University of Amsterdam

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World University Rankings 2020
101–200 th
Impact Rankings 2020
61–70 th
World Reputation Rankings 2019
P.O. Box 19268, 1000 GG Amsterdam, Netherlands

About University of Amsterdam

At the University of Amsterdam (UvA) students can choose from over 200 English-taught degree programmes – including some that are unique to this university. The UvA ranks 62nd in Times Higher World Rankings 2020 and is the #1 Dutch university in the THE Europe Teaching Rankings. With over 7,000 international students and researchers from more than 100 countries, the UvA offers one of the widest range of English-taught master’s studies in Europe.

Tracing its roots to the establishment of the Athenaeum Illustre in 1632, the UvA is a modern, research-intensive university located in the heart of a vibrant European capital city.

Do you have the intellect and ambition to join our innovative academic community? We welcome applications from open-minded students who want to broaden their international outlook, gain knowledge and skills for their career and help solve complex world issues. Learn more at www.uva.nl/international.

Why choose the UvA?

Prime location: The UvA’s home city is Amsterdam, a vibrant creative, European cultural and business hub. It was ranked 11th out of 231 cities in Mercer’s 2019 global ‘Quality of Living Survey’, 1st in Europe and 4th globally in The Economist’s Safe Cities Index 2019.

Wide choice of degrees: The University of Amsterdam offers over 200 English-taught degree programmes – one of the largest selections of any university in Europe.  

Ranking, research, reputation: The UvA ranks among the top 20 universities in Europe and the top 65 worldwide in various world rankings. Accredited by the Dutch government and the NVAO, it is a member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and Universitas 21.

EU and global connections: Over 7,000 of the University’s 34,000 students come from outside the Netherlands, from over 100 countries. As an UvA student, you can expect to gain new perspectives, broaden your international network and strengthen your global mindset.

Bachelor's programmes

In addition to a large number of Dutch-taught programmes, the UvA offers a variety of English-taught Bachelor's programmes.

Master's programmes

Over 200 English-taught Master's programmes are available at UvA faculties:

Find out more about how to apply, practical matters and scholarships at: www.uva.nl/international

WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKINGS

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Key statistics

  • 56 : 44
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
    (1)
  • 18%
    Percentage of International Students
    (1)
  • 13.5
    No. of students per staff
    (1)
  • 26,723
    Number of FTE Students
    (1)
Based on data collected for the (1) 2020 World University Rankings

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