University of Amsterdam - Foundation


The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is a modern university with a rich history, providing a high-quality education in inspiring surroundings. The University is a world-class centre for research and teaching, and is committed to helping students think in an original, independent and academic way. The University was founded in 1632 and it is the largest university in the Netherlands. The University of Amsterdam also ranked 62nd in the world and 19th in Europe in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2019. It is a member of Universitas 21 and LERU - a network of leading research universities. It gives attractive post-study work opportunities to stay on in the Netherlands and find a job after graduating.

OnCampus Amsterdam provides pathways leading to guaranteed progression to the University of Amsterdam on successful completion of the Foundation program.



Available for international students

Post-study work visa

Available for international students


Maksut Denim
Maksut Denim
"I had a great year doing my masters at the UvA, the professors were extremely helpful and were readily available to support with my thesis. My campus was in the city centre with a beautiful library. However the only downside to the UvA and Amsterdam in general is the housing issue. It is really difficult to find accommodation and if you don’t get student housing it is really expensive."
Michelle Kim
Michelle Kim
"A very good master’s programme, in which the main theme is conflict resolution at all levels. Since conflict at all levels is at times quite broad, the programme can sometimes be a little general. During the programme you especially learn to negotiate, facilitate, and resolve conflicts. I really liked the broad choice in electives, and the ability to conduct research in the field on a topic you choose yourself. Especially during the thesis, you are given quite some time and guidance for writing your research proposal, which really benefits you when you go into the field (for up to seven weeks), and write your thesis. I would definitely recommend this programme to a friend! "


Law, Humanities and Social Sciences

Foundation in PPLE (Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics)


Foundation in Economics and Business

Tuition & Cost

The costs listed below are an estimate based on what most students pay. The final price for tuition, housing and other expenses will vary based on program, English level, housing selection and other factors. For more exact pricing, please contact our advisors.
€ 33,987 Average cost per year
€ 18,601Tuition
€ 10,325Housing
€ 5,061Other

Required Documents

Below are the minimum documents required for our admissions team to conduct a review of your application to this institution. Additional documents may be required for specific programs or for the institution to issue you an unconditional letter of admission. Please contact an advisor for more information.

Passport Copy

English Test Result

School Transcript

Submission Deadlines

Term 1
Application Deadline:March 01, 2021
Program Start:September 20, 2021
Term 2
Application Deadline:December 20, 2021
Program Start:January 07, 2022
Term 3
Application Deadline:January 12, 2022
Program Start:March 28, 2022
Term 4
Application Deadline:February 01, 2022
Program Start:June 06, 2022