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Studying in Amsterdam

Welcome to the University of Amsterdam

Every year, we welcome hundreds of students from around the world to follow one of our courses. Are you looking for an international experience with open-minded and inquisitive people? Complete an application and come join us!

Amsterdam: a truly global city

Whether you're joining us from Toronto or Tbilisi, New York or New Delhi, St. Petersburg or Sao Paolo, Amsterdam is the place for you. As one of the most diverse cities in the world, you'll find something new and exciting on every corner, and around the bend of every canal, but with all of the comforts of home. When you study with us, you won't be in a bubble. Thanks to our truly international classrooms, we bring together students from over 70 different countries every summer to one of the planet's most international cities.

Why study a summer programme at the University of Amsterdam? 

Inspiring courses: The University of Amsterdam offers high-quality, interdispcilinary, and academically challenging programmes that will introduce you to a new academic discipline to complement your existing studies. Our courses draw on current themes of social importance and relevance in which our university excels. The majority of our courses can also be taken for credit. 

A top-ranking university: The UvA consistently appears in the top 100 of global university rankings. We are ranked 58th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and 55th in the QS World University Rankings. We approach education from an innovative perspective, linking the university and experts together to deliver unique programmes. 

Scholarships: The University of Amsterdam offers various scholarship opportunities for prospective summer school students. Be sure to check the programme descriptions and scholarships pages to see funding opportunities: these vary per programme, and from year to year. 

International classrooms: Students from all over the world attend UvA Summer School courses. And some 3,000 international and exchange students from over 90 countries are presently enrolled at the University of Amsterdam, so you'll be joining a truly international environment.

Discover the city of Amsterdam: Amsterdam is a fantastic place to study and live, and we invite you to come and experience our campuses, which are located throughout the city! Throughout the summer, you can explore Amsterdam at its best, enjoy its many terraces, parks, canals and festivals, while getting a taste of student life at the University of Amsterdam. 

Continue your studies at the UvA

The UvA is a leading international research university, with five faculties and over 30,000 students. The UvA is a diverse community of students and researchers, with critical thinking and pursuit of knowledge at its core. With programmes in almost every conceivable subject at many different levels, many of them in English, the University of Amsterdam is the ideal environment for study. Start - or continue - your academic career now and pursue a degree programme in Amsterdam. 

  • Winter courses

    Winter courses are available to students who would like to take additional short courses alongside their degree programme. See winter courses