Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

North Holland, Netherlands | Private

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The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Netherland (VU Amsterdam) was founded in 1880. It is one of the biggest, public funded institutes in the city. In spite of the fact that founded as a private foundation, the VU has received government funding on an equality premise with state-funded institutes since 1970. The university is located on urban grounds in the southern Buitenveldert neighborhood of Amsterdam and adjacent to the modern Zuidas business district. At Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam78 nationalities work and study closely together working as a single community. Teaching is organized within several faculties. University offers more than 50 bachelor's, 160 master's, many of Ph.D.programmes.

The language of teaching for most bachelor's courses is Dutch. As of fall 2015, the university offers many bachelor's programs fully taught in English; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Faculty of Humanities.

Most of Master's programs at VU are offered entirely in English. University was ranked as 171th in QS World Universities Ranking.

University emphasizes its Core values; stewardship for planet Earth and the responsibility to achieve a sustainable future. Not only teaching and research programs have a focus on sustainability but environmental sustainability is also a major consideration when construction and refurbishment activities are carried out.




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Vrije Universiteit is located in a well-known and populated city of Netherlands. Amsterdam is arguably one of the most visited cities in the world. From Amsterdam canals to world-well known Amsterdam exhibition halls and recorded Amsterdam sights, it is a standout amongst the most sentimental and lovely urban communities in Europe.

Amsterdam is additionally a city of peace and diversity. It has every one of the advantages of a major city: rich culture, enthusiastic Amsterdam nightlife, global eateries, good transport - however is calm, and to a great extent on account of its broad trenches, has a little road traffic. In this city, your destination is never far away, yet get a bicycle for a beautiful nearby experience.


The university's central campus of today in Amsterdam's Zuidas district features all facilities for teaching and research. It is also an easily accessible metropolitan meeting place thanks to its Zuidas location in the immediate vicinity of Schiphol Airport. Interestingly, VU Amsterdam is an international community that works together with knowledge partners, civil society and business. New teaching and working styles are taking shape now and in the future in the foyers, open-plan offices, and coffee corners. With the arrival of on-campus student housing and extensive sports and cultural program, the campus is becoming a city within the city. All university buildings are situated on one site, with teaching & research facilities and several leisure activities altogether. It is situated in the business district of Amsterdam so that during your studies you can also get a glimpse of the business world.

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Accommodation is an issue particularly in a big and expensive city like Amsterdam. But the university tries its best to help international students to get a place to live. Especially in the case of exchange students, University provides furnished to almost every student.


University, as of 2014, had a student population of 23,656 and faculty was 2,263. Which makes a balanced faculty to student ratio of 1:11. The academic staff consists of highly educated skilled professors, associate professors, senior lecturers, and other lecturers from prestigious institutes all over the world.

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The employment rate of VU is greater than any other university in the region. Numerous successful high-tech industrial communities and sectors are established through their graduates. There is a high chance for graduates securing a job after graduating from the university. Besides university offers permanent jobs at the campus in various departments.

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