FAQ: What kind of degree does AUC offer?
AUC offers a Bachelor (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 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 - see links below.
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.