Bachelor's degree programmes

For international students
VU University also offers 44 Bachelor's degree programmes in Dutch, but the application procedures are different.
Are you talented and motivated? Do you want to invest more in your own area of study? Then the Honours Programme is something for you!
A lot of reasons: high quality education, a diverse community and a modern campus university in the vibrant city of Amsterdam.

Every Bachelor's degree programme has its own admission rules and requirements. Please check the specific admission rules and requirements on the page of your Bachelor's degree programme.

If you have followed your secondary education outside the Netherlands then it must be equivalent to the Dutch secondary educational standard (VWO diploma) which is required for entrance to all universities of the Netherlands.
Some foreign diplomas qualify for university entrance in their own country. However, these diplomas do not have the same academic level as the Dutch VWO diploma.
For this reason we must first assess if your previous education is sufficient for admission to a bachelor’s degree programme.
Even if you possess a diploma that is equivalent to the Dutch VWO, (for example a Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife ) you will still have to meet the language proficiency and specific entry requirements before you will be admitted to a Bachelor’s degree programme.

Proof of sufficient proficiency in English

VU Amsterdam requires all international applicants to take an English language proficiency test and to submit their scores before 31 August 2016.

Applicants who have completed their education in Canada, the USA, the UK, New Zealand, Ireland, or Australia are exempt from this requirement, as are those who have obtained an International Baccalaureate or European Baccalaureate diploma (English-taught programs only).

We accept the following tests and minimum scores:

· IELTS: 6.5

· TOEFL paper- ·based test: 580

· TOEFL internet-based test: 92

· Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): A, B or C

· Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): A, B, C

 NB: for PPE the entry requirements towards English are higher!

 Useful links:

www.ielts.org

www.toefl.org

www.cambridgeenglish.org

For TOEFL and IELTS, the test must have been completed no more than two years before 1 September of the year in which your course starts.

Students living in the Netherlands can also register for a TOEFL-ITP exam offered by the VU Taalloket. The test costs €80 and is only valid for admission to VU Amsterdam.






Tuition fees for International Bachelor’s programmes vary for EU/EEA and non-EU/EEA students.
Be prepared before you arrive: find a place to live, get your visa/residence permit and find out how to register with the local authorities.
Receive information on specific programmes of your interest by email in a brochure.
Would you like to know more about the international programmes or maybe even come along to find out for yourself what studying at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is like? You are very welcome to meet us! VU Amsterdam is organising various events and activities for prospective students.

Meet us at open days in Amsterdam


We regularly organise open days at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam for students that are interested in studying in Amsterdam. The next Bachelor's days are on Saturday 5 November 2016 and Saturday 11 February 2017. You are welcome to come and check out the various Bachelor Programmes that VU Amsterdam has to offer and find the programme you are looking for! For a personal meeting, you can contact your International Student Advisor for all the information you need.


Meet us in your own country


VU Amsterdam is frequently present at international education fairs around the world. It will be a pleasure to meet you at our stand! Please join one of our presentations, take a brochure or flyer and ask our colleagues and alumni all you need to know about studying at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Check out if we're visiting a city near you below:

COUNTRY
CITY
DATE
EVENT NAME
Indonesia
Jakarta
12-14 August 2016
International Education Exhibition

Tangerang
18 September 2016
Sekolah Pelita Harpan

Yogjakarta
2 November 2016
European Higher Education Fair

Jakarta
5-6 November 2016
Eurpean Higher Education Fair

Jakarta
4 November 2016
Dutch Placement Day
UK
London
30 September 2016
UniFrog Going Dutch Career Counsellors Fair
Brazil
Sao Paolo
14-18 September 2016
EDUEXPO fair (Nuffic Neso)

Brasilia
19-20 September 2016
EDUEXPO fair (Nuffic Neso)
China
Beijing
22-23 October 2016
CEE Fairs

Shanghai
29-30 October 2016
CEE Fairs
Germany
Frankfurt
4 December 2016
Germany Bachelor & More

Hamburg
10 December 2016
Germany Bachelor & More

Munich
21 January 2017
Germany Bachelor & More


 

 

 

 

Every Bachelor's degree programme has its own International Student Advisor. 

If you have a specific question about applying with a non-Dutch diploma you can contact your programme ISA (International Student Advisor). The ISA will help you with practicalities about your bachelor admission and support you throughout the application process.

 

Study ProgrammeContact PersonNameContact Details
Computer SciencePic FridaFrieda SchaufeliT:+31 20 59 82883
admissionscs@vu.nl
Business AnalyticsPic FridaFrieda SchaufeliT:+31 20 59 82883
E:admissionsba@vu.nl
International Business Administration
Ester de Koning T:+31 20 59 82508     
E:admissionsiba@vu.nl
Literature and Society: EnglishNew ComponentEva MeijerinkT:+31 20 59 86331
E:admissionsls@vu.nl
Philosophy, Politics and EconomicsNew ComponentEva MeijerinkT:+31 20 59 86331
E:admissionsppe@vu.nl 
Liberal Arts and Sciences

www.auc.nl

 




The best way to learn about studying at VU Amsterdam is from the students that are here now! Want to know about city life, gastronomy, the educational system at VU Amsterdam, sports facilities; contact our student ambassadors. They can provide answers to your questions and share their personal experiences about living and studying at VU Amsterdam. For questions related to VU programmes, deadlines, the application process, or diploma validity you can find information on our website or you can contact your faculty's International Student Advisor (ISA).

