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Liberal Arts and Sciences, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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The Liberal Arts and Sciences approach of Amsterdam University College means:

  • Opportunities to follow courses on a wide variety of subjects
  • Small international classes with personal attention and interaction with lecturers
  • Substantial freedom in designing your own study programme
  • Support and advice from a personal tutor on planning your study programme
  • A focus on far-reaching themes and real-world problems in science and society
  • Learning about the relationships between fields of knowledge, as well as building specialist knowledge in the subjects that interest you most
  • Advancing your personal and social development in addition to your intellectual skills

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

The AUC academic programme offers you many opportunities to work, both independently and with fellow students, on projects that require the integration of knowledge with skills in analysis, discovery, problem solving and communication. You will engage in active learning and research based on your own questions, so that you can develop your academic and personal skills as you learn the arts of inquiry, innovation and design.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

General Requirements

There are certain minimum requirements for admission to AUC. These include:

  • a secondary school diploma equivalent to the Dutch VWO
  • very good written and spoken English
  • good mathematics skills

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12110 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12110 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4435 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4435 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.


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