Students are also welcome to select honors courses, Dutch electives, and can even extend their time abroad by staying for a VU Amsterdam Summer School course. Learn more below.
Minors are a set combination of courses in a specific feld. There are certain advantages to choosing a Minor:
Please refer to our complete overview of all Minors.
Students can choose to follow a Semester in Amsterdam elective which spans two periods and is offered in the early evening hours. Choosing an elective would allow students to skip period 3 or 6 and return home in December or May as opposed to January or June. The electives run from September-December and February-May and are as follows:
Qualified students can take honor courses. Students need a minimum grade average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale (comparable to an 'A' on a European ECTS scale) to qualify. Students must include a motivation letter in their application for the honors course(s) of their choosing.
During the Fall 2017 semester we offer the following Honors Courses
Do you wish to extend your time in Amsterdam? The VU Amsterdam Summer School offers interactive small-scale courses with maximum 25 students per course. Summer courses are designed to provide an intensive, in-depth look at your topic of study. You will engage in discussions with a unique group of peers from all parts of the world.
The Summer School provides you with the same accommodation as the Semester in Amsterdam programme, meaning you can stay in your choice of accommodation.
All Summer School courses include built-in excursions to museums and institutes such as the Anne Frank House and the International Criminal Court. Personal guidance by your instructors and a stimulating cultural environment provide an engaging experience. A social programme is available if you wish to explore more outside of the course.
Interested? Learn more.