Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam - VU (reviews)

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Locations: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam abbreviated as VU, translates into  “Free University Amsterdam”. It was founded in 1880 in Amsterdam, Netherlands and it offers its students with a high variety of bachelor’s and master’s degrees as well as PhDs in English and Dutch. Show more

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  • Health Science
    Health science at the VU

    Good study, organization could be better sometimes but most course are interesting and have good teachers. In the minor you have the change to discover an other field of interes and the final interschip/thesis gives you the change to use the things you have learnt before

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    Programme: Health Science
    Degree: Bachelor's
    Graduation: 2016
    Campus: Amsterdam
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  • VU Amsterdam review

    I really like studying at the VU. It is a nice and international university with a lot of Bachelors and Masters in a broad range of fields. Courses are given in small groups (max 20 people per working group), so there is a lot of personal contacts. Furthermore, there is a clear schedule of 2 courses at the same time and an exam every 8 weeks. The university is easy to reach by public transport.
    A point which can be improved is career guidance; how to choose your minor and Master (and future career path)

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  • Interesting courses

    Ok university. Great courses and high standards, the library was not great but overall ok. The International office was not always open and that was a bit of a hurdle to solve problems. Ok university. Great courses and high standards, the library was not great but overall ok. The International office was not always open and that was a bit of a hurdle to solve problems.

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  • life at VU

    All faculties are located in the same area which makes it very easy to meet people from other study disciplines.
    I did a combination study that worked with a cooperation between the UvA and the VU and although both schools are good I find the UvA more structured.
    If you are a med student or a student in social sciences or earth sciences like geology this is a really good school.

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  • Anastasia
    Actually free university

    VU is a free university in many ways. Professors are quite open, you can discuss with them any matter and be sure that they’ll help you. At the university itself is quite an open environment (although some doors are closed and not for students’ access, like departments where professors are based). You will get to be in an international environment, there are many students from different countries. There are some weird moments due to bureaucracy at the university, but it’s all solvable. And it is free in a matter of research: you can study whatever you want and be sure that you will find a professor who will support your ambitions.

    To my opinion, it is better to stay at the student campus at Uilenstede (provided by Duwo): it’s a lovely area, close to the university (7 min by bike) and to the Amsterdamse Bos (aka forest) with lakes and bike roads, and it takes 25-30 min by bike and 20-25 by tram/metro to get to the center of Amsterdam. However, if you don’t get a room there, there are also housings available at the North-West are of Amsterdam. I’ve stayed at Uilenstede and never regretted it even once! You’ll get to live with people from all over the world, there are gym, cinema, supermarkets and cafes in the walking distance, and you can choose whether you want to live alone in a studio apartment, share an flat with another girl, or share a flat with 12 or 14 people, up to you.

    You should definitely get a bike (but be cautious and check the tires when buying) and a rain jacket as you arrive (or bring jacket with you) – these are the essentials to survive in Amsterdam 😀

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