AUC is based on the American liberal arts and sciences model, with students living and studying together on an international campus located at Amsterdam Science Park. The Liberal Arts and Sciences programme of the University of Amsterdam is taught entirely in English, is small-scale and selective, and admits a maximum of 300 students each year based on their academic performance and motivation.
Liberal arts and sciences at AUC
Do you have broad interests, enjoy discussions and debates, like to be challenged and feel at home in an international environment? AUC offers a Bachelor (Honours) degree programme in the liberal arts and sciences, taught in English, and open to both Dutch and international students. As a student at AUC, you will learn to analyse complex issues from different perspectives by drawing on various academic fields of knowledge. Discussions start with the ‘big questions’ in science and society and lead to in-depth study in a wide range of academic disciplines.
Students at AUC choose to major in the Sciences, Social Sciences or Humanities. Within each of these majors are a variety of “tracks” through which students specialise in more specific areas of knowledge known as concentrations. These concentrations make the programme cohesive, and ensure that students attain a certain level of expertise in a specific field to proceed to Master’s degree programmes or more advanced studies in an exact field.
These areas of study can also be combined to create unique programmes designed to address contemporary issues (for example, “health” and “biomedical sciences” to better understand public health policies, or “information” and “communication” to study the increasing effect of big data on society).
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- Academic Writing Skills
- Logic, Information, Argumentation
- The Global Identity Experience
- Advanced Research Writing
- One Big Questions course
- Two consecutive levels of a single foreign language
- Community Project or Internship
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesHistory Philosophy & Ethics Liberal Arts View 10 other Bachelors in Philosophy & Ethics in Netherlands
- Secondary school diploma equivalent to the Dutch VWO
- A very good level of written and spoken English
- Good mathematics skills
- AUC students have on average a secondary school GPA of ≥7.5 in the Dutch system (≥ 3.0 for US and other high schools, ≥ 5 for IB, ≥ 10 for Abitur)
International12460 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12460 EUR per year during 36 months.
EU/EEA4560 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4560 EUR per year during 36 months.
Living costs for Amsterdam
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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