As an AUC graduate, you will have an internationally acknowledged Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Sciences degree (BSc) in the Liberal Arts and Sciences. You will be qualified to apply for a variety of Master's degrees at major universities in both the Netherlands and abroad, or you may choose to start your career in your desired field immediately upon graduating.
After completing the AUC programme, you’ll be qualified to apply for Master’s programmes at the UvA, VU Amsterdam, other Dutch research universities and at prestigious institutions throughout Europe, the US and around the globe. The field of study for which you apply will typically correspond to the tracks or concentrations in which you completed most of your coursework. Additionally, your tutor will assist you in making sure you choose courses that not only meet the AUC graduation requirements but also ensure that you will have the prerequisites and coursework necessary to qualify for relevant Master's degree programmes.
Upon graduating, and possibly after completing future graduate studies, our alumni enter the workforce at internationally known companies, research institutes and organisations, or start their own businesses/initiatives. AUC graduates tend to be highly sought after as they combine a high level of academic knowledge with the ability to solve problems, contribute to debates and exhibit an awareness of the social, cultural and personal perspectives that equip them for success, leadership and global challenges.
In the summer of 2020, we surveyed where our alumni ended up studying after graduating from AUC. Using LinkedIn data as a source, there were 1219 alumni with a profile containing sufficient information to be counted in the survey out of a total 1690 alumni, meaning approximately 72% of alumni are accounted for in the most recent analysis.
While these statistics offer an indication of the types of careers and range of fields where AUC alumni work, it is by no means exhaustive. Throughout their time at AUC, students are encouraged to discuss their individual career ambitions with their tutor and academic advisors in order to pursue careers and jobs in fields that deal with issues they’re passionate about.
However, the exact jobs and career paths that AUC students follow tend to be as diverse as the students and personal study plans that they create.
Based on data collected from LinkedIn during a graduate survey in 2020, the database contains the location, school and programme where AUC alumni have pursued graduate or PhD degrees. Users can filter their search by country, degree title, the field of study of the graduate programme, the region and the alumna or alumnus' major they followed at AUC.
Below you can download a summary of a large-scale survey sent to graduates of all University Colleges in the Netherlands in 2017. The results give valuable insight into not only where AUC students end up studying and working upon graduating, but also the value of a liberal arts and sciences degree both in the Netherlands and abroad.