New Students

Studying at VU University Amsterdam means looking further. Whatever your subject area, at VU University you will look further than knowledge alone. Further than what is immediately apparent. Further than the limits of your study programme. It means studying with an open mind. It means looking at society and what happens there. 

The Faculty of Science offers sixteen Bachelor’s degree programmes, among which four programmes in English. A Bachelor’s degree programme usually takes three years to complete, after which you can opt to do a Master’s. The Faculty of Science offers twenty four Master's degree programmes with diverse specialization areas. All master’s programmes are taught in English

Want to get a taste of what it’s like to be a VU University Amsterdam student? Then come and attend one of our many information activities!

Faculty Introduction

To make sure you are as well prepared as possible, we like to invite you to our Faculty Introduction, which takes place during the VU Introduction days. It’s an afternoon in which you will be provided with all practical matters concerning your degree. Here, you get acquainted with your bachelor or master coordinator and your academic advisor, you learn about the digital environment at VU and get to know your way around the campus. Important information not to miss!

Information Activities

Perhaps you would like to know more about the international programmes. Or maybe even come along to experience for yourself what studying at VU is like. You are very welcome! VU Amsterdam organizes various events and activities for prospective students, including the VU Bachelor's DayInformation activities for Master’s programmes and various Taster Days.

VU Matching Programme

It is important to us at VU University Amsterdam that you choose the study programme that is right for you. In addition to learning about your programme of choice through this website, visiting information days and taking part in programme-related activities, the VU Matching Programme assists you in making the right choice. This increases your chances of successfully completing your programme.

Faculty of Science Policy Applicants after 1 May VU Matching