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Communication Science

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Amsterdam
English

About this program

Communication Science

Do social media influence how you vote? Does your Instagram account show the real you? Is Twitter as reliable as a newspaper?

During the Bachelor's in Communication Science, you learn about the world behind our many different forms of communication.

During the Bachelor of Communication Science programme at VU Amsterdam, you will study communication on topics such as vaccination, privacy, climate change, and the influence of social media on a person's self-image. Together with your fellow students, you will work on national and international issues related to communication, and contribute actively to good communication by organisations and companies.

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Admission requirements

Admission requirements:

  • Diploma equivalent to Dutch VWO diploma See the Diploma Requirement List for examples of accepted diplomas per country. Please note: this list is meant to give you an indication of admissibility; no rights can be derived from it.
  • Proof of sufficient proficiency in English IELTS: 6.5 (only the Academic IELTS test is accepted)VU TOEFL ITP: 580 (only the TOEFL ITP test from VU Amsterdam is accepted)Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): grade A, B or C/ minimum score of 176
  • Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): grade A, B or C/ minimum score of 176
  • TOEFL internet-based test: 92
  • Proof of sufficiency in mathematics The International Student Advisor will determine this. Examples: International Baccalaureate: Mathematics Standard or Higher Level.Germany: Zeugnis der allgemeinen Hochschulreife, including Mathematics as Grundkurs.
  • European Baccalaureate: Mathematics; written or oral examination, at least 4 hours during the Orientation Cycle.
  • British GCE A-Levels: A-level in Mathematics. At least grade A,B or C.

Application procedure:

  • The following documents are required: tell us why you’re a great fit (link to document) certified transcript optionally: you may include a letter of reference with your application (in Dutch or English). You can choose the referent yourself; we suggest, however, that you pick someone who knows you professionally (teacher, supervisor, boss, etc.).

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Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition

  • Tuition fee for EU: € 2,209
  • Tuition fee for NON-EU/EEA: € 8,980

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About this institute

Welcome to Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (‘VU Amsterdam’) is an internationally renowned research university founded in 1880. The university offers over 175 English-taught programmes at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD level to more than 26,000 students from all over the world. Students and staff...


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Why study at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

With more than 24,000 students, of which 4,088 are international, VU Amsterdam conducts cutting-edge research into problems of societal and scientific importance.

They distinguish themselves in research and education through four interdisciplinary themes:

  • Human Health and Life Sciences
  • Science for Sustainability
  • Connected World
  • Governance for Society

As a student this will help you to look beyond the boundaries of scientific disciplines, and to seek for tangible solutions for a better world.

In addition, VU Amsterdam regards diversity, whether in culture, conviction, nationality or prior education, as source of innovation and progress, and hence as special strength.

The Dutch higher education system has been ranked in the top 10 by Universitas 21. In the first Times Higher Education University Impact Ranking, VU Amsterdam is ranked 16th worldwide. In this ranking, universities are assessed based on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in order to measure the impact of the universities on society. In the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018 (Shanghai Ranking) VU Amsterdam holds the 104th position. The international QS World University ranking 2021 places the Vrije Universiteit at number 236 in the world, which means the Vrije Universiteit belongs to the top 20% of the world.

At VU Amsterdam, the teaching style can be described as student-centred: they encourage students to develop their own opinions through independent and creative thinking. This means that teaching is mainly conducted in small tutorials, where interactivity is the norm rather than the exception. At every opportunity, students are encouraged to engage in constructive dialogue with their professors.

Contact info

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
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