VU Amsterdam Summer School

VU Amsterdam Summer School 2020 CANCELLED

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam has decided to cancel the Summer School 2020 due to COVID-19. VU apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause, but the safety of our students and staff is our priority. We are currently looking into possibilities to offer the programme online. For more information or questions, please contact us via [email protected]  

VU Amsterdam Summer School offers interactive small-scale courses at Bachelor and Master level. Join us for either one or two sessions in July 2020 in the capital of the Netherlands! Bachelor and Master students, PhD staff and professionals are all welcome to apply. Our courses are designed to provide an intensive, in-depth look at your topic of study whilst engaging in discussions with a unique group of peers from all over the world. With over 187 nationalities, the city is the most international city in the world. The city is rich in history, but feels creative and modern too. Join us to discover the city of Amsterdam and to enjoy everything the Netherlands has to offer. Our team at the VU is ready to make you feel at home from the moment you arrive. 

Coronavirus Guidance

Find here all information about the effect of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on VU Amsterdam Summer School.


VU Amsterdam Summer School offers multi-disciplinary courses that are taught at various levels, from Bachelor to Master. The programme is suitable for graduate and undergraduate students as well as for PhD staff and professionals.

Fees, Discounts and Scholarships

VU Amsterdam Summer School offers various discounts and scholarships

How to apply

Find out everything you need to know about our entry requirements and how to apply.


Finding accommodation in Amsterdam yourself is not easy and often expensive. Therefore we highly recommend to use our accommodation service. We offer four different accommodation options in different parts of Amsterdam.

Arrival Day and Social Programme

We offer a pick-up service from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and host an informal welcome event in the evening. Discover here what other social activities we organize for our students.

Student Ambassadors

Get to know our students ambassadors! We have VU Amsterdam Summer School alumni from all over the world who will be able to answers questions that you have about our programme.


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