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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam Netherlands
    • QS World University Rankings
      =209
    • StatusPublic
    • Research OutputVery High
    • Student/Faculty Ratio10
    • ScholarshipsYes
    • International Students4,059
    • SizeL
    • Total Faculty2,598

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    + 110 others shortlisted this university

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     On-demand Bachelor’s day

    Did you miss the Online Bachelor's Day on February 6? With a My Study Choice account, you can get access to the open day platform from February and view the various study programme videos.

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers bachelor’s degrees in English and Dutch in a range of different fields.

    Quick links

    Relocate to the Netherlands

    The Dutch university Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam tends to upstage its rivals in the rankings and ratings. The overall quality of Dutch higher education is among the best in the world. The Dutch higher education system has been ranked 7th in the world by Universitas 21, a global network of research universities. In the Academic Ranking of the World Universities 2017 and 18 (Shanghai Ranking) VU Amsterdam holds a position of 104. QS Ranking places Vrije Universiteit 236 in the world, which means the VU belongs to the top 20% in the International QS World University Ranking 2021.

    At VU Amsterdam, the teaching style can be described as student-centred: we encourage students to develop their own opinions through independent and creative thinking. This means that teaching is mainly conducted in small tutorials, where interactivity is the norm rather than the exception. At every opportunity, students are encouraged to engage in constructive dialogue with their professors.

    Study in English

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers 24 bachelor’s degrees taught in English:

    Discover amazing undergraduate courses here:

    Competitive programs

    Each program has its own set of entry requirements. Generally, in order to be eligible to pursue a bachelor’s degree, you would need a high school diploma (VWO) and, for non-native English speakers, to submit an English proficiency test with your application. All programmes start in September.

    Tuition fees and scholarships

    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. When you apply for a programma at VU Amsterdam you need to pay an application fee of €100.

    To International undergraduate students, scholarship options are limited. However, Dutch higher education is subsidised and tuition fees are relatively low. Find out more about each scholarship here.


     

    • VU houses a Sports Center with good facilities, many types of classes and a gym. Provides cheap entrance for students and the possibility to subscribe for a short period of time. A basketball field, multiple beach volleyball fields and tennis tables are located on the campus ground, free to use for students any time of day.
    • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Medical Center has a general practice serving the local community. As part of the teaching hospital, it provides training and experience to medical students and conducts scientific research. VU students who live in Amsterdam (except Amsterdam Noord) or Amstelveen can register as patients.
    • The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Bibliotheek [university library] offers resources for study and research by providing a collection of scientific information to meet the demand of the questions posed. Approximately 90% of the collections accessible by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Bibliotheek are available digitally and, therefore, available to members of staff and students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
    • Free WIFI is available for all students and employees on campus. There are several computer rooms, a notebook study room and internet work spaces to study comfortably and quietly. All faculties have their own study and computer rooms, often combined.The buildings are generally opened from 7AM to 11PM on weekdays and from 8AM to 6PM during the weekend.
    Services from our international office

    Our International Office offers excellent services and assists you with housing, visa, residence permits (if applicable) and the administrative side of studying in the Netherlands. We also offer a pick-up service from Schiphol airport and an extensive introduction programme in August during which you can arrange all kinds of practical matters, and can participate in social events and an intercultural programme.


    An International Student Advisor (ISA Bachelor's, ISA Master's) will help you with the application procedure, possible scholarship applications and any other information you may need about your study programme.
    For those international students who wish to be prepared to enter the (Dutch) labour market after their study, VU International Office organizes various events and activities throughout the year such as the annual Career Event and CV workshops, Interview Training and Meet & Greets with companies.


    You can approach student counsellors and a student desk with any specific questions you may have. Guidance and support are offered to students with a disability.


    Campus
    Almost all of our students, staff and programmes are located on campus: a single building complex in the business district of Amsterdam.
    The Main Building has a permanent exhibition space, which showcases work of beginning and established artists. All over the campus you can view the university's art collection, including an art route through the public areas. The campus has its own bike repair shop, which also sells reasonably priced second hand bikes.

    Social life
    There are several types of student bodies at the university, mostly linked to a field of study. ESN Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is an organization for all international and Dutch students at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. It brings together students from around the world to introduce them to the university, to Amsterdam and to make them feel at home. ESN Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam organizes a host of activities, including cocktail parties, weekly get-togethers (borrels), weekend trips and social gatherings every two weeks.

    Check out the specific requirements for admission and language requirements for masters here!

    Check out the specific requirements for admission and language requirements for bachelors here!

    About

     On-demand Bachelor’s day

    Did you miss the Online Bachelor's Day on February 6? With a My Study Choice account, you can get access to the open day platform from February and view the various study programme videos.

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers bachelor’s degrees in English and Dutch in a range of different fields.

