Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is an internationally renowned research university founded in 1880. The university offers over 150 English taught programmes at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD level to 24,000 students from all over the world. Students and staff of 130 nationalities create a dynamic international academic community.
De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam
+31 20 59 89898

About us


The university is located in the vibrant city of Amsterdam, one of the most multicultural cities in the world, with the largest concentration of students in the Netherlands and where English is the second language spoken. The campus is surrounded by one of the most dynamic and fast-growing business districts in the Netherlands hosting over 700 companies.

With more than 24,000 students, of which 4,088 are international, the university conducts cutting-edge research into problems of societal and scientific importance. The University distinguishes itself in research and education through four interdisciplinary themes: Human Health and Life Sciences, Science for Sustainability, Connected World and Governance for Society. As a student this will help you to look beyond the boundaries of scientific disciplines, and to seek for tangible solutions for a better world. In addition Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam regards diversity, whether in culture, conviction, nationality or prior education, as source of innovation and progress, and hence as special strength.


Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers 22 English taught Bachelor’s degree Programmes:

• Artificial Intelligence
• Biomedical Sciences
• Business analytics
• Communication Science
• Communication and Information Studies: Language and Media
• Communication and Information Studies: Language Learning and Language Teaching
• Computer Science
• Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology
• Econometrics and Operations Research
• Econometrics and Operations Research: Econometrics and Data Science
• Economics and Business Economics
• History: History and International Studies
• Information Science (Information, Multimedia and Management)
• International Business Administration
• Law in Society
• Liberal Arts and Sciences (Amsterdam University College)
• Literature and Society: English
• Mathematics
• Philosophy
• Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)
• Political Science: Global Politics
• Psychology


Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers English taught Master’s degree programmes in different fields of interest, namely:

• Art, Culture and History
• Behavioural and Social Sciences
• Computer Science, Mathematics and Business
• Economics, Business and Law
• Health and Movement Sciences
• Language and Communication
• Natural Sciences
• Religion and Philosophy

Furthermore, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam provides three or four year research intensive PhD programmes, or part time PhD programmes with a duration above four years, organized in graduate schools of nine VU Amsterdam faculties. The doctorates are internationally-oriented, multi and interdisciplinary, curiosity and results driven, creating an impact in science, society and economy.

Please take a look at our website to find all the information you need:

• Tuition fees for international programmes
• Find out about admission requirements, numerus fixus, premasters, and how to apply at Admission and application.
• Go to scholarships to find a list of the scholarship programmes that are most commonly awarded to our Master students.
• More information about the various Master’s programmes
• More information about the various Bachelor’s programmes
• More information about the PhD programmes

For more information go to: www.vuamsterdam.com or take a look on our Facebook, YouTube channel, blog, LinkedIn or Instagram.


Website Link www.vuamsterdam.com
Phone Number +31 20 59 89898
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Country Netherlands
State/Province Noord-Holland
Distance 388 Kilometers
Address De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam