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VU-UvA honours courses

Information for AUC students and current VU/UvA honours students

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.

  • Current VU & UvA honours students wanting to register for courses at AUC

    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.

    AUC’s attendance policy

    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).

    Course levels

    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.

    Limited number of places available

    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.

  • AUC students wanting to take courses at VU & UvA

    Registering for VU & UvA courses as an AUC student

    Both VU Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam offer many courses that can be interesting for students to complement their studies at AUC. Depending on the courses they've already completed at AUC, their timetable and available seats in the desired off-campus course, AUC students can enrol in hundreds of courses that are taught in the other Bachelor programmes of the VU and the UvA.