Study at the UvA

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

Bachelor's students at Museumplein (Bachelor's brochure)

Photo: Wout Jan Balhuizen

With a student body of over 34,000 students, and more than 7,000 international students and researchers from over 100 countries, the UvA offers a unique opportunity to acquire academic knowledge in a truly international environment. We have been ranked the most international university in the Netherlands. 

Why choose the UvA?

We offer one of the largest selections of international programmes in the Netherlands and consistently score highly in international rankings. We hope to welcome you soon to our campuses, which are spread throughout the city of Amsterdam! 

Studying at the UvA

The UvA offers more than 200 international degree programmes fully taught in English; most of these are at graduate level. We also offer shorter programmes as part of the UvA Summer School.

Find out about how to apply for our degree programmes, search for a scholarship or arrange practical matters such as visas, housing and insurance.

Would you like to stay up to date about our news, events and programmes? 

Visit us

Come to our open days and get to know the campuses, degree programmes and current staff and students. Each year we offer several open days for our Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes. 

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Not able to visit us?

We also offer online information sessions (webinars) for prospective Bachelor's students and for prospective Master's students on topics such as application and admission, housing, and student life.

International student ambassadors - Sally, Jason, Miya

International Student Ambassadors: Sally, Jason, Miya

Meet our students

Our students come from around the world. Want to know what it is like to study at the UvA as an international student? Ask one of our International Student Ambassadors and read about their experiences. 

Published by  University of Amsterdam

10 January 2019