As one of the most culturally and intellectually important cities in Western Europe, Amsterdam provides an ideal environment for academic study. The University of Amsterdam is situated in the heart of the capital of the Netherlands, a city that boasts beautiful art and architecture, large parklands and over 150 canals. A member of Universitas 21 and one of our newest exchange partners, the university is ranked among the top 15 universities in Europe and the top 50 in the world.
A modern university with a rich history, the University of Amersterdam (UvA) traces its roots back to 1632 when the Golden Age school Athenaeum Illustre was established to train students in trade and philosophy. Today, with more than 30,000 students, 5,000 staff and 250 study programs, it is one of the largest comprehensive universities in Europe. It prides itself on its “international classrooms”, where students from all over the world learn together on an equal footing. Teaching and research are conducted in seven faculties: Humanites, Social Sciences, Economics and Business, Law, Science, Medicine, and Dentistry.
As an exchange student you have access to courses in English grouped under the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Social Science and the Faculty of Economics and Business.
IMPORTANT! The University of Amsterdam requires students to have at least 2 years of academics in order to be an exchange student with their university. Students are admitted to and registered in ONE academic department, and taking classes outside that department is subject to approval by the home department after you are accepted. Likewise, each department at Amsterdam has its own requirements for being enrolled in their classes.
Generally speaking students need to have taken courses in specific subject areas for at least one full academic year (24 US Credits) in order to take subject specific courses at Amsterdam. For Business and Economics, they need at least 2 full years of subject specific course work. UConn cannot change this requirement, it is the requirement of Amsterdam. If you do not meet their requirements they will not allow you to enroll in the course work for that specific department.
Students wishing to be a part of AUC (Amsterdam University College) should understand that the program is highly selective and intended for honors students. Admission to AUC is competitive and subject to approval by the University of Amsterdam.
Most classes at UvA are small in size, 30 students or less, in the form of lectures, seminars and tutorials. You will meet two or three times a week, and you will do a significant amount of work on your own time: private study, writing essays, preparing assignments, either on your own or with fellow students. UvA’s academic tradition places great emphasis on active personal responsibility in learning and on critical independent thinking.
Course taught in English are offered under the Faculty Exchange programmes: Humanities, Social Sciences, including Communication and Media, and Business and Economics. In addition, there are intensive Dutch language classes for international students. Exchange students are limited to the faculty that they are admitted to, though that faculty may include many departments. Students can search courses here: http://www.uva.nl/en/education/other-programmes/exchange/global-exchange/courses/courses.html#anker-choosing-courses
UvA operates on a semester calendar, with each semester consisting of two consecutive eight-week class periods followed by a four-week period in which students study for exams and write papers. The university’s fall semester runs from the beginning of September (orientation the week before) to the beginning of February; however, except for the Faculty of Humanities, the other faculties will usually allow students to finish the program before Christmas. The spring semester runs from early February until the end of June.
In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Academics.
This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution. For exact information, go to “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”.Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.
|UConn Dept. and #||University Course Title||Foreign #||Foreign Course||Credits||Accreditation Expiration Date|
|ANTH 3093||Foreign Study||120217356Y||Dutch Culture and Society 2||3||6/30/2021|
|ARTH 1193||Foreign Study||900142HUM||Periods and Genres: Modern||3||6/30/2021|
|ARTH 3993||Foreign Study||900231HUMH||The Cinematic City||3||12/31/2021|
|CLCS 2201||Intercultural Competency towards Global Perspectives||129211076Y||Cultural Analysis||3||6/30/2022|
|CLCS 3201||Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies||900164HUM||Introduction to Cultural Analysis||3||6/30/2021|
|CLCS 3201||Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies||129211076Y||Cultural Analysis||3||6/30/2021|
|CLCS 3201||Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies||120217656Y||Reading the City: Amsterdam Literary Classics||3||6/30/2022|
|CRLP 1101||Elementary Level I||900131ACCH||Dutch A1||3||12/31/2021|
|ECON 2411||Money and Banking||6012B0316||Money and Banking||3||12/31/2020|
|ECON 2462||Government and Industry||6012B0279Y||Regulation, Regulatory Impact and Reform||3||12/31/2018|
|ECON 2477||Transitional Economies of Russia and E. Europe||6012B0281Y||Transition Economics||3||12/31/2021|
|ECON 2493||Foreign Study||115215336Y||Arts, Culture, and the Creative Industries||3||12/31/2021|
|ECON 3208||Game Theory||6012B0220Y||Game Theory||3||12/31/2021|
|ECON 3411||Theory of Labor Markets||6012B0275Y||Labour Economics||3||12/31/2018|
|ECON 3421||International Trade||6012B0232Y||International Trade and Investment||3||6/30/2021|
|ECON 3422||International Finance||6012B0320||International Money||3||6/30/2018|
|ECON 3431||Public Finance||6012B0254Y||Public Economics||3||6/30/2021|
|ECON 3441||Theory of Labor Markets||6012B0275W||Labor Economics||3||6/30/2019|
