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.
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!
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.
We regularly organize open days in Amsterdam, and are frequently present at international education fairs around the world.
For a personal meeting, you can contact your International Student Advisor for all the information you need.
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 Programme||Contact Person||Name||Contact Details|
|Computer Science||Frieda Schaufeli||T:+31 20 59 82883
|Business Analytics||Frieda Schaufeli||T:+31 20 59 82883
|International Business Administration||Ester de Koning||T: +31 20 59 82508|
|Literature and Society: English||Eva Meijerink||T:+31 20 59 86331
|Philosophy, Politics and Economics||Eva Meijerink||T:+ 31 20 59 86331
|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).
Master - Biomolecular Sciences
Master - Computer Science
Master – Corporate Law
Netherlands / Pakistan
Bachelor - International Business Administration
Master - Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics (STREEM)
Master - Entrepreneurship (joint degree)
|Miriam Guillen Navarro
Master – Oncology
Master – Marketing
Master – Economics
Master - Drug Discovery and Safety
Master – International Crimes and Criminology
Master – Finance
Bachelor - Computer Science
Master - Economics
Research Master - Social Psychology
Eritrea / Netherlands
Bachelor – International Business Administration
Research Master - Human Movement Science
PhD – Faculty of Economics and Business
PhD - Department Water & Climate Risk
Bachelor – International Business Administration
|Ica Rizka Safitri|
Master - Human Movement Sciences
PhD at Neuroscience Campus Amsterdam
Master - Business Administration - Human Resource Management
Bachelor - Business Administration
Master - Business Administration
Master - Culture, Organization and Management
For extra information about the ambassadorship programme contact:
Reyka Lycklama à Nijeholt
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.
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.
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!