The Semester in Amsterdam programme welcomes Bachelor and Master students to study at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam for a semester or full year abroad. Applicants can choose from 350+ English-taught courses in seven faculties. Semester in Amsterdam students do not complete a full degree at VU Amsterdam: as a Semester in Amsterdam student you can take courses that count towards part of a degree at your home university or prepare you for future studies, jobs, and professional development opportunities.
Semester in Amsterdam programme is non-exchange and is therefore a fee-paying programme. Our costs are all-inclusive: airport pick-up, furnished accommodation, arrival and introduction program, a Dutch buddy, an extensive social programme, and an official transcript of records are all included. 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.
As a Semester in Amsterdam student you will study at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 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. 25,000 students study at VU Amsterdam, 14% of which are international.
Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands and is a historic city buzzing with energy. Residents hail from over 180 countries, making Amsterdam the world's most diverse city. Featuring the perfect balance between innovation and coziness, Amsterdam's warm atmosphere and tolerant society is the true definition of Dutch "gezelligheid." This European hub is considered a safe and friendly city in a country where English is widely spoken.
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Who is eligible?
Standard admission criteria: