The choice to study abroad is a big decision followed by many more small, but significant, considerations. Where will I live? What courses will I take? Do I need a visa? How much will it cost? What is the application process like?
The first step is to gather as much information as possible. We are here to help! Please don't hesitate to contact us with questions!
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is one of the world’s top 100 research universities. More than 1000 English-taught courses are available in seven different faculties.
Located in Amsterdam’s southern business district, a multicultural and creative environment, the university is just 15 minutes from the city center by bike.
Academics at VU Amsterdam likely differ from your home university. Want to know more about how the academic calendar, credit system, and instruction style works? Learn more about education at VU Amsterdam.
We guarantee furnished accommodation to all students who apply on time. Additionally, Semester in Amsterdam is now offering the option to stay with a homestay family for a semester!
After you are accepted to the Semester in Amsterdam programme our staff will apply for a visa on your behalf. If you are coming with a partner or children then we can also apply for a visa on your family's behalf. Depending on your nationality you may require an entry visa and/or a residence permit. Check what applies to you.
All individuals living in Amsterdam are required to register with the municipality regardless of nationality. Check how to do it.
The Semester in Amsterdam team consists of Bianca van Putten, Eduard Pasma, Ilin Sen, Jan Kostelijk, and Rachel Bornstein. Meet the team.
Skype: semesterinamsterdam (by appointment)
Telephone: +31 (0)20 59 86506
All VU Amsterdam students have access to medical and dental services as well as psychological support and counseling services. Learn more and view (emergency) contact information.