About the Universiteit van Amsterdam
The Universiteit van Amsterdam prides itself on its wide range of multidisciplinary offerings and its strong focus on internationalization. These qualities are reflected in the large number of international and study abroad students at the Universiteit. Rooted in 17th century Amsterdam, the university is known for its rich intellectual, artistic, and commercial history, and for its contributions to contemporary scholarship, business, and politics.
The Social Sciences & Humanities Program is part of the Amsterdam Exchange Program - Social Sciences (AEXP-Social Sciences) formerly known as the the Undergraduate Certificate Program (UCP) in the College of Social Sciences (CSS) at the UvA.
As an IES Abroad student, your course of study falls largely under the Amsterdam Exchange Program - Social Sciences (AEXP-Social Sciences) within the College of Social Sciences (CSS). Requests to take a course outside of the AEXP-Scocial Sciences are handled on a case-by-case basis, as the individual departments at the UvA have the final admission decision to each specific course.
Visit the AEXP-Social Sciences course catalog to get a sense of courses that may be offered during your term abroad. (Note: Be sure to click on the different "clusters" to see a full range of what may be available.)
Courses at the UvA are listed in ECTS credits. 2 ECTS credits equal 1 U.S./IES Abroad credit. For example, a course worth 12 ECTS is worth 6 IES Abroad credits.
You can select from courses in:
- Conflict and Cultural Diversity
- Dutch Society
- Ethnicity, Migration, and Nationalism
- Geography Planning and Development
- Gender and Sexuality
- Globalization and International Relations
- Media and Communication
- Politics, Governance, and Democracy
- Urban Studies and Global Health
If you qualify and have the right background, you may take up to two courses in the Faculty of Economics and Business whose Amsterdam school of Business (ASB) is EQUIS-accredited. Prerequisites and other requirements apply.
Depending upon availability, you may also be able to take a class in the Faculty of Humanities in one of the following areas:
- Arts and Media Studies
- English & Literature
- European and American Studies
- Philosophy and Discourse
Please note that these opportunities are limited.