Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


Vrije Universiteit is a Latin word meaning "Free University." The name was given as the University was founded independently of State or Church. VU was established as a private institute in 1880 and later started to receive government funding in 1970. The University offers various programs at Bachelor's, Master and PhD levels. Most of these programs are English taught, which can be helpful for international students.

The University comprises several faculties and several research departments responsible for research and teaching. Faculties at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam are: Dentistry, Behavioral and Movement Sciences, School of Business and Economics, Earth and Life Sciences, Law, Social Sciences, Medical Sciences and Theology.

Research at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam has organised chiefly the lines of 10 faculties and their departments. Almost all research work at the University has themed around 4 Principal focus areas of research: Life Sciences and Human Health, Connected World (focusing on the impact of information technology on society), Science of Sustainability (linking research on the effects of human intervention with studies on national resources), and Professional Services (focusing on finance and business sector).


As of late 2021, Vrije University was home to about 30,000 students from all over the world. The number of international students is somewhat around 4,000, and they belong to more than 100 countries worldwide.

At Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, students can most of their student life by joining different student and study associations which help them to relax, have fun, and participate in social and study-related activities. Study associations focuses on the de-stressing and content of the studies. Student associations at the University focuses on developing the social connection between the students. Here students get to meet people from various educational institutions and study programs.

The Sports Center at VU is multifunctional and ultra-modern yet is pleasant and social at the same time. This centre provides guidance and quality at every level. Here students are offered over 35 different sports, from yoga to fitness and from boxing to indoor football.


Vrije University administration offers residence for a limited number of students. But students are supposed to apply as soon as possible. Furthermore, the University provides residence for just one year and students are supposed to take care of accommodations by themselves.

Apart from all that, if you cannot secure a proper residence before admission, you are advised to reconsider your study plans.


  • By Q.S. World Ranking, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam ranks 214.
  • According to Times Higher Education Ranking, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam ranks 115.
  • U.S. News and World Report rank Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam at 84.


Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam, Netherlands

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