Universiteit van Amsterdam
As an IES Abroad student, your course of study falls largely under the Amsterdam Exchange Program - Social & Behavioral Sciences within the College of Social Sciences. Requests to take a course outside of the Social & Behavioral Sciences are handled on a case-by-case basis, as the individual departments at the UvA have the final admission decision to each specific course.
To look up Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA) courses, first navigate to the UvA's website. Once on the main UvA page, click on the "course" button. On the bottom right corner, click "all courses". This will take you to the catalog for the 2022-2023 academic year. Once on this page scroll down until you see the "programme tab", then click "show all". Click until you reach "Exchange Programme College of Humanities", "Exchange Programme Social and Behavioral Sciences", and "Exchange Programme UvA Economics and Business." IES Abroad students are eligible to enroll in classes ONLY offered through these programs.
Visit the Social & Behavioral Sciences course catalog to get a sense of courses that may be offered during your term abroad.
Courses at the UvA are listed in ECTS credits. 2 ECTS credits equal 1 U.S./IES Abroad credit. For example, a course worth 12 ECTS is worth 6 IES Abroad credits.
You can select from courses in:
- Conflict and Cultural Diversity
- Dutch Society
- Ethnicity, Migration, & Nationalism
- Geography Planning & Development
- Gender & Sexuality
- Globalization & International Relations
- Media & Communication
- Politics, Governance, & Democracy
- Urban Studies & Global Health
Depending upon availability, you may also take classes in the Faculty of Humanities in one of the following areas:
- Arts & Media Studies
- English & Literature
- European & American Studies
- Philosophy & Discourse
Please note that these opportunities are limited. We recommend having backup courses in this Faculty in case your top choices are full.
You may also register for only one Faculty of Economics and Business course, whose Amsterdam school of Business (ASB) is EQUIS-accredited.