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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

De Boelelaan 1105 Amsterdam View map
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Public
Very High
23,278
2,095
1,805

Overview

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 .

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. The University distinguishes itself in research and education through four interdispciplinary themes: Human Health and Life Sciences, Science for Sustainability, Connected World and Governance for Society.

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 (Shanghai Ranking) VU Amsterdam holds a position between 101 and 150.

International students and staff

With over 3,300 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.

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    Programs available

    Undergraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

    Amsterdam University College

    Faculty of Arts

    Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences

    Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences

    Faculty of Humanities

    Faculty of Philosophy

    Faculty of Sciences

    Faculty of Social Sciences

    School of Business and Economics (SBE)

    Postgraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

    Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences

    Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences

    Faculty of Law

    Faculty of Sciences

    Faculty of Social Sciences

    Faculty of Theology

    VUmc School of Medical Sciences

    University Highlights

    Total students - 23,278

    42%
    58%

    International students - 1,805

    25%
    75%

    Total faculty staff - 2,095

    331
    1764

    Total students - 23,278

    42%
    58%

    International students - 1,805

    25%
    75%

    Total faculty staff - 2,095

    1764
    331

    Postgraduate Program

    2,000 - 4,000
    The fees above are an indicative annual course fee in US dollars. Please note that course fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.
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