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Admissions requirements and application procedure

As a member of the AUC student community, you will belong to a vibrant international group of young people interested in studying real-world problems that cross the boundaries of academic disciplines. Through working in a diverse environment of different languages and cultures, you will develop your creativity and critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills. Regardless of your background, if you have a strong motivation to learn and a desire to be part of a diverse, free-thinking and collaborative community, we warmly invite you to submit an application to our Liberal Arts and Sciences Bachelor's degree programme.

Please use the links below and on the left to learn more about the specific policies on admissions, the process of applying, relevant admissions requirements and how to submit your digital application. Whether you are Dutch or an international student, whether you have just finished high school, been away on a gap year or have already started university studies elsewhere, the online application form and procedures for applying are the same for all students.

Learn how to apply

The page 'How to apply' will guide you through the more practical details of the application process, including where you can find the digital application form. 

Review the admissions requirements and application guidelines

We kindly ask that you carefully review the information about our admissions requirements, especially in relation to English and maths. Although each applicant is certainly unique, all prospective students go through the same admissions process. This means that you may have questions about specific circumstances that aren't covered or may deviate from the admissions requirements. Should this be the case, we strongly encourage you to contact our admissions office during the application procedure in order to explain your situation and let us advise you on possibilities and how to proceed. We look forward to hearing from you and receiving your application!

Contact AUC Admissions Office

Do you have a specific question that isn't answered on our website? Please feel free to get in touch with an AUC Admissions Officer by using the link below.

  • Impacts of coronavirus on applying

    Application deadlines extended
    Due to the impact the coronavirus outbreak had around the world, application deadlines were extended. 

    • Due to the need to arrange residence permits and possible entry visas, the deadline for students applying with non-EU/EEA citizenship was 1 May 2020. 
    • Students applying with an EU/EEA citizenship were welcome to submit their application until 5 June 2020. 
    • As is the policy for all applications received after the regular deadline, they will be processed in the order in which they are received (i.e. those who have submitted a complete application package on time will be processed first). 

    Diplomas with final central examinations
    For those who have already applied and received conditional admission based on a diploma that you will obtain in 2020 and requires certain final central exams (e.g. the IB diploma, A-levels, AP exams), the cancellation of any central examinations will not have an impact on your offer. As long as you obtain your diploma and meet the minimum conditions specified in your admission letter, you will be unconditionally admitted and will be able to start your studies at AUC in September 2020.

  • Information on Brexit

    In 2016, the British people voted to leave the European Union. With the UK leaving the EU on 31 January 2020, there still remains uncertainty regarding future relations between the UK and the EU after Brexit. For current and prospective students with questions on how Brexit may affect them, the University of Amsterdam has dedicated a webpage to share Brexit-related information. Due to the fact that this situation is ongoing, the accuracy or completeness of the content published on that page cannot be guaranteed. For more information on matters related to Brexit in the context of studying, please view the link below.