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Linguistics, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #40 (BCR) Amsterdam, Netherlands
Language is present in all aspects of our daily lives and our capacity to use it makes human beings unique as a species. In the Bachelor's programme in Linguistics from University of Amsterdam, you will explore both the structure and acquisition of language as well as the diversity of language around the world. 
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Overview

Linguistics focuses on our uniquely human capacity to use language, something indispensable in our daily life. As a linguist you are interested in how language and speech are structured, how we acquire it, how it can be impaired, how it is represented in the brain, how it functions in society, how we deal with 2, 3, or 4 languages at the same time, and how it changes. All these questions are addressed in this broad Bachelor's programme in Linguistics. 

Is Linguistics right for you?

Linguistics from University of Amsterdam, is the ideal programme for you if:

  • You have an active interest in languages but also in language in general.
  • You enjoy solving puzzles and problems that require a systematic approach.
  • You want to understand how languages differ or resemble one another, how they change over time, and how they are acquired.
  • You wonder how language is represented in the brain and how language impairments arise.
  • You’d like to learn a new language yourself.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Diagnostic Exam English
  • Phonetics
  • Transcription
  • Morphology
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Mandatory electives: Language 
  • First Year Group Project Linguistics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • Studying with a foreign diploma at the University of Amsterdam means that a student's preparatory education must be equivalent to the Dutch VWO diploma.
  • The starting level of a regular study programme at Dutch universities is comparable to that of other European countries, which is usually one or two years higher than in most countries outside of Europe.
  • A student's diploma or certificate from prior education will be compared with the list of country qualifications that has been drawn up by the Netherlands Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (Nuffic).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8910 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8910 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Amsterdam

  • 1000 - 1500 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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