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University of Amsterdam: Rankings, Courses, Fees, Admissions 2024

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  • Estd. 1632
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About University of Amsterdam

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Year of establishment1632
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Also Known AsUvA
Accepted Exams
Total International Students5000
UG/PG Course Ratio12.5
Faculty/Student Ratio14
No.of Campuses1
Accommodation expenses3950 Euro
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Q:   Is it hard to get into University of Amsterdam?


University of Amsterdam has an acceptance rate of around 14%. This means that the university has a very selective process of admission for international students. The students are offered admission based on their GPA scores, documents submitted and academic record.  Students from all over the world submit applications to the institution, and the admissions committee looks for those who have shown academic distinction, significant extracurricular involvement, and a great interest in the program they are applying to.

Q:   Why is an English proficiency proof required to be submitted for admission at the University of Amsterdam?


International applicants at University of Amsterdam are required to submit the proof of English Language proficiency as a criteria for admission to the university. The English language scores required for international applicants are given as follows:

ExamScore Required for selective coursesScore Required for all other courses
Cambridge C1190180
Cambridge C2200200

Q:   Is the University of Amsterdam an Ivy League university?


University of Amsterdam is known for being a leading university in international Science and a partner in innovation.

  • The university is in one of the top 100 universities globally and it is one of the best universities in Europe.
  • University of Amsterdam has had a history since 1932, and it is one of the best universities in areas such as arts, humanities, natural sciences, social and medical sciences.
  • It has various campus locations in Amsterdam that includes 40,000 students, 3,000 PhD candidates and 6,000 staff members. 

Q:   Can I apply for more than one scholarship at the University of Amsterdam?


International students can apply for various scholarships to help in covering their educational costs at University of Amsterdam. The university offers 3 scholarships to eligible international students with a good academic record and merit. UvA also offers financial aid, grants and loans that the students can apply for. 

  • Students are required to apply by submitting their application to the Admissions Office of the Graduate schools.
  • The deadlines for scholarships will vary based on the course and faculty.
  • The students can submit their application based on the eligibility requirements, selection criteria and application instructions that is given on the university website. 

Entry Criteria

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MS(50 Courses)
IELTS: 6.5-7.0
PTE: Accepted
TOEFL: 92.0 & Above
MIM(36 Courses)
IELTS: 6.5-7.0
PTE: Accepted
GMAT: 620.0 & Above
M.A.(40 Courses)
IELTS: 7.0 & Above
PTE: Accepted
TOEFL: 100.0 & Above
B.Sc.(4 Courses)
IELTS: 6.5 & Above
PTE: Accepted
TOEFL: 92.0 & Above
B.A.(11 Courses)
IELTS: 6.5-7.0
PTE: Accepted
LL.M.(8 Courses)
IELTS: 7.0 & Above
PTE: Accepted
MBA/PGDM(1 Courses)
GMAT: Accepted
GRE: Accepted
IELTS: 7.0 & Above
BBA(3 Courses)
IELTS: 6.5 & Above
TOEFL: 92.0 & Above
B.J.M.C.(4 Courses)
IELTS: 6.5 & Above
TOEFL: 92.0 & Above
PTE: Accepted
GMAT: 630.0 & Above
GRE: Accepted
IELTS: 7.0 & Above

University of Amsterdam Tuition Fees, Duration and Eligibility 2024

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CoursesDuration1st Year Tuition Fees
MS(50 courses)
12 months-2 years
INR 12.9 L - 20.2 L
MIM(36 courses)
12-18 months
INR 14.2 L - 15.7 L
M.A.(40 courses)
12-24 months
INR 13 L - 14.9 L
B.Sc.(4 courses)
36 months-3 years
INR 8.5 L - 11.1 L
B.A.(11 courses)
36 months
INR 8.1 L - 11.1 L
LL.M.(8 courses)
12 months
INR 14.6 L
MBA/PGDM(1 course)
12 months
INR 40.6 L
BBA(3 courses)
36 months-3 years
INR 8.7 L
B.J.M.C.(4 courses)
36 months-3 years
INR 7.4 L - 11.1 L
12 months
INR 23.7 L
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Q:   I have 65% in 12th, am I eligible for admission in the University of Amsterdam?

