Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (‘VU Amsterdam’) is an internationally renowned research university founded in 1880. The university offers over 175 English-taught programmes at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD levels to more than 26,000 students from all over the world. Students and staff of 122 nationalities create a dynamic international academic community.Show more
Based on the EDUopinions rankings, the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam rating is 4.1. If you want to know more about this school, read the student reviews on our website.
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Vrije Universiteit is an exceptionally international and diverse university. Located 15 minutes from the centre of Amsterdam, it is easily reachable by public transport or by bike. International Business Administration, my study programme teaches extremely relevant and up-to-date material. While getting to know business administration in a deeper context, we also get a chance to enhance our different skills and talents. There are numerous opportunities after finishing our studies due to the networking and connections we build during our studies, and the great opportunities the university offer to graduates.View more
The classes and lectures were great, there was always an opportunity to ask questions and to interact with our peers and teachers. The material was clear and somewhat easy for the most part, however, there were courses in which the material was hard to obtain.View more
When I entered the university, I had an idea of what “psychology” would look like in terms of studying it. Though some parts are still extremely interesting, others (such as a heavy focus on statistics and its counterparts) are not my preference, personally. However, I am sure that others still thoroughly enjoy the programme, despite the heavy focus on statistics.View more
Practical, I have learnt a lot that I can use in my future career prospects for jobs are good connection with companies is bad could be improved like promotion of internships but all in all a good experience.View more
I like how each semester was divided into 3 periods and how the University helps you with housing options and visa applications. There are many classrooms and buildings, the campus has an amazing location. Food options at the campus are kinda lacking, but overall everything is great about this University! I highly recommend it!View more
It is very international and I felt very welcomed! The majority of students are from outside the Netherlands. The courses were super interesting. The facilities were affordable and in great condition. I had the best time here.View more
I’m currently in my third year of psychology at Vu doing an internship at Vu, although I missed my second year due to covid I had a great first year in Amsterdam.
The initial thing I would point out is the housing crisis in Amsterdam, if you’re planning to come to Amsterdam I would look for housing at least 6 months in advance.
The Vu campus is in a decent campus in the south on the edge of the ring.
The level of teaching is very high as the professors are world-renowned in the psychology world. There is an opportunity for an exchange and electives in the three years.
Finally, there is a great social hub in the city of Amsterdam as expected.
My first year of college was great, in-person lectures and classes were essential for getting to know people, sadly because of covid obviously a lot of this is gone.
From a pre covid point it was a very well thought course with leading experts in the field presenting lectures and classes. I can’t talk for all of Vu but the psychology facilities are old and dated which is unfortunate.
The social life in Amsterdam is second to none, arguably there is nowhere better in the world for a student to live.
I would recommend this course to anyone interested in psychology as it was everything I expected it to be and more.
The course isn’t the hardest course to be accepted into but the coursework does require a lot of attention and work.
In the third year, there is also a chance for an exchange abroad which can be an exciting time to look forward to at the end of your course.