More about University of Amsterdam

The University of Amsterdam (UvA) offers over 150 English-taught degree programmes, some of which are unique to this university. The UvA ranks 58th overall in Times Higher World Education Rankings 2015. With over 3,000 international students and researchers from more than 100 countries, the UvA offers a unique opportunity to pursue academic studies in a truly international environment.

The UvA consistently ranks among the best universities in Europe and offers over 150 English-taught degree programmes, some of which are unique to the UvA. The interactive teaching style encourages independent thought and personal development. 

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 11th out of 200 cities in Mercer’s 2015 global ‘Quality of Living Survey’.

Range of study programmes: The University of Amsterdam offers over 150 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.

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 150 English-taught Master's programmes are available at the UvA faculties:

Find out more about how to apply, practical matters and scholarships at:   

Key statistics

  • 25,344
    Number of Students
  • 14.3
    Student to Staff Ratio
  • 10%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 58 : 42
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
Collected during World University Rankings on 28th Sep 2016


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