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AUC offers a Bachelor's degree in the Liberal Arts and Sciences. You choose one of three interdisciplinary majors: Humanities, Social Sciences or Sciences. The programme is taught at the honours level, in English, and welcomes both Dutch and international students.

Many of the most important issues facing society today are too complex or wide-ranging to be dealt with using the knowledge and methodology of one single subject area. The AUC programme places a great deal of emphasis on teaching you how to integrate insights from different perspectives, and to work across the traditional boundaries between subjects and fields. You will become an interdisciplinary expert in your field!

Why study Liberal Arts and Sciences at AUC?

Focus on interdisciplinarity & 'big questions'

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Select your own courses from the sciences, social sciences and humanities. From year 1 you have a lot of freedom to study what you like and find interesting interdisciplinary connections.

Biggest offering of courses within the sciences 

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AUC is the largest University Colleges of the Netherlands and has the biggest offering in sciences courses. AUC aims to admit 300 students each year.

Guaranteed on-campus housing

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It's both mandatory and guaranteed that you live in the student residences for your three years of study. You don't have to worry about finding a home, so you can focus on your studies.

Personal tutor and small classes. max 25

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AUC is small scaled, and the classes are interactive, so it's easy to get to know your fellow students and there is a lot of personal attention from your teachers.

An engaging international student community

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You will study together with other motivated and engaging students from all over the world. You can take part in AUC's Student Association or be part of the Talent Fellowship at AUC.

Is Liberal Arts and Sciences right for you?

  1. You have a VWO degree with good grades for English and Mathematics (all VWO profiles are eligible). You are a motivated student and open for a challenge.
  2. You are eager to actively address today's challenges in science and society. You are curious and interested in viewing issues from different perspectives.
  3. You would like to study with students from all over the world and live together in our student residences in Amsterdam Science Park. Become part of the strong AUC community! 
  4. You would like to shape your own personal study plan that reflects your individual interests and academic goals. Your personal tutor will guide you in this process.
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I gained really good academic skills at AUC, studying here shapes people into critical thinkers that are able to look at things from many different perspectives Bibi, AUC student
Facts & Figures
Degree programme
BA/BSc Liberal Arts and Sciences (joint degree)
Regular study programme
180 ECTS, 36 months
Language of instruction
Conditions for admission
Academic/research university degree (WO)
Starts in
CROHO code
Science Park