Bachelor degree
36 months
Application deadlines: 1 April
Intakes: September
International tuition: €8,800
Domestic tuition: €2,083

Program overview

Language is present in all aspects of our daily lives and our capacity to use it makes human beings unique as a species. In the Bachelor's programme in Linguistics, students will explore both the structure and acquisition of language as well as the diversity of language around the world.

Study options

This program can be done
On campus


Studying with a foreign diploma at the University of Amsterdam means that a student's preparatory education must be equivalent to the Dutch VWO diploma. The starting level of a regular study programme at Dutch universities is comparable to that of other European countries, which is usually one or two years higher than in most countries outside of Europe. A student's diploma or certificate from prior education will be compared with the list of country qualifications that has been drawn up by the Netherlands Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (Nuffic).

Career opportunities

As a Linguistics graduate, you will have developed unique academic abilities relevant to a career in your specific subject area, as well as a range of employment opportunities where a critical, curious, and independent disposition is essential.

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