The 2020/2021 costs for the Semester in Amsterdam programme can be found below. Please be aware that Semester in Amsterdam is a non-government funded, study abroad program which serves as the alternative to the Exchange Program at VU Amsterdam. For this reason, there is no EU tuition fee. All Semester in Amsterdam fees are standardized and cannot be modified or changed in any way.
|Tuition Fall 2020||€6.995|
|Tuition Spring 2021||€6.995|
|Tuition Academic Year 2020-2021||€13.490|
|Housing Costs Per Semester 2020-2021 are not included in tuition*:
|Visa/residence permit costs, not included in tuition**||€250|
*Housing costs are for a full semester (three periods), even if you don't stay for all three periods
**Depending on your nationality, you may not need a visa and may be excused from this cost.
In addition to the above costs, experience shows that living in the Netherlands costs €1000-€1300 per month:
|Food||€150-300: This depends on how much you cook or eat out. You can reduce this price by shopping at discount supermarkets such as ALDI or LIDL, or shopping at one of the local markets.|
|Insurance||€50-100: All students are required to have health insurance. You can sign up for discounted student insurance during the arrival days if your home insurance does not cover you in the Netherlands.|
|Public transportation||€25-100: This depends on how much you bike and walk. Cycling will greatly reduce your public transportation costs.|
|Books and supplies||€0-75: Most professors make their reading materials available online.|
|Other Costs||This depends entirely on you and your personal lifestyle and preferences. If you want to go out to bars, clubs, or events every weekend you can expect to spend much more than if you prefer to stay home. Luckily, there are plenty of free things to do in Amsterdam! We also highly recommend getting a museum card for anyone that plans to spend their weekends at one of the many world famous museums!|