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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.

English language requirements


Make sure to take a look at our FAQ page - you might already find your question answered there.

If you have questions about applying, or the status of your application or rejected documents, please send an e-mail to the Bachelor's or Master's contact address.

If the answer to your question cannot be found on the website, or via the FAQ, and if you have sent an email but have not received a response (e.g., for more than 5 working days), you can contact our International Support Assistants by phone:

  • +31 (0)20 59 84510 - Monday, Wednesday or Friday: 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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