International

Who we are?

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam: looking further
Ever since it was founded in 1880, VU Amsterdam has been known for its distinctive approach to knowledge. VU is an open organization, strongly linked to people and society. What matters is not just the acquisition of a greater depth of knowledge, but also a wider one. We ask and expect our students, researchers, PhD candidates and employees to look further – to look further than their own interests and their own field, and further than what is familiar and further than the here and now.

International Students

The Faculty of Humanities has an excellent  reputation for welcoming  international students. You can  join our courses as part of an Exchange programme  and we have an increasing number of full degree programmes at BA and MA levels that are fully taught in English.

How to apply

Find out more about exchange on the following pages:


If you have any questions or need further information about exchange, feel free to contact our International Service Desk.

Find out what our Students think of us?

A team of international students from all around the globe currently based at the Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam. Go to the blogs.