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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?

How to apply: September 2021
Are you interested in applying to Amsterdam University College? We are currently accepting applications from students looking to start their studies at AUC in September 2021. You can now review the application guidelines and start filling in your application form online.
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.
AUC Open Day webinar: 14 January
AUC's next Open Day webinar will take place on Thursday 14 January from 17.00 to 18.00. During an Open Day webinar, prospective students and their guests can get to know AUC's curriculum, various areas of study, learn more about on-campus housing, meet members of the AUC Student Association, find out about social activities on campus and ask their questions in real-time. Sign up via the link below to be notified when registration opens!
AUC online sample lecture: 10 December
In order to give prospective students a better sense of what classes are like at AUC, Dr. Daniel Pinéu will deliver a sample lecture titled "Who governs the future?" on Thursday 10 December from 15.30 to 17.00 over Zoom. Prospective students from all backgrounds are welcome to join.
Prof. Dr. Murray Pratt to leave AUC in January 2021
After five enthusiastic years at Amsterdam University College, Prof. Dr. Murray Pratt announced on 16 November that he will be moving on from the role of Dean of AUC on 31 January 2021.
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.
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.
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 for the 2020-2021 academic year on 31 August with modified building protocols and additional hygiene measures in order to allow courses to take place both online and 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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