    Quick links

    Relocate to the Netherlands

    The Dutch university Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam tends to upstage its rivals in the rankings and ratings. The overall quality of Dutch higher education is among the best in the world. The Dutch higher education system has been ranked 7th in the world by Universitas 21, a global network of research universities. In the Academic Ranking of the World Universities 2017 and 18 (Shanghai Ranking) VU Amsterdam holds a position of 104. QS Ranking places Vrije Universiteit 236 in the world, which means the VU belongs to the top 20% in the International QS World University Ranking 2021.

    At VU Amsterdam, the teaching style can be described as student-centred: we encourage students to develop their own opinions through independent and creative thinking. This means that teaching is mainly conducted in small tutorials, where interactivity is the norm rather than the exception. At every opportunity, students are encouraged to engage in constructive dialogue with their professors.

    Study in English

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers 24 bachelor’s degrees taught in English:

    Discover amazing undergraduate courses here:

    Competitive programs

    Each program has its own set of entry requirements. Generally, in order to be eligible to pursue a bachelor’s degree, you would need a high school diploma (VWO) and, for non-native English speakers, to submit an English proficiency test with your application. All programmes start in September.

    Tuition fees and scholarships

    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. When you apply for a programma at VU Amsterdam you need to pay an application fee of €100.

    To International undergraduate students, scholarship options are limited. However, Dutch higher education is subsidised and tuition fees are relatively low. Find out more about each scholarship here.


     

    • VU houses a Sports Center with good facilities, many types of classes and a gym. Provides cheap entrance for students and the possibility to subscribe for a short period of time. A basketball field, multiple beach volleyball fields and tennis tables are located on the campus ground, free to use for students any time of day.
    • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Medical Center has a general practice serving the local community. As part of the teaching hospital, it provides training and experience to medical students and conducts scientific research. VU students who live in Amsterdam (except Amsterdam Noord) or Amstelveen can register as patients.
    • The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Bibliotheek [university library] offers resources for study and research by providing a collection of scientific information to meet the demand of the questions posed. Approximately 90% of the collections accessible by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Bibliotheek are available digitally and, therefore, available to members of staff and students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
    • Free WIFI is available for all students and employees on campus. There are several computer rooms, a notebook study room and internet work spaces to study comfortably and quietly. All faculties have their own study and computer rooms, often combined.The buildings are generally opened from 7AM to 11PM on weekdays and from 8AM to 6PM during the weekend.
    Services from our international office

    Our International Office offers excellent services and assists you with housing, visa, residence permits (if applicable) and the administrative side of studying in the Netherlands. We also offer a pick-up service from Schiphol airport and an extensive introduction programme in August during which you can arrange all kinds of practical matters, and can participate in social events and an intercultural programme.


    An International Student Advisor (ISA Bachelor's, ISA Master's) will help you with the application procedure, possible scholarship applications and any other information you may need about your study programme.
    For those international students who wish to be prepared to enter the (Dutch) labour market after their study, VU International Office organizes various events and activities throughout the year such as the annual Career Event and CV workshops, Interview Training and Meet & Greets with companies.


    You can approach student counsellors and a student desk with any specific questions you may have. Guidance and support are offered to students with a disability.


    Campus
    Almost all of our students, staff and programmes are located on campus: a single building complex in the business district of Amsterdam.
    The Main Building has a permanent exhibition space, which showcases work of beginning and established artists. All over the campus you can view the university's art collection, including an art route through the public areas. The campus has its own bike repair shop, which also sells reasonably priced second hand bikes.

    Social life
    There are several types of student bodies at the university, mostly linked to a field of study. ESN Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is an organization for all international and Dutch students at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. It brings together students from around the world to introduce them to the university, to Amsterdam and to make them feel at home. ESN Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam organizes a host of activities, including cocktail parties, weekly get-togethers (borrels), weekend trips and social gatherings every two weeks.

    Check out the specific requirements for admission and language requirements for masters here!

    Check out the specific requirements for admission and language requirements for bachelors here!

    Available programs

    University highlights

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is one of the top Public universities in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is ranked #=209 in QS Global World Rankings 2022.

    QS World University Rankings

    • 2012
      #177
    • 2014
      #=181
    • 2015
      #=171
    • 2016
      #176
    • 2017
      #199
    • 2018
      #218
    • 2019
      #=231
    • 2020
      #219
    • 2021
      #236
    • 2022
      #=209

    Ranking criteria

    42.6
    Overall
    41
    Academic Reputation
    67.1
    Citations per Faculty
    17.6
    Employer Reputation
    37.3
    Faculty Student Ratio
    37.5
    International Faculty Ratio
    30.9
    International Students Ratio

    Student & Staff

    Total students
    26,990

    41%
    59%

    International students
    4,059

    51%
    49%

    Total faculty staff
    2,598

    644
    1954

    Total students
    26,990

    41%
    59%

    International students
    4,059

    51%
    49%

    Total faculty staff
    2,598

    1954
    644

    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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