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Exchange programmes

Courses

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, we will send you more information about how to apply for accommodation. 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.

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

  • By email: incoming@vu.nl
  • By phone: +31(0)20 598 5029
  • In person: International Service Desk, main building (Mon-Fri between 10.00-15.00)
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