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Courses

Before starting the application process, you are asked to make a wish list of your desired courses. Then you will need to check if you meet the entry and language requirements, as well as the specific criteria per faculty or academic department.

Entry requirements

Students should have at least two years of academic education, a grade point average of 3.0 (US system) and show a relevant academic background in the proposed field of study. The guidelines to determine if a student has the relevant academic background are explained in the document Courses and Faculty Criteria.

Download 'Courses and Faculty Criteria 2019-2020' (pdf, 7 p.)

Choosing courses

The Global Exchange Programme offers over 100 international study programmes with English-taught courses in humanities, social sciences, economics and business, psychology, child development and education, law, science, and liberal arts and sciences. Global Exchange Students cannot choose courses in Medicine and Dentistry.

Before starting the application process, you are asked to make a wish list of your desired courses. Then you will need to check if you meet the entry and language requirements, as well as the specific criteria per faculty or academic department.

Global Exchange Programme for Bachelor’s students

Humanities

  • art, religion & cultural sciences, Dutch studies, history, archaeology & area studies, language & literature, media studies, philosophy, modern European languages (courses in target language), Nederlandse taal, cultuur en geschiedenis (courses in Dutch).

Courses Bachelor Humanities

Social Sciences

  • communication & media, conflict studies, international development studies, Dutch society, ethnicity, migration & nationalism, gender, sexuality & society, global health, care & society, international relations & globalisation, politics, governance & democracy, European politics, society & modernity, urban studies

Courses Bachelor Social Sciences

Economics and Business

  • economics, econometrics, finance, business, management, marketing, investment.

Courses Bachelor Economics and Business

Psychology

  • organisational psychology, brain & cognition, social psychology, sports psychology. 

Courses Bachelor Psychology

Child Development and Education 

Courses Bachelor Child Development and Education

Law

  • The Law programme is intended for advanced Law students. As a Global exchange student, you can choose courses from a range of LLM programmes.

Courses European Private Law

Courses International and European Law: European Union Law

Courses International and European Law: European Competition Law and Regulation

Courses International and European Law: International Trade and Investment Law

Courses International and European Law: Public International Law

Science

  • biology, chemistry, future planet studies, physics & astronomy, psychobiology, interdisciplinary studies. 

Courses Bachelor Science

Amsterdam University College

  • a joint institute of the University of Amsterdam and VU University Amsterdam with a selective honours programme in liberal arts and sciences with a variety of courses in the sciences, social sciences and humanities. 

Courses Amsterdam University College

Global Exchange Programme for Master’s students

Students with a degree comparable to a Dutch Bachelor's degree can apply for courses at a Master's level.

Humanities

  • history, classics & ancient studies, archaeology, arts & culture, literary studies, European studies, media studies, linguistics, Middle Eastern studies, philosophy, western esotericism, modern European languages (courses in target language). 

Courses Master Humanities

Social Sciences

  • The Graduate School of Social Sciences organises exchange opportunities for the programme Research Master Urban Studies. This programme is only available for students from specific partner institutions.

Courses Research Master Urban Studies

Economics and Business

  • accountancy & control, business economics, economics, econometrics, actuarial science & mathematical finance.

Courses Master Economics and Business

Child Development and Education

Courses Master Child Development and Education

Law

  • European Private Law courses, European Union Law courses, European Union Competition Law & Regulation courses, International Trade & Investment Law courses, Public International Law courses.

European Private Law Master’s courses

European Union Law Master’s courses

European Union Competition Law & Regulation Master’s courses

International Trade & Investment Law Master’s courses

Public International Law Master’s courses

Science

  • artificial intelligence, biological sciences, biomedical sciences, chemistry, computational science, earth sciences, forensic science, information studies, life sciences, logic, mathematical physics, mathematics, physics & astronomy, software engineering, stochastics & financial mathematics, system & network engineering.

Courses Master Science

Language requirements

Non-native English speakers should provide proof of proficiency in the English language.

The list below is for Bachelor's courses only. You can find the language requirements for Master's courses in the pdf Courses and Faculty Criteria.