What is your study programme?

European University: EPICUR

Last modified on 27-01-2023
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What is your study programme?

In brief

EPICUR is an intensive collaboration between the University of Amsterdam and 8 other universitiesExternal link in Europe. Take a course in the field of European Languages & Cultures, European identities, sustainability, and entrepreneurship! You can combine the online, physical, or hybrid courses with your study programme and obtain your ECTS. Check the catalogueExternal link to see which courses the EPICUR universities have to offer.

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Courses in EPICUR countries run throughout the academic year, with different dates and durations depending on the course and university. The format of the courses also varies: there are online, physical, and hybrid options, so you can choose yourself what fits your schedule. For example, you can choose one of the successful European Language Learning courses, or take a look at EPICUR’s new courses in Sustainable Food Systems.


The mission of EPICUR, founded in 2019, is to develop a European university that educates informed, open-minded and responsible European citizens as drivers of transnational innovation. If societal challenges, academic and technological developments, and educational innovation appeal to you, then EPICUR is for you. Hence, EPICUR encourages you to work across borders, geographically, culturally, and academically.

Fortunately, you can even get ECTS for EPICUR courses. Please note, however, that you must always first contact your study advisor to inform you about the possibilities, and ask permission from the Examination Board. For several courses, you can additionally obtain a micro-credential, a certified badge to be seen on, for example, your LinkedIn profile.

Practical matters


EPICUR courses are available to all students who:

  • Are enrolled at the University of Amsterdam throughout the programme.
  • Have obtained at least 60 ECTS in their current or previous academic programme. 

For some courses, additional admission requirements may apply, such as language proficiency. These are indicated in the catalogueExternal link.


Studying within the EPICUR alliance is free for students enrolled at the UvA. If you also want to attend physical education, you will have to pay for your own travel and accommodation.

How to apply

The major application call takes place around May/June 2023. You will find more information here from April onwards. Alternatively, you can subscribe to our newsletterExternal link.

Below, you can read the application steps:

  1. Browse the catalogueExternal link to find opportunities that match your ambitions and for which you meet the entry requirements.
  2. Read the Student Guidance Notes of the programmes you are interested in for information on what the programme entails and how to apply.
  3. Register for courses on the EPICUR Inter-University Campus platform during the registration period. You will receive notification shortly afterwards on whether your registration was successful.

For general questions, you can contact global@uva.nlExternal link. For EPICUR programme-specific questions, you can contact epicur_uva-bb@uva.nlExternal link.