The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is one of Europe’s most prominent research-led universities. Tracing its roots to the establishment of the Athenaeum Illustre in 1632, UvA is a modern institution with a long and rich history. A university with a leading international reputation, it is firmly rooted in the city of Amsterdam.
The UvA is consistently ranks among the best universities in Europe and offers over 150 English-taught degree programmes, some of which are unique to the UvA. It is a top 100 university in the THE Rankings, QS Rankings and Leiden Ranking. With five thousand staff members, thirty thousand students and a hundred different nationalities, the UvA is connected to thousands of researchers and hundreds of public and private institutions in the Netherlands and around the world. It has an an international outlook, fitting in with Amsterdam’s character and history as an independent, innovative and engaged city.