• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 9 months
    Duration
At ONCAMPUS Amsterdam you will prepare yourself to progress to your chosen undergraduate degree at the University of Amsterdam. This one-year (3 term) Undergraduate Foundation Programme In Amsterdam – Social Sciences offers progression to the University of Amsterdam. You will study your Foundation programme at our state-of-the-art Centre located at the heart of the University of Amsterdam.

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Overview

Who is this programme designed for?

This Undergraduate Foundation Programme In Amsterdam – Social Sciences from ONCAMPUS Amsterdam is designed to prepare international students, who have completed senior secondary education, for entry to undergraduate studies at the University of Amsterdam. The UFP is set at level 3, which is equivalent to A-level standard in the UK.

How long will I study for?

This programme lasts one academic year (nine months). The year is divided into three terms of seven to nine teaching weeks and one reading week. You will undertake up to 26 hours of classroom-based study per week.

What will I study?

This programme includes English and three academic subject modules. English will be integrated into the teaching of academic subjects, as well as being taught separately for those who need additional support to develop their English language ability.

There are two academic pathways to choose from and you will study the pathway most suited to your chosen progression degree. Academic skills relevant to the specific subject area will be taught to fully prepare you for university study.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed at regular intervals throughout the programme to ensure you are making the progress required to successfully complete the programme. Full assessment of the programme will take place in the final term. Assessment methodologies are aligned to those that will be experienced in the university environment, and include project work, essays, presentations and unseen examination.

Programme Structure

Modules:

  • English
  • Maths for Economics or Advanced Maths
  • International Relations
  • Economics for Social Sciences
  • Skills for Social Sciences

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 9 months
    • Duration description

      3 terms

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

Students wishing to progress to BSc PPLE

  • September start: 5.5 IELTS or equivalent, with no single element below 5.5
  • January start: 6.0 IELTS or equivalent, with no single element below 5.5
  • Excellent Maths grades at High School and 60% in the ONCAMPUS Amsterdam Mathematics Entry Test
  • Interview, Motivational letter and CV

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17985 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17985 EUR per year and a duration of 9 months.
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Living costs for Amsterdam

  • 1000 - 1500 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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