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Liberal Arts and Sciences (Amsterdam University College)

How to apply

Once you have read and understood the academic programme and areas of study AUC has to offer, and what AUC expects from its students, you are warmly invited to apply by completing and submitting your application online.

Application deadlines

You want to start at AUC in

Application deadline

September 2021
  • Applications are no longer being accepted for September 2021.
September 2022
  • 1 December 2021 ("early-bird")
  • 1 February 2022 (regular deadline)

Please note that for the deadlines listed above, the complete application (including recommendations) should be submitted before 23.59 Central European Time (CET) on 1 December 2021 to meet the early-bird deadline, and before 23.59 (CET) on 1 February 2022 to meet the regular deadline if applying for admission for September 2022. 

Late applications for September 2021 (submitted after 1 February 2021)

Please note that late applications are no longer being considered for a September 2021 start at AUC. If you are considering applying to start at AUC in September 2022 start, please note the link to the online application form will become available below in October 2021.

Online application form for September 2022

The online application form for students looking to start at AUC in September 2022 will become available on this section of the website in October 2021.

Application guidelines

Before you start the online application form, please download the Application Guidelines and read them carefully. The application guidelines below are those used for applying to AUC in September 2021. You can use these to get a general idea of what to expect when preparing your application for September 2022, but please note that there may be some changes in next year's application guidelines.

Application checklist

To assist you in completing the online application form, we have created a checklist that includes all of the information and documents that you will need for your application.

  • Online application procedure explained

    While completing your application, you can log-in and access it as often as you like, but please remember that you must complete and officially submit it before AUC can process your application for enrolment. After you have submitted your application online, we will wait until at least two of your references have submitted their recommendations before we begin to process your application.

    AUC is a selective programme with a limited number of places. We prioritise prospective students who have not previously completed a Bachelor's degree. If you already have (or are about to complete) a Bachelor's degree, you can still apply to AUC, but your chances of being selected are lower.

    For more information about our policy on admissions and the application process, please see the links in the left-hand menu or below.

  • Transfer of credit

    If you are currently studying at another university and wish to transfer to AUC, you should complete the online application form and admissions procedures just as a new student would. For more information on the possibility of transferring credit, and to download the transfer of credit request form, please follow the link below.

  • Exchange students

    If you want to apply for a semester exchange or to study abroad at AUC, please contact the Study Abroad Office at your home institution. Please do not use our online application form, as this is reserved for applicants for the full three-year degree programme. For more information on coming to AUC on exchange, please follow the link below.

Contact the AUC Admissions Office

For questions regarding admissions policies or application procedures, please follow the link below.