Welcome to the John Stuart Mill College, VU Amsterdam!

  • About our PPE Programme

    Our bachelor Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) will prepare you for future leadership positions in business, politics, academia, and beyond. It offers thorough knowledge of the three core disciplines, and teaches students to apply this in an integrated way. It offers extensive possibilities for a period of study abroad or an internship. Our programme is small scale and intensive, and courses in the programme include guest lectures by international renowned scholars and leaders from the world of economics and politics. In short: an exciting programme for tomorrow’s leaders!

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    Application & Admissions

    Do you have an interest in economic and political decision making, and a tendency to ask fundamental questions? Do you like to be challenged, and do you feel at home in an international environment? Then our PPE programme may be for you! Note that admission is selective – so take a careful look at our admission requirements. The early bird application deadline is 12 February 2017, after which we will start processing each incoming application within 2 weeks (in line with our (admission policy). The final deadline for non-EU students is 1 April 2017, and for Dutch/EU students 1 May 2017.

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    Campus / College Life

    For many reasons the Netherlands is a great place to study. The John Stuart Mill College is an excellent choice. It is part of VU Amsterdam, a Dutch campus-based university at a 15 minute train ride from the historical centre of Amsterdam. The College has its own housing on campus. It offers – among others – room to the PPE Student Society and accommodates extra-curricular activities like the PPE Incubator Projects and the PPE Undergraduate Conference and Journal. Studying PPE at our College means becoming part of an active intellectual and social community!

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  • About the John Stuart Mill College

    The John Stuart Mill College is part of VU Amsterdam, an internationally renowned research university with ± 25,000 students and 2,500 academic staff.  The university has a sterling reputation for the fine quality of its teaching. The College is a joint initiative of three VU Faculties: Humanities, Social Sciences and Economics and Business Administration. Each member of the core PPE teaching staff is connected to one of these faculties. Our advisory board consists of people in leading positions in politics and/or economics, such as Herman Van Rompuy and Gerrit Zalm.

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Our Mission

To educate tomorrow’s leaders,
better decisions for a better world


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