Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

country rank  8
world rank  349

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University Overview

Established in 1880, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU 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 (VUAmsterdam) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VUAmsterdam) 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 138 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. VUAmsterdam also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

University Identity

Name
Name VU University Amsterdam
Acronym VUAmsterdam
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

Degree Levels & Study Areas


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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate
Postgraduate
Local student 2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
Int'l student 2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 2,000-2,499
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

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

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap, Nederland

Affiliations

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

Academic Structure

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