The study programme
Human behaviour often appears to be predictable. But on closer inspection, it turns out to be less obvious than you think. Can behaviour ever be understood? And can it – where necessary – be influenced?
The Psychology programme of the University of Amsterdam not only looks at the general characteristics of human behaviour, but focuses particularly on differences between behaviour: How do people respond to stress? Why does one person perform better at school than another? Why is one person friendly and relaxed while another may often seem tense and stressed? These questions are explored in the Psychology Bachelor’s programme.
Is Psychology for you?
If the bullet points below apply to you, then this programme could be a good fit:
- You are fascinated by people and their behaviour.
- You are interested in what drives people, in their skills, emotions, development and the way in which they interact.
- You show initiative and are inquisitive. In order to study behaviour, you will apply scientific methods to collect data about people.
- One of the most important instruments available to the psychologist is research. By using scientific methods to do research, a psychologist can gain insight into human behaviours. You can be critical when necessary.
- You have a pre-university diploma equivalent to a Dutch VWO diploma.
- You must have pre-university-level Mathematics because of the amount of research and statistics in the programme.
Graduates find employment in a range of different positions, depending on the major:
- HR officer
- sports psychologist
- test developer
- information specialist
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Psychology and Brain & Cognition
- Research Methods & Statistics
- Developmental Psychology
- Work and Organisational Psychology & Social Psychology
- Clinical Psychology & Neuropsychology
- Behavioural data science / Propaedeutic Thesis
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesPsychology Statistics Cognitive Sciences View 5 other Bachelors in Statistics in Netherlands
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Students with a foreign diploma are eligible to apply if their diploma is equivalent to the Dutch pre-university diploma (vwo-diploma) and includes:
as part of your final examinations.
The starting level of a regular study programme at Dutch universities is comparable to that of other Western European countries, which is usually one or two years higher than in most countries outside Western Europe. A student's diploma or certificate from previous education will be compared with the list of country qualifications which has been drawn up by the Netherlands Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.
All non-native speakers of English must verify their English proficiency by providing English proficiency test scores.
International11000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11000 EUR per year during 36 months.
EU/EEA2168 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2168 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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