Application process

Application process: same procedure for all students

Please read the information on our admission requirements carefully.

All potential students (Dutch and international) have to complete our application form and go through our admissions process.

There are four main steps to the application, admission and enrolment procedure:

1. Send your application: meet the minimum requirements

You must complete our online application form carefully and submit it to AUC, together with all the required documentation. Please read the Application Guidelines carefully before making your application. You will need digital/scanned versions of your documents to upload into the online application form. When you have submitted your application, we will first of all check if your previous education will meet the general minimum entrance requirements for a Bachelor programme at a Dutch research university (in other words, do you already have or are you going to obtain a Dutch VWO diploma or a diploma that is considered equivalent to the Dutch VWO diploma) and if you have sent us all the information we need to assess your application.

2. Review and Admissions Day

If your application is complete and your previous education should meet the general minimum entrance requirements, we will review your application.

Do not worry if you do not (yet) meet our specific English and/or maths requirements, this will not prevent your application from being reviewed. You can still work on filling any deficiencies, as long as you will meet the requirements well before you intend to start your studies at AUC.

If you successfully pass the review stage, you will be invited to an Admissions Day at AUC. The Admissions Day allows us to get to know the person behind the application, as well as extend a warm welcome to you and other aspiring AUC students that have reached this stage of the process. The Admissions Day programme consists of several activities especially designed to let you experience AUC’s academic and social scene and meet some of AUC’s faculty and students. This is combined with a personal meeting with a member of the AUC faculty. The Admissions Days are held at the AUC academic building in Amsterdam, and also online for applicants who live outside the Netherlands.

3. Offer of a place at AUC

After the review and Admissions Day, the AUC Admissions Committee sends the letters offering a place at AUC.

The offer of a place may be conditional on your meeting, for example, the English and/or maths requirements. In other words, you may have to send us proof that you meet the English and/or maths requirements in order to take up your place. And, of course, you have to successfully obtain your secondary school diploma, if you have not done so already!

4. Enrolment

As soon as you accept the offer, we set the procedures in motion to welcome you to AUC and complete your enrolment at both the University of Amsterdam and VU University Amsterdam. You will have to send us certain documents, such as certified copies of your qualifications, you may need a visa/residence permit to study in the Netherlands, and of course you will have to pay your tuition fee. And then you will become a fully registered AUC student. Welcome to the AUC community!

12 February 2014