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University of Amsterdam 

The UvA consistently ranks among the best universities in Europe and offers over 160 English-taught degree programmes, some of which are unique to the UvA. The interactive teaching style encourages independent thought and personal development. With over 4,300 international students and researchers from more than 100 countries, the UvA offers a unique opportunity to pursue academic studies in a truly international environment.


 

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 2016 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 is ranked 58th in the 2016 QS World University Rankings and is the highest placed Dutch university.
  • 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.



 
In addition to a large number of Dutch-taught degree programmes, the University of Amsterdam also offers various English-taught Bachelor's programmes. The UvA currently offers 13 English taught Bachelor’s programmes and more than 150 Master’s programmes in English.