VU University Amsterdam/アムステルダム自由大学

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Number of students

4 *Updated August 26, 2022

Eligibility Students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program
Period of study September - June
Location De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
University profile Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam is a comprehensive research university, consistently ranked amongst the top 150 universities of the world. Since its founding in 1880, interdisciplinary research and societal relevance have been leading guidelines. The university has ten faculties that share a single, modern campus, with approximately 25,000 students each year.VU Amsterdam is a community of learners, where (academic) staff and students jointly participate in the development of knowledge. We encourage our students to look beyond the boundaries of their own field, culture and traditions to become critical and socially engaged citizens.
Undergraduate programs open to exchange students
Course information can be found on the central website for Exchange programmes.
https://vu.nl/en/education/more-about/courses
- Bachelor's exchange students are allowed to participate in all courses available for Bachelor's exchange students provided they meet the entry requirements of the course.
- Courses in the fields of Psychology and at our School of Business and Economics have limited capacity. Therefore, incoming exchange students majoring in Psychology, Business and Economics are given priority in registering for courses in these subject areas. Students with different majors can apply for courses in these fields but should be prepared to adapt their course choice in case these courses are full.
Undergraduate programs NOT open to exchange students Dentistry
Graduate programs open to exchange students Course information can be found on the central website for Exchange programmes.
https://vu.nl/en/education/more-about/courses
Graduate programs NOT open to exchange students Medicine and Dentistry
Minimum GPA (UG) N/A
Minimum GPA (G) N/A
Minimum language proficiency (UG) TOEFL iBT 92 or IELTS 6.5
Minimum language proficiency (G)
Students who wish to take classes in English: TOEFL iBT 92 or IELTS 6.5
Students who wish to take classes in Dutch: C1 (advanced level, NT2)
Academic calendar Semester 1:
 Early September - Early Febuary
 (Depending on the workload of credits, some students may finish by the end of December)
Semester 2:
 Early Febuary - End of June
Important university website for exchange students www.vu.nl/exchange
Scholarship information N/A
Dormitory information Exchange students can apply for student housing through the central VU International Office. A handling fee is required for this service. Students housing can only be rented for the full period (semester or a year).

Please note that there is significant accommodation shortage in Amsterdam. The number of rooms available for students is very limited and accommodation is assigned on a first paid, first served base. We cannot guarantee accommodation for every student but the International Office will do its utmost to find suitable accommodation for every individual.