VU Amsterdam Summer School offers interactive small-scale courses at Bachelor's and Master's levels.
Our one and two-week courses cover multiple themes and are offered by all nine faculties of the university. Bachelor's, Master's, and Ph.D. students, as well as professionals, are all welcome to apply. From start to finish, we will be here to support you. In addition to the courses, we offer exciting social activities! Will you join us?
There are many reasons why joining a summer school is beneficial for you. Whether you are looking to upskill and develop yourself personally or academically, our summer school is the place to go. Here are a few of the top benefits of enrolling in VU Amsterdam Summer School:
- Gain study credits;
- Expand your knowledge and understanding of a certain topic;
- Build your (international) network and meet peers from all over the world;
- Keep your brain active during the summer months and avoid summer learning loss;
- Experience studying at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam;
- Engage with leading lecturers;
- Upgrade your CV.
Join our social activities!
Additional to the courses, we offer exciting social activities to make sure you have a spectacular summer school experience! Make sure to join our social program to meet fellow students from all over the world.
A pick-up service from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, an informal welcome, and a closing event is included in the tuition fee. But we also offer additional optional activities to discover Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and Dutch culture. Continue reading to find out what social activities we organize for you!
Registrations for the social program will open in Spring (15 April latest). The social program will be based on a first-come-first-serve basis (the earliest you apply and pay for your course, the earlier you can select your social activities).
If you plan to study at VU Amsterdam it is essential to think of a place to live. Unfortunately, finding a room in Amsterdam is difficult and stressful. The housing market in the Netherlands is extremely tense, especially in Amsterdam. Many Dutch and international students are searching for student rooms. Housing prices are high: rental prices at the private market often start at €750 and up. Start your search early and be prepared to search in surrounding villages and towns. We advise you not to come to the Netherlands if you do not have a permanent accommodation before the start of your study program.