The provisional intake figures from October reveal an increase in the number of new Bachelor’s students at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) for the current academic year. The increase is about 18% on last year, from 4,667 students to 5,516.
Last year, the student intake at the Master’s level rose slightly, and has again risen this year. This academic year the UvA has 5,370 new Master’s students compared to 4,942 last year – an increase of about 8.5%.
The intake of international students has risen at both the Bachelor’s and Master’s level. At the Bachelor’s level, the international intake has increased from 426 students to 831 students, an increase of 95%. This strong increase in the number of international students can mostly be attributed to the larger number of English-taught degree programmes. This year, the English-taught Bachelor’s programmes in Communication Science, Literary and Cultural Analysis, and Media and Information were officially launched. Since this year, the programmes in Actuarial Science, and Econometrics and Operations Research are also being offered in both Dutch and English. And just like last year, the programmes in Psychology, Law and Economics (PPLE) and European Studies have attracted many international students.
For several years now the number of foreign students at the Master’s level has continued to rise, from 1,043 last year to 1,291 this year. This is an increase of almost 24%.
As a result of the higher intake, the total number of student enrolments at the UvA has increased slightly with 3% to 31,091 students.
The figures mentioned above are provisional as of 1 October. The final figures will only become available after formal counting takes place in December, the results of which will be made known in February 2017.