All you need to know

Improve your research and communication skills in our intensive trans-disciplinary courses. You gain a decent amount of credits in a short period of time, while making yourself more attractive for future employers. Research has shown that most employers highly value added study initiatives. Find out here if a winter course at VU Amsterdam is the right option for you. Miss anything? Don't hesitate to contact us.

VU Graduate Winter School consists of one- and two-week courses. You can combine one-week courses to create a two-week study at VU Amsterdam. All courses are full-time, therefore you can follow only one per session.

Dates 2019

  • Session 1: 5 January to 12 January
  • Session 2: 12 January to 19 January 
  • Session 1+2: 5 January to 19 January
VU Graduate Winter School offers accommodation at De Boelelaan (on-campus).
Besides the course excursions included in the tuition fee, we offer an optional social programme. Joining social programme activities is a great way to get to know your fellow students and to explore more of Amsterdam and The Netherlands. Find all information about the 2019 social programme here.
The beautiful city of Amsterdam will be your home. Read more about public transportation, cycling, the cost of living and other issues related to living in Amsterdam.
The tuition fee of a one-week course is either €700 (awarding 2ECs) or €800 (awarding 3 ECs). For a two-week course the fee is €1100. VU students and staff can participate for a reduced rate. Please see the course descriptions for the exact tuition fee of a course.

The tuition fee includes:

  • Airport pick-up service
  • Course excursions (if any)
  • Orientation programme and goodiebag
  • On-site support and 24/7 emergency assistance 
  • A transcript of records after completing the course

Not included:

  • The social programme
  • Costs for accommodation
  • Travel and living expenses

VU Graduate Winter School offers the following discounts:

  • Early Bird Discount* 
    20% discount for all students who apply and pay before 11 November 2019
  • Partner Discount*        
    All students from partner universities of VU Amsterdam receive 20% discount on the tuition fee 
  • VU Student and Staff Discount
    €300 discount if you are currently working or studying at VU Amsterdam per course.
  • Apply for two courses and receive an additional €100 discount!
* Early Bird, Partner Discount and VU Student and Staff Discount cannot be combined.
Learn everything you need to know about our entry requirements and how to apply

Deadline for application: 10 December 2018. 

Depending on your nationality, you might need an entry visa to The Netherlands.