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 Sciences offers two Bachelor’s degree programmes taught in English. A Bachelor’s degree programme usually takes three years to complete, after which you can opt to do a Master’s. 

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!

Help in choosing a study programme

It isn’t easy to choose a study programme. We at VU University Amsterdam will be more than happy to help, as it is very important to us that you choose the programme that is right for you. This is why we have made all the information on choosing a study programme (in Dutch) available here.

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.