VU University Amsterdam

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Full Name: VU University, Vrije Universiteit

Location: Amsterdam

Type: Research University

VU University Amsterdam: looking further

Ever since it was founded in 1880, VU University Amsterdam has been known for its distinctive approach to knowledge. VU is an open organization, strongly linked to people and society. What matters is not just the acquisition of a greater depth of knowledge, but also a wider one. We ask and expect our students, researchers, PhD candidates and employees to look further – to look further than their own interests and their own field, and further than what is familiar and further than the here and now.

VU University Amsterdam is a state-funded research university with about 23,000 students and 2,500 academic staff. With almost 60 Bachelor’s degree programmes and over 100 Master’s degree programmes, VU University Amsterdam offers a wide choice of study options.
 
The programmes are of a high quality, the atmosphere is very conducive to study and the teaching staff are easily accessible. VU University Amsterdam provides an inspirational educational setting in which students from the Netherlands and abroad can develop their potential to the full.

Why Study at VU University?

Lively Amsterdam
As a student of VU University Amsterdam, you stand to benefit from all the advantages offered by the capital. In just over fifteen minutes you are in the lively centre of Amsterdam, where there are numerous shops, places of entertainment, parks, and pavement cafes.
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Unique identity
VU University Amsterdam was the first university in the Netherlands established by a private person, with no interference from the church or the state. This heritage is still very much part of who we are: VU stands for Vrije Universiteit, which translates literally as 'Free University.' From the very beginning, the university has determined its own areas of research, created its own study programmes and practised its own didactic methods. 
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Easily accessible
VU University Amsterdam is readily accessible by public transport. Schiphol Airport is only eight minutes away by train. Amsterdam Zuid Station is within walking distance of VU University Amsterdam. There is also a rapid tram connection to Amsterdam Central Station or Amsterdam Sloterdijk Station, with a journey time of just sixteen minutes. VU University Amsterdam is also easy to reach by car, being situated close to Amsterdam’s orbital motorway.

Practical location
Almost all of VU University Amsterdam's students, staff and programmes are located in a single building complex in the business district of Amsterdam. Accordingly, in the course of your studies, it is very easy to familiarize yourself with other disciplines.


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