VU Amsterdam Summer School

The Best Way to Spend Your Summer!

Note: information on this website shows the 2018 programme. We are working hard on finalizing the details for VU Amsterdam Summer School 2019 and all updated information will be online in December 2018.

VU Amsterdam Summer School offers interactive small-scale courses (max. 25 students) at Bachelor and Master level. Current students as well as PhD staff and professionals are welcome to apply. All courses are designed to provide an intensive, in-depth look at your topic of study. You engage in discussions with a unique group of peers from all over the world. Excursions related to the content, such as visits to the Anne Frank House, the International Criminal Court and the Port of Amsterdam, are always included.

The beautiful city of Amsterdam will be your home, capital of The Netherlands. Amsterdam is a historic city with a creative and modern feel. You will soon discover its safe and accessible open society. With 187 nationalities, it's the most international city in the world. 93 percent of the Dutch speak English, so it is easy to enjoy everything the Netherlands has to offer. 

The summer school team is there for you all the way, making sure you feel at home from the moment you arrive. We offer various accommodation options to all students and a social programme for those who wish to explore more. We are proud of our high student satisfaction. Last year the students with an average score of 8.6 out of 10. 

Good to know:

  • Students of partner universities receive a discount of €250
  • Follow 2 courses: €200 discount, follow 3 courses: €300 discount.
  • 10 scholarships available that cover the full tuition and accommodation fees for one course

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