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Exchange programmes


Spend a semester or even a whole year studying in Amsterdam! VU University Amsterdam offers about 300 Bachelor’s courses in English. At some faculties, Master’s courses are also open for exchange students.

Nomination & application

We offer exchange programmes for students from partner universities for one (5 months) or two semesters (10 months). The first step is to contact the International Office of your home university/faculty, since they must formally nominate you.

Accommodation for exchange students

Once your application has been accepted, you will be able to apply for accommodation in VUnet. Although we will do our very best to offer you a room, please note that we cannot guarantee housing for all exchange students.

Visa/residence permit

If you are a non-EU/EEA student, then you will need a residence permit (and possibly a visa) for the duration of your stay in the Netherlands. We will organize this for you. However, you must supply us with the correct documentation.

When you arrive

We have prepared some useful information connected with your stay in Amsterdam, including information about the Arrival Days, insurance, opening a bank account, cycling and public transport.

Liberation Scholarship Program

The Liberation Scholarship Program offers 70 scholarships to highly motivated students from Canada who would like to study in the Netherlands for three to twelve months.

VU University has been awarded the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2014-2020 (pdf).

If you have any questions or need further information about exchange, feel free to contact us:

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