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International collaboration

We work in close collaboration with other national and international universities

International networks

We are part of several prestigious networks

International students

We are highly attractive to international students

  • International career

    The globalisation of the labour market is creating growing demand for highly trained staff with international and intercultural competences, and international academic or work experience.

    • The UvA prepares its students for a future career in this global labour market. To this end, the University offers various 'international classrooms' during the Master’s phase. These Master’s programmes provide education in English. The thematic and geographical focus of their curricula extends beyond the borders of the Netherlands, to include viewpoints and perspectives from around the world.
    • With classes taught in English, these Master’s programmes are highly attractive to international students. This in turn gives an immediate boost to the programmes’ international character: students learn to interact and collaborate with their counterparts from other countries and cultures.
    • During the Bachelor’s phase, the UvA encourages students to go abroad and gain international academic experience. The UvA facilitates this process by harmonising procedures with its international partners, thus ensuring that study places and exchange facilities align with UvA curricula as closely as possible.
    • Master’s students are also encouraged to explore the wider world by taking part in a summer school abroad or an international internship.
  • International research

    As a research-intensive institution, the UvA works in close collaboration with other national and international universities.

    • These collaborations include joint research projects or research groups, in which use is made of each other’s data, knowledge and infrastructure. This in turn creates synergy and improves the quality of research.
    • There are also numerous socially-relevant research subjects – also known as ‘grand societal challenges’ – that transcend the borders of individual countries. For example, research on climate change, infectious diseases, urban development and similar issues yields considerably greater value when conducted in a larger, international context.
  • International organisation
    • The UvA’s international character is also reflected in its organisational culture. The UvA offers various services designed to help students, researchers and lecturers from other countries feel at home in Amsterdam and the Netherlands. The University also uses bilingual communications to help ensure that they feel or continue to feel part of the UvA community.
    • Like its students, UvA lecturers are also expected to have explored the wider world and obtained international competences. The UvA stimulates them to teach for a semester at an international university, take part in international conferences or teach or attend a summer school abroad.
  • international talent
    • As a research-intensive and internationally oriented university, the UvA ranks amongst the leading European institutions. The UvA is thus an appealing university for international talent seeking to complete a Master’s programme or obtain a PhD degree.
    • In turn, these talented international students help enhance the international character of both the University and its programmes. They also contribute new insights and experiences that can eventually help us to provide broader or more in-depth education.
    • To facilitate students from non-EU countries, the Amsterdam Merit Scholarship Fund makes available annual scholarships with a total value of one million euros. Scholarship from the Amsterdam Merit Scholarship Fund allow talented students to attend a Master’s programme at the UvA.

International networks

The UvA is a member of two prestigious international networks of collaborating universities.