In addition to the general admission requirements, students must meet the general rules and requirements outlined below.
Computer Science, Social Science, and Business and Economics:
Proof of sufficient proficiency in Mathematics
Students must submit proof of proficiency in mathematics. After you submit your programme application along with the required documents, an International Student Advisor will check your transcripts to determine if your diploma is equivalent to the Dutch VWO diploma and whether your Mathematics level is sufficient.
These examples of diplomas demonstrate sufficient proficiency in the subject Mathematics:
If your proficiency in this subject is considered to be insufficient, your International Student Advisor will inform you about how you can meet these requirements with additional certificates or exams.
When advised to sit an entry exam, the following certificates are deemed equivalent to Dutch VWO Mathematics B:
Exams in the Netherlands
Proof of sufficient proficiency in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics
After you apply to the programme and upload the required documents in our student portal, an International Student Advisor will check your transcripts to determine whether your diploma is equivalent to the Dutch VWO diploma and whether your Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Chemistry level is sufficient.
These examples of diplomas demonstrate sufficient proficiency in the 4 required subjects Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics:
If your proficiency in one or more of these subjects is considered to be insufficient, your International Student Advisor will inform you about the possibilities how to meet the requirements with additional certificates.
When advised to sit (an) entry exam(s), the following certificates are deemed equivalent to Dutch VWO Mathematics A, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
Exams in the Netherlands
Please see the general admission and language requirements.
VU Amsterdam requires all international applicants to take an English language proficiency test. Applicants who have completed their (English-taught) education in Canada, the USA, the UK, New Zealand, Ireland, or Australia are exempted from this requirement, as are those who have obtained an International Baccalaureate, European Baccalaureate diploma (English-taught programmes only), or Surinam VWO diploma.
Please note that you can apply to your programme of choice before taking this test and/or submitting your results.
Deadline for English language test submissions:
Please be aware that it may take longer than expected to receive your English language test results. It is therefore best to take the test far in advance. We accept the following tests and minimum scores:
Tests must have been completed no more than two years before 1 September of the current academic year.
If you will be participating in the VU Amsterdam Gap Year Experience through a provider, please apply directly through your provider.
Our staff will check the following:
1. Your application is complete and includes all required documents
2. You meet our standard admission criteria
3. You meet all of the entry requirements for your chosen courses
Fall Semester: 1 April
Spring Semester: 1 October
If you have European citizenship, we may be able to extend these deadlines. Please contact us if you missed the deadline.
The 2019/2020 costs for the VU Amsterdam Gap Year Experience can be found below. Please be aware that the Gap Year Experience is a non-government funded study abroad programme. For this reason, there is no EU tuition fee. All fees are standardized and cannot be modified. We offer a €200.00 payment discount to all students who pay their full programme fees in one payment.
The VU Amsterdam Gap Year Experience also offers two scholarships in the amount of €2.500 each. Please check back after 1 November for more information about scholarships.
|Programme Fee: Fall 2020||€6.995|
|Programme Fee: Spring 2021||€6.995|
|Housing Fee Per Semester:||€5.300|