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Teaching at the UvA is incorporated in Graduate Schools (Master's study programmes and the teaching part of PhD programmes) and Colleges (Bachelor's study programmes). These fall under one of the seven UvA faculties. Amsterdam University College (AUC), an educational institute of the UvA and VU University Amsterdam, is the only exception to this rule. In addition, there is one university educational institute: the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies.

Below you will find a list of the Colleges and Graduate Schools per faculty. Colleges offer Bachelor's programmes and Graduate Schools offer Master's and PhD programmes.

Economics and Business

The Faculty of Economics and Business has one College and two Graduate Schools:

  • College of Economics and Business


The Faculty of Humanities offers a wide range of programmes in areas such as art, culture, languages, history, philosophy and media. These programmes fall within:

  • College of Humanities (Bachelor's programmes)

Medicine (AMC-UvA)

The UvA programmes in the field of healthcare and medicine are offered by three educational institutes of the Academic Medical Center (AMC-UvA). The teaching part of the doctoral programmes takes place at the graduate school of the AMC-UvA:

  • Medicine Educational Institute
  • Amsterdam School of Health Professions (ASHP), in collaboration with Amsterdam University of Applies Sciences (AUAS/HvA)
  • AMC Graduate School

Social and Behavioural Sciences

Nearly 10,000 UvA students are enrolled at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG). The FMG offers 9 Bachelor’s programmes within four Colleges and 43 Master’s programmes ( of which 23 are teacher-training programmes) within four Graduate Schools. The Graduate Schools are also responsible for the teaching part of the doctoral programmes. 

Faculty of Science

With over 7,000 students the UvA’s Faculty of Science is one of the larger science faculties in the Netherlands. Its programmes are organised within the following educational institutes:


With over 3,000 students and 350 staff, the UvA’s Faculty of Law is one of the larger law schools in the Netherlands. Its programmes are organised within three educational institutes:


The Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA) is the educational institute for dentistry of the UvA and VU University Amsterdam. In addition to Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes in Dentistry, ACTA also offers a range of postgraduate programmes.

Interfaculty Teacher Training Programmes (ILO)

The Interfaculty Teacher Training programmes (ILO) fall under the Research Institute of Child Development and Education of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

Interdisciplinary Studies

The Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) is the UvA's knowledge centre for interdisciplinary learning and teaching. It develops new courses in collaboration with the faculties and offers various study programmes that cross faculty boundaries. The institute identifies new themes and issues linked to current developments in academia and society. 

The IIS offers a number of interdisciplinary study programmes along with a wide range of electives (minors, honours modules and various public events) for students from any faculty, staff, and members of the public. All IIS activities are designed in collaboration with one or more faculties of the University of Amsterdam.