University of Amsterdam

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Location 🌎

Language of instruction 💬

Eligible faculty 🎓

Amsterdam, Netherlands Dutch and English Open to all Faculties


Founded on a tradition of highly integrated academics, the University of Amsterdam enjoys a global reputation for cutting-edge research, high- quality teaching and a broad range of degree programmes. Their open, tolerant and international academic tradition dates back to 1632, and continues to be strong today, thanks to their thriving community of independent thinkers. Now, with more than 31.000 students, they are considered one of the best research universities in the world. They strive for excellence in teaching and research, and are proud to offer you one of the largest selections of English-taught programmes in continental Europe.

Important information

  • Pre- and After-Arrival Information: Read this for information about airport pick-up days, Dutch language classes, introduction days (orientation), visas and housing.

  • Student Housing is not guaranteed: students are advised to complete their housing applications as soon as they receive confirmation of their acceptance to UvA.

  • The University has 2 campuses: 

    • Campuses Amsterdam University College, Science Park Campus (Sciences): Amsterdam-Oost, Netherlands

    • Centrum Campus (Social Sciences, Humanities): Amsterdam, Netherlands

Term dates 

Semester 1

Semester 2

September - January February - June

*Semester and exam dates may vary from year to year. Please consult the Host institution's fact sheet, the Host institution's website, or the Host institution directly to confirm. 

Contact information

VU International Office
Valckenierstraat 65-67 
1018 XE Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Incoming Student Coordinator

Email: exchange-sts [at] 

Tel: +31 20 525 1401


The information on this page is drawn from either the institution's fact sheet or their website as linked above.

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