Plan your study

Amsterdam’s universities are ranked among the world’s best and offer Bachelor and Master programmes in English. There are also a number of vocational institutes and colleges of applied sciences that will get that title on your business card in no time.

Amsterdam has some of the best universities and colleges in the world. Discover which programme fits you best, go through the visa requirements and find scholarships and internships to ensure your professional future.

Get on your way to a career you’ll love

Check visa requirements

Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship university Amsterdam
Depending on their nationality, international students might need a residence permit to live and study in the Amsterdam Area.

Choose what to study

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam University
The following steps will guide you from choosing the best course and enrolling to moving to Amsterdam and sorting official matters.

Browse the list of education providers

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam University
Consult the list of universities, colleges and education providers in the Amsterdam Area.

Find scholarships

University life Amsterdam
Explore ways to receive financial assistance to study in Amsterdam. 

How to apply

Amsterdam VU university students
Follow this application process and you’ll be sorted for studying in Amsterdam.

Guide to higher education in Amsterdam

Amsterdam VU university entrance Peter Valckx
Get to know Amsterdam’s universities and vocational institutes and choose the one that’s right for you.

Find an internship

student in bijzondere collecties amsterdam CC BY 20 Sebastiaan ter Burg via Flickr
Get a head start on the career ladder by taking on an internship in the Amsterdam Area.

What you need to know