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.
After the cancellation of student exchanges for this academic year of 2020-2021, we are happy to announce we are now open to receive nominations for exchanges in the academic year of 2021-2022.
Please keep in mind that due to the situation concerning COVID-19 in the Netherlands it is hard to predict exactly how the situation will continue to develop over time. We do advise that you also make back-up plans in case the COVID-19 situation ends up forcing cancellation of exchanges.
Please check the step-by-step guide at the bottom of this page if you are interested in doing an exchange at the UvA 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 at the Bachelor's 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|
|Conditions for admission|
|Starts in||February, September|