University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Study programmes provided by The University of Amsterdam are:
  • 60 Bachelor's programmes (2 taught in English)
  • 114 Master's programmes, including: 
  • 72 taught in English (4 Erasmus Mundus) 
  • 23 teacher-training programmes 
  • 11 Dual Master's programmes (2 taught in English)
  • 20 Research Master's programmes

The University of Amsterdam is ranked 83rd in the 2012-13 THE World University ranking. 

In the 2012-13 QS ranking, the UvA is ranked 62d overall, the highest-ranked Dutch university on the list.

In the 2012-13 QS ranking, the UvA is ranked 62d overall, the highest-ranked Dutch university on the list. In four of the five rankings per domain, the UvA is listed in the top 75: Social Sciences & Management (41), Arts & Humanities (43), Life Sciences & Medicine (69) en Natural Sciences (75).

In 2012, the UvA is in the 101-150 group in this worldwide top 500 ranking.

Student Accommodation:

As in other major cities, the demand for housing in Amsterdam is high. Student housing comes in short supply and can be quite expensive. Like most Dutch universities, the University of Amsterdam does not have a centralised campus with student residences. All students receive an invitation by email to apply for accommodation online. Visit website for details. 

Student Health and welfare:

International students enrolled at the UvA are entitled to use the Student Medical Service free of charge if they are properly insured. In other cases access to the Student Medical Service requires an annual fee or payment per consultation.

International students from European countries will receive a European Health Insurance Card, which simplifies the procedure when receiving medical assistance during their stay in a European Union member state. 

Visit website for more details.

UvA Sport and Culture:

The University of Amsterdam offers a wide variety of activities to students and staff in the areas of culture and sport. CREA has a wide range of courses and workshops in art, music and media. The university's sport facility (USC) offers a wide range of sport activities at a variety of locations throughout Amsterdam. 


The University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the city of Amsterdam are closely intertwined.

The UvA is therefore concentrating its real estate development in a limited number of areas in Amsterdam:


  •  Science Park (project completed):  Faculty of Science (FNWI), University Sports Centre (USC) and Amsterdam University College (AUC)
  • Roeterseiland (in progress): Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB), Faculty of Law (FdR) and the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG)
  • City Centre / Oudemanhispoort and Binnengasthuisterrein (in progress): Faculty of Humanities (FGw)
  • Amsterdam-Zuidoost (project completed): Amsterdam Medical Center (UvA-AMC)
  • Zuidas (project completed): Faculty of Dentistry (ACTA)

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