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 AdministrationEsterEster 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

 



Have a question for a current student? Curious about everyday life in Amsterdam, from our campus to the food, music and events going on throughout the city? Want to know how much homework you will have each night, or how the Dutch educational system differs from your own? Ask one of our VU Ambassadors! They would love to answer your questions by sharing their personal experiences of living and studying at VU Amsterdam. Check below to find an ambassador from the programme you’re interested in or from your home country.

For specific questions related to VU programmes, deadlines, the application process, or diploma validity you can find information on our main website or contact your faculty's International Student Advisor (ISA).

Student Ambassadors from Europe

EUROPE



 BACHELORS BACHELORS
ToelleEleni Tölle
Germany
Bachelor PPE
e.tolle@student.vu.nl
AntalBelinda Antal
Germany
Bachelor IBA
b.e.antal@student.vu.nl
DevikVictoria Devik
Sweden
Bachelor IBA
v.i.devik@student.vu.nl
HansenCamilla Hansen
Denmark
Bachelor Literature &
Society
c.p.hansen@student.vu.nl
Minnet
Christopher Minnet
Denmark
Bachelor Literature &
Society
c.minnet@student.vu.nl


EARTH & LIFE SCIENCESMEDICAL SCIENCES
PaleckyteRosita Paleckyte
Lithuania
Master Biomolecular
Sciences
r.paleckyte@student.vu.nl
GuillenMiriam Guillen Navarro
Spain
Master Oncology
m.guillennavarro@student.vu.nl

PSYCHOLOGYPSYCHOLOGY
SmaragdiEleni Smaragdi
Greece
Neurosciences
e.smaragdi@student.vu.nl
CinarÇağla Çınar
Turkey
RM Social Psychology
c.cinar@student.vu.nl
HUMAN MOVEMENT SCIENCESSOCIAL SCIENCES
HammersenTim Hammersen
Germany
RM Human Movement Sciences
t.d.hammersen@student.vu.nl
KraiukhinaAnastasiia Kraiukhina
Russia
Master Culture, Organization &
Management (Alumna)
a.kraiukhina@gmail.com
LAWLAW
DykesCaitlin Dykes
Great Britain
Master International Crimes &
Criminology
c.j.dykes@student.vu.nl
Jorge-PetitJamika Jorge-Petit
Portugal
Master Law and Politics of
International Security
j.jorgepetit@student.vu.nl

ECONOMICS & BUSINESSECONOMICS & BUSINESS
KuehnAnne Kühn
Germany
Master Business Administration
Human Resource Management
a.kuhn@student.vu.nl

RudolfGabriella Rudolf
Hungary
Master Business Administration
Human Resource Management
g.rudolf@student.vu.nl
SpirovaDesislava Spirova
Bulgaria
Master Business Administratio
Transport and Supply Chain -
Management
d.spirova@student.vu.nl
MarimpiMaria Marimpi
Greece
Master Economics (alumna)
mmarimpi@vu.student.nl
LazuninaOlga Lazunina
Russia
Master Finance
o.s.lazunina@student.vu.nl
BaskaricMarina Baskaric
Croatia
Master Marketing (alumna)
marina.baskaric@gmail.com
COMPUTER SCIENCESCOMPUTER SCIENCES
CusturaAlex Custura
Romania
Master Computer Science
a.custura@student.vu.nl
TatarAndrei Tatar
Romania
Master Computer Science
a.tatar@student.vu.nl
TurpMisra Turp
Turkey
Master Computer Science
Joint Degree
m.turp@student.vu.nl



Student Ambassadors from Africa

AFRICA
BACHELOR (IBA)

LAW
MichaelMoseMagda Michael Mose
Eritrea / Netherlands
Bachelor IBA
j.y.michaelmose@student.vu.nl

GerberMelissa Gerber
South Africa
Master International Migration &
Refugee Law
m.d.gerber@student.vu.nl



Student Ambassadors from the Americas

AMERICAS
SOCIAL SCIENCES

SOCIAL SCIENCES
Abello-CastiblancoClaudia Abello Castiblanco
Colombia
Master Culture, Organization &
Management (alumna)
claudiaj.abello@gmail.com
CahillPatrick Cahill
USA
Master Culture, Organization &
Management (alumnus)
cahill1000@gmail.com

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES
ColarussoAnnie Colarusso
USA
Master Environment and Resource
Management (alumna)
a.m.colarusso@student.vu.nl
PivaDaiane Piva
Brazil
Master Environment and Resource
Management
d.d.f.piva@student.vu.nl
Rotbart
Hila Rotbart
USA
Master Environment and Recourse
Management
hilarotbart@gmail.com



ECONOMICS & BUSINESS

HUMANITIES
CardosoDiego Cardoso Nitta
Peru
Master Finance
d.s.cardosonitta@student.vu.nl
LassondeJordan Elizabeth Lassonde
USA
Master Literary Studies
j.e.lassonde@student.vu.nl


MEDICAL SCIENCES

LAW
BrownKari Brown
Jamaica
Master Oncology
k.n.brown@student.vu.nl
Damascena-AntunesLaila Damascena Antunes
Brazil
Law: Transnational Legal Studies
(Alumna)
laila.damascena@gmail.com

SEMESTER in AMSTERDAM

SEMESTER in AMSTERDAM
OhlroggeErik Ohlrogge
USA
Semester Biology / Pre-med
e.ohlrogge@student.vu.nl
PetersenChristina Peterson
USA
Semester Business-Marketing
c.peterson@student.vu.nl
deSouzaLozanoMilena De Souza Lozano Monteiro
Brazil
Semester Law
m.desouzalozanomonteiro@student.vu.nl
JahnsenKatherine Jahnsen
USA
Semester Psychology
k.a.jahnsen@student.vu.n



Student Ambassadors from Asia

ASIA
BACHELOR

HUMAN MOVEMENT SCIENCES
MohammadSarah Mohammad
Pakistan / The Netherlands
Bachelor IBA
s2.mohammad@student.vu.nl
RizkaIca Rizka Safitri Wartono
Indonesia
Master Human Movement Sciences
(alumna)
r.rizkasafitri@student.vu.nl

SCIENCES

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES
LinHung-Chien Lin
Taiwan
Master Chemistry (joint degree)
h4.lin@student.vu.nl
AdhikariMandira Adhikari
Nepal
Research Master Global Health
m.adhikari@student.vu.nl

EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES
EARTH & LIFE SCIENCES
SanjayaSienna Sanjaya
Indonesia
Master Health Sciences
siennasanjaya@student.vu.nl
Ristya RahmaniNada Ristya Rahmani
Indonesia
Master Biomedical Sciences
nadaristya@gmail.com

ECONOMICS & BUSINESS

ECONOMICS & BUSINESS
Bin IftikharMuhammad Bin Iftikhar
Pakistan
Master Business Administration
Human Resource Management
m.b.iftikhar@student.vu.nl
LeonitaLea Leonita
Indonesia
Master Business Administration
Information and Knowledge -
Management (alumna)
isleonita@gmail.com
KorohamaMaria Korohama
Indonesia
Master Economics
mariayosefinabengan@student.vu.nl
BoldkhuyagKate Boldkhuyag
Mongolia
Master Entrepreneurship
(alumna)
kate.boldkhuyag@student.uva.nl
Tong-WanTong Wan
China
Master Business Administration
Human Resource Management
(Alumna)
wantong.rachel@gmail.com



COMPUTER SCIENCES

COMPUTER SCIENCES
PayawalIvan Payawal
Philippines
Master Computer Sciences
(joint degree)
l.i.payawal@student.vu.nl
SarkarReshmi Sarkar
India
Master Information Sciences
r.sarkar@student.vu.nl

PhD

PhD
BudiyonoYus Budiyono
Indonesia
PhD Water & Climate Risk
yus.budiyono@vu.nl
NurmalaN Nurmala
Indonesia
PhD Economics and Business
n.nurmala@vu.nl

PhD

PhD
KedarGireesh Kedar
India
PhD Neuroscience
girishkedar@gmail.com
Junhui-WuJunhui Wu
China
PhD Social Psychology
junhui.wu@vu.nl

SEMESTER in AMSTERDAM


HuCaroline Hu
China
Semester Law
416207099@qq.com



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

All students with an international degree, applying for an English-taught Bachelor’s programme are required to pay a non-refundable, €100 application fee. We can only process your application when we have received this fee.

If you are applying for more than one programme, you will only need to pay the application fee once. Your application fee payment is valid for two years. After applying for a programme in studielink, you will receive login details for our VUnet student portal. Before arranging payment of the application fee, you first need to confirm your programme application by answering some questions and submitting some documents in the VUnet portal. After completing the programme application the online payment tool will become available and you will be able to arrange the payment of the application fee with Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or PayPal. After you have arranged your payment online you will receive a confirmation e-mail, and the payment status will change to ‘PAID’*.

If you do not wish to arrange your payment online you can also make a bank transfer using the following bank details:

Account name:
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Name of bank:
Deutsche Bank
Address of bank:
De Entree 99-197, 1101 HE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
IBAN:
NL49DEUT0488004470
BIC:
DEUTNL2N
Please state your name and S+student number (e.g. s1234567) in the payment reference. Any banking costs are to be paid by the applicant. Please note that international transfers can take some time to be processed.

*Please note that the confirmation e-mail and status change apply only to the successful completion of the online payment module, not the actual payment.

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!