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Liberal Arts and Sciences (joint degree)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Bachelor Undergraduate Amsterdam

Course description

Qualification Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
Field of study Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts
Course summary Amsterdam University College is a joint institute of the VU University Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam, and offers an international and interdisciplinary liberal arts and sciences programme.
Course description Amsterdam University College (AUC) offers a top quality, selective, English-taught, international Bachelor programme that crosses the boundaries of languages, cultures and academic disciplines. Discussions start from -Big Questions” in science and society and lead to in-depth studyin a wide range of disciplines. You can major in the sciences, social sciencesor humanities. Substantial emphasis is placed on scientific reasoning within an interdisciplinary approach. AUC enrolls up to 50% science majors. As a residential and selective honours college, AUC attracts students from allover the world who study and live together on our brand-new campus. As anAUC student you form part of an engaging academic and social community,which is supported by small class-size, a residential campus and a stronginternational setting, with 50% of the students having an internationalbackground. AUC enrolls up to 50% science majors.
Study subjects The AUC liberal arts and sciences programme is rather different from traditional, single subject, university programmes. In addition to providing depth of knowledge, the AUC programme places particular emphasis on: Integrating insights Scientific reasoning Intercultural competences Community engagement Academic projects
Course objectives Big questions and real-world issues The AUC programme combines breadth of experience with depth of knowledge. A key aspect is tackling the real-life problems and challenges facing today's world. From day one, you are expected to think about the 'Big Questions' in science and society, and learn how to make a meaningful contribution to current debates. As today's students, but also tomorrow's leaders, you will have to be successful in both cooperating and competing at an international level.
ECTS credits 180.00
Duration 36 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, practicum, self study, seminar, excursion, tutorial, research project, traineeship, working group, group assignment, oral presentation, workshop, group discussion, individual assignment
Accreditation NVAO

About the institution

Department Amsterdam University College
Information about the institution Ever since it was founded in 1880, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam has been known for its distinctive approach to knowledge. VU is an open organization, strongly linked to people and society.


Admission requirements
  1. See Your grade point average (GPA) will be used as an indicator of your academic excellence, and will be taken into consideration alongside your interests and motivation as expressed in -an application essay -a personal statement (letter of motivation) -recommendations from, for example, the head of your secondary school and(former) teachers
Language requirements
IELTS listening 7
IELTS overall band 7
IELTS reading 7
IELTS speaking 7
IELTS writing 7
TOEFL computer based 250
TOEFL internet based 100
TOEFL paper based 600
Professional experience required -
Duration 36 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2020 1 Feb 2020 1 Feb 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
No tuition fees available.

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.



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