University of Amsterdam ,,Netherlands

  • Amsterdam,Netherlands

Founded in 1632, the University of Amsterdam is a publically owned university. It was established by the municipal authorities of the city under the name Athenaeum Illustre. Between 1917 and 1931 student numbers increased from 1100 to 2500. After WWII the UvA soon became the Netherlands’ largest university, with 7100 students in the academic year 1950-1951. Today, it is amongst the best universities for research. It also has memberships of renowned organizations such as EUA, UNICA, Universitas 21, and LERU.

Situated in Amsterdam, the capital city of Netherlands, the university conducts teaching and research activities on 4 campuses. The main campus is situated in central Amsterdam and includes the central library and academic buildings of humanities faculty. The university library has more than four million volumes of books that are used for learning and teaching. The second campus is at Science Park situated in east Amsterdam. This campus is home to the best research institutes, a science faculty, a University College, and over 120 companies. The UMC campus in Bijlmermeer houses a research hospital, Faculty of Medicine, and Academic Medical Center. Roeterseiland Campus includes the CREA block and academic buildings of three faculties.

The other facilities of the university include religious, medical and sports centers, restaurants, and gathering halls. The university has collaborated with several non-profit organizations that provide apartment-style housing to students. Most of the residential properties are located about an hour away from the campus.

The academic structure of UvA

Situated in Amsterdam, the capital city of Netherlands, the university conducts teaching and research activities on 4 campuses. The main campus is situated in central Amsterdam and includes the central library and academic buildings of humanities faculty. The university library has more than four million volumes of books that are used for learning and teaching. The second campus is at Science Park situated in east Amsterdam. This campus is home to the best research institutes, a science faculty, a University College, and over 120 companies. The UMC campus in Bijlmermeer houses a research hospital, Faculty of Medicine, and Academic Medical Center. Roeterseiland Campus includes the CREA block and academic buildings of three faculties.

The other facilities of the university include religious, medical and sports centers, restaurants, and gathering halls. The university has collaborated with several non-profit organizations that provide apartment-style housing to students. Most of the residential properties are located about an hour away from the campus.

The academic structure of UvA has been organized into 7 faculties that offer more than 200-degree programs. It offers degrees in diverse disciplines of arts and humanities, applied sciences, economics, business, law, medicine, dentistry, behavioral and social sciences. Further, it has collaborations with foreign institutions, which facilitates student and staff exchange programs for better learning.

UvA has various student organizations that conduct more than 50 athletic and entertainment activities including dance, drama, tennis, skating, aerobics, music, swimming, golf, and photography. It has nearly 35,000 students and 3,000 Ph.D. researchers. The student population of the university includes 5,000 international students and researchers from more than 100 countries of the world. There are 6,000 employees in the university including the academic and administrative staff.

The university maintains a list of notable alumni who are pioneers and award winners in the fields of mathematics, sciences, politics, writing, media, art and sports. Alec Jeffreys, great geneticist known for his invention of DNA fingerprinting, is an alumnus of the university. Other distinguished alumni of UvA are Jacobus vant Hoff (Great Theoretical Chemist), Pieter Zeeman (Popular Dutch Physicist), Boudewijn Sirks (Academic Lawyer), Max Euwe (Author, Mathematician and a Popular Chess Player) and Charles Michel (Present Prime Minister of Belgium).

Year of establishment1632
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Also Known AsUvA
Total International Students5000
UG/PG Course Ratio12.5
Faculty/Student Ratio14
No.of Campuses1
Yearly Hostel & Meals Expense3950 Euro

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University of Amsterdam Fees

CoursesDuration1st Year Tuition Fees
MS(8 Courses)(12 months-2 years)Euro 14.33 K - 21.76 K
MBA/PGDM(1 Courses)(12 months)Euro 39.08 K
BBA(2 Courses)(3 years)Euro 9.45 K
MIM(2 Courses)(12 months)Euro 15.06 K - 26.34 K

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University of Amsterdam Entry Criteria

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MS(8 Courses)

: 6.5 & Above

: 92.0 & Above

MBA/PGDM(1 Courses)

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: Accepted

: 7.0 & Above

BBA(2 Courses)

: 6.5 & Above

: 92.0 & Above

MIM(2 Courses)

: 630.0 & Above

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: 6.5-7.0

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MS INR 13.5 L
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MIM INR 12.5 L
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BBA INR 7.6 L
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BE/Btech INR 8.7 L
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BSc INR 8 L
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MBA INR 23.6 L
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MA INR 11.8 L
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Average Admission Exam ScoresTOEFL: 87
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IELTS: 6.5
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GMAT: 590
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University of Amsterdam FAQs

Q. Is it hard to get into the University of Amsterdam?

A. Yes, if you’ve got decent grades, experience, and hold a record of being involved in various co-curricular activities, getting into UvA will be pretty easy. The only exception is its Law and Medicine programs because of their high demand.

Q. Is the University of Amsterdam an Ivy league?

A. No, the University of Amsterdam is not a member of the Ivy League group. Nevertheless, it still holds good career outcomes and student retention.

Q. Why should one choose the University of Amsterdam for admission?

A. As per the global rankings, the university has been ranked among the best universities continuously. Both Times Higher Education and Leiden Ranking have included it among the top 100 universities. According to QS Rankings, it has been ranked 55th in 2021-2022 QS Rankings. Check: University of Amsterdam Admissions

Q. What is the IB score requirement at the University of Amsterdam?

A. Students need to possess a minimum IB of 36 if they want to increase the probability of getting selected in the university. It will be even better if students may have participated in sports, projects, community services, etc.

Q. Can I apply for more than one scholarship at the University of Amsterdam?

A. You can apply for multiple scholarships but in the end only one of those will be granted. In case you’re applying for more than one scholarship you need to write a separate letter of motivation for each of those.

Q. Why is an English proficiency proof required to be submitted for admission at the University of Amsterdam?

A. As the students will be required to read textbooks, write assignments, attend lectures and participate in classroom discussions in English, they are therefore required to submit proof of sufficient proficiency in English.

Q. What are the conditions for participating in an exchange program at the University of Amsterdam?

A. In order to participate in a student exchange program, you need to adhere to certain rules. These are - No travel restrictions imposed by your national government for traveling to the Netherlands, travelers from your country should not have been imposed border restrictions by the Dutch government, and your home university should have allowed you to go for the exchange programme.

Q. What are the rules for applying for a visa for studying at the University of Amsterdam?

A, Students are recommended to arrange their visas as early as possible. There are different norms and regulations for applying for a visa in every country. One can obtain information regarding the same from the country’s embassy or consulate.

Q. Can I study abroad while studying at the University of Amsterdam?

A. You sure can. All Dutch, international Bachelor’s, pre-master's and master’s students have the option of studying abroad for a short period while studying at the University of Amsterdam. For this purpose, the university hosts a huge information event for the same every year.

Q. Can international students learn the Dutch language while studying at the University of Amsterdam?

A. Yes, the university has the Institute for Dutch as a Second Language (INTT) which offers both summer intensive courses and long-term Dutch language courses to international students.

Q. Can every international student get accommodation at the University of Amsterdam?

A. Unfortunately, the international student housing at the university has a limited number of rooms reserved which shelters only half of the fresh batch of international students per semester. Therefore, the rest of the students will have to look out for a residence by themselves.
Location
University CityAmsterdam, Other - Netherlands, Netherlands
Size of cityMedium
Population of City8,51,573
Wikipedia Linkhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amsterdam

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