University of Amsterdam (U21)
Description:

Founded in 1632 and with nearly 30,000 students and 5,000 staff, the UvA is one of the four ‘classical’ comprehensive universities in the Netherlands. This means that it offers a very wide range of programmes. ‘Classical’ also means that education is seen as valuable in and of itself, and not just subsumed to the whims of the labour market.

The UvA seeks to offer an inspiring international academic environment in which both staff and students can develop their talents optimally. Characterised by a critical, creative and international atmosphere, the UvA has a long tradition of open-mindedness and engagement with social issues, in keeping with the spirit of the city with which it is inextricably linked.

City: Locations in Amsterdam
Website:

http://www.uva.nl

Global Exchange

Approximate semester dates:

Semester 1 (Autumn Semester): September-January
Semester 2 (Spring Semester): February-June

Calendar

Language of instruction: Dutch, English
Full time load equivalent: 30 ECTS per semester
Fields of Study Available:

Course Catalogue - Students should study mainly within a single faculty.

Courses by Faculty/Discipline

UNDERGRADUATE:
Faculty of Social Science (College and Grad School): majority of courses available in English
Faculty of Economics and Business: complete undergraduate Business program available in English

Other courses taught in English can be found in:

MASTERS:
Faculty of Law: Masters level EU Law and International Law available in English (students wanting admittance into law must have a least 2yrs academic background)

  • Natural Sciences
  • Earth & Environmental Sciences

    Access to PG studies is very limited however science and law courses in English only available to PG students.

 

Please note that the options listed on this webpage should be used as a guide only. Additional discipline areas may be available. For current information about fields of study, course selection and language proficiency requirements, please check the host university's website.
 

SUMMER:
Summer courses in English.

Restricted Fields of Study: LAW: Required introductory courses
Students who are interested to take courses in the field of EU law but without having a background in European Union Law need to take the introductory course in European Union Law. This course is offered twice a year (September and February).
Students who are interested to take courses in the field of international law but without having a background in international law need to take the introductory course in International Law, offered in September only.
Approximate living expenses:

Euros 600 per month

Living expenses

Housing

The International Student Affairs Office will arrange housing for students who participate in exchange programs within the bilateral agreement. 
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Additional information:


STUDENTS MUST HAVE A GPA OF 5.0 (at least) TO GAIN A PLACE AT UvA.

Students must have completed two years of relevant study at UQ before going to UvA. 

Most academic departments at UvA also have eligibility requirements regarding academic background. Please check the Courses and Faculty Criteria document before applying.

Students who wish to pursue courses in Psychology need at least one full academic year worth of course background in Psychology.

Courses at UvA studied one at a time, in blocks (8 weeks, 8 weeks and then 4 weeks).

Fact Sheet

Brochure

Exchange Express digital magazine.

Students can also study at the Amsterdam University College but must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 5.5.

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