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Psychology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #40 (BCR) Amsterdam, Netherlands
When you choose to become a psychologist, you take this one step further. You can start to apply scientific knowledge and methods to gain an understanding of what other people think, feel, desire and do with this Psychology programme from University of Amsterdam. 
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Overview

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? These questions are explored in the Psychology Bachelor’s programme. This Psychology programme from University of Amsterdam not only looks at the general characteristics of human behaviour, but focuses particularly on differences between behaviour. Questions that may be explored include: 

  • How do people respond to stress?
  • Can mental training improve athletes' performance?
  • What exactly is being in love?
  • 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?

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 are able to work independently and enjoy reading and writing.
  • You show initiative and are inquisitive. In order to study behaviour, you will apply scientific methods to collect data about people.
  • 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.

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:
  • Introductory Psychology and Cognition
  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Tutorials Academic Skills/Reading and Writing of Scientific Texts
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology & Brain and Cognition

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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General Requirements

Students with a foreign diploma are eligible to apply if their diploma is equivalent to the Dutch pre-university diploma (vwo-diploma) and includes:

  • Mathematics
  • English

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. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10000 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

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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