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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 Meet & Ask presentation: 11 March
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. We'll be hosting a one-hour digital "Meet & Ask session" on 11 March from 17.00 to 18.00 where you can learn more about the AUC academic programme, life on ...
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
Ask an Admissions Officer
Do you have a particular question about our admissions requirements, application procedure, grades needed or the process of enrolling at AUC? Feel free to contact our admissions officers directly by using the link below and selecting "Admissions/application" as the subject of your question. This will ensure that our Admissions Officers have the time to carefully consider your enquiry and give you a complete and personalised answer.
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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: late applications for September 2021
Although the application deadline has passed, late applications will be accepted and processed in the order in which they are received. Applications received before the 1 February deadline have priority and will all be considered for September 2021. After all on-time applications have been processed, late applications will then be considered (first come, first served) if there is still space in the cohort.
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.