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Amsterdam, Netherlands

University of Amsterdam

At the University of Amsterdam, spend your semester at a cultural center and an international junction of business.

Program Overview

About University of Amsterdam (UvA)

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Studying at the Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA) 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—an attractive spot from which to view future career.

Quick facts:

  • Founded in 1632, UvA is the Netherlands’ largest university.
  • UvA is a top-100 university globally and one of Europe's 15 best universities.
  • UvA’s Economics and Business program has the prestigious triple crown accreditation by AMBA, EQUIS, and AACSB.
  • Internationalization is a keyword at UvA Economics and Business. The staff, student body, degree programs, and research all have a strong international focus.
  • Courses at UvA Economics and Business are aligned to meet the demands of today’s professional careers, and strong ties are maintained with Amsterdam’s corporate sector.


Term Dates

UvA offers IBEX opportunities in the fall and spring semesters.

  • Fall semester: late-August to late-December. Block 1 is eight weeks long and Block 2 is another eight weeks. There is also a Block 3 that students can stay to complete. It is approximately four weeks long and takes place in January. *See additional information below.
  • Spring semester: early-February to early-June: Block 1 is eight weeks long and Block 2 is another eight weeks. There is also a Block 3 that students can stay to complete. It is approximately four weeks long and takes place in June. *See additional information below.
    *Additional information on Block 3: If you finish a full time course load (minimum 24 – 30 Amsterdam credits/minimum 4 – 5 classes) in the first two blocks of the semester, you are allowed to return home earlier and not take courses in Block 3. However housing lease contracts cannot be shortened and cover (almost) the entire semester, including Block 3.

Dates are approximate and may be subject to change.


Housing and Living Costs


  • Housing: since the housing market of Amsterdam is extremely competitive, it can become very difficult to find student accommodations on the private market. For this reason, the Global Exchange office of International Student Affairs arranges and guarantees housing for all students. Rental prices range is approximately €650 – €1200/month.
  • Living expenses: approximately € 400-500/month.
  • Books and necessary class materials: approximately € 75/month.
  • Local transportation: approximately €40 – 80/month maximum. Most students travel by bicycle and second-hand bikes vary from €100 – 200. A decent lock costs approximately €50.

€ = Euro

Find out more about IBEX tuition, housing, and other logistics.


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Student Services

The student services available to exchange students include:

  • Introduction Week
  • Career Weeks
  • International student trips
  • Weekly parties
  • Internship information sessions

Academic Information

If you are accepted to IBEX, you will attend two individual advising meetings to plan and revise your schedule: one with NYU Stern Academic Advising and one with the NYU Stern Global Experiences team. As you build your academic schedule for your semester abroad, carefully review and consider the following course information. Please note that UvA requires a minimum 3.0 GPA for all exchange students.


IBEX Course Information

  • You may take a full semester of business classes while abroad on IBEX.
  • Leave room for at least two general electives in your schedule. This allows you to:
    • Take interesting, location-specific courses not offered at Stern, and
    • Have more flexibility during the course registration process.
  • Reference the IBEX Course Guide: What you can or cannot take.
    • You can take a maximum of two classes per concentration.
    • Accounting courses cannot be taken for credit toward the Accounting or CPA majors/concentrations.
    • All IBEX grades will transfer back to NYU Stern as Pass/Fail.


Previously Approved Courses

  • Listed below are courses that were taken previously by Stern IBEX students and have already been approved for a specific NYU equivalent.
  • There is no guarantee that the courses listed here will be offered during the specific semester you study abroad. It is important to be flexible. Have a Plan A and Plan B and the space to take some electives.
  • If a course is already listed below as approved, it does not need to be reviewed again, unless you want to see if it will count towards a new requirement.


Finding New Courses

  • You are not limited to only taking the courses listed on this page.
  • If you see a course on UvA’s website that you would like to take, but is not listed below, you must submit the syllabus to Stern’s Global Experiences team for approval.
  • Once UvA publishes its confirmed courses for the semester you will be attending, you can revise your list as needed based on what is being offered.


