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Exchange Programme Science

Courses at the Faculty of Science

Exchange students

Course options

Bachelor's (undergraduate) courses

Bachelor's level courses are taught in Dutch and English. Exchange students need to be fluent in the language they wish to take the courses in.

The English taught courses are categorized by department. Most courses have entry requirements. Below you can find a list of the departments and their entry requirements.

  • Biology - application possible for 3rd year Biology students (only in semester 1)
  • Chemistry - application possible for 2nd and 3rd year Chemistry students
  • Future Planet Studies - application possible for 2nd and 3rd year Environmental Studies (or comparable programmes) students
  • Mathematics - application possible for 3rd year Mathematics students
  • Physics and Astronomy - application possible for 3rd year Physics and Astronomy students (most courses ar taught in semester 1)

The following fields are open to students from all study areas:

  • Interdisciplinary courses - application possible for 2nd and 3rd year students of all study areas
  • Psychobiology - application possible for 2nd and 3rd year students of all study areas (only in semester 1)

Master's (graduate) courses

Students with a degree comparable to a Dutch Bachelor's degree can apply for courses at a Master's level. All Master's programmes are taught in English. Please note that master courses are only open to students who will have obtained a bachelor degree or an equivalent (first three years of bachelor equivalent to 180 EC) in the required field of study, before their exchange period.

Course Catalogue

To choose courses, you have to search the UvA Course Catalogue > Programme: 'Exchange Programme Faculty of Science' of the current academic year as the course catalogue for the next academic year is not yet available.
We cannot guarantee that all the courses in the current course catalogue will be taught in the next academic year. Please enter the courses you want to enroll for in the application form. You will be notified as soon as possible if a course of your choice will not be taught during your stay in Amsterdam.

Restrictions

The following courses/programmes are not open to exchange students:

  • Courses of the master programme Artificial Intelligence are (partially) restricted. Placement cannot be guaranteed.
  • Courses of the master programme Biomedical Sciences
  • Courses of the master programme Forensic Science
  • Courses of the master programme Security and Network Engineering
  • Courses taught at Amsterdam University College (AUC)
  • Academic skills courses (Academic English, Teaching skills, etc.)

Courses outside the Faculty of Science

Exchange students can apply for a maximum of two courses at another department or our partner university the Vrije Universiteit if these courses are listed as such in the UvA Course Catalogue. Please note that placement at other departments is difficult and cannot be guaranteed.

Highlighted: Dutch culture and language courses 

The University of Amsterdam offers various courses on the Dutch society, culture and/or language, for example the course 'Dutch Culture and Society'. For more information go to the UvA Course Catalogue. (The number of places for such courses is limited.)

Furthermore, it is always possible to enroll for Dutch language courses at the Institute for Dutch Language Education (INTT). For more information go to INTT. Keep in mind that a tuition fee is required for the INTT courses, though exchange students receive a discount.