This private, non-profit university offers an extensive mix of art- and science-based programmes, including professional undergraduate and postgraduate degrees on campus – as well as online programmes for distance learners. Thanks to the university's international staff, faculty and student body, students are given the opportunity to interact with a diverse range of people, helping them discover new viewpoints and experiences. This – in turn – encourages them to go beyond their comfort zones, preparing the students for the increasingly globalised working world. 

The university is known to offer topical study programmes that reflect real-world trends. For example, in wake of the recent need for cyber-security talent, Webster now offers a master's-level course on the topic, consisting of the subject's introductory and advanced theories, along with an emphasis on threat resolution and lateral thinking. Amsterdam's remarkably fast internet speed makes it the perfect city to study such a course.