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Amsterdam University College

Study liberal arts and sciences in a global city

Do you want to have a positive impact on the world? Whether your passion is climate change, public health, culture, AI or another global issue, at AUC you can start making your vision a reality. Each year we welcome 300 highly motivated students to live and learn at our vibrant campus in Amsterdam East. Will you be one of them?

James Baldwin’s stay in Istanbul: Being a Black American in the Orient by Esra Almas
Esra Almas will deliver this lecture as part of "Baldwin Series 2020-2021: The intersection of Race, Gender, Class, and the Nation" taking place at AUC on 21 April from 18.00-19.30 via Zoom.
Online sample lecture for prospective students: 15 April
In order to give prospective students a better sense of what classes are like at AUC, Dr. Emma Cohen de Lara will deliver a sample lecture titled "What is the right thing to do? A philosophical approach" on 15 April from 15.30 to 17.00 over Zoom. Prospective students from all backgrounds are welcome to join.
Curious about our campus?
Join Grace for a guided video tour! She'll start by showing you around the AUC academic building and then continue by walking over to the student residences to take a look inside each type of student room: the single-room studio apartment, the two-room shared apartment and the three-room shared apartment.
Talk to a student
Do you have questions about applying, living in the dorms, how you choose your courses or life on campus? Ask an AUC Student Ambassador and chat about their experience!
AUC Ambassadors on Instagram
Take a peek into the life of an AUC student by following the AUC Ambassadors on Instagram! They'll take you through their daily routines and share information about events and activities on campus.
Academic programme
What does a liberal arts and sciences student actually study? Learn more about our curriculum structure, what your options are for majors and the various courses you can follow.
Admissions requirements
Students from both the Netherlands and abroad are warmly invited to apply to AUC. Admissions requirements that will be taken into consideration during the application process include your secondary school diploma, your level of English and maths, and your motivation.
How to apply: September 2022
Although the application form for September 2022 is not yet available, you can already start preparing by reading an overview of the application procedure and what to expect when applying to AUC. Please note that we are no longer accepting late applications for students who wish to start at AUC in September 2021.
Coronavirus measures on campus
The measures taken by the Dutch government to limit the further spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) have inevitably had consequences for students and staff at AUC. The AUC building reopened after the winter break with modified building protocols and additional hygiene measures in order to allow courses to continue to take place online until it is safe to welcome students and staff back on campus.
Study choice and coronavirus
As a prospective student, the coronavirus pandemic may leave you with concerns and questions about choosing a study programme and starting at university. For this reason, we've compiled a helpful overview describing how education is taking place at AUC in Spring 2021 with coronavirus measures in place and information on how to get to know AUC online while physical visits and tours aren't possible.
On-campus housing
All students at AUC are guaranteed on-campus housing for the entire three years of their programme. A mix of single, studio-style rooms and shared apartments, explore how students live and what the dorms look like.
AUC in 90 Seconds
Curious about AUC? Watch our animated video for a brief introduction to our academic programme and campus life!
Majors
Students choose to major in either the Sciences, Social Sciences or Humanities by combining courses from a variety of fields of knowledge in their subject.
Academic Core
The Academic Core is designed to ensure that you develop strong academic skills in a number of essential areas, including logic, languages, writing and critical thinking. These courses are required and taken across all three years of your programme, ensuring the ongoing development of your skills.
Tuition and fees
Read more about the tuition, fees and costs associated with studying at AUC.
AUC Scholarship Fund
The AUC Scholarship Fund (ASF) supports excellence and diversity in the student body by facilitating access to the AUC programme for talented low-income and minority students. Full and partial scholarships are offered, and applications are open to both Dutch and international students.
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