Princess Amalia is going to study in Amsterdam. The crown princess will start her bachelor’s degree in Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics (PPLE) at the University of Amsterdam next academic year.
Amalia (18) is also going to live in rooms. “Apartment is rented that the Princess will share with a few fellow students”, the Government Information Service announces.
Last year, Amalia had a gap year, during which she did internships at home and abroad. Last year she passed her pre-university education exam at the Christelijk Gymnasium Sorghvliet in The Hague.
By choosing Amsterdam, Amalia breaks with tradition: her father King Willem-Alexander and grandmother Princess Beatrix studied in Leiden.
The UvA says that Amalia has opted for a “challenging and versatile study programme”. PPLE is an English-taught program with students from the Netherlands and abroad. Like the other 220 first-years, the princess had to go through the selection procedure.
The UvA is proud of the princess’s choice, the university writes on Twitter: