VU Amsterdam Summer School

The best way to spend your summer

The VU Amsterdam Summer School offers interactive small-scale courses (max. 25 students) at various level's: Bachelor's, Master's and PhD. Our 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. 

Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, is a historic city with a creative and modern feel. A true metropolis bustling with student life. Amsterdam welcomes you to experience it's warm atmosphere and open society. The city has over 188 unique nationalities, making it one of the most international cities in the world. It is considered a safe and friendly city in a country where English is widely spoken.

All 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, all excellent professors at VU Amsterdam, and a stimulating cultural environment provide a meaningful and lasting experience. A social programme is available if you wish to explore more outside of the course.

Various housing options are available to all students, both on and off campus. We are proud of our high student satisfaction. VU Amsterdam Summer School has been credited by its students with an average score of 8.5 out of 10. Be aware: 

  • Early Bird Discount of €150 available if you apply and pay before 15 March 2018
  • Students of our partner universities receive a discount of €250
  • Follow 2 courses: €100 discount, follow 3 courses: €200 discount
  • 10 scholarships available that cover the full tuition fee of one course

Please note: finalized information about the 2018 VU Amsterdam Summer School will be published at the beginning of December 2017.

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