Why Study in Amsterdam?
Welcome to the world’s most diverse city! With residents hailing from over 180 countries, Amsterdam is considered to be one of the most multicultural cities in the world. Amsterdam's warm atmosphere and tolerant society is the true definition of the Dutch word "gezelligheid.” Don’t speak Dutch? Don’t worry! English is the unofficial second language and is widely used all over Amsterdam. With 75 world-renowned museums, more than 350 festivals a year, and the 17thcentury canal ring which is now a UNESCO world heritage site, Amsterdam is a bustling cosmopolitan city with a small-scale feel and something for everyone.
Why the Semester in Amsterdam Program?
The Semester in Amsterdam program welcomes Bachelor and Master students to study for one or two semesters. Applicants choose from 350+ English-taught courses in seven faculties. Our on-site advisors will guide you through the application, pre-departure, and arrival process. Whether you need help selecting the right courses, adjusting to the Dutch academic system, or integrating into local life, we are there to assist you.
Why Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam?
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is a recognized research university with a centralized campus. Located in the southern business district, a multicultural and creative environment, the university is 15 minutes from the city center by bike.
Who is eligible?
Standard admission criteria:
Do you want to apply for a full degree at VU Amsterdam? Then check out our English-taught Bachelor's and Master's degrees.