Founded in 1880, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam) is a top research university offering a broad education. It consistently ranks among the world’s best and is placed 165th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2017-18).
VU Amsterdam is welcoming to everyone and is home to around 3,000 international students. You’ll apply classroom knowledge to real-life challenges, and develop the independence you need for success. Interactive and research-led teaching will help you to express your ideas and broaden your views.
VU Amsterdam is a modern, campus university based in one of Holland’s fastest-growing business districts, Zuidas. This fast-paced business environment provides huge potential for networking, inspiration and work experience. More than 700 companies are based in Zuidas, including Google, Mitsubishi, Boeing and Niko.
You can progress to VU Amsterdam after successfully completing your programme at the International Study Centre:
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is located in Amsterdam, the capital city of the Holland. One of the world’s most multicultural cities, Amsterdam is home to more than 180 different nationalities. English is widely spoken, so you’ll have plenty of opportunity to practise and improve your language skills.
A great place to be a student, Amsterdam is a safe, fun and open-minded city. It is famous for its historic architecture, pretty canals, world-class museums and restaurants.
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Travelling around Amsterdam is simple and convenient. The tram service is a frequent and reliable way to travel across the city. There is also an extensive bus and metro system for the city centre and surrounding neighbourhoods.
Holland's largest international airport, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, is less than 10 minutes from the centre of Amsterdam by train.
Located in Amsterdam’s Zuidas business district, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is an exciting place to study. The University’s urban campus is modern and centrally located.
It was a really easy decision to choose Amsterdam because it’s liberal and it’s fun; the people are open-minded and friendly. There are a lot of students in Amsterdam. It’s easy to make friends here.
Lara from Syria
Progressed to Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam to study International Business Administration.
A world-ranking research university
Valuable industry links with major companies
Live and study in Amsterdam