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    Hi all,

    I'll be starting my undrgrad this year and I already have some difficulties with choosing the uni. It would be great if you could give me some advice!

    So, I'm interested in the humanities - mainly in philosophy, but also in literature, religion studies etc.

    I've received an offer from the Edinburgh University for philosophy (4 years with a masters degree). Also, I will probably get a place at the Amsterdam University College for the Liberal Arts and Sciences course.

    Can you think of any advantages and disadvantages of each of them?

    Thanks in advance for your help!
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    Cost

    AUC has on-site accommodation guaranteed for 3 years

    Which uni has the better reputation?

    Which course interests you more?

    Both are great cities

    Both cities are quite pricey to live in

    Where is home? How easy is it to get home? I live in England, but it is quicker to get to Amsterdam than Edinburgh.
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    I am an AUC alumni and I can definitely recommend the programme! Liberal Arts and Sciences gives you the opportunity to explore other disciplines, unpack problems and examine ideas from multiple perspectives, and meet people with different, yet interesting, research interests. In addition: The teachers are great, Amsterdam is awesome, and your perspectives for entering graduate colleges are good. I am an Oxford applicant, and many of my friends have pursued or are pursuing their master's programmes at excellent universities (Cambridge, Oxford, LSE, Sciences Po, Johns Hopkins, Columbia etc.)
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    Hi Laura

    What did you specialise in at AUC?

    Did you do the honours college route? Do many AUC students do the honour route?

    What are you studying at Oxford?

    Are you a British student? When I visited AUC last year, the director of studies said that the college is very international but they only have about 10 Brits a year.

    Did you live in halls for all 3 years?

    Thanks.
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    (Original post by Breward)
    Hi Laura

    What did you specialise in at AUC?

    Did you do the honours college route? Do many AUC students do the honour route?

    What are you studying at Oxford?

    Are you a British student? When I visited AUC last year, the director of studies said that the college is very international but they only have about 10 Brits a year.

    Did you live in halls for all 3 years?

    Thanks.
    Hi,

    I majored in International Law and Economics, and minored in International Relations. There is no 'honours' route: AUC is an honours college, which means that all courses are 'honours'-level, and most students will obtain an honours degree (conditional upon your GPA. In order to obtain an honours degree one has to have a GPA of 3.5 or higher).

    I have lived at the dorms for three years and I really enjoyed it. I would say 55-60% of the students are Dutch or of 'Dutch heritage', meaning they have lived abroad all their lives but study in NL. I am Dutch and Colombian, not British

    I have applied for Global Governance and Diplomacy at Oxford.

    Good luck!
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    (Original post by wtw)
    Hi all,

    I'll be starting my undrgrad this year and I already have some difficulties with choosing the uni. It would be great if you could give me some advice!

    So, I'm interested in the humanities - mainly in philosophy, but also in literature, religion studies etc.

    I've received an offer from the Edinburgh University for philosophy (4 years with a masters degree). Also, I will probably get a place at the Amsterdam University College for the Liberal Arts and Sciences course.

    Can you think of any advantages and disadvantages of each of them?

    Thanks in advance for your help!

    hi, im in exactly the same situation hahaha edinburgh vs AUC... SSC/psychology

    What did you decide in the end?
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    (Original post by lolamlw)
    I am an AUC alumni and I can definitely recommend the programme! Liberal Arts and Sciences gives you the opportunity to explore other disciplines, unpack problems and examine ideas from multiple perspectives, and meet people with different, yet interesting, research interests. In addition: The teachers are great, Amsterdam is awesome, and your perspectives for entering graduate colleges are good. I am an Oxford applicant, and many of my friends have pursued or are pursuing their master's programmes at excellent universities (Cambridge, Oxford, LSE, Sciences Po, Johns Hopkins, Columbia etc.)
    Hi there
    this has nothing to do with the topic, but since you are an AUC student I wanted to ask you about the food there. I know most students cook their own lunches at home and everything but are there some students who go and have lunch at Uva in the mensa? Like on a regular basis? Or do you not know about anyone who does that? Because I love AUC, but I really don't like the idea of cooking...
 
 
 
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