Semester in Amsterdam students can study at VU Amsterdam for a semester or full academic year. The Semester in Amsterdam programme is different than exchange. Eligible students include:
Note: Semester in Amsterdam students do not complete a full degree at VU Amsterdam. As a Semester in Amsterdam student you can take courses that count towards part of a degree or prepare you for future studies, jobs, and professional development opportunities.
Semester in Amsterdam students can choose courses from different faculties or follow a minor programme. Minor programmes are only offered in the fall semester. We strongly encourage Semester in Amsterdam students to follow one of our minor programmes rather than piecing together their own schedule. These are fixed selections of five related courses. Minor programmes span the whole semester and if students decide to follow a minor then they commit to following the courses contained in the minor. Most minors are interdisciplinary and therefore open to students from all backgrounds but some minors have prerequisites and can only be found under the faculty which offers it.
There are certain advantages to choosing a Minor:
The Semester in Amsterdam staff is responsible for course approval and registration. To take a minor through Semester in Amsterdam, you must apply to and take part in the complete programme. For details please visit the Semester in Amsterdam website.