, Business and Law
  • Health and Movement Sciences
  • Language and Communication
  • Natural Sciences
  • Religion and Philosophy

Browse master’s degrees here.

Competitive cohorts

All programs have their own specific admission requirements.  As a rule of thumb, you would need a relevant bachelor’s degree and proof of proficiency in English.

Scholarships and fees

Students from  the EU or EEA pay the same tuition fees as Dutch students. The tuition fees for most programmes are set by the Dutch government on an annual basis and vary per programme.  Fortunately, there are scholarships available, including:

  • VU Fellowship Program (VUFP)
  • The Holland Scholarship Program (HSP)
  • Orange Tulip Schol­ar­ship (OTS) 
  • OTS scholarship
  • Fulbright scholarship

Find out more about each scholarship here.

Programs available

Postgraduate - Faculties/Departments and Programs

University Highlights

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is one of the top Public universities in , . It is ranked #=236 in QS Global World University Rankings 2021.

Total students - 24,126


International students - 3,084


Total faculty staff - 2,427


Total students - 24,126


International students - 3,084


Total faculty staff - 2,427

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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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