FAQ: What kind of degree does AUC offer?
AUC offers a Bachelor's (Honours) degree programme in the Liberal Arts and Sciences, leading to a joint degree from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). The Honours classification is awarded to AUC students who graduate with a final GPA above a certain level. If you major in the social sciences or humanities, you will qualify for a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. If you major in the sciences, you will qualify for a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree. See the information on graduation requirements (link below) for more details.
Dutch law distinguishes between Bachelor's degrees awarded for 'research-oriented higher education' (wo-bachelor) and those awarded for 'higher professional education' (hbo-bachelor). AUC offers a wo-bachelor.
The Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education (Nuffic) offers more information on Dutch higher education, and English translations of Dutch higher education terminology.
The NVAO (the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders) formally accredited the AUC programme on 2 September 2008.The University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam jointly applied for accreditation for the AUC programme. On 6 October 2011 the NVAO formally converted the accreditation of the AUC programme to a joint degree of the University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.