List of Approved Courses

Course Title AbroadNYU CreditsCourse Equivalent at NYUSemester Taken
6012B0211Y Corporate Social Responsibility3SOIM-UB 12 Professional Responsibility and Leadership (PRL)Fall 2017
6012B0256Y Strategic Management3OPMG-UB 1 Operations ManagementFall 2017
6013B0524Y Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship3Advanced Management ElectiveFall 2022
6013B0521Y Human Resource Management3Advanced Management ElectiveFall 2022
6012B0430Y Strategic Management3MGMT-UB 18 Strategic AnalysisFall 2022
6013B0509Y Evidence-based management3Advanced Management ElectiveFall 2022
6614ZM044Y Scaling-up Businesses2Advanced Management ElectiveSpring 2022
6013B0508Y Management and Leadership in the Digital Age3General Stern ElectiveSpring 2024
6013B0507Y Strategy and Change3General Stern Elective Spring 2024
6013B0467Y Development Economics3General Stern ElectiveSpring 2023
6013B0507Y Strategy and Change3General Stern Elective Spring 2024
6314M0288Y Behavioural Finance 3General Stern ElectiveSpring 2023
6013B0464Y Behavioural Economics3General Stern ElectiveFall 2021
6314M0345Y Social Media Marketing3MKTG-UB 45 Social Media StrategyFall 2022
6013B0529Y Retail Marketing3MKTG-UB 88 Retail StrategyFall 2022
6012B0420Y Marketing3MKTG-UB 1 Introduction to MarketingFall 2021
6012B0463Y Macroeconomics 23ECON-UB 11 EGB 
6012B0460Y Game Theory3Advanced Economics ElectiveSpring 2023
6012B0254Y Public Economics3Advanced Economics ElectiveFall 2016
6012B0212Y Econometrics3Advanced Economics ElectiveFall 2017
120217656Y Reading the City: Amsterdam Literary Classics3General Non-Stern ElectiveSpring 2024
121221016Y Bible and Quran3General Non-Stern ElectiveFall 2023
126211446Y Zion: Religion and Politics in Judaism and Israel3General Non-Stern ElectiveSpring 2023
5512THUC6Y The Unknown Caribbean: Artistic Key Moments in Dutch-Caribbean History3General Non-Stern ElectiveFall 2022
120221706Y Dutch Culture & Society3General Non-Stern ElectiveFall 2021
6012B0267Y Cultural Industries3General Non-Stern ElectiveSpring 2021
6314M0291Y International Corporate Finance3FINC-UB 30 International Financial ManagementSpring 2024
6314M0601Y Sustainable Finance3Advanced Finance ElectiveSpring 2024
6013B0518Y Investment and Portfolio Theory 23Advanced Finance ElectiveSpring 2023
6012B0452Y International Money & Finance3Advanced Finance ElectiveFall 2021
6314M0277Y Advanced Corporate Finance3Advanced Finance Elective Spring 2021
6314M0350Y Computational Finance3Advanced Finance ElectiveSpring 2021
6012B0450Y Money and Banking3MULT-UB 27 The Financial SystemSpring 2021
6013B0504Y Digital Business Models3Advanced Computing & Data ScienceSpring 2024
6012B0426Y Information and Data Management3Advanced Computing & Data ScienceSpring 2024
6314M0239Y Business Cases in New Technology3Advanced Computing & Data Science Spring 2022
6314M0371Y Data Science for Business4TECH-UB 57 Data Mining for Business AnalyticsSpring 2020
5512CIEC6Y Circular Economy3Sustainable Business Elective (Discipline)Fall 2022
120221706Y Dutch Culture and Society3Advanced Global Business ElectiveFall 2022
119210046Y Global Media Culture3Advanced Global Business ElectiveFall 2022
136215126Y Introduction to the Philosophy of Culture3Texts & IdeasSpring 2023
123121022Y English Literature 1: Genres, Texts and Contexts6Texts & IdeasFall 2022