University of Amsterdam

61-70 th
World Reputation Rankings 2018
59 th
World University Rankings 2018
P.O. Box 19268, 1000 GG Amsterdam, Netherlands

About University of Amsterdam

The University of Amsterdam (UvA) offers nearly 200 English-taught degree programmes, some of which are unique to this university. The UvA ranks 63rd overall in Times Higher World Education Rankings 2017. With over 5,000 international students and researchers from more than 100 countries, the UvA offers a unique opportunity to pursue academic studies in a truly international environment.

Student benefit from a stimulating academic environment where they can develop their talents. The emphasis at the UvA is not only on developing academic skills, but also on fostering originality, intellectual ability and self-confidence.

Tracing its roots to the establishment of the Athenaeum Illustre in 1632, this modern University has a rich history. Today, students can attend classes and lectures at one of several integrated city campuses. The UvA also offers high-quality summer programmes in a wide range of disciplines.

Why choose UvA?

Prime location: Amsterdam is ideally located in Europe and is a vibrant creative, cultural and business hub. It was ranked 12th out of 200 cities in Mercer’s 2017 global ‘Quality of Living Survey’.

Range of study programmes: The University of Amsterdam offers over 200 English-taught degree programmes - one of the largest selections of any university in Europe.  

Research networks: The UvA actively partners with other institutions as a member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and Universitas 21.

Rankings: The UvA scores highly in various world university rankings (Times Higher Education, Shanghai; Centre of Higher Education Development, Leiden). It is ranked among the top 30 universities in Europe and the top 100 worldwide.

International classrooms: Students from all over the world are represented in the UvA’s classrooms. The diverse viewpoints in this international environment stimulate unique discussions. According to the THE World University Rankings 2017, the UvA is the most international university in the Netherlands.

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:   

Explore rankings data for University of Amsterdam

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Key statistics

  • 23,495
    Number of Students
  • 57 : 43
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 12%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 12.3
    No. of students per staff
Based on data collected for the (1) 2018 World University Rankings