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How long you will study
3 years

Domestic course fees
EUR 2083 per year

How you will study

Course starts
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International course fees
EUR 8700 per year

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About Philosophy at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Is the world the way we think it is?  What do we know? How can we distinguish between good and bad? Right and wrong? No matter what answers you give to these questions, they will depend on – and shape – a philosophical conception. In studying philosophy you will learn the meaning and the implications of questions like these. You will also learn how to formulate these questions and how to evaluate the diverse answers that such questions have received over the centuries. In fact, philosophy has always addressed such fundamental questions, questions that are often ignored because the answers are taken for granted.

You will not only be trained in a discipline and a method, but also learn its history. Philosophy has a long history and studying this history will make you realize that the meaning of big philosophical questions – such as ‘What is the soul?’, ‘What is science?’ or ‘What is it to be moral?’ – can change profoundly in the course of time. But what they mean today depends in part on the answers given by thinkers of the past. 

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  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBPhilHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesEUR 2083 per yearInternational course feesEUR 8700 per year

Entry requirements

1.    A diploma equivalent to the Dutch pre-university 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. 

Applicants who do not meet this criterion may be asked to sit (an) entry exam(s) to prove they are eligible for admission. 

2.    Proof of sufficient proficiency in English
See the General Admission Requirements for the English language requirements.

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