Bachelor's degree programme

The Faculty of Humanities offers nine bachelor’s degree programmes. A bachelor’s programme takes three years, after which you can start a master’s programme that builds on the knowledge you have already acquired.

Masters degree programmes

The Faculty of Humanities offers over 40 English-taught and Dutch-taught master’s degree programmes, including various research master’s programmes.


The Faculty of Humanities has an excellent reputation for welcoming international students.

Graduate School of Humanities

The VU Graduate School of Humanities offers master’s degrees, research master’s degrees and PhD programmes, offering research training to students and PhD candidates at the highest academic level.

Dutch as a second language (VU-NT2)

VU-NT2 is the VU’s expert centre for Dutch as a second language. Check out our language courses and other services!