We offer course packages in five different fields of study:
Students may choose from any of the courses listed in each packet; however, we do not recommend taking more than 6 ECTS per period. Students must take a minimum of 12 ECTS and a maximum of 24 ECTS per semester. Most courses occur only in one period, but it can happen that a course will occur in two periods. If you have a course which occurs in two periods, this means the course is spread out and you will thus likely meet less times per week than other courses.
You can find all of the courses available to Gap Year students via these lists. When choosing courses, please make sure you refer only to the courses found via these links. Other courses found via the regular VU Amsterdam Study Guide are not available to be taken as part of the VU Amsterdam Gap Year Experience.
All listed courses are planned for the upcoming Fall 2020 semester. We currently also have one academic year track in Business in Economics.
FALL SEMESTER COURSES (August - January)
|FIELD OF STUDY||PERIOD 1 AND PERIOD 1 + 2 COURSES||PERIOD 2 COURSES||PERIOD 3 COURSES|
ACADEMIC YEAR FIXED TRACK: ECONOMICS (August - June)
This course package lasts the full academic year and cannot be modified, meaning it is not permitted to mix and match with other packages. Please choose 12 - 24 ECTS of the courses listed below for each semester.
|FIELD OF STUDY||PERIOD 1 COURSES||PERIOD 2 COURSES||PERIOD 3 COURSES||PERIOD 4 AND PERIOD 4 + 5 COURSES||PERIOD 5 COURSES|
|Business and Economics|
Students can choose to follow an elective Dutch course which spans two periods and is offered in the early evening hours. Both Dutch elective courses occur once during each semester. You can find more information about each course below.