Welcome to the University of Amsterdam (UvA), a leading international research university located in the historic city of Amsterdam.

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With over 3,000 international students and researchers from over 100 countries, the UvA offers a unique opportunity to acquire academic knowledge in a truly international environment.

Why choose the UvA?

Choosing a degree programme at the UvA means you are also choosing to spend time in the intellectual hub of Europe since Amsterdam is home to many international businesses and nationalities. Amsterdam is also ranked as one of the top five safest cities worldwide.

In addition, the UvA scores highly in international rankings and offers one of the largest selections of international programmes in the Netherlands, with degree programmes ranging from Arts and Culture to Forensic Science.

Studying at the UvA

Would you like to study at the UvA? Find helpful information below about applying for a programme, finding a scholarship and arranging practical matters such as visas, housing and insurance. Application dates and requirements vary per degree programme and may depend on where you completed your prior education. If you have questions about student life in Amsterdam you can contact our International Student Ambassadors.

Degree programmes

The UvA offers about 150 international degree programmes fully taught in English; most of these programmes are at graduate level. 

Visit our open days

To find out more about studying at the University of Amsterdam, visit our open days. Follow the links below to register and find more information.

After graduation

Your UvA-degree is excellent preparation for the start of an academic or professional career. As a graduate, you join our global network of 150,000 UvA alumni. 

Published by  University of Amsterdam

22 November 2016