Each semester, the Faculty of Humanities welcomes over a hundred exchange students from her partner universities. At the Faculty of Humanities, exchange students can find a variety of courses.
It is with great regret that we have to inform you that the University of Amsterdam has made the decision to cancel all student exchange for the first (autumn) semester of the academic year of 2020-2021. This difficult decision was not made lightly. Please read the statement by the university board here: website (Update 15-05-2020)
The global public health crisis concerning COVID-19 is creating a lot of uncertainty concerning planned events and travel. For several decades, the University of Amsterdam has promoted global and European student mobility. We have always been proud of our enthusiastic and committed international students, leaping across national borders to immerse themselves in Dutch culture and a new academic environment. For the first time in the history of UvA internationalisation, we are forced to discourage student mobility because of health and safety reasons. At this moment we believe cancellation is the right decision for both our own and incoming exchange students so they may have ample time to make alternative plans. We kindly ask for your understanding in this matter.
If you have any questions, please contact us through the Digital Student Service Desk.
Team International Office, Faculty of Humanities
The Faculty of Humanities is the largest of its kind in the Netherlands. It offers a wide range of Bachelor's and Master's programmes in art, culture, languages, history, philosophy and media studies.
'My courses were all very interactive and my professors were all approachable. One minute, we’d be learning about Vincent van Gogh in class, the next, we’d be at the van Gogh museum seeing the paintings in person!' - exchange student from the USA.
The faculty offers various study options to international exchange students on bachelors level. Participation in Master's level courses is only possible if the exchange agreement allows it and if the exchange student meets the entry requirements. There are only a limited number of courses available at Master's level.
Advanced students preparing for their final thesis can do individual research at the Faculty providing there is a bilateral agreement between the universities.
The Appendix below outlines our contact information, English language requirements, further requirements, academic calendar, nomination and application deadlines, academic information, and links to information about housing, visa and insurance.
The Faculty of Humanities participates in several exchange programmes, such as the Erasmus programme. The faculty does not accept free-movers nor students from universities without a bilateral agreement and is not likely to start new exchange agreements.
The first step in the application procedure is to check if there is a valid exchange agreement between your home university and the University of Amsterdam. An overview of our partner universities with student exchange destinations can be found in the Digital World Map.
More information on the admission requirements can be found here.
Exchange students can choose courses from the complete range of study areas within the Humanities. Learn more about which courses are open to exchange students on both a Bachelor's and a Master's level here.
Find the entire application and admission procedure here, including which documents you will need to attach to your application form.
Find the above info in much more detail on our Practical matters page.
|Credits||30 ECTS, Various months|
|Language of instruction||Dutch, English|
|Starts in||February, September|