Studying abroad isn't dependent on your 12th marks. You will have to pass IELTS or TOEFL to be eligible to apply first. Then your Economic background is checked. These are the basic procedures to study abroad if you are trying directly. There are so many other criteria too. I would suggest add more details like the subject you want, your english skills and family's economic condition.

Q:   What is the tuition fees for international students at University of Amsterdam?


The tuition fees for academic courses in 2023 are given as follows:


1st Year Tuition Fees

MS (39 Courses)

INR 13.14 L – INR 20.55 L

MIM (35 Courses)

INR 14.43 L – INR 15.94 L

MBA/PGDM (24 Courses)

INR 14.43 L

MS3 PG (29 Courses)

INR 13.24 L – INR 15.18 L

MBA/PGDM (1 Courses)

INR 35.84 L

University of Amsterdam Scholarships 2024

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Q:   Does University of Amsterdam give full scholarships to international students?


The University of Amsterdam offers the following scholarships for international students:

  • Amsterdam Merit Scholarship (AMS) – It is offered to students with outstanding academic record from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and the deadline for this scholarship is January 15.
  • Julia Henriette Jaarsma Adolfs Fund Scholarship- This is offered to exceptionally talented and motivated students from within and outside the EEA. The scholarship amount ranges from approximately EUR 12,000 to EUR 25,000 for both non-EU and EU citizens.
  • Sally Mae Private Loans Program (USA)- The University of Amsterdam participates in the Private Loan Programme from Sallie Mae. Only the students who belong or have American nationality are eligible for this loan. The loan will cover living expenses and tuition, room and board fees for students.
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University of Amsterdam Admission Dates 2024

  • Application fees :Euro 100
  • Type of deadline :Depends on course
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Type of documentsApplicable for
SOPNot required
LORNeeded for few courses
EssaysNeeded for few courses
CVNeeded for few courses
Additional documentsRequired
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Intake seasonDeadline
Fall1ˢᵗ Jun 2024
Spring1ˢᵗ Aug 2023
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On Admissions

Q:   How can international students apply for admission in University of Amsterdam?


The steps to apply for admission for international applicants are given as follows:

  • Submit the online application on the application system
  • Check the deadlines for your programme and submit the documents required
  • The applicant must fulfill the requirements for some selective programmes and for the prior education
  • Applicants must submit the English language Proficiency scores
  • Students can submit the enrollment request in Studielink
  • The last step is to pay the application fee and the applicant can submit the application file

Q:   What are the English Language Requirements for international students at University of Amsterdam?


The English language proficiency scores required are given as follows:


Score Required


Overall score of 100


Overall score of 7.0


C1 with a minimum score of 190

Q:   What is the University of Amsterdam minimum GPA requirement?


Applicants with a sufficient background are required to have an overall GPA equivalent to at least a Dutch grade of 7.0 or higher, to be eligible for selection in the Amsterdam University.

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University of Amsterdam Placements

Top Recruiters

Boston Consulting Group
Ernst & Young
RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland)
ABN Amro Bank
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On Placements

Q:   What are the career outcomes for MBA programme at University of Amsterdam?


For the MBA programme, the Career Partners team will support the students for the next career step. Some of the highlights for the MBA placements are given as follows:

  • It includes personal career coaching, skill training, and networking opportunities.
  • The MBA students who have used the university services are fully prepared to enter the Dutch job market.
  • In 2022, approximately 75% of the alumni had found a job before or within a month after graduation.
  • 2023 placement career outcomes will be revealed in the middle of the year which includes the 3 months placement rate and 6 months placement rate.

Accommodation & Meals

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University of Amsterdam Rankings 2024

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On Rankings

Q:   What are the global rankings of University of Amsterdam?


The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is consistently ranked among the world’s best universities in global rankings. It is one of the top 100 universities in the Times Higher Education Rankings, QS and Leiden Rankings. Some of the university global rankings are given as follows:

Type of ranking


US News Best Global Universities


QS World University Rankings


THE World University Rankings


Academic Ranking of World Universities


Q:   What is the ranking of University of Amsterdam in comparison to the University of Groningen?


University of Amsterdam is ranked at #60 according to the Times Higher Education Rankings 2023. The comparative rankings of University of Amsterdam and University of Groningen are given as follows:


University of Amsterdam

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INR 3.8 L (based on 2 colleges)

Average Meals Expense

INR 2.3 L (based on 1 colleges)

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Population of City8,51,573
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