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Career and Education

Want to keep on learning? The UvA offers all sorts of post-academic programmes and individual modules alongside its standard Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes.

Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes

The UvA offers more than 60 Bachelor’s degree programmes and more than 200 Master’s degree programmes. Having completed any Bachelor’s, there will always be at least one Master’s that you can join without any additional requirements. Other Master's programmes are either selective or require you to have taken certain subjects as part of your Bachelor’s. Some Bachelor’s programmes and more than half of the Master’s programmes are taught in English.

Other programmes

There are all sorts of options for alumni who want to carry on learning, keep their professional expertise up to date, or even explore an entirely new subject.

For post-initial education aimed at your current or future job, you can apply for the STAP budget. Read more about the budget here.


If you want to continue in academia, you may want to do a PhD. The UvA has around 2,000 doctoral students, and the international nature of our university gives them the perfect environment to fully develop their research talents.

UvA Job board

The UvA Job board is the job platform exclusively for UvA students and recent graduates. After you graduate, you can use UvA Job board for up to two years.
Prepare for your future career and find a job. 

UvA Students Career Centre

The UvA Students Career Centre is specialised in career advice and individual vocational counselling. UvA alumni can benefit from these services until one year after graduation. The career advisers also regularly organise career and entrepreneurship events.

Working at the UvA

The University of Amsterdam is an attractive employer located in a major world city offering an inspiring academic learning and research environment, as well as opportunities for development and training. More information on working at the UvA and vacancies can be found on the corporate website.