|ECON 3461||Organization of Industry||6012B0214Y||Economics of Markets and Organizations||3||12/31/2020|
|ECON 3461||Organization of Industry||6012B0223Y||Industrial Organization||3||6/30/2021|
|ECON 3473||Development Economics||6012B0269Y||Development Economics||3||6/30/2020|
|ECON 4206||Mechanism Design||6012B0248Y||Organizational Economics||3||12/31/2021|
|EEB 3893||Foreign Study||900254SCI||Evolution and Origin of Human Diseases||3||12/31/2021|
|ENGL 1693||Foreign Study||900154ACC/HUM||Big Books||3||12/31/2021|
|ENGL 3621||Literature and Other Disciplines||105214026Y||Literature and Film: An Introduction||3||6/30/2021|
|FNCE 4893||Foreign Study||6012B0315||Finance||3||6/30/2018|
|FNCE 4893||Foreign Study||6012B0207Y||Advanced Corporate Finance||3||12/31/2020|
|HDFS 3083||Foreign Study||7012K412CY||The Meaning of Having Children in Cultural Perspectives||3||6/30/2018|
|HIST 1993||Foreign Study||120217346Y||Dutch Culture and Society||3||6/30/2022|
|HIST 3993||Foreign Study||120208241T||Dutch Culture and Society II: The Netherlands More in Depth||3||6/30/2017|
|HIST 3993||Foreign Study||AA7827||Eurocentrism: History, Identity, White Man’s Burden||3||6/30/2017|
|HIST 3993||Foreign Study||900241ACC||Amsterdam in the Golden Age||3||12/31/2017|
|HIST 3993||Foreign Study||900244ACC/HUM||History and Heritage of the Dutch Golden Age||3||6/30/2021|
|LING 2793||Foreign Study||105218036Y||Introduction to Interlinguistics||3||6/30/2022|
|LING 2793||Foreign Study||123011267Y||Language in Politics – Language in Power||3||6/30/2021|
|LING 3798||Variable Topics||AC7058/HNRL||Urban Multilingualism||3||6/30/2018|
|MCB 4211||Basic Immunology||900263SCI||Immunology||3||12/31/2021|
|MGMT 3101||Managerial and Interpersonal Behavior||6012B0249Y||Organizational Psychology||3||6/30/2021|
|MGMT 3237||Managing Human Capital||6012B0222Y||Human Resource Management||3||12/31/2021|
|MGMT 4893||Corporate Social Responsibility||6012B0211Y||Corporate Social Responsibility||3||6/30/2022|
|MGMT 4893||Entrepreneurship and Innovation||6012B0215Y||Entrepreneurship and Innovation||3||6/30/2022|
|MUSI 1193||Foreign Study in Music||119217456Y||Sound Cultures||3||12/31/2021|
|No credit||6012B0322Y||Management Accounting, Intermediate|
|OPIM 3104||Operations Management||6012B0247Y||Operations and Process Management||3||6/30/2020|
|POLS 3993||Foreign Study||7323B049LY||Networks and Corporate Power: An Introduction to Political Network Analysis||3||12/31/2020|
|POLS 3993||Foreign Study||77533400VY||Topic US Presidential Elections||3||12/31/2021|
|PSYC 2101||Introduction to Multicultural Psychology||7203BS08XY||Cultural Psychology||3||12/31/2021|
|PSYC 3883||Foreign Study||7203BO38||Sports Psychology: Focus on Subfields||3||12/31/2021|
|PSYC 3883||Foreign Study||7202AK34XY||Behavioral Ethics||3||12/31/2021|
|PSYC 3883||Foreign Study||7203BA05VY||Working in Groups||3||6/30/2022|
|PSYC 3883||Foreign Study||7022K415AY||Lifelong Learning: Personal, Organizational and Societal Perspectives||3||6/30/2022|
|SOCI 1251||Social Problems||ssoc 7332I002AY||Social Trends, Social Problems and Social Policies||3||12/31/2021|
|SOCI 3251||Social Theory||900171SSC||Classical and Modern Sociological Thought||3||6/30/2021|
|SOCI 3993||Foreign Study||900155ACCH||Big Questions in Future Society||3||12/31/2021|
|SOCI 3993||Foreign Study||73020021DY||Global Healthcare and Society||6||12/31/2021|
|SOCI 3993||Foreign Study||115215336Y||ARTS, CULTURE AND THE CREATIVE INDUSTRY||3||6/30/2022|
The UvA guarantees accommodation for Global Exchange students applying before the ‘early bird’ deadline. There are different types of student housing that included shared accommodations and private accommodation with shared facilities. International Student Affairs will arrange and guarantee housing for all students who participate on exchange programs. Click here for more information about student housing at the university.
The International Student Network (ISN) is a student organization designed to help students find their way at the University and in the city itself. The ISN provides mentors/coaches for international students, organizes a diverse blend of social activities and can arrange airport pick-up.
Catherine Dudley Scholarship Fund
One scholarship each academic year will be awarded to an outstanding student with demonstrable financial need. Priority will be given to students majoring in economics. The recipient of this award will be selected from the group of applicants applying for the Global Citizenship Scholarship (see above). Applications are available as part on the online application process. To be eligible, students must file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form with the Office of Financial Aid. If a student withdraws from his/her study abroad program after being awarded the scholarship, UConn Education Abroad reserves the right to revoke the scholarship award.
Exchange programs charge in-state UConn tuition for in-state students and New England rate UConn tuition for all out-of-state students, along with a few other UConn fees. For exact information on the costs associated with this program, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking the link below.
Because this program charges tuition, nearly all types of financial aid can be applied to defray the cost. Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.
You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, private scholarships, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).
You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work StudyBudget Sheets: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
- Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
- Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Class status:||3rd Year, 4th+ Year||Academic area:||Social Sciences, Business, Humanities, Sciences|
|Language of instruction:||English||Prior language study required:|
|Open to non-UConn students:||No||Required GPA:||3.3|