Program Details

The Amsterdam Summer School offers courses in three consecutive blocks, from 8 July to 22 July, from 22 July to 5 August and from 5 August to 19 August. You can combine two or three courses for a four- or six-week programme
Location:
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

The Amsterdam Summer School offers small-scale courses in a wide range of disciplines. The courses are taught by excellent academics, all connected to VU University Amsterdam. Participating in the Amsterdam Summer School will give you a great opportunity to further develop your academic career. You will study together with a diverse group of peers, while spending time in an academically inspiring and cultural environment. The courses will include excursions to a museum or institute, such as the Anne Frank House and the International Criminal Court. Different types of housing are available.

The Amsterdam Summer School offers courses in three consecutive blocks, from 8 July to 22 July, from 22 July to 5 August and from 5 August to 19 August. You can combine two or three courses for a four- or six-week programme.

The courses of the Amsterdam Summer School are taught at three different levels, namely Beginner Bachelor, Advanced Bachelor and Master. Courses that are offered both at Bachelor and Master level will have a different workload for Bachelor's and Master's students.

Setting Description:
Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, has almost 800.000 inhabitants of which about ten percent is a university student. The city counts up to 177 unique nationalities making it one of the most international cities in the world. Over five million tourists yearly visit, some of, the 8863 monuments in the city. Most visitors come to Amsterdam for the world famous Van Gogh, Anne Frank and Rijks museums and the UNESCO World Heritage canal zone. The history of Amsterdam is that of a multicultural trading city that welcomes its visitors with open arms.
Cost:
1000 EUR. The tuition fee of a two-week course will range between € 1000,- and € 1150,- , this includes: Airport pick-up service The orientation programme On-site support 24/7 emergency assistance A transcript of records after completion of the course Housing is not included and ranges from € 450,- (university housing) to € 525,- (housing at The Student Hotel)

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
The VU Amsterdam Summer School has 10 scholarships available that cover the full tuition fee of one course. This is €1000 or €1150 depending on the course of your choice (housing and social programme activities not included). The scholarship is intended f

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

4.7

Based on 14 Reviews

  • Amsterdam Summer School - Discovering the Dutch
    5.0
    09/01/16

    Amsterdam Summer School at VU was the perfect way for me, a young student from the US, to acclimate to Dutch culture before starting a 6 month internship in the Netherlands. The program leaders were extremely welcoming and the other students in the program

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Amsterdam Summer School: Learn and Fun
    5.0
    07/26/16

    Amsterdam Summer School organized by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is one of the very good places in the globe where one can build and develop one's field of interest with Friendly Faculty. The organizers are very friendly and helpful. They help the student's

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • VU summer 2016
    5.0
    07/26/16
    Program exceeded all my expectations and staff was wonderful!
    Bottom Line:No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Global Health
    5.0
    07/15/16
    The Global Health course has been very educational and enlightening. I would recommend the course to individuals interested in broadening their horizon on the health issues that effect countries worldwide.
    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Study Abroad
    4.0
    07/15/16
    My experience in Amsterdam has been amazing. I am really greatful for the opportunity to learn about Dutch culture. I have made long lasting friendships!
    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Incredible Experience
    5.0
    07/13/16

    This has been such a good experience for me in only 2 weeks. I have a new interest for my career which i have this sumner school to be thankful for. It has been culturally enriching and academically stimulating. I would reccommend to anyone looking for

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Amazing Summer!
    4.0
    07/12/16

    I had a great time in Amsterdam studying with VU, I was able to go on lots of trips and excursions whilst also having lectures from distinguished professionals. Amsterdam is a beautiful city to explore and study in and I would highly recommend the summer

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Nice program
    4.0
    07/12/16
    Nice summer school with nice people. I liked the people who were from different locations. I took course Big Data in Society which was nice. They teached people to code in two weeks. It was my first time studying abroad and it was cool!.
    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Amsterdam 2016
    5.0
    07/12/16

    Before leaving for Amsterdam, I was extremely nervous about how my experience would go mostly because I had never been to Europe and didn't know how it differed from the US. However, I'm happy to say that I adjusted quite quickly and began to love the

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Best summer of my life!
    5.0
    12/09/15

    This past summer, I participated in the Amsterdam Summer School. I took the 2 week course Decolonizing Europe: History, Idea, Praxis, and was blown away by the level of expertise of my professors, and by the wide range of topics we covered. We visited

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Study in One of the Best Cities in the World
    5.0
    08/17/15

    Amsterdam is a beautiful city that is rich with history and the Amsterdam Summer School is the perfect program if you want to study in Amsterdam. The staff of the Amsterdam Summer School always puts their student's interests first. There were many excursions

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • The Best Experience/Summer Abroad!
    5.0
    08/13/15

    Amazing opportunity I had last summer: The "New Venture Creation and Entrepreneurship" course VU offers!! The quality of the lectures, the campus' environment, the professors' commitment and the diversity of students positively surprised me. Amsterdam

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • A Worthwhile experience- Knowledge, Fun, Amsterdam!!!!!!!!!!
    5.0
    08/11/15

    Amsterdam Summer School is an exceptional opportunity to immerse yourself in a richly stimulating environment and develop the practical skills to critically assess the field of study you are interested in. The tutors were brilliant and helped make the

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Amsterdam Summer School - A lifetime experience
    5.0
    08/03/15

    If you are looking for one of the best educational centres to enhance your knowledge and, as a bonus, to have one of the greatest experiences of your life, Amsterdam Summer School is surely your call! The Teacher Staff contains experts on every subject

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend