Study at a dynamic, international university that’s paving the way for advancements in the sciences. In Amsterdam, you’ll choose among courses in a variety of disciplines while experiencing daily life immersed in Dutch culture.
Dive into the sciences at a top tier university
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam) is known for its excellence in a variety of science programs, and international students make up about 10 percent of the university’s student population. As you immerse yourself in coursework at VU Amsterdam, take the time to get involved in your new community!
Develop your Dutch language skills
Dutch is the official language in the Netherlands. Although English is also widely spoken, you’ll be able to engage with the culture on an entirely new level by taking a semester-long Dutch language and culture course.
Embrace the gezellig lifestyle
The Dutch use a special term to describe an abstract sense of pleasantness. Though almost impossible to translate into English, you’ll experience gezellig at every turn as you explore the many facets of this fascinating European city.
Begin your adventure
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Fall semester (late August–early December)
Who can apply
Undergraduates from any four-year US college or university
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (or VU Amsterdam)
Recommended credit is 15 semester credits or the equivalent.
- Four elective courses
- Dutch language and culture course
- Independent study project (optional, for additional credit)
VU Amsterdam student housing
No prerequisites. Except for the required Dutch language course, all classes are conducted in English.
Fall 2017 deadline
March 15, 2017
Fall 2018 deadline
March 15, 2018
If the deadline has passed and you are interested in applying, contact the ACM Office immediately. Late applications may be accepted on a space-available basis.
Off-Campus Study Program Coordinator
11 E. Adams Street, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60603
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