Both Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) and the University of Amsterdam (UvA) offer honours programmes separate from AUC. A selection of AUC courses allow VU/UvA honours students to enroll. Similarly, AUC students are allowed to enroll in honours courses at the VU or UvA provided they receive approval from AUC's Board of Examiners.
Honours students of the VU and UvA have the opportunity to take an elective in the Liberal Arts and Sciences programme at AUC. Before you register for an AUC course, please read the following information carefully.
Most AUC courses are taught during the day and almost all courses meet twice a week (1.5 hours per class). Attendance at AUC courses is mandatory. You are only allowed to miss five classes during the entire semester (five of the total 32 classes).
In reading the course descriptions, you may notice that all courses have a particular level and list a number of prerequisites. AUC offers courses at three different levels: 100-level courses, 200-level courses and 300-level courses. 100-level courses are often introductory courses that most AUC students take in their first year and 300-level courses are typically the highest level courses that students take in their third and final year.
The prerequisites form the entry requirements that students need to meet in order to follow a course. These prerequisites refer to other courses in the AUC curriculum that a student needs to have taken before he or she can follow a particular course. However, because you are not an AUC student, you will probably not have taken any of the prerequisites.
This is why we request that you read the course descriptions of the prerequisites carefully to determine whether you think you have sufficient background knowledge to take part in the honours course of your choice. You can find all the course descriptions in the course catalogue on the AUC website. If you are in doubt, please send an email to the AUC Registrar's Office.
Please note that all honours courses have a limited number of places with only 25 students per course. This means that it is not possible to guarantee that you will have access to a certain course during a certain semester. If you have questions about course availability, please send an email to the registrar's office using the link below.
It is possible for students at Amsterdam University College to take courses in one of the honours programmes of the VU and/or UvA. Please note that the enrolment period and procedure for VU and UvA honours courses are different than that for AUC courses. To take an off-campus course, AUC students must first submit a request to AUC's Board of Examiners to have the course approved before enrolling. Current AUC students can find more information about registering for VU and UvA honours courses on Canvas via the link below.
Before you register for a UvA or VU honours course, please read the information about honours courses on their websites and on Canvas carefully.