Institution name
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Semester dates
Semester 1 (Fall semester) : February – July
Semester 2 (Spring semester) : September – February

Discipline area

Recommended for Health Sciences.

  • Business
  • Health Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Law
  • Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Religion and Theology

Important notes to consider

Exchange students must study a minimum of 24 ECTS per semester at this partner university. 

Courses available for exchange students
Students can select their own courses from the list on offer. Note that courses in the fields of Psychology and School of Business and Economics have limited capacity. Exchange students majoring in Psychology, Business and Economics are given priority.

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For the Fall semester only, it is encouraged for exchange students to follow one of VU's minor programs rather than piercing together their own schedule. Minors are pre-packaged selections of approximately five related Bachelor's courses that span the entire Fall semester.
Credit equivalence
50 CP = 30 ECTS
37.5 CP = 22.5 ECTS
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Students can apply for accommodation through the International Office at VU. A handling fee of €250 per semester is required for this service. Students will be informed about the procedure after uploading their application package. VU has limited housing options and therefore cannot guarantee housing to all incoming exchange students and accommodation is assigned on a first paid, first served basis. The International Office will do its best to find suitable accommodation for every student.

Visit the accommodation page for more information.

Find out more
Check out the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam website for more information.