Facts and figures

The University of Amsterdam has its origins in the Athenaeum Illustre (1632) and, with almost 30,000 students, over 5,000 employees and an annual budget of 600 million euros, is one of the largest general research universities in Europe.

This ‘Electronic Fact Book' provides current and detailed facts and figures about the University.

Degree programmes

(open for intake starting September 2013) 

  • 57 Bachelor's programmes (3 taught in English), including 1 joint degree with the VU University Amsterdam
  • 92 Master's programmes (66 taught in English), including:
    - 20 Research Master's programmes (17 taught in English)
    - 8 Dual Master's programmes (2 taught in English)
  • 23 Teacher training programmes (exclusively taught in Dutch)
  • 10 Executive Master's programmes (3 taught in English), including 1 joint degree with Universitet Aarhus Denemarken

Students (reference date 1 October 2012)

  • Total enrolled: 29,783
  • Number of first-year students: 7,148*

* Number of students enrolling at the UvA for the first time (at the Bachelor's, pre-Master's or Master's level)

Research in 2012

  • Number of PhDs awarded: 449
  • Number of scientific publications: 9,223

Staff 2012**

UvA employees:

  • 2,269 academic members of staff (1,762 FTE), excluding doctoral candidates
  • 39% of these positions held by women
  • 2,360 members of staff in non-academic positions (1,847 FTE).

Doctoral candidates: 1,158 (863 FTE)

** excluding the Amsterdam Medical Center (AMC)

Published by  Universiteit van Amsterdam

2 April 2014