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Find out more about the summer school


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! Any additional questions or comments? 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 or six-week study at VU Amsterdam. All courses are full-time, therefore you can follow only one course per session.

Dates 2019

  • Session 1: 6 July to 20 July 
  • Session 2: 20 July to 3 August
  • session 3: 3 August to 17 August
VU Amsterdam Summer School offers four different accommodation options. Room allocation will be based on the session(s) you attend.
Besides the course-specific excursions that are 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 2019 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 €1150.

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 are:

VU Amsterdam Summer School offers the following discounts:

  • Early Bird Discount* 
    €150 discount for all students who apply for 1 course 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 Discount cannot be combined with other discounts.

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

Find out 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.

Have a question for one of our alumni? Curious about everyday life in Amsterdam, from our campus to the food, music and events going on throughout the city? Ask one of our VU Ambassadors! They would love to answer your questions by sharing their personal experiences of living and studying at VU Amsterdam Summer School.

The VU Amsterdam Summer School team consists of team leader Eduard Pasma, coordinator Eva Janssen and officers Bianca van Putten, Ilin Sen, Jan Kostelijk and Rachel Bornstein. You can reach us by e-mail, Skype or telephone.

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

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