VU University

About the University


The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam or VU University is a university in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It was founded in 1880. It is one of two large, publicly funded research universities in the city, the other being the University of Amsterdam.



The Virgin in the Garden is the official university seal. The mythical griffin as its common emblem was adopted in 1990. All the facilities for education and research are available on the central VU campus.



It has a dedicated library. It is also a member of the European University Association (EUA), as well as the International Association for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education (IAPCHE).



The university is among the largest universities that educate more than 24 thousand students. It has around 6 percent of foreign students. There are 2000 teachers and professors. The majority of the academic staff are foreign specialists.





Bachelor (foreigners)   12,688 USD/year

Master (foreigners)      14,418 USD/year

Bachelor (citizens)        3,031 USD/year

Master (citizens)           3,031 USD/year

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