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Studying abroad will enrich your life in many ways. Besides being an unforgettable adventure, research has shown that most employers highly value a study abroad experience. Find out if a summer course at VU Amsterdam is the right option for you. Miss anything? Don't hesitate to contact us.

The summer programme consists of three sessions of two-week courses. You can combine courses to create a four to six-week study at VU Amsterdam. All courses are full-time, therefore you can follow only one per session.

Dates 2018

  • Session 1: 30 June to 14 July 
  • Session 2: 14 July to 28 July
  • session 3: 28 July to 11 August
VU Amsterdam Summer School offers two accommodation options. Accomodation at De Boelelaan (on-campus) and accommodation at Hotel Jansen (off-campus).
Besides the course excursions included in the tuition fee, we offer an optional social programme. Joining social programme activities is a great way to get to know your fellow students and to explore more of Amsterdam and The Netherlands. Find all information about the 2018 social programme here.
The beautiful city of Amsterdam will be your home. Read more about public transportation, cycling, the cost of living and other issues related to living in Amsterdam.
Every year students from all across the globe with a rich variety of backgrounds visit us. Learn more about Amsterdam, the university and our summer courses through their stories.

The tuition fee of a two-week course is either €1000 or €1150. Please see the course descriptions for the exact tuition fee of a course.

The tuition fee includes:

  • Airport pick-up service
  • Course excursions
  • Orientation programme and goodiebag
  • On-site support and 24/7 emergency assistance 
  • A transcript of records after completing the course

Not included:

VU Amsterdam Summer School offers the following discounts:

  • Early Bird Discount* 
    €150 discount for all students who apply and pay before 15 March, 23.59 CET
  • Partner Discount*        
    All students from partner universities of VU Amsterdam receive €250 discount on the tuition fee 
  • Combination Discount  
    €200 discount when you apply for 2 courses, €300 when you apply for 3 courses
  • VU student discount
    €450 discount if you are currently a student at VU Amsterdam
* Early Bird and Partner Discount cannot be combined.

VU Amsterdam Summer School offers three kinds of scholarships: the Academic Scholarship, the Photographer/Videographer Scholarship and the Blogger Scholarship. 

Learn everything you need to know about our entry requirements and how to apply. Depending on your nationality, you might need an entry visa to The Netherlands.

Our students ambassadors are here to help! You can email an ambassador from your region to ask about their personal experiences at the summer school, travel advice and in general information from a student's perspective.

The Study Abroad team of VU Amsterdam consists of Eduard Pasma (team leader), Eva Janssen (coordinator), Ilin Sen (officer), Jan Kostelijk (officer), Rachel Bornstein (officer) and Antonella Miozzi (intern). You can reach us through e-mail, Skype or phone.

Skype: VU Amsterdam Summer School (by appointment)
Telephone: +31 (0) 20 5986429

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