With over 30 thousand enrolled students, the University of Amsterdam is the largest university in the Netherlands. The UvA is one of two large, publicly funded research universities in the city of Amsterdam, the other being the VU University Amsterdam (VU). Established in 1632 by municipal authorities and later renamed for the city of Amsterdam, the University of Amsterdam is the third-oldest university in the Netherlands.
The main campus is located in central Amsterdam, with a few faculties located in adjacent boroughs. The university is organised into seven faculties: Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Economics and Business, Science, Law, Medicine, and Dentistry. The University of Amsterdam has produced six Nobel Laureates and five prime ministers of the Netherlands.
The University of Amsterdam offers summer programs at bachelor (undergraduate) and master (graduate) levels. It also offers some university preparatory programs for high school students aged between 16 and 18.