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University of Amsterdam E and B EXC
Amsterdam, Netherlands (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2),
Year (Sem 2 & Sem 1)
Partner University Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Sydney applicants only
Program Details:
Postgraduate coursework, Undergraduate
Dutch, English
Program Type:
Exchange Semester/Year
Anticipated Places:
Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
Agreement Scope:
Program Description:


Location: Amsterdam
Year Established: 1632
Student population: 30,000
Located within the heart of Amsterdam, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is an intellectual hub within the Netherlands. It consistently leads the local field in a number of international rankings and is globally respected for its multidisciplinary, pioneering research.  With almost 30,000 students, it is now one of the largest comprehensive research universities in Europe.

As an integral part of Amsterdam - a place renowned for its tolerant, open and multicultural character - the university shares its host city’s international outlook, which is evident from the widespread use of English, the UvA’s unofficial second language.

Unique characteristics
The UvA offers 15 English-taught Bachelor's programmes and has one of the largest selections of international Master's study programmes of any university in Europe. This includes nearly 200 taught in English and several entirely unique to the UvA.

The Netherlands is one of Europe’s smallest countries but it has one of the most important economies. It’s known for its high quality education and as a safe country where most people speak English. Amsterdam was ranked 12th out of over 200 cities worldwide in Mercer's 2017 ‘Quality of Living Survey’. In the pan-European 'International Student Barometer', 94% of students polled were satisfied with safety, and 91% said Amsterdam was 'the place to be'.


Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university. 

Subject Area/s: Economics (undergraduate and postgraduate) and Business (undergraduate only)

* IMPORTANT: Students will need to have completed 2 years of full-time study before commencing an exchange at this partner. 

Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Semester 1: September- February
Semester 2: March - June

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University



The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Grading System
At the host university, grades are awarded in numerical terms, from 1-10. More information on the host university's grading system.

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period.


Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in English. 


What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city.

Housing options are offered by the host university.
Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas.

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.

Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university
Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s calendar
The UvA offers several different introduction programmes for exchange student. 
Support Services 
The Student Support Desk provides services and assistance to exchange students.
Information from the host university
Information from the Embassy of The Kingdom of the Netherlands in Australia

Student Experiences

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