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Which Bachelor's degree programmes are subject to a quota (Numerus Fixus)?

A selection procedure has been adopted for a number of Bachelor's degree programmes with a limited number of places. 

By means of this selection procedure, the programme board assigns each prospective student a ranking number on the basis of a set criteria. The ranking number determines whether you will be offered a place. The national application deadline is 15 January. You can apply for a maximum of two degree programmes that use a selection procedure in Studielink in a given academic year. VU Amsterdam has adopted a quota for four of the degree programmes in the 2020-2021 academic year.

For the academic year 2020-2021, there are four Bachelor’s degree programmes with a Numerus Fixus selection procedure.
Only one of these programmes offers an English-taught track.

Number of placesMax. number of times participating in the selection at VU Amsterdam*
Criminologie (Dutch)1303
Geneeskunde (Dutch)3502
Psychology (Dutch/English) 600**3
Tandheelkunde (Dutch)651

* The number of times you participated in the selection procedure before 2019 will be taken into account.

** The number of places for Psychology is the Dutch and English taught programme combined.

Further previous education requirements may be imposed for specific Bachelor's degree programmes. You can find information about any further requirements on the information page for the degree programme. 

If you intend to start one of these degree programmes in September 2020, please pay attention to the key dates below:

  • Application deadline: 15 January 2020
  • Complete your application in VUnet and provide personal data: 15 January 2020
  • Publication of the selection results: 15 April 2020
  • Meet the admission criteria and pay the tuition fees: 15 July 2020

You can find full information about the selection procedure on the Selection procedure page.
You can find the application step-by-step plan on the How do I apply for a degree programme that uses a selection procedure? page.


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