 

RositaRosita Paleckyte
Lithuania
Master - Biomolecular Sciences
r.paleckyte@student.vu.nl
AndreaAndrei Tatar
Romania
Master - Computer Science
a.tatar@student.vu.nl
KevinKevin Tanumihardja
Indonesia
Master – Corporate Law
kevin@student.vu.nl
SaraSarah Mohammad
Netherlands / Pakistan
Bachelor - International Business Administration
s2.mohammad@student.vu.nl
NirwanNirwan Maulana
Indonesia
Master - Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics (STREEM)
nirwanmaulanaa@gmail.com
KateKate Boldkhuyag
Mongolia
Master - Entrepreneurship (joint degree)
khongorzul.bold@gmail.com
MiriamMiriam Guillen Navarro
Spain
Master – Oncology
miriamguillen35@gmail.com
marrrrrMarina Baskaric
Croatia
Master – Marketing
marina.baskaric@gmail.com
MarinaMaria Marimpi
Greece
Master – Economics
m.marimpi@student.vu.nl
AnnaAnnaHuguet Ninou
Spain
Master - Drug Discovery and Safety
a.huguetninou@student.vu.nl
KatieCaitlin Dykes
Great Britain
Master – International Crimes and Criminology
c.j.dykes@student.vu.nl
IvaIva Koçi
Albania
Master – Finance
iva.koci@yahoo.com
AlexAlex Custura
Romania
Bachelor - Computer Science
a.custura@student.vu.nl
GergoGergo Fazekas
Hungary
Master - Economics
s.g.fazekas@student.vu.nl 
caglaÇağla Çınar
Turkey
Research Master - Social Psychology
c.cinar@student.vu.nl
MagdaMagda Mose
Eritrea / Netherlands
Bachelor – International Business Administration
magda_mose@hotmail.com
Tim
Tim Hammersen
Germany
Research Master - Human Movement Science
tim_hammersen05@hotmail.com
New ComponentN Nurmala
Indonesia
PhD – Faculty of Economics and Business
n.nurmala@vu.nl
YusYus Budiyono
Indonesia
PhD - Department Water & Climate Risk
yus.budiyono@vu.nl
Dmitrijus Bozko
Lithuania
Bachelor – International Business Administration
Dmitrijus.bozko@gmail.com
rizkaIca Rizka Safitri
Indonesia
Master - Human Movement Sciences
r.rizkasafitri@student.vu.nl
girish

Gireesh Kedar
India
PhD at Neuroscience Campus Amsterdam
girishkedar@gmail.com
Wong WanTong Wan
China
Master - Business Administration - Human Resource Management
t.wan@student.vu.nl
Victoria DevikVictoria Devik
Zweden
Bachelor - Business Administration
v.i.devik@student.vu.nl
Anna GlinskayaAnna Glinskaya
Russia
Master - Business Administration
glinskaya@inbox.ru
Patrick CahillPatrick Cahill
USA
Master - Culture, Organization and Management
cahill1000@gmail.com

 

 For extra information about the ambassadorship programme contact:

Reyka Lycklama à Nijeholt
r.lycklamaanijeholt@vu.nl
0205985066

VU International Office
      
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Applications to Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam are done completely online. You start the application procedure through the Studielink.nl national application system. You will then receive an e-mail inviting you to complete your application in the VU student portal, where you will be asked to submit all documentation needed for the admission procedure. You do not have to complete your application in one session; you can save it and come back to it as often as you want before completing and submitting it. Please check the required application documents on the page of your Bachelor's degree programme.

Application fee

If you are a non-EEA/EU student applying for an English-taught Bachelor’s programme, then an application fee s charged. The (refundable) application fee is €100. We can only process your application when we have received this fee. EU/EEA students do not need to pay the application fee. Please read the application fee procedure carefully. We will refund this fee once you become a VU student but not if you are not accepted or do not start the programme you applied for.

 

Financial help is available to international Bachelor's degree students through DUO student finance.

As a Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam student it is possible to study abroad for one semester during the third year of your Bachelor. You can apply for an exchange period via the university’s International Office and make use of the existing exchange contracts with universities worldwide. However, there are also alternative options for spending some time abroad: you can arrange it yourself in which case you will be called a ‘freemover’, you can do an internship abroad or you can even complete a full Bachelor or Master programme in a different country. More information about when to go on exchange, your study planning and more, can be found on VUnet. Check our exchange partners world map and find your perfect study abroad destination!