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University of Amsterdam

World Rankings

  • QS World University Ranking (2017–18) 58
  • THE World University Ranking (2017–18) 59

Entry Requirements

  • For all courses: applicants need a good command of the English language when applying to English-taught courses. In most cases, this means that you need to have proof before you can make a request for admission. TOEFL, IELTS and the CPE or CAE are all accepted.
  • The university will assess the motivation and commitment of applicants.
  • Chinese students must have a Nuffic certificate.
  • For bachelor's programmes: application standards for bachelor's programmes are high and a good knowledge of mathematics (B or higher at A level) is required as well as a secondary education equivalent to an average of higher than 7.5 in the Dutch VWO (≥ 5 for IB).
  • English speakers applying to bachelor's courses are limited to the Liberal Arts and Sciences programme at the Amsterdam University College (AUC) and the BSc in Economics and Business (both 3-year programmes).
  • For master's programmes: applicants must hold a bachelor's degree in the relevant field. 
  • More than 120 courses are taught in English at postgraduate level. 


  • The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is a research-intensive, multidisciplinary state-funded university.
  • It was founded in 1632 with a focus on trade and philosophy.

Further Details

Address University of Amsterdam
Binnengasthuisstraat 9
1012 ZA Amsterdam
The Netherlands