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Applying for a degree programme at VU Amsterdam

The application procedure for a degree programme at VU Amsterdam depends on the type of programme you want to follow and your previous education. To apply you can follow the step-by-step application procedure as listed below.

Admission requirements

In order to be eligible for admission to a VU Amsterdam degree programme, an applicant will need to fulfill certain admission requirements. It is advised to check the programme admission requirements before starting an application. Each programme has its own webpage with an "Admissions" section, listing the admission requirements that apply:

Application procedures

Application documents

As part of your application you will have to upload required documents in the application portal in your VU dashboard.


Please be so kind to first visit our International Support Services page for all services offered by our International Office, and the application overview page for information about applying to VU Amsterdam.

For questions about the status of your application or rejected documents please send us an e-mail (using the faculty e-mail address of the International Student Advisor list) or contact our International Support Assistant by phone by calling +31 (0)20 59 84510 for Bachelor or +31 (0)20 59 84511 for Master questions (Mon, Wed and Fri: 14:00 – 16:00h Amsterdam time).

For questions about admission you can reach out to your faculty International Student Advisor(s), also called ISAs. The ISA will be your main point of contact and can help with questions about the programme, admission requirements or the application procedure.

Find your International Student Advisor:

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