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VU Amsterdam Summer School

This summer you can discover Amsterdam and experience life on campus while you develop yourself both personally and academically! VU Amsterdam Summer School offers interactive small-scale courses at Bachelor and Master level in July. With over 25 courses there is definitely something for you! Besides the inspiring courses we also offer exciting social activities. Will you join us this summer?


This summer will be the 9th edition of VU Amsterdam Summer School. Over the years we have welcomed over 1500 students. 


The one and two week courses cover multiple themes and are offered by all nine faculties of the university. Bachelor, Master and PhD students as well as professionals are all welcome to apply. From start to finish, we will be here to support you with your course and practical issues such as accommodation. In addition to the course, we offer exciting social activities! Will you join us?

Short Courses

Social Sciences (18)
Business & Management (9)
Computer Science & IT (7)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (7)
Law (5)
Humanities (3)
Medicine & Health (3)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Education & Training (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)

Housing services

  • We offer different accommodation options in different parts of Amsterdam. The accommodation options will be shared on this page in Spring (15 April latest). Registrations will be based on a first-come-first-serve basis (the earliest you apply and pay for your course, the earlier you can select your accommodation preference). 

Campus life

VU Amsterdam is a campus university: almost all university buildings are situated on one site, with teaching and research facilities and several leisure activities all together. It is located in the business district of Amsterdam, so that during your studies you can also get a glimpse of the business world.

Our cam­pus is:

  •  a modern international campus
  •  situated in the middle of the most dynamic and fastest growing business district in Europe
  •  well connected to public transport

Student clubs


During the month of July we offer one and two week courses. You can follow one course per session!


Session 1: Saturday 1 July to Saturday 15 July

Session 2a: Sunday 16 to Sunday 30 July   

Session 2b: Sunday 16 to Sunday 23 July


The dates include arrival and departure days. The courses run from Monday to Friday (some exceptions may occur), weekends are off to relax, explore and for self-study (some exceptions might occur).

2 to 3 ECTS per course 

Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands


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