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. Almost all courses have specific course entry requirements which are indicated in the course catalogue. Below you can find a list of the departments and their standard entry requirements.
The following fields are open to students from all study areas:
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.
To choose courses, you have to search the UvA Course Catalogue > Programme: 'Exchange Programme Faculty of Science'. When applying for semester 1 next year, you can select 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.
The following courses/programmes are not open to exchange students:
Exchange students can apply for a maximum of two courses at another department. For more information on courses please go to the UvA Course Catalogue. Students can also take up to two courses per semester at our partner university the Vrije Universiteit if the courses are part of a Joint Degree Programme with the Vrije Universiteit. Joint degree programmes are BSc Physics and Astronomy, BSc Chemistry, MSc Physics and Astronomy, MSc Chemistry and MSc Computational Science. 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. Please note that 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.