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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam: change your world

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is an internationally renowned research university founded in 1880. The university offers over 170 English taught programmes at Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral level to more than 24,500 students from all over the world. Students and staff of 122 nationalities create a dynamic international academic community.

The university is located in the vibrant city of Amsterdam, one of the most multicultural cities in the world, with the largest concentration of students in the Netherlands and where English is the second language spoken. The campus is surrounded by one of the most dynamic and fast-growing business districts in the Netherlands hosting over 700 companies.

With more than 24,500 students, of which 4,088 are international, the university conducts cutting-edge research into problems of societal and scientific importance. The University distinguishes itself in research and education through four interdisciplinary themes: Human Health and Life Sciences, Science for Sustainability, Connected World and Governance for Society. As a student this will help you to look beyond the boundaries of scientific disciplines, and to seek for tangible solutions for a better world.  In addition Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam regards diversity, whether in culture, conviction, nationality or prior education, as source of innovation and progress, and hence as special strength.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers English taught Master’s degree programmes in different fields of interest, namely:


  • Art, culture and history
  • Behavioural and social sciences
  • Computer science, mathematics and business
  • Economics, business and law
  • Health and movement sciences
  • Language and communication
  • Natural sciences
  • Religion and philosophy


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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam: Student life

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is a socially engaged university that is active at the heart of the community, makes an active contribution to current developments in teaching and research, and is committed to providing teaching and research of the highest quality. The thirteen VU faculties are located on a single campus so that departments from every discipline are within walking distance of each other. This means that it is easier for the faculties to work together and for students to follow subjects offered by other departments.

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Come to the VU Online Master’s Event on December 7.

Are you already exploring your options when it comes to a Master's programme? And would you like to know more about one or more programmes you have in mind? Then join us for the online open day at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and learn more about our Master's programmes!


The next VU Online Master's Event will take place on Tuesday 7 December from 05:00 pm to 10:00 pm (CET). We hope that it's possible in December to meet again on our campus. And if not we will organize the open day online.


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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam - Impressionen zum Masterstudium

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Übersicht der Masterstudiengänge - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

 Accounting and Control
 Archaeology: European Archaeology
 Archaeology: Mediterranean Archaeology
 Artificial Intelligence: Cognitive Science
 Arts and Culture: Comparative Arts and Media Studies
 Arts and Culture: Contemporary Art History
 Arts and Culture: Design Cultures
 Bioinformatics and Systems Biology: Bioinformatics
 Bioinformatics and Systems Biology: Systems Biology
 Biomedical Sciences: Immunology
 Biomedical Sciences: Infectious diseases
 Biomedical Sciences: Neurobiology
 Biomedical Technology and Physics
 Biomolecular Sciences: Biological Chemistry
 Biomolecular Sciences: Molecular Bioinformatics
 Biomolecular Sciences: Molecular Cell Biology
 Business Administration: Duisenberg Honours Programme in Corporate Finance
 Business Administration: Financial Management
 Business Administration: Human Resource Management
 Business Administration: International Management
 Business Administration: Leadership and Change Management
 Business Administration: Management Consulting
 Business Administration: Strategy & Organization
 Business Analytics: Optimisation of Business Processes
 Business Analytics: Computational Intelligence
 Business Analytics: Financial Risk Management
 Business Data Science (Research Master)
 Cardiovascular Research
 Chemistry: Analytical Sciences
 Chemistry: Molecular Sciences
 Chemistry: Science for Energy and Sustainability
 Classics and Ancient Civilizations: Classics
 Classics and Ancient Civilizations: Research
 Clinical and Developmental Psychopathology (Research)
 Cognitive Neuropsychology (Research)
 Communication and Information Studies: Dialogue, Health and Society
 Communication and Information Studies: Multimodal Communication
 Computational Science
 Computer Science: Big Data Engineering
 Computer Science: Computer Systems Security
 Computer Science: Foundations of Computing and Concurrency
 Computer Science: Internet and Web Technology
 Computer Science: Parallel Computing Systems
 Computer Science: Software Engineering and Green IT
 Culture, Organization and Management
 Digital Business and Innovation
 Drug Discovery and Safety: Computer-Aided Drug Design (CADD)
 Drug Discovery and Safety: Diagnostics and Imaging
 Drug Discovery and Safety: Molecular Pharmacology
 Drug Discovery and Safety: Molecular Toxicology
 Drug Discovery and Safety: Synthesis of Drugs
 Earth Sciences: Earth and Climate
 Earth Sciences: Geology and Geochemistry
 Earth Sciences: Global Environmental Change and Policy
 Econometrics and Operations Research: Climate Econometrics
 Econometrics and Operations Research: Econometric Theory
 Econometrics and Operations Research: Econometrics and Data Science
 Econometrics and Operations Research: Financial Econometrics
 Econometrics and Operations Research: Financial Engineering
 Econometrics and Operations Research: Marketing Data Science
 Econometrics and Operations Research: Operations Research Theory
 Econometrics and Operations Research: Quantitative Economics
 Econometrics and Operations Research: Quantitative Logistics
 Economics: Development Economics
 Economics: Global Challenges
 Economics: International and Macroeconomic Policy
 Economics: Labour and Health
 Economics: Market Analytics
 Economics: Public Policy
 Entrepreneurship (Joint Degree UvA-VU)
 Environment and Resource Management: Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity
 Environment and Resource Management: Energy and Climate
 Environment and Resource Management: Global Food Challenges
 Environment and Resource Management: Global Sustainable Futures
 Environment and Resource Management: Global Water Challenges
 Finance: Duisenberg Honours Programme in Finance and Technology
 Finance: Duisenberg Honours Track Quantitative Risk Management
 Genes in Behaviour and Health (Research)
 Global Health (Research)
 Health Sciences: Health Policy
 Health Sciences: Infectious Diseases and Public Health
 Health Sciences: International Public Health
 Health Sciences: Nutrition and Health
 Health Sciences: Prevention and Public Health
 Heritage Studies
 History: Global History and International Studies
 History: Medical and Health Humanities
 History: Religion and Society
 Human Movement Sciences: Sport, Exercise & Health (research)
 Human Movement Sciences: Sport, Exercise and Health
 Humanities: Critical Studies in Art and Culture (Research)
 Humanities: Global History (Research)
 Humanities: Linguistics (Research)
 Humanities: Literature and Contested Spaces (Research)
 Humanities: Philosophy (Research)
 Information Sciences
 International Business Law: Climate Change and Corporations
 International Business Law: Commercial Transactions
 International Business Law: Markets and Behavior
 International Crimes, Conflict and Criminology
 Law and Politics of International Security
 Law: European and International Law
 Law: International Migration and Refugee Law
 Law: International Technology Law
 Linguistics: Language Consultancy and Linguistic Documentation
 Linguistics: Text Mining
 Literary Studies: English Literature in a Visual Culture
 Management, Policy Analysis and Entrepreneurship in Health & Life Sciences: Community-based Health Technologies
 Management, Policy Analysis and Entrepreneurship in Health & Life Sciences: Health & Life Sciences-based Communication
 Management, Policy Analysis and Entrepreneurship in Health & Life Sciences: Health and Life Sciences-based Management and Entrepreneurship
 Management, Policy Analysis and Entrepreneurship in Health & Life Sciences: Health and Life Sciences-based Policy
 Management, Policy Analysis and Entrepreneurship in Health & Life Sciences: International Public Health
 Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Sciences
 Neurosciences (Research Master)
 Parallel and Distributed Computer Systems
 Philosophy: Philosophy of Law and Governance
 Philosophy: Philosophy of Neurosciences
 Philosophy: Philosophy, Bioethics and Health
 Physics and Astronomy: Advanced Matter and Energy Physics
 Physics and Astronomy: Astronomy and Astrophysics
 Physics and Astronomy: Biophysics and Biophotonics
 Physics and Astronomy: Gravitation, Astro- and Particle Physics
 Physics and Astronomy: Science for Energy and Sustainability
 Physics and Astronomy: Theoretical Physics
 Political Science: Democracy and Power
 Political Science: Global Environmental Governance, Sustainability and Climate Change
 Political Science: International Relations, Security and Global Order
 Psychology: Work and Organizational Psychology
 Science, Business & Innovation: Energy and Sustainability
 Science, Business & Innovation: Life and Health
 Social and Cultural Anthropology
 Social Psychology (Research)
 Societal Resilience (Research Master)
 Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics: Environmental Economics
 Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics: Real Estate Economics and Finance
 Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics: Transport Economics
 Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics: Urban and Regional Economics
 Theology and Religious Studies (Research)
 Theology and Religious Studies: Exploring a Discipline
 Theology and Religious Studies: Interreligious Studies
 Theology and Religious Studies: Peace, Trauma and Religion
 Tinbergen Institute Mphil in Economics
 Transport and Supply Chain Management
    Artificial Intelligence
    Arts and Culture
    Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
    Biomedical Sciences
    Biomolecular Sciences
    Business Administration
    Business Analytics
    Computer Science
    Drug Discovery and Safety
    Earth Sciences
    Econometrics and Operations Research
    Economics (MPhil)
    Environment and Resource Management
    Finance: Duisenberg Honours Programme in Financial Markets & Regulation
    Health Sciences
    Humanities Research Master
    International Business Law: Finance and Behavior
    Linguistics (Research)
    Management, Policy Analysis and Entrepreneurship in the Health and Life Sciences
    Philosophy, Bioethics and Health
    Physics and Astronomy
    Political Science: European Public Policy
    Political Science: International Relations & Transnational Governance
    Psychology: Regulation of Social Behaviour (Research Master)
    Science, Business & Innovation
    Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics
    Transport & Supply Chain Management

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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam: Reputation & Ranking

The overall quality of Dutch higher education is among the best in the world. The Dutch higher  education system has been ranked 7th in the world by Universitas 21, a global network of research universities. In the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016 (Shanghai Ranking) VU Amsterdam holds a position between 101 and 150. At VU Amsterdam, generally speaking, the teaching style can be described as student-centred: we encourage students to develop their own opinions through independent and creative thinking. This means that teaching is mainly conducted in small tutorials, where interactivity is the norm rather than the exception. At every opportunity, students are encouraged to engage in constructive dialogues with their professors.

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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam: Extra information for international students

Here you can find all the extra information you will need as an international student at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.


Taster Day

Join us for an online Taster Day! During this event, you will get a taste of what life is like as a student at our university. You will get to know one specific Bachelor's programme and find out what you can expect in terms of the content. There is also an opportunity to meet students who are currently following the programme.


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Promotie alumnisessies Master’s day

During the Master’s day, you can also meet our (international) alumni during several workshops. In these sessions they will tell you more about career opportunities after finishing your Master’s degree.


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You can find the Masterbrochure here

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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Nord Holland
T +31 20 59 89898

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