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Get to know Amsterdam University College

Information for prospective students

Choosing a study programme is a big decision. From what subjects you want to study, to where you want to live, the type of lifestyle you want and what you want to do after graduating, there are many factors to consider when finding the university that best suits you. In order to help get you started, we've compiled information about Amsterdam University College (AUC) in a single source to guide you through various aspects of our academic programme and residential life to assist you in making an informed choice for your future.

Step 1: Getting oriented
Start the process of familiarising yourself with the AUC programme by learning more about the curriculum, the academic subjects you can study, what makes a major and residential life on campus, including a look in the student residences where all 900 students live.
Student studying
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Step 2: Chat with students and join Open Day presentations
Now that you're familiar with the basics of the AUC programme it's time to dig into the details by chatting directly with students or joining an AUC Open Day webinar or VU or UvA Bachelor Day presentation to meet and ask your questions to AUC lecturers, tutors and current students. 
Students in residences
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!
Student Ambassadors Q&A: 26 January
What's life really like at AUC? Join a group of our Student Ambassadors as they introduce what it is like to study at AUC and answer any questions about the academic programme, living on campus, extracurriculars, what they do in their free time and more!
VU Bachelor's Day: February
In early February, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam will be hosting the second online variant of their annual Bachelor's Day. During the online VU Bachelor's Day, you'll be able to visit and chat with students and lecturers of all the Bachelor's study programmes offered by the VU, including AUC (joint programme UvA/VU). Register to access the platform and be sure to stop by the AUC room!
UvA Open House
A corona-proof digital substitute for the Bachelor's Day, the UvA (University of Amsterdam) Open House is a virtual platform that offers various opportunities to receive more detailed information about studying at the UvA, including AUC's liberal arts and sciences programme. You can find more information about the various campuses, Bachelor's and Master's study options and upcoming information sessions .
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.
Step 3: More about admissions & attend a sample lecture
We understand that no two students are the same, and we want to give you the chance to ask our admissions team your individual questions. Furthermore, join a sample lecture to get a feel for what (online) classes are like.
Student in classroom
Admissions and Applying Webinar: 22 January
Our admissions team will host a webinar on 22 January from 16.00 to 17.00 to discuss AUC's admissions requirements, the application guidelines, what AUC looks for in prospective students, provide an overview of the application and enrolment procedure, and conclude by taking time to answer individual questions.
Step 4: Submit your application
If AUC seems like a good fit for your interests, we warmly encourage you to submit an application for admission. Please keep in mind that the deadlines for applying for a September 2021 start at AUC are 1 December 2020 ('early bird') and 1 February 2021 (regular). While applying, you may also consider looking into the AUC Scholarship Fund. The deadline to apply for an ASF Scholarship is 1 April 2021.
Students in a group
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.
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.