Computer Science

Dauer:
3 Jahre
Studienbeginn:
1. September. (Studiengänge mit Studienbeginn Februar)
Sprache:
Englisch
Zulassung:
Allgemeine Hochschulreife
Studiengebühren:
2060.00 € / Jahr
Hinweis
Bewerbungsschluss 1. Mai (1. April, wenn du die Wohnmöglichkeiten der VU in Anspruch nehmen willst)
Worum geht's im Studium

Computer Science: Information Interaction

Computer Science is all about our interaction with information. That information can range from railway timetables to personal health care data or exciting new virtual games. Computer technology has given us a wealth of new opportunities, but unfortunately it has also created serious risks. The Bachelor’s in Computer Science at VU Amsterdam focuses on both aspects, with Networks and Security as two major topics in the program. In addition, the VU offers students the only full-fledged academic specialization in software engineering in Amsterdam. You get your skills from researchers who are specialized in this field. During the bachelor you can opt for the engineering minor Deep Programming. After the bachelor you can go for the Master's track in Software Engineering and Green IT. This track is unique because of its focus on teaching you how to engineer energy-aware software and ICT systems, making our digital society more sustainable.

The openness and transparency that are valued in the Netherlands are reflected in its educational system. At VU, you will receive pro-active and challenging education, and lecturers’ doors are always open for any questions you might have. VU’s lecturers combine teaching with top-level research. They also maintain solid relations with various businesses in the field, and projects you will work on during your program are often organized in cooperation with such companies.

The Computer Scientist looking further

We are moving towards a world in which everything and everyone is connected. This will affect all of us. For this very reason, VU Computer Scientists will be joining researchers from practically a wide range of academic disciplines as they examine the theme of the Connected World. We invite you to enter this world: as a Computer Science student at VU Amsterdam, you will be uniquely qualified to contribute to this theme as an expert in the field with technical as well as multidisciplinary skills.

How will you be spending your time?

This three-year Bachelor’s program will teach you to speak and understand the language of computers, from the logic that systems are built on to the various abstractions of the code used to program them. Moreover, you'll learn how computer networks share information efficiently and securely, and how users interact with systems. You'll be in the driver’s seat with key skills and expertise, ready to start working in this fascinating field.

Future Prospects

Upon graduation you’ll receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. You’ll be able to use your knowledge to develop state-of-the-art computer programs, evaluate potential network security weaknesses, or design a secure network. Graduates have landed jobs as software engineers with Google, Nokia and the City of Amsterdam. Others have become Licensed Ethical Hackers at XS4ALL, consultants with Accenture or are now CEOs of their own companies (e.g. Voiceworks). Computer Science is invaluable for almost any modern industry or company, so you will have many options when it comes to finding the right job.

Even more doors will open for you if you decide to specialize further by pursuing a Master’s degree. VU Amsterdam offers six Computer Science Master’s programs, each with an excellent reputation in a decidedly international environment.

Fahrräder der Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Studying at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is an internationally renowned research university founded in 1880. The university is located in the vibrant city of Amsterdam, one of the most multicultural cities in the world, with the largest concentration of students in the Netherlands and where English is the second language spoken. The campus is surrounded by one of the most dynamic and fast-growing business districts in the Netherlands hosting over 700 companies.

With more than 23,000 students, of which 3,300 are international, the university conducts cutting-edge research into problems of major societal and scientific importance. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam distinguishes itself in research and education through four interdisciplinary themes reflecting a strong level of involvement in current societal issues: Human Health and Life Sciences, Science for Sustainability, Connected World and Governance for Society. As a student this will help you to look beyond the boundaries of scientific disciplines, to engage with society and to seek for tangible solutions for a better world. In addition Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam regards diversity, whether in culture, conviction, nationality or prior education, as source of innovation and progress, and hence as special strength.

Contact

VU University Amsterdam
International Student Advisors

Julia Tan
phone: +31 205 984 212

Alexander Lindemans
phone: +31 205 982 788

Tel.: 0031 20 5982883
E-Mail: studiekeuze.few@vu.nl

Web: www.vuamsterdam.com
 
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