Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

country rank  9
world rank  513

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University Overview

Established in 1880, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Free University Amsterdam) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Amsterdam (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), North Holland. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap, Nederland (Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Netherlands), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 139 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name
Name Free University Amsterdam
Acronym VU Amsterdam
Founded 1880
Motto Is verder kijken
Looking Further
Colours Black, light blue and white

University Location

Address De Boelelaan 1105
Amsterdam (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
1081 HV North Holland
Netherlands
T +31 (20) 598 5000
F +31 (20) 598 5655

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
International
students
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office De Boelelaan 1105
Amsterdam 1081 HV
+31

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff 2,000-2,499
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap, Nederland


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatieorganisatie NVAO

Memberships and Affiliations

  • European University Association (EUA)
  • International Association for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education (IAPCHE)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Wednesday, 11 September 2019