Political Science: Global Politics (BSc)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam the Netherlands

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The award
BSc

How long you will study
3 Years

Domestic course fees
EUR 2083 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 8700 per year

All study options

About Political Science: Global Politics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

How did Trump win the 2016 presidential election? Will the US remain the world’s leading power or will China become the dominant player? What are the implications of rising populism for European democracy? During the bachelor’s programme in Political Science: Global Politics VU Amsterdam, you will study political power structures and the influence they have on society. 


According to the 2018 National Student Survey, the bachelor's programme in Political Science at VU Amsterdam is ranked the best of its kind in the Netherlands. Unlike most other universities, VU Amsterdam offers a mix of public administration, national and international politics in the first year. All courses are English-taught and tailored towards generating unique experiences and insights. The Bachelor’s student body is as diverse in nationality and background as the teaching staff. 

As a Global Politics graduate, you are well prepared to work as a consultant, journalist, researcher or policy officer at a municipality, ministry, embassy, company, research agency or a social or political organisation. Your knowledge of politics and political processes will appeal to a wide range of employers, including international organisations such as the United Nations, the European Union, multinationals and NGOs.  

Study options for this course

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

Entry requirements

Applicants holding a diploma from another country must meet a number of requirements: 

  • 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. 

  • Proof of sufficient proficiency in English
    See the General Admission Requirements for the English language requirement. 

  • Proof of sufficient proficiency in Mathematics
    After you apply to the programme and upload the required documents in our student portal, your International Student Advisor will have a look at your transcripts to determine whether your diploma is equivalent to the Dutch VWO diploma and whether your mathematics level is sufficient. 

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