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University of Amsterdam

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Program Overview

About University of Amsterdam

"Studying at the Universiteit van Amsterdam provides students with a double challenge: the intellectual challenge of a comprehensive academic curriculum and Amsterdam's exciting urban environment. The UvA is a large university, but a small scale has been preserved in how it is organized. The university is housed in both classic and modern buildings, most of which are located in the historic city centre. The combination of attractive buildings - situated along a canal, in a courtyard or surrounded by water - at the same time offering state-of-the-art facilities, is what makes the UvA so unique. The city itself is a popular cultural and media centre and an international junction of commercial firms. So it is a very attractive spot with a view to a future career." - University of Amsterdam

Term Dates

  • Fall Term: Early September - Late December (Bock 1 & 2)
  • Spring Semester: Late January - Late May (Block 1 & 2)
Note: Dates are approximate and may be subject to change

Approximate Living Expenses

Accommodations: approximately €375-550/month
Living Expenses: approximately €400-500/month
Books and Necessary Class Materials: approximately €400
Local Transportation: approximately €70-100/per month maximum. The cheapest and easiest way to travel in Amsterdam is by bicycle. Prices of second-hand bikes vary from €100-200. A decent lock costs approximately €50.

Language of Instruction

English (Amsterdam Courses in Economic Sciences: ACE-Programme). Regular courses taught in English and open for both exchange and Dutch students.

Student Services

The Office of Foreign Relations: Registration and Accommodation, organizes an introduction week in Amsterdam.
Restaurant Agora (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and Pub De Krater
The International Office of FEB and the Office of Foreign Relations assist exchange students in obtaining a visa.
Computer Room: email (university account), www, etc. (free for exchange students)
Library (also free for exchange students)
Sport Facilities
Several student associations of FEB organize activities such as career weeks, international student trips, parties, drinks (every Thursday), information meetings about internships, study abroad, etc.

Did You Know?

Attend classes in a UNESCO World Heritage Site as the administration of the University of Amsterdam, most of the faculties, and the majority of student housing are located in the historic City Centre of Amsterdam

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