VU University Amsterdam

country rank  8
world rank  308

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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 large city of Amsterdam (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), North Holland. Officially recognized by the Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap, Nederland (Ministry of Education, Culture and Science of the Netherlands), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational Dutch 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 140 years old Dutch higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. VU Amsterdam also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

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

University Location

Address De Boelelaan 1105
Amsterdam
1081 HV North Holland
Netherlands
Tel +31 (20) 598 5000
Fax +31 (20) 598 5655

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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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)

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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


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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 VU University Amsterdam's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Yes

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap, Nederland


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatieorganisatie (NVAO)


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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: Sunday, 19 September 2021