Are you looking for Bachelor's degree programmes in Dutch? Make sure to read the application procedure carefully as it is different than the procedure for the English-taught programmes.
In order to be eligible for admission to our Bachelor’s degree programmes, you will need to fulfill certain admission requirements. Please check if you (will) fulfill the following requirements before starting your application.
Before applying to Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, please make sure you have consulted the Admission Requirements page and the programme entry requirements to check if you are eligible for admission. If you think you qualify, you can start your application with the help of our step-by-step application guide.
Financial help is available to international Bachelor's degree students through DUO student finance.
Other finance options can be found on the website Study in Holland.
For US students there are also several loan programmes available:
Every Bachelor's degree programme has its own International Student Advisor.
If you have a specific question about applying with a non-Dutch diploma you can contact your programme ISA (International Student Advisor). The ISA will help you with practicalities about your bachelor admission and support you throughout the application process.
The International Support Assistant will inform you when your application is complete.
|School of Business and Economics|
|- Econometrics and Operations Research: Econometrics and Data Science
- Econometrics and Operations Research: Econometrics and Operations Research
- Economics and Business Economics
- International Business Administration
+31 20 598421
Tessa de Jong
|Faculty of Science|
- Artificial Intelligence
- Biomedical Sciences
- Business Analytics
- Computer Science
+31 20 5984212
+31 20 5985284
|Faculty of Humanities|
|- Communication and Information Studies: Language and Media
- Communication and Information Studies: Language Learning
and Language Teaching
- History: History and International Studies
- Literature and Society: English
John Stuart Mill College:
- Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)
+31 20 5985641
+31 20 5985641
|Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences|
+31 20 5982883
|Faculty of Social Sciences|
|- Communication Science
- Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology
- Political Science: Global Politics
+31 20 5985073
|Gijs van Ierssel
|Faculty of Law|
|- Law in Societyemail@example.com|
+31 20 5985073
|Gijs van Ierssel
International Support Assistant
|+31 20 5985284||Kim Daamen
|Amsterdam University College (AUC)|
|- Liberal Arts and Sciences||www.auc.nl|
Have a question for a current student? Curious about everyday life in Amsterdam, from our campus to the food, music and events going on throughout the city? Want to know how much homework you will have each night, or how the Dutch educational system differs from your own? Ask one of our VU Ambassadors! They would love to answer your questions by sharing their personal experiences of living and studying at VU Amsterdam. You can visit the Student Ambassador's page to find a student you would like to speak to.
For specific questions related to VU programmes, deadlines, the application process, or diploma validity you can find information on our main website or contact your faculty's International Student Advisor (ISA).
Would you like to know more about the international programmes or maybe even come along to find out for yourself what studying at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is like? You are very welcome to meet us! VU Amsterdam is organising various events and activities for prospective students.
Meet us at open days in Amsterdam
We regularly organise open days at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam for students that are interested in studying in Amsterdam. You are welcome to come and check out the various Bachelor Programmes that VU Amsterdam has to offer and find the programme you are looking for! For a personal meeting, you can contact your International Student Advisor for all the information you need.
Meet us in your own country
VU Amsterdam is frequently present at international education fairs around the world. It will be a pleasure to meet you at our stand! Please join one of our presentations, take a brochure or flyer and ask our colleagues and alumni about all that you need to know about studying at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
Here you can find an overview of the fairs where you can meet us soon.We are represented abroad by a number of cultural institutions and education recruitment agents. We have contracted our agents to recruit and inform prospective students about the degree opportunities at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. These organizations are reliable and will do their utmost to handle our student's application files with care.
|Brazil, China, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam||Nuffic Netherlands Education Support Offices (Nuffic Nesos) Nuffic is the Netherlands organisation for international cooperation in higher education. Nuffic Nesos operate in locations around the world.
|Edvance Education International
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Bldg. E, 2/F
1, Wangjing Zhonghuan Nanlu
T: (+86) 10 8417 7407 ext 205
|Netherlands-Flemish Institute for Archaeology and Arabic Studies in Cairo (NVIC)
1, Dr. Mahmoud Azmi Street
P.O. Box 50, 11211 Zamalek Cairo Egypt
T +20 2 7382520/22
F +20 2 7382523
|Netherlands Insitute Athens (NIA)
117 42 Athens Greece
T +30 210 9210760/1
F +30 210 9210770
|Dutch University Institute for Art History Florence
Viale Torricelli 5, 50125 Firenze Italy
T +39 055 221612
F +39 055 221106
|Netherlands Institute in Rome
Via Omero 10/12, 00197 Roma Italy
T +39 06 3269621
F +39 06 3204971
|Dutch Institute Abroad
Kyobashi Plaza Bldg 3F
25-3 Ginza 1-Chome
Chuo-Ku Tokyo Japan 104-0061
T +3 3567 2123
F +3 3567 5658
|Netherlands Institute in Saint Petersburg (NIP)
Kaluzhsky Pereulok 3
193015 St. Petersburg Russia
T +7 812 327 0887
F +7 812 118 1939
|Join In Campus Education Pvt Ltd
74, Alexander Crescent,
Otara, Auckland -2023
T: +64 226973037
115054, Russia, Moscow,
Schipok Str 20, office 306-308
T: +7 495 956 1576/1575 ext.112
|TNS Worldwide co.
Ltd. Headquarters –Seoul, Korea
3F Samhaeng Bldg, 18 Gangnam-daero 94-gil,
Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 135-932 South Korea
|Atlas Education Services
DBS Bank Tower, 28th fl. Ciputra World One
kav. 3-5, Jakarta 12940;
T:+62 21 29 888 258;
|Sylvia van Glabbeek
T +57 312 544 8689 WORKING
The success of our graduates in their careers shows the quality of our Bachelor and Master programmes and contributes to the reputation of VU Amsterdam. VU Amsterdam offers a wide range of career services to international students in order to increase their chances of success when taking their first steps into the (Dutch) labor market.
At VU Amsterdam we find it important that you can study successfully during your time as a student. However, you may sometimes have questions, directly or indirectly related to your studies, which could affect your academic progress. At VU Amsterdam there are various student counselors who provide advice and guidance.
You can contact your programme or faculty’s academic advisor for questions about the curriculum, personal study guidance and study advice. The academic advisor could for example help you with questions about study skills problems or study delay. Also, if you have a disability (e.g. dyslexia or a (chronic) illness), you can approach your academic advisor for advice and to arrange any special facilities you may need.
The student counsellor provides support, advice and information about matters not directly related to the content of your degree programme, e.g. student financing and DUO- regulations; requests for financial assistance; applications for private bursaries; financial difficulties; combining study with elite sport or outstanding performance in another field; early unenrolment and/or discontinuing your studies; urgent accommodation issues and personal matters.
Contact the student psychological counsellors if you are experiencing a lack of motivation, fear of failure, a tendency to procrastinate or other psychological issues. They also organize workshops and training courses.
Studying with a disability
At VU Amsterdam, we feel that everyone should be empowered to learn, and we provide assistance to students with disabilities to help them get the most out of themselves and their time studying with us. In this context, a disability means a physical handicap, (chronic) illness, dyslexia or mental disability.
You can approach your academic advisor for advice and the arrangement of any special facilities you may need, such as extra examination time; locker; laptop; parking pass; access to the quiet zone; usage of the storage room; wheelchair facilities in lecture halls or access to lifts and buildings.
Specific guidance and counseling is available for students with ASD.