Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

De Boelelaan 1105, Amsterdam

  • #221 QS Global World Ranking
  • Very HighResearch Output
  • 31,254Total Students
  • 2,648Faculty
  • 6,573Int'l Students

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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is an internationally renowned research university founded in 1880 . The university offers 98 English taught programmes at Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral level. Students and staff of 78 nationalities create a dynamic international academic community.

The university is located in the vibrant city of Amsterdam, one of the most multicultural cities in the world, with the largest concentration of students in the Netherlands and where English is the second language spoken. The campus is surrounded by one of the most dynamic and fast-growing business districts in the Netherlands hosting over 700 companies.

With more than 23,000 students, of which 3000 are international, the university conducts cutting-edge research into problems of societal and scientific importance. The University distinguishes itself in research and education through four interdisciplinary themes: Human Health and Life Sciences, Science for Sustainability, Connected World and Governance for Society. As a student this will help you to look beyond the boundaries of scientific disciplines, and to seek for tangible solutions for a better world.  In addition Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam regards diversity, whether in culture, conviction, nationality or prior education, as source of innovation and progress, and hence as special strength.

For more information go to: www.vuamsterdam.com

 

About

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is an internationally renowned research university founded in 1880 . The university offers 98 English taught programmes at Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral level. Students and staff of 78 nationalities create a dynamic international academic community.

The university is located in the vibrant city of Amsterdam, one of the most multicultural cities in the world, with the largest concentration of students in the Netherlands and where English is the second language spoken. The campus is surrounded by one of the most dynamic and fast-growing business districts in the Netherlands hosting over 700 companies.

With more than 23,000 students, of which 3000 are international, the university conducts cutting-edge research into problems of societal and scientific importance. The University distinguishes itself in research and education through four interdisciplinary themes: Human Health and Life Sciences, Science for Sustainability, Connected World and Governance for Society. As a student this will help you to look beyond the boundaries of scientific disciplines, and to seek for tangible solutions for a better world.  In addition Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam regards diversity, whether in culture, conviction, nationality or prior education, as source of innovation and progress, and hence as special strength.

For more information go to: www.vuamsterdam.com

 

University highlights

QS World University Ranking

  • 2012
    #177
  • 2014
    #=181
  • 2015
    #=171
  • 2016
    #176
  • 2017
    #199
  • 2018
    #218
  • 2019
    #=231
  • 2020
    #=219
  • 2021
    #=236
  • 2022
    #=209
  • 2023
    #214
  • 2024
    #207
  • 2025
    #221

Student & Staff

Total students
31,254

39%
61%

International students
6,573

43%
57%

Total faculty staff
2,648

696
1952

Total students
31,254

39%
61%

International students
6,573

43%
57%

Total faculty staff
2,648

1952
696
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Campus locations

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam,

De Boelelaan 1105 , Amsterdam , Netherlands , 1081 HV

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English language